10 Before And After Face Transplant Photos

Medical science can do weird and wonderful and slightly unsettling things. Following yesterday’s amazing story of Ugur Acar, here are nine more examples of face transplant procedures. WARNING: While most will find these images fascinating and inspirational, some may find them disturbing.

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This man, known only as Oscar, is a Spanish farmer who accidentally shot himself in the face. He received a full face transplant in 2010.

2.

Li Guoxing of China lost much of his right face when he was attacked by a bear. He received a partial face transplant in 2006. Sadly, he died in 2008 as a result of complications from the transplant.

3.

Pascal Coler of France was severely disfigured by neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder causing benign tumors to grow on his face. He received a nearly full facial transplant in 2007.

4.

Isabelle Dinoire of France lost much of her face when she was mauled by her dog. She became the first person in history to successfully receive a partial face transplant in 2005.

5.

James Maki of Massachusetts was horribly injured after falling face first into an electrified subway rail. He received a nearly full face transplant in 2009.

6.

Dallas Wiens of Texas suffered nearly fatal burns over most of his head after the construction lift he was riding hit a power line. He received a full face transplant in 2011.

7.

Charla Nash of Connecticut had most of her face ripped off by a friend’s chimpanzee. Charla received a full face transplant in 2011.

8.

Connie Culp is an Ohio woman who was nearly killed when her husband shot her in the face. She received a full face transplant in 2008.

9.

This man, known only as Rafael, is a Spanish farmer suffering from neurofibromatosis (as was Pascal Coler). He received a partial face transplant in 2010.

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Ugur Acar of Turkey suffered serious burns to his face during a house fire. He received a full face transplant in 2012.

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