Richard Lee Norris' prom picture, which was taken before a gun accident in 1997. Richard Lee Norris after the accident, he lost his lips and nose, and has very limited movement of his mouth. After the face transplant procedure. The surgery took 36 hours and more than 150 medical staff members were involved.
Dallas Wiens, a 25-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas, received a new face at BWH in March 2011, after his face was horribly burned by a high-voltage electrical line in 2008. Wiens after his accident, describing his injuries during an October 2010 interview. "I do miss my sight," said Wiens, "But I miss the sensation of my face and my sense of smell the most."Dallas Wiens, before and after the full face transplant surgery performed in March 2011. Wiens at the one year anniversary of his face transplant.
Charla Nash lost her face and hands in a brutal attack by a friend's 200-pound pet chimpanzee in 2009. For her transplant surgery, the 30-member surgical team worked for more than 20 hours to replace Nash's face. Nash with Travis the chimp prior to the attack. The chimp ripped off Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids, blinding her before being shot and killed by police.
Mitch Hunter's face was horribly disfigured in a 2001 car accident. A decade later, the 30-year-old Indiana man underwent the nation's second full-face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Here he is with his new face.Before the transplant, Hunter underwent reconstructive surgery and wore a prosthetic nose.The injury to his face occurred after he came into contact with a high-voltage electrical wire following his car accident. In 2004, Connie Culp lost much of her face from a gunshot blast. Four years later, the 46-year-old mother was the first to undergo face transplant surgery in the U.S. This image shows Culp before the surgery (left) and in 2009, six months after the surgery.
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