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Date: 08/22/08 07:02 PM

42 Responses to Surgeons Hail Breakthroughs in Face Transplants

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    Link: Surgeons Hail Breakthroughs in Face Transplants - If this procedure takes off, there are going to be a lot of interesting people walking among us.
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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    Ethical issues? I assume these human donors are already deceased and have signed up for donations, so why is morality an issue? And I`m confused by how exactly a face transplant differs from skin grafts and reconstruction. Clarification anyone? :D
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    Let`s hope it stays for medical purposes only!

    Yeah, right, who am I kididng? Wasn`t plastic surgery first only for medical purposes?

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    mickeym19 Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    anyone who has/had their face messed up by something and wants to do then more power to them :D


    great steps we are taking the medical and scientific fields :D

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    shivarama Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    hahaha that second guy made me laugh my arse off!

    he reminded me of cleveland from family guy

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    mickeym19 Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Let`s hope it stays for medical purposes only!


    we can only hope...but before you can say "face trasplants" people will be re-shaping thier face to look like elivs or frank sinatra

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    It`s because, Sgdp, it would look somewhat similar to the deceased. Logically it`s the same thing, but because faces are so important to us and define part of who we are, it might be a bit shocking to some.

    I don`t think it`s any different than donating a heart or a liver.

    I want to be an organ donor.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    "I want to be an organ donor."

    Very noble. I want my organs in a museum known as the museum that holds organs for the greatest human being to ever live

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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    I see what you mean opiebreath, but it doesn`t take to the characteristics of a face anyhow. A face is defined a lot by bone & cartilage structure, and it`s not feasible that they can resemble the deceased donor that closely. The doctors, I imagine, would rework the existing face, not completely replace it like a mask.
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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    oh god, the lady near the end.
    the twitch.
    oh god.
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    mcrack50 Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    aw man. i`d feel so good if i were one of those doctors. i bet they`d be so happy after it was over. (the people getting the surgey, that is)
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    addler Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    if im ever disfigured then drat this crap, im getting a darth vader mask/helmet
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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm
    That woman at the end... her voice reminded me of Salad Fingers a bit.
    ...
    I know, I`m a terrible person. :(
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    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    It`s only so `shocking` to people because that`s human instinct;

    If something looks wrong with someone, be scared/disgusted at, so you won`t be around them when what caused them to be like that, dosn`t happen to you as well.


    This kind of stuff is amazing though, really interested to see how far medicine gets in my life time.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    Yeah, which is why I don`t think much controversy will come of this, Sgdp.
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 8:04 pm
    im just saying as i did earlier it will end in big daddies and splicers
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    BoredMamii Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    god dyam those some ugly people.... Lol just playing jk jk but still how do you manage to get your face bit off by a dog??
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    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    pitbull probably.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    why so serious?
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    Primetime: You better be crapping cures to diseases and growing reusable energy in your back yard then AND sharing it.

    Topic: YAY SCIENCE!

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    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
    283 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    I got my ear bit off by a dog, it`s really far from hard (when you`re younger, anyway).
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    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
    283 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm
    Maybe I should take a picture of my ear modeled after Opie`s pic :-P
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    never_more Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 9:45 pm
    I hope they get better at the transplants so there is less proof of the surgery in the results. The woman who first had the surgery looked okay, but you could still see a clear line of where the face was grafted and it seemed unmoveable.
    I`m not trying to be rude if that`s what I`m coming off as. ^_^;
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    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 10:28 pm
    I don`t see how you`re being rude. And I`m sure that`s their main goal. They want it to look more realistic, more natural, and less visible. I mean, yeah, it`s better from what it was (by a LOT), but it can`t hurt to make even less scar tissue and visible lines.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2008 at 11:08 pm
    "If this procedure takes off, there are going to be a lot of interesting people walking among us"

    like there isnt allready..anyway. I`m all for it..as a willing organ donor, if I`m dead, it`s useless to me and if I can save or help another person in death then at least thats something!

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    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 11:19 pm
    we should make an organ doners club
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    August 23, 2008 at 2:14 am
    I really hope that, in time, they can make faces look even better than that. I mean, they are still obviously scarred or disfigured (although much better), so hopefully, they can find ways to make them appear at least natural.
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    August 23, 2008 at 2:30 am
    i remember back when the first lady got the face transplant. i thought it was crazy. but that`s cool that they can do this. yay for technology.
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    horsie Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2008 at 2:54 am
    that woman sounded creapy...
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    toneman Male 30-39
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    August 23, 2008 at 4:53 am
    Please, do not mistake my intent. The efforts being made with this research is extraordinary! I must say, however, the woman with the first face transplant looks better than the `before` image, no?
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    morbay32 Male 40-49
    66 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 4:59 am
    Just coming off a 12 hour shift I guess it did not surprise me that I thought it said `Surgeons Hail Breakthroughs in Faceplants.` when I read the title quickly. :-?
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    hagane Male 30-39
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    August 23, 2008 at 5:26 am
    OMFG, it looks like that lady is from that episode of "The Twilight Zone", where they try to make this girl look more conformist sort of like a monkey.
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    truckintim87 Male 50-59
    46 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 5:36 am
    The hunch back of Notre Dame now has some hope!!
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    nancydroo Female 13-17
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    August 23, 2008 at 6:31 am
    Dear Jeezuz, please don`t let anything bite off my face.
    Amen.
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    FoTower Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2008 at 7:27 am
    As far as the topic of the story goes, it is extraordinary what the advances in the technology and medical fields have provided for aforementioned patients in the film.

    The really interesting story will be 50-80 years down the road when the world experiences its first major energy crisis. I only hope to live long enough to see what our global leaders do. Its really my life long experiment, seeing how the world reacts to major changes as a race.

    I would like to also say that the team that performed the surgery on the black male in the video did an exceptional job. It`s very unfortunate that these things usually happen to really nice people. If only diseases and mishaps fell upon those in our world that really deserve it, then I would somehow feel better by it.

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    Qubes Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2008 at 9:08 am
    Is it just me or does that lady sound like salad fingers....
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    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    I think this is a great thing, if it`s used for what it was intended for, instead of prople who just want a new face, and have money to buy it.
    And yeah, that guy did look like Cleaveland. Like that guy in the Geico commercials sounds like him (y`know, the one that`s got his feet in the pool)
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    buttersisluv Female 18-29
    362 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    I was heart broken at the part where she said some people didn`t want to leave the house because they were afraid to.
    That`s so sad. I hope they keep going with this and help people. :D
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    blondierox Female 13-17
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    August 24, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    the one girl can`t even keep her right eye open.
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    zephyrnok Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    First, the book`s title was a horrible pun.. "Lets Face it"

    And second, the lady at the end spoke like she smoked cigs for 50 years, and killed her voicebox.

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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    August 25, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    i became an organ donor on my liscense a few days ago when i had it changed to a south carolina liscense. so ow everytime i look a it i think wow...i`m going to die lol


    i`m a cynic i guess

    at least the little heart is cute :-)

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    Haruhi Female 13-17
    85 posts
    November 30, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    I hope they will continue doing this, they are bringing hope to a lot of people.

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