This week Dallas Wiens officially unveiled images of his face to the media and the world. Weins is the first United States recipient of a full face transplant and now that his two month recovery period is over he has gone public with the results. Wiens was given the transplant due to injuries he suffered in 2008 and according to doctors the transplant went very well.
Of course besides simply showing his face to the world Wiens also talked to the media. According to Wiens the biggest benefit from the face transplant was the amazing reunion with his daughter.
The overall scope of this full face transplant is quite astonishing according to many medical experts. Wiens face was reportedly so damaged doctors were forced to replace everything including his nose, lips, skin, and even much of the underlying muscles in his face.
These face transplants are becoming much more common worldwide but few face transplants have been as extensive as Wiens’ transplant. Aside from Wiens there has been one other full face transplant which was completed just last month and doctors say it was likely just as successful as Wiens’ transplant. Overall Wiens and his doctors are very impressed with how the transplant worked out as well as how quickly he went through recovery. Thanks to the success of this operation there are currently numerous full face transplants scheduled to be completed in the coming months on a variety of patients around the United States and around the world.