Facial Transplant Patients Reveal New Looks

Isabelle Dinoire
Isabelle Dinoire
Isabelle Dinoire, the woman who received the world’s first facial face transplant last November in Amiens, northern France, holds a press conference February 6, 2006 at this town’s hospital. French surgeons said they faced tough ethical questions when they performed the world’s first partial face transplant on a 38-year-old woman, but decided to go ahead because it was the only way to help the patient. (credit: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images)
Isabelle Dinoire
Isabelle Dinoire
Isabelle Dinoire, the woman who received the world’s first facial face transplant last November in Amiens, northern France, holds a press conference February 6, 2006 at this town’s hospital. French surgeons said they faced tough ethical questions when they performed the world’s first partial face transplant on a 38-year-old woman, but decided to go ahead because it was the only way to help the patient. (credit: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images)
Li Guoxing
Li Guoxing
Li Guoxing, China’s first face transplant patient waits to board a plane at Xian Xianyang International Airport on July 28, 2006 in Xian, China. 30-year old Li, whose face was terribly disfigured in 2004 after an attack by a bear, received a partial face transplant operation at the hospital in April, the second operation of its kind following a French female patient, according to state media. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)
Li Guoxing
Li Guoxing
Li Guoxing (R), China’s first face transplant patient, jokes with his doctor, Guo Shuzhong in Li’s hometown on July 30, 2006 in Lanping County of Yunnan Province, China. 30-year old Li, whose face was terribly disfigured in 2004 after an attack by a bear, received a partial face transplant operation at the hospital in April, the second operation of its kind following a French female patient, according to state media. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)
Li Guoxing
Li Guoxing
Li Guoxing, China’s first face transplant patient, smiles on his return to his hometown on July 30, 2006 in Lanping County of Yunnan Province, China. 30-year old Li, whose face was terribly disfigured in 2004 after an attack by a bear, received a partial face transplant operation at the hospital in April, the second operation of its kind following a French female patient, according to state media. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)
Li Guoxing
Li Guoxing
A doctor introduces the condition of Li Guoxing, China’s first face transplant patient at a press conference announcing that Li will receive the second step operation at Xian Xijing Hospita on October 31, 2006 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. 30-year old Li, whose face was terribly disfigured in 2004 after an attack by a bear, received a partial face transplant operation at the hospital in April, the second operation of its kind following a French female patient, according to state media. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)
Isabelle Dinoire
Isabelle Dinoire
Combo of pictures (dated, at L February 6, 2006, at R from November 2006) of French Isabelle Dinoire, 39, a few months after her surgery operation carried out jointly by an Amiens and Lyon team who underwent the world’s first facial face transplant, and a year later. When Isabelle Dinoire received the transplant, doctors warned she might never be able to kiss again. Now the 40-year-old French woman can eat, speak and smile normally, according to “Isabelle’s Kiss,” a book on her odyssey released this week. Mixing narrative and interviews with Dinoire, the book takes the reader from the day the young woman was rushed to hospital in May 2005 after being disfigured by her dog, to the press conference the following February at which she revealed her new face to the world. (credit: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Rafael (C) poses with doctor Tomas Gomez Cia (R), head of the plastic surgery unit, after undergoing a face transplant at Sevilla’s Hospital Virgen del Roci­o on May 4, 2010 in Sevilla. Rafael suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetically inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumours which had severely disfigured his face. (credit: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Rafael (R) hugs a nurse after undergoing a face transplant at Sevilla’s Hospital Virgen del Roci­o on May 4, 2010 in Sevilla. Rafael suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetically inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumours which had severely disfigured his face. (credit: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Rafael (L) hugs his mother after undergoing a face transplant at Sevilla’s Hospital Virgen del Roci­o on May 4, 2010 in Sevilla. Rafael suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetically inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumours which had severely disfigured his face. (credit: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Rafael’
Rafael poses after undergoing a face transplant at Sevilla’s Hospital Virgen del Roci­o on May 4, 2010 in Sevilla. Rafael suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetically inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumours which had severely disfigured his face. (credit: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Oscar (C) poses with the medical team during a press conference after undergoing a face transplant at Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona, on July 26, 2010. Oscar underwent a face transplant in March 2010 after been disfigured in an accident. (credit: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Oscar, the world’s first full face transplant recipient, participates in a press conference where medical staff chart his progress during the 4 months he spend at the Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron on July 26, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Oscar, the world’s first full face transplant recipient, participates in a press conference where medical staff chart his progress during the 4 months he spend at the Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron on July 26, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Oscar attends a press conference after undergoing a face transplant at Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona, on July 26, 2010. Oscar underwent a face transplant in March 2010 after been disfigured in an accident. (credit: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images)
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Facial Transplant Patient ‘Oscar’
Oscar attends a press conference after undergoing a face transplant at Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona, on July 26, 2010. Oscar underwent a face transplant in March 2010 after been disfigured in an accident. (credit: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images)
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