Tarry for the Nonce

November 30, 2005

If You Don’t Like Your Face . . .

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 1:48 pm

. . . you may have another:

French surgeons have carried out the world’s first face transplant, on a 38-year-old French woman whose lips and nose were ripped off in a dog attack, one of the team told AFP . . .

In the high-risk operation, a triangle formed by the nose and mouth was grafted on to the patient, from the northern French town of Valenciennes, who was admitted to hospital in May, the weekly said.

The facial tissues, muscles, arteries and blood veins needed for the transplant were taken on Sunday from a donor in the northern city of Lille, who was in a brain-dead condition, according to Le Point.

If this becomes a possibiliy, will attractive people be more at risk for having their organs stolen?

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