The first face transplant ever


WORLD'S FIRST FACE TRANSPLANT
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Who had the world's first face transplant?

The first face transplant ever to take place in the world was that of Isabelle Dinoire and it’s one of the most controversial stories that the world of plastic surgery has ever seen. The story began when Dinoire was feeling very upset in May 2005 and took some sleeping pills to calm herself down enough so she could sleep. This is one of the most highly debated areas of the story because it’s unknown whether or not Dinoire was making a suicide attempt. She originally said that she was but later retracted the statement and claimed that she was only trying to ease some pain after a ‘particularly bad night.’

After taking the pills, Dinoire became unconscious and her dog, a black Labrador mix named Tania, chewed her face to the point where it was unrecognizable. Tania needed to be euthanized shortly afterwards and this is another highly controversial part of the story. Family members insist that the dog was only trying to wake her owner up and that as the dog became more frightened for Isabelle, she continued to scratch, paw, and chew at her face.

The surgery, which was to replace and repair Isabelle’s nose, lips, chin, and cheeks, was performed on November 27, 2005 and made it into the history books as the world’s first-ever partial face transplant. The surgery was performed by taking a triangular piece of face from a brain-dead patient and placing it onto Isabelle’s face. The surgery was done by Professor Bernard Devauchelle at the Centre hospitalier Universataire Nord in Amiens, France. Prior to the surgery Isabelle was not able to speak or eat. After the surgery was complete and she had healed, Isabelle was able to function well and eat and speak for herself.


Isabelle Dinoire


The first face transplant ever

The first face transplant ever

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