1st U.S. Face Transplant Patient Recovering
Patient Is "Doing Well" and Shows No Sign of Tissue Rejection, Her Doctors Say
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Previous Face Transplants
In 2005, French doctors reported performing the first human face transplant on a woman whose face had been severely injured by dog bites. In December 2007, those doctors said the results from the woman's partial face transplant were "satisfactory."
In August 2008, The Lancet published reports of two other patients who got partial face transplants. One of those patients was a man in China who had been mauled by a bear; the other patient was a man in France whose face had been disfigured by a tumor.