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DATE : Saturday 18 February 2017 - 20:04
NEWS ID : 2777
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10 Years After Being Shot in the Face, a Man Gets a New Face

American doctors have been able to restore the face of a man which was damaged by a gun shot 10 years ago

10 Years After Being Shot in the Face, a Man Gets a New Face

Caspian International News Agency– 31-year-old Andy Sandness, underwent a rare operation, 10 years after he tried to kill himself with a gun, and has nearly recovered.

After the face transplant surgery, the doctors didn’t let him look at himself in the mirror for three weeks.

After seeing his new face in the mirror for the first time, he stated that the result of the surgery “Far exceeded my expectations”.

Andy’s new face used to belong to 21-year-old father who had committed suicide in 2016.

Andy tried to commit suicide with a gun in 2006, but immediately regretted it. However, this late regret had caused him to lose his face.

After 10 years of suffering he decided to try one of the rarest surgeries in the world.

In this rare surgery, which was done for the first time in the world, he received the donor’s nose, cheeks, mouth, lips, jaw, and even the teeth.

After the surgeries, it took him a while before he could learn to talk naturally.

Andy’s face before the suicide

 

(Translating by Negar Lotfi)

 


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