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(Washington Post)   Seven months after undergoing the most extensive face transplant in history, 37-year-old Virginia man is finally coming out of hiding. Doctors report no side effects other than slight inflammation, eerie resemblance to Nicholas Cage   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 46
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2012-12-04 02:27:07 PM
And he now looks better than me... Damn good surgeons.
 
2012-12-04 02:38:34 PM
Could have been worse

/Could have been Travolta
 
2012-12-04 02:46:19 PM
They made him better looking than he was before the accident. Kinda want a face transplant now.
 
2012-12-04 03:00:11 PM
My browser thinks the ads on that site are far uglier than this man is.
 
2012-12-04 03:23:09 PM
Not bad, not bad. Kinda puffy around the eyes, and he looks like has a bit of an under bite. But he looks pretty good.
 
2012-12-04 03:37:15 PM
mojoimage.com
 
2012-12-04 04:25:34 PM
Before:

hollywoodhatesme.files.wordpress.com

After:

wiw.org
 
2012-12-04 04:30:48 PM
How long can he eat a peach for?
 
2012-12-04 04:31:31 PM
Well done. That's probably the best quality face transplant I've seen.
 
2012-12-04 04:55:12 PM
i49.tinypic.com

I've seen guys look like this without being gunshot victims.
Yeah it was while passing through Arkansas, but still.
 
2012-12-04 04:57:27 PM

Dinki: And he now looks better than me... Damn good surgeons.


www.the-two-malcontents.com

Think they can fix this?
 
2012-12-04 04:58:31 PM
The surgery looks like a success but I dont like how the articles all say he was involved in a "gun accident". He tried to kill himself and missed. Call it what it is.
 
2012-12-04 05:00:30 PM

Calehedron: The surgery looks like a success but I dont like how the articles all say he was involved in a "gun accident". He tried to kill himself and missed. Call it what it is.


I wouldn't say he missed; he just failed to kill himself.
 
2012-12-04 05:11:26 PM
Jerks, these aren't new pics. I thought they were going to show us newer photos...
 
2012-12-04 05:27:21 PM
One of the times I've laughed hardest was coming out of the theater with my friend after seeing that movie and he goes "that should have been called F--k/Off".
 
2012-12-04 05:34:40 PM
I wonder if, at some point, his own tissue starts growing in or his body gets used to it,reducing the potential for tissue rejection.
 
2012-12-04 05:37:14 PM
I'll bet he's a great ventriloquist.
 
2012-12-04 05:37:48 PM

Cythraul: Not bad, not bad. Kinda puffy around the eyes, and he looks like has a bit of an under bite. But he looks pretty good.


TFA mentions that he will have further, minor surgery to fix the extra skin around the eyes. Still, he looks great. At worst, he just looks like he was in a bar fight or something. So now he gets to go around answering, "Yeah, that guy got one good shot but I still kicked his ass."
 
2012-12-04 05:39:54 PM
Question: when you're selected for groundbreaking surgery like this, do you have to pay for anything? Sort of how lawyers will take fame-increasing cases for free?
 
2012-12-04 05:40:40 PM

dickfreckle: Cythraul: Not bad, not bad. Kinda puffy around the eyes, and he looks like has a bit of an under bite. But he looks pretty good.

TFA mentions that he will have further, minor surgery to fix the extra skin around the eyes. Still, he looks great. At worst, he just looks like he was in a bar fight or something. So now he gets to go around answering, "Yeah, that guy got one good shot but I still kicked his ass."


Or imagine all the gen X tail he could get if he passed himself off as the secretly still living Kurt Cobain...
 
2012-12-04 05:47:26 PM

Calehedron: He tried to kill himself and missed.


That was my first question - I was wondering the specifics fo the "gun accident" since they were conspicuously absent.

My second question is where they got the donor and/or the procedure/timeframe for keeping a...well...a face alive(?) Is facial tissue able to be frozen indefinitely? It must last a lot longer than other organs.

That would be kinda freaky if you knew the donor and then saw this guy on the street one day...
 
2012-12-04 05:48:44 PM
It must really suck to have to be on immunosuppressants for the rest of your life because if you stop taking it, your own body will start to literally reject your own face.

Still, this is pretty groundbreaking. However, is it me, or does anyone else feel like we've seen this exact story greened several times already?
 
2012-12-04 06:17:07 PM
 
2012-12-04 06:25:58 PM
Those doctors deserve all the praise they get. Amazing job.
 
2012-12-04 06:29:42 PM
Well, the site was Farked for the most part, were these new pics or stuff that's been shown previously?
I do remember the previous pictures, the guy looked surprisingly good.
 
2012-12-04 07:25:28 PM
Always a good idea to avoid being the first face transplant patient. This guy looks almost normal compared to that first patient.
msnbcmedia4.msn.com
 
2012-12-04 08:22:22 PM
Fred VIII is prepared to head to Springfield, VA
 
2012-12-04 08:35:20 PM
cgraves67:

Well done. That's probably the best quality face transplant I've seen.

Yeah but he'll be on immunosuppressing drugs for the rest of his life. That'd scare me: I imagine being laid low by every uncovered cough.
 
2012-12-04 09:23:01 PM

The One True TheDavid: Yeah but he'll be on immunosuppressing drugs for the rest of his life. That'd scare me: I imagine being laid low by every uncovered cough.


Vs. the alternative? I'll take the immunosuppressants, thank you very much.
 
2012-12-04 09:35:37 PM
I read that as "the most extensive faceplant in history", and pictured a really long hill and a skateboard.
 
