Man Shows Off His Brand-new Face


The world’s first recipient of a full face transplant, a 31-year-old Spanish man known to the world only as Oscar, showed off his new face for the first time at a news conference today. Oscar had accidentally shot himself in the face five years ago, and last March it took 30 doctors 24 hours to lift a donor’s entire face — including his skin, jaw, nose, cheekbones, lips, muscles, palate, teeth, and eyelids — and stick it onto Oscar. His sister says Oscar is looking forward to the “little things, like walking down the street without anyone looking at him.” [AP via Yahoo, Channel 4]