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This is a photo of the man with the first full face transplant ever done. The operation was performed by a team of 30 doctors, and it took them 24 hours to complete. The operation was done four months ago, and the man appeared in public for a press conference just recently.

Prior to the transplant, the patient could only breathe and be fed through tubes, but now he has “a new nose, lips, cheekbone, lower and upper jawbone, palate, teeth, skin and muscles.” As a result of those new parts, he is able to speak again—though still requires speech therapy—and is beginning to consume liquids and soft food without the aid of a tube.

Along with happiness about the success of this operation, there appear to be plenty of concerns and jokes regarding the potential dangers of full face transplants, but they’re not necessary:

The 30-strong medical team, led by doctor Joan Pere Barret, was at pains to stress that Oscar’s face does not look like the face of his donor, but rather is an amalgam of the two. “He absolutely does not look like the donor patient, and I think that’s important for society to know. In terms of future donations of faces there is no such danger of this.”

So let’s not fret about an old John Travolta and Nicolas Cage movie and instead be happy that this man has been given a chance at a somewhat better life than what he had before.

Source: Gizmodo.


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  1. Fenris_wolf9 Says:

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    Posted on June 9th, 2011 at 6:36 PM

  2. anonymous Says:

    ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!! 
    they can hear, and see what your visually thinking

    the reason alot of asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with asians and dont associate with non asians very much is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read read minds, if all over a billion asians were to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non asians, associate with non asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then alot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they dont like or find astonishing or funny, and if they were all to associate with non asians alot more there would be alot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those other people think things they dont like, so they only associate with asians so there wont be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place

    think about it, its  not normal how alot of them act, and the entire way they act is all to hide their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
    every single asian on the planet is hiding their mind reading abilities, they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
    thats why nobody knows about it!

    try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around asians, and try looking for asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they dont like, find funny or astonishing
    it still happens despite them having completely expressionless faces all the time, its not uncommon!

    i know this sounds crazy, impossible, and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISNT CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

    Posted on July 2nd, 2011 at 7:57 PM

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