During a face transplant, an individual’s facial
skin, lips, nose, cheeks, brow and chin are replaced with facial skin grafts
and bone from a deceased donor.
- Face replacement
- Face surgery
- Facial skin
Treated with a Face Transplant:
A face transplant may be used in cases of injury or
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
a face lift. Reconstructive surgery is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
with a Face Transplant:
A face transplant is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from a Face Transplant:
Possible risks following a face transplant include
infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling, soreness, blood clots and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the skin and bone graft to
be rejected, or to require lifelong immunosuppressant medication.
after a Face Transplant:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a
face transplant is good.
from a Face Transplant:
Total recovery from a
face transplant takes six months to one year.