A man without a face, can finally kiss his daughter
A year later, after the first US full face transplant, "the man without a face" Dallas Vince can finally kiss his daughter. Vince has lost face as a result of strong blow current. He painted facade local church, standing on a ladder truck crane, when she touched the power lines. As a result, Dallas has received severe burns, and doctors were forced to remove from the face of all the tissues, muscles and nerves, and then replacing them with fabrics from the back.
At first, the doctors refused to conduct any transplant surgery face, but later revised his diagnosis and spent an unprecedented and successful operation. Now Dallas Vince himself can eat and drink, smell and goes outside. He said that a special pleasure now he brings a trip to the café for a cup of coffee, while remaining undetected and merging with others.
Dallas Vince after the operation meets with his four-year daughter Scarlett.
After the accident, he was blind and could only feel the embrace of his four-year daughter Scarlett. Now, after the transplant, he can feel and move his mouth, nose, cheeks and forehead. He recovered his sense of smell, and it is and drink without assistance. But the most important - is that he can once again feel kisses daughter.
The patient Dallas Vince in December 2010, Dallas, Texas. Plastic surgeons clinic "Brigham and Women's Hospital" in Boston, said first that Means the damage is too extensive for a face transplant, but revised his opinion when it was discovered that on the face there are still enough nerve endings.
The patient Dallas Vince in December 2010, Dallas, Texas. Due dozen skin grafts and blood transfusions, Vince's immune system was so weakened that the chances that the body will reject the donor face, estimated at 80%. Yet doctors decided to take the risk, which will soon come true.
In this photo Dallas Vince (left) accompanies his grandfather Del Peterson at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Dallas came to Boston for surgery face transplant.
Employees surgical department carry Dallas Vince in postoperative therapy office after a full face transplant, Boston, Massachusetts.
Press Conference Dallas Vince, Dr. Bohdan Pomahaka (left) and Dr. Jeffrey Janis (right) May 9, 2011 After 30 operations, Vince is now continuing rehabilitation procedures in Texas.
Dallas Vince at a press conference May 9, 2011 He says he is tired, but continues to recover and gradually gets used to the new person. His beard is now thicker, but the nose is smaller and thinner lips. However, he sees it as a new self.
In the press conference, Dallas Vince could even answer questions from the press.
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