News tagged with face transplant

Surprising methods heal wounded troops

(AP)—Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. The most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed ...

Sep 10, 2012
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Face transplants change lives, identity

Patients are prepared to take significant risks in order to be considered for a face transplant, says Dr David Koppel, director of the largest craniofacial unit in the UK and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor ...

Jul 23, 2014
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New insights into facial transplantation

In 2009, the first face transplant was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and lead surgeon, Dr. Bohdan Pomahac has been pioneering the procedure since. However, understanding the technical challenges, particularly ...

Jan 17, 2014
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An inside look at face transplantation

In March 2011, a surgical team at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) performed the first full face transplantation (FFT) in the United States and went on to complete a total of three FFTs this year. Now, in ...

Dec 28, 2011
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US proposes regulating face, hand transplants

The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as kidneys, hearts and other organs are now, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and distribute body parts and donor testing ...

Jan 05, 2012
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'It works' -- face transplants now mainstream

(AP) -- They savor pizza and burgers, no longer frighten children, and many of them can walk the streets without people knowing they have someone else's cheeks, nose, lips and skin. People who have had face ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Complication in first triple limb transplant

(AP) -- A Turkish doctor whose 25-member team performed the world's first triple limb transplant - two arms and a leg - says the leg has been removed due to tissue incompatibility. ...

Jan 22, 2012
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US woman disfigured in lye attack reveals new face

(AP)—A U.S. woman revealed her new face after a transplant Wednesday, six years after her ex-husband disfigured her by dousing her with industrial-strength lye, and said she went through "what some may ...

May 01, 2013
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