Transformed By a Face Transplant

For 24 years Pascal Coler's face drew so many taunts in the street that he retreated to his home to live the painful life of a recluse. All of that changed one night in January when he got the call: They'd found a face donor. After 16 hours in the operating room, Coler emerged with a new face. Laurent Lantieri, the head of plastic surgery at Henri-Mondor Hospital, says that "almost all" of Coler's face was replaced with that of a donor: new lips, cheeks, nose and mouth. Lantieri, who...Full Story
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