World's First Full Face Transplant Hailed
30-Year-Old Frenchman Is the First Person to Receive a Full Face Transplant
For 24 years Pascal Coler's face drew so many taunts in the street that he retreated to his home to live the painful life of a recluse.
All of that changed one night in January when he got the call: They'd found a face donor.
After 16 hours in the operating room, Coler emerged with a new face.
Laurent Lantieri, the head of plastic surgery at Henri-Mondor Hospital, says that "almost all" of Coler's face was replaced with that of a donor: new lips, cheeks, nose and mouth.