James Maki: Second Face Transplant Recipient [Vid]

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science

Wow... just, wow...
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Male 3,915
i agree with dairy...if they would have just fixated everything under the lip a little better....it would have been close to normal...
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Male 163
I actually have the movie scarface playing in the background while i was reading this. Poor taste, but i thought that was kinda of ironic.

As for the video. my only question is, where are these replacement faces coming from?

well, I imagine they are coming from organ donnors. So, could you imagine sitting at home, watching the news, when all the sudden the lower half of your recently deceased uncle teds face comes into frame. That would f ck with your head a bit.

How long until we can recreate that pooty nicholas cage, john travolta movie?

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Male 1
IT`S A TRAP!!!!!
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Male 382
give him a chin and he would acually look acceptable. id not scream, but come damn close. :P
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Male 915
best of luck my friend, i`m sure whatever you do you will do it well =)
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Female 188
Aw poor guy :(
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Female 15,763
I don`t understand the kind of people who would be mean to someone else because of a facial disfigurement.

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Male 264
congratulations to this man
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Female 1,413
guys im sure its not done yet. its prolly all swolen and theyll do some touch up work too. i think they mostly had to work on doing his nose, becasue he didnt have one..
poor guy. good for him.
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Male 1,505
An accident may have taken his face, but obviously his pair of giant brass balls are intact.
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Male 1,289
My thoughts exactly Binary101
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Male 845
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Female 1,604
I am pretty sure his face isn`t healed all the way yet PEOPLE SHEESH.. he looks pretty good for someone that didn`t have a face
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Male 46
Yeah, I never understand that...why can`t they.....give a face lift? To make it look a bit more...even...and not leave it looking like they just didn`t want to bother with the extra skin.
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Female 71
anglefan, you`re a dork.
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Male 12,138
Unimaginable what this guy had to go through. Good going buddy- I love the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity.

As we say in Ireland, keep `er lit!

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Female 895
...It scares me the part of the face from the donor looks so young..Makes me wonder what happened to him..
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Male 3,301
His face is one size too big.
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Male 80
Hes interested in doing stuff other than work...Well he can go join the circus or something...
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Female 1,386
Poor guy. He seems a little old to be going through a transplant like that. His skin is a lot thiner than the donation face so it probably won`t ever fully match up very well.
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Male 1,686
you think they`re gonna do some `touch up` work?

I mean he looks way `better` than before but...

whatever, good for him.

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Female 4,028
As amazing as that is and as happy as I am for him to feel better about himself, I can`t help but think, "Couldn`t they have done a better job with his eye and mouth?"
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Male 62
thats a bummer...and depressing
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Female 1,578
poor guy :( but DAMN i was eating.
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Female 2,120
God, he must live in a town of jerks if they just scream at him when they look at him.
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Male 169
poor guy. i hope everything goes well for him, im glad he looks better than he did before
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Female 855
I hope he does ok. He`s been through so much already.
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Female 1
The reason his face don`t fit is because they have to make it too big so it will grow with the other skin. After the skin all becomes his and no rejection occurs they will cut the access off...
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Female 390
that new bit of face doesnt look like it fits him, the poor man. its just so obviously not a part of his face :( i hope they get better at transplants x
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Female 394
Ouch, dude looks like a trout, but it`s an improvement at least.
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Male 518
Good for him!

@Angelmassb

Ugh, put it away, put it away!

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Female 35
Poor guy..
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Female 241
in truth, yeah it`s a lot better than what it was, but really - it still looks pretty bad.
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Male 5,190
Good for him. :)
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Female 2,674
Ahh, cool :D

Sway: Lmao, I`ve had that pic for so long :P I`ve been thinking of changing it but I haven`t felt like it :3

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Male 1,129
thats so awesome. these people are so grateful.
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Male 17,512
This looks like the 1st stage to me, Probably others to follow to make him look even better.
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Male 3,369
LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
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[ Delete Post ] Friday, May 22, 2009 12:19:02 PM
It obviously isn`t perfect but it`s much better than his noseless self. I wonder if they are going to do follow up surgeries for those who get the face transplants to make them look more real. Also, does anyone know if they have feeling in their new face (like if you touch their cheek will they feel it)?
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The above is Isabelle Dinoire, the first ever face transplant patient! From what I`ve read about her, she has some thing like 80 to 90% feeling and mobility in her face. However I`m not sure how it effects someone with severly damaged bone structure!

Plus there will be lots of life long complications such as kidney failure and the bodys immune system attempting to reject the new tissue.

Not nice but better than the altern

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Female 3,696
I think it does..the nerves are supposed to attach to the skin and there is blood flow under the skin so I think they should be able to feel it :O That`s what I wondered too, if he was willing to go through follow up surgeries.

lol, Lillian tour pic is kind of psyching me out!

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Female 2,674
It obviously isn`t perfect but it`s much better than his noseless self. I wonder if they are going to do follow up surgeries for those who get the face transplants to make them look more real. Also, does anyone know if they have feeling in their new face (like if you touch their cheek will they feel it)?
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Female 3,696
Whoaaaa that`s kind of messed.. I`m not entirely sure how much of an improvement it is but I think it is for him. I think he feels a lot better about it, and it did happen so recently I`m sure they have other plans but still..eeeh..his new skin looks so much younger :O
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Male 20,305
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