Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 32 (Mar 2011 - Jun 2011)

Facing the World with a smile


Dallas Wiens, the United States' first face transplant patient has revealed that he will soon be going home and said that the return of his ability to smell and breathe through his nose are the best things that could have happened to him since the surgery.

 

Wiens had lost most of his face after coming in contact with a high voltage wire back in 2008. The 26-year old had a number of problems including breathing problems and the inability to smell things and had undergone more than 20 surgeries in Dallas.

 

He then underwent a complete face transplant surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the doctors managing to replace his nose, lips, skin, muscles of facial animation and nerves in a 15 hour surgery.


How to cite this article:
- Dr. Sumana Navin, Dr. Sunil Shroff. Facing the World with a smile. Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 32 (Mar 2011 - Jun 2011)

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- Dr. Sumana Navin, Dr. Sunil Shroff. Facing the World with a smile. Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 32 (Mar 2011 - Jun 2011); Available at :
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