A firefighter from Mississippi whose face became disfigured during a rescue attempt is the recipient of the world’s most extensive face transplant. The 41-year-old now bears the face of a 26-year-old man who recently died in an extreme cycling accident.
3D printers are poised to revolutionize the ways face transplants are done. Using a new technique, face replicas can now be made in accordance to bone grafts, metal plates, and the underlying bone structure of the skull. The new procedure is faster and with improved outcomes. Read more at Live Science.
Holy crap. A 17-year-old girl in China's Fujian Province has just received a new face from skin that was grown on her very own chest. Oh, the marvels of modern medicine. Advanced warning that while this story is ultimately uplifting, the images below are pretty gross.
In 1997, Richard Lee Norris suffered a horrific gun accident that ripped off his nose, chin, lips and teeth and turned him into a recluse. 15 years later, doctors were able to perform the "most extensive face transplant ever" and give him a brand new face and new life.