A team of doctors in New York has performed a graft of face, scalp, ears, bone fragments and auditory canals, to a 41 years old former volunteer firefighter.
While battling a fire in 2001, the fireman suffered terrible burns, most of them on his face level.
After a training period of one year, 150 medical personnel have entered the operating room in mid-august. The surgery lasted 36 hours and it cost $ 1 million.
Without being the first face transplant, is still the most extensive intervention of this kind.
After 3 months, the patient begins to eat and articulate, and his hair and beard grow normally.
The patient received the “image” of a young man of 26 years, who was brain-dead after a bicycle accident.
Watch here the evolution of the surgery: