A French doctor announced on the 8th that he had successfully performed a full face transplant on a man with a genetic defect. According to medical professionals, the operation is more difficult than any previous face-changing operation.
The French doctor Laurent Landieri carried out this complete facial transplant operation at the Monde Hospital in Henri-Creteilly on the outskirts of the capital Paris on June 27. According to Landieri, he completed the world s first full face transplantation involving eyelid and lacrimal gland transplantation. The patient was named Jerome, a 35-year-old male with neurofibromatosis. Facial organ donors are male.
According to the hospital, this is the 12th face transplant operation in the world. The first case occurred in 2005 when a French doctor, Bernard De Voselle, performed a nose, lips and jaw transplant on a 38-year-old female patient who was disfigured by a dog.
Facial transplantation requires microsurgical surgery to connect the patient s nerves and blood vessels to the transplanted organs. The risk of rejection is greater. It is one of the most difficult plastic surgery. According to some surgeons, surgery involving eyelid and lacrimal gland transplantation is Particularly difficult. The main challenge is how to ensure nerve regeneration and strong eyelids without losing lightness so that patients can cry and blink normally.
Blantierieri told the Associated Press that the patient has already shed tears, indicating that the operation was initially successful. However, it will take at least a few months to determine whether he can wink smoothly.