Monday, 8 November 2004

Face transplants technically feasible

(yeah, like in face/off)
LONDON, Nov. 19 - Face transplants are technically possible and could arguably be less difficult than reattaching a severed finger, surgeons said Wednesday, but they called for more research into the risks involved before they are attempted....

Dr. John Barker, a plastic surgeon at Louisville University in Kentucky, said his team is ready to perform the world’s first face transplant.

“We need to get across the complexities of this medical advance and dismiss the myths that have been reported — for example the first face transplant recipients will not necessarily look like the donor,” he said.

Transplanting the skin and underlying soft tissue from one individual to the facial structure of another would give an appearance that would be different from the donor and the recipient, he added in a statement.
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