Man Receives Record-Breaking Face Transplant

A Polish man underwent the 27-hour transplant just three weeks after a workplace accident.
0:30 | 05/23/13

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A record breaking face transplant in Poland but we want to warn you about the pictures you're about to see just three weeks after a workplace accident left a 33 year old man severely disfigured surgeons there is successfully performed life saving and life altering surgery a stone cutting -- -- the man's face so badly it couldn't be reattached. He was at risk for life threatening infection so doctors acted quickly. Face transplant recipient usually have to wait between one and seven years.

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