The world’s first face transplant took place eight years ago, on November 27th, 2005. […] Since that groundbreaking procedure, which spawned a torrent of media coverage and elicited fierce ethical debates, some 30 patients around the world have received face transplants. The procedures themselves are at the frontier of modern medicine, but their inspiration — and the research that transformed them from science fiction to reality — stretches back nearly 50 years. “This has been my dream; it has been the dream of many people for a very long time,” says Jean-Michel Dubernard, MD, one of the surgeons who performed Dinoire’s procedure. “It has always been the goal.”
This is the most emotionally powerful story I’ve read in a long time: the incredible story of a face transplant. Sounds like something out of a book, but it’s real as anything.
Watch the video, it’s positively unreal.
Just a heads up, there are photos of the woman with severe burns on her face before the transplant.