Amazing Animation — How Doctors Gave Woman a Face Transplant

Dec 17, 2008 1:44pm

The Cleveland Clinic says the operation took 22 hours to complete.  "One of the most complex surgeries performed" remarked a doctor today, as the center told the world about the face transplant conducted a few weeks ago.  We have little detail on the women who underwent the surgery.  Her name and the reason why she needed a face transplant is being kept from the public.  Suffice to say, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic did there best to justify the cutting edge surgery as medically necessary.  Take a look at this animation released by the clinic to give a visual of how much of the woman’s face as well as the underlying muscle and tissue was removed and replaced.  Doctor say the woman is recovering well doctors say.

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