The World’s Most Extensive Face Transplant

The Worlds Most Extensive Face Transplant

Richard Lee Norris was injured in a gun accident in 1997 and lost his nose, lips and most movement in his mouth. A team of doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center (in a 36 hour operation), the doctors gave Richard a new face from an anonymous donor — including both jaws, teeth, and tongue.

The Worlds Most Extensive Face Transplant

Six days after the surgery, he could already move his tongue and open and close his eyes and was recovering much faster than doctors expected.

Via: National Post

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