Now obviously this guy has a marked improvement from the worlds first face transplant, but if you didn’t see his “before” pic, you would’ve thought his “after” pic was worthy of a face-transplant as well.

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After suffering from a rare for of cancer form more than 24 years Pascal Coler has been given a new life after having “almost all” of his face replaced with the face of an anonymous donor. That includes a new nose, new cheeks, new lips and even a new mouth.“At first we were quite frightened to do the transplant,” said Lantieri, the surgeon in charge, “We didn’t know how the patient would tolerate the fact to have a new face.”

To complete the operation the doctors had to painstakingly attach arteries, blood vessels and nerve endings to the new face, but after 16 hours the operation was complete.

Contrary to popular belief, Coler does not look like the donor, his facial structure has not been altered and Doctors believe he looks similar to how he would have looked without the disease.

“The operation revolutionized my life,” Coler said. “People no longer stop and stare at me in the street. They don’t make fun of me anymore.”

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2 Responses to “Now obviously this guy has a marked improvement from the worlds first face transplant, but if you didn’t see his “before” pic, you would’ve thought his “after” pic was worthy of a face-transplant as well.”

  1. it is amazing what modern medicine can accomplish these days

  2. OMG, these dr’s do wonders for the patient.

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