Face transplant at the Cleveland Clinic

What does it take to transplant a face?

And I’m not talking about some Hollywood movie.

MedPage Today
reports on the procedure, secrecy, and the ethics involved in such an operation. Planned since 2004, the team of 10 surgeons was involved in painstakingly exact surgery. They paid special attention to the facial nerve, which “will allow her to smile,” and noted how pleased the patient was when she “ran her fingers across her new face, particularly when she felt a nose.”

Incredible work.