Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Face Transplant

A face transplant is a medical procedure to replace all or part of a person's face.

It consists of a series of operations requiring rotating teams of specialists.

People with faces disfigured by trauma, burns, disease, or birth defects are main candidates for the procedure, with the main issue being the submission of otherwise physically healthy people to potentially fatal, lifelong immunosuppressant therapy. .

There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for an appropriate face transplant donor, issues of tissue type, age, sex, skin color, and consent from the donor's family.

The patient's face is removed and replaced (sometimes including the underlying fat, nerves, blood vessels, bones, and/or musculature). The surgery may last anywhere from 8 to 36 hours, followed by a long period of recovery.

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