University of Maryland Medical Center

The nation's first full face transplant patient Dallas Wiens receives a kiss from his guide dog "Charlie" after a news conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Face transplants thriving 2 years after operations

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients’ facial tissue, […]


Richard Lee Norris, man who underwent face transplant surgery in 2012, Hillsville, Virginia. (AP Photo)

Face transplant patient celebrates life in public

BALTIMORE (AP) — In the 15 years between a shotgun blast that ravaged the bottom half of Richard Norris’ face and the face transplant that ended a hermit-like life for him, the man from rural […]



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