Surgeons Hail Breakthroughs in Face Transplants

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Science

If this procedure takes off, there are going to be a lot of interesting people walking among us.
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Female 85
I hope they will continue doing this, they are bringing hope to a lot of people.
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Female 4,376
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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Male 83
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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Female 15
the one girl can`t even keep her right eye open.
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Female 362
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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Female 855
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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Male 1
Is it just me or does that lady sound like salad fingers....
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Male 10
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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Female 21
Dear Jeezuz, please don`t let anything bite off my face.
Amen.
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Male 46
The hunch back of Notre Dame now has some hope!!
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Male 967
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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Male 66
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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Male 527
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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Male 185
that woman sounded creapy...
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Female 2,084
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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Female 4,028
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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Male 489
we should make an organ doners club
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Male 3,369
"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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Female 283
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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Female 192
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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Female 283
Maybe I should take a picture of my ear modeled after Opie`s pic :-P
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Female 283
I got my ear bit off by a dog, it`s really far from hard (when you`re younger, anyway).
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Male 9,305
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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Male 2,855
why so serious?
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Male 489
pitbull probably.
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Female 152
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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Male 1,766
im just saying as i did earlier it will end in big daddies and splicers
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Female 15,763
Yeah, which is why I don`t think much controversy will come of this, Sgdp.
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Male 489
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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Female 1,142
That woman at the end... her voice reminded me of Salad Fingers a bit.
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I know, I`m a terrible person. :(
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Male 776
if im ever disfigured then drat this crap, im getting a darth vader mask/helmet
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Female 156
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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Male 1,837
oh god, the lady near the end.
the twitch.
oh god.
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Female 553
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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Male 7,933
"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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Female 15,763
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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Male 625
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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Male 327
hahaha that second guy made me laugh my arse off!

he reminded me of cleveland from family guy

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Male 625
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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Female 917
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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Female 553
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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Male 20,899
Link: Surgeons Hail Breakthroughs in Face Transplants [Rate Link] - If this procedure takes off, there are going to be a lot of interesting people walking among us.
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