30 Jun '11, 2pm

Face transplant recipient embraces life after surgery

Face transplant recipient embraces life after surgery

Face transplant recipient Dallas Wiens (above) has been having some allergy problems but it is a small discomfort for a man whose face was burned away in an electrical accident less than three years ago. -- PHOTO: AP FORT WORTH - FACE transplant recipient Dallas Wiens has been having some allergy problems but it is a small discomfort for a man whose face was burned away in an electrical accident less than three years ago. 'I couldn't breathe through my nose - I didn't have one,' Mr Wiens told Reuters. The 26-year-old Fort Worth man received the first full face transplant performed in the United States in March. He is now at home fielding interviews, doing pull-ups and, best of all, kissing his little daughter Scarlette. A team of 30 doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and residents led by Dr Bohdan Pomahac performed the transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, ...

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