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Woman recovering after face transplant

The first person in the United States is now recovering after a facial transplant. Prior to the surgery, the personal injuries were ghastly. She had no nose, no palate, and no way to eat or breathe. Other candidates were considered and dozens of desperate burn injury victims were considered. This candidate was selected because her face was so badly injured.

The world’s first partial face transplant was performed in France in 2005 on a woman who had received personal injuries in a dog bite attack. Apart from some rejection issues, she has done well.

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