U.S. Performs First Facial Transplant - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/16/08

U.S. Performs First Facial Transplant

After three years of looking at applicants and determining the best case, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic say that they have performed the first almost total face transplant in United States history.

 Reconstructive surgeons replaced 80% percent of a woman's face with that of a dead female donor.Researhers say that the surgery was done a few weeks ago and that is the only information they have released. Remember that the world's first face transplant was done in France, where they have since done two others. 

The Cleveland Clinic says it will reveal more in a news conference tomorrow.  People interested in face transplantation can contact the Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgery Department by calling 216-444-6691.

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