Face Transplants Face Reality
Experts are wary as some surgeons seek to attempt a face transplant -- a procedure that probably isn't what you think it is.
Face Transplants: Serious Surgery for Serious Situations continued...
Pearlman says that he and others in the American Academy of Facial, Plastic,
and Reconstructive Surgery are developing guidelines for experimental face
For the time being, the only guidelines are those of the Royal College of
"Until there is further research and the prospect of better control of
these complications, it would be unwise to proceed with human facial
transplantation," they state. "This conclusion is not adverse to facial
transplantation. Indeed, it acknowledges the need to recognize it as a possible
future treatment. It simply means that the work should take a much more
incremental approach than some of the current hype surrounding it has