The second operation, carried out in Paris in January 2007, involved a 29-year-old man disfigured by a neurofibroma, a massive tumour growing on his facial nerves.
Its removal was timed to coincide with a face transplant, and a year later, doctors again declared the operation a success.
The patient told them that previously he had been considered a “monster”, but now felt like an anonymous person in the crowd.
Well, not really, considering the pain and the antirejection drugs and all.
Mostly, I wonder who the person ends up looking like — if the underlying bone structure is mostly original, do the muscles eventually take the pattern of the recipient?