2012-12-04 10:35:30 PM
they did a very good job... I am most impressed.
 
2012-12-04 11:12:42 PM

Calehedron: The surgery looks like a success but I dont like how the articles all say he was involved in a "gun accident". He tried to kill himself and missed. Call it what it is.


According to any actual news article I can find on it, instead of comments in the articles trying to say it was as suicide, it really was an accident.
Link
Link 2

caddisfly: Always a good idea to avoid being the first face transplant patient. This guy looks almost normal compared to that first patient.
[msnbcmedia4.msn.com image 474x331]

She looks somewhat better now and actually has a defined jawline and good profile but her eyes will always look off due to the damage from her original injury - she only has a little bit of vision remaining. The after photo you included wasn't that long after the surgery so she had a lot of swelling. She also had more damage to the midface than this guy did and her transplant wasn't technically a full face transplant.
A more recent photo of her here:
media.cleveland.com
 
2012-12-04 11:42:33 PM

caddisfly: Always a good idea to avoid being the first face transplant patient. This guy looks almost normal compared to that first patient.
[msnbcmedia4.msn.com image 474x331]


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-04 11:50:16 PM

dickfreckle: The One True TheDavid:

Yeah but he'll be on immunosuppressing drugs for the rest of his life. That'd scare me: I imagine being laid low by every uncovered cough.

Vs. the alternative? I'll take the immunosuppressants, thank you very much.


I'd just blow my brains out the right way on purpose. Or maybe beg the nurse to leave the whole bottle of morphine. Even without immunosuppression all that trauma, surgery and healing is too much to put myself through. Fark that.

How suppressed would your immune system be anyway? Would you be at the mercy of every coughing kid or dirty doorknob? What about the opportunistic infections AIDS patients get, the viruses, bacteria, fungi, worms and protozoa? I'd want a hazmat suit or a glass bubble.

My single solitary life just ain't worth that much trouble. Those who disagree are welcome to foot the bills: I'd expect a cricket choir there.
 
2012-12-04 11:57:28 PM

The One True TheDavid: dickfreckle: The One True TheDavid:

Yeah but he'll be on immunosuppressing drugs for the rest of his life. That'd scare me: I imagine being laid low by every uncovered cough.

Vs. the alternative? I'll take the immunosuppressants, thank you very much.

I'd just blow my brains out the right way on purpose. Or maybe beg the nurse to leave the whole bottle of morphine. Even without immunosuppression all that trauma, surgery and healing is too much to put myself through. Fark that.

How suppressed would your immune system be anyway? Would you be at the mercy of every coughing kid or dirty doorknob? What about the opportunistic infections AIDS patients get, the viruses, bacteria, fungi, worms and protozoa? I'd want a hazmat suit or a glass bubble.

My single solitary life just ain't worth that much trouble. Those who disagree are welcome to foot the bills: I'd expect a cricket choir there.


I figure it's because you'd assume jew doctors would poison you anyway.
 
2012-12-05 12:06:04 AM
Sooo... they turned him into Chris FInch?

www.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-12-05 12:21:47 AM
These doctors should help that lady who had her face eaten-off by a chimpanzee next. She could really use a hand...errr, face.
 
2012-12-05 12:40:52 AM

GreaseMonkey: These doctors should help that lady who had her face eaten-off by a chimpanzee next. She could really use a hand...errr, face.


That was already done last year, but they ultimately had to remove the hands they transplanted after she developed pneumonia and the infection caused poor circulation. The face is still doing well though.
 
2012-12-05 12:43:13 AM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: That was already done last year, but they ultimately had to remove the hands they transplanted after she developed pneumonia and the infection caused poor circulation. The face is still doing well though.


Still blind too. Not much they can do about that. But she sounds much happier.

/was just reading about her.
 
2012-12-05 01:13:28 AM

cryinoutloud: Still blind too. Not much they can do about that. But she sounds much happier.


Well, I believe the chimpanzee literally bit her eyes out (or gouged them out) so yeah there's not much they can do about that. While we research on neuro-regeneration is advancing, we're no where near doing full eye transplants and regenerating optic nerve connections yet.
 
2012-12-05 04:15:37 AM
Looks more Royce Gracie than Nicholas Cage.

msnbcmedia.msn.com

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-05 08:57:51 AM
old news...so exciting...blah blah blah

static7.businessinsider.com

/he did end up being kind of hot though.
 
2012-12-05 09:51:55 AM
Man, that's just creepy.
 
2012-12-05 10:43:53 AM
starsbestpics.com
 
2012-12-05 10:49:47 AM

The One True TheDavid:


How suppressed would your immune system be anyway? Would you be at the mercy of every coughing kid or dirty doorknob? What about the opportunistic infections AIDS patients get, the viruses, bacteria, fungi, worms and protozoa? I'd want a hazmat suit or a glass bubble.


My father in law had a bone marrow transplant and is on immuno-suppressive drugs. He just stays away from visibly sick people. He leads a normal life now, but was much more cautious earlier on. He is on less medication as time goes by, but will always be on something.
 
2012-12-05 09:07:34 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: caddisfly: Always a good idea to avoid being the first face transplant patient. This guy looks almost normal compared to that first patient.
[msnbcmedia4.msn.com image 474x331]
She looks somewhat better now :
[media.cleveland.com image 660x239]


media.cleveland.coms3-ak.bebo.com 
She's just an actress who was cast as Anjelica Huston's understudy. Method is a biatch.
 
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