Face transplant

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A face transplant is a medical procedure to replace all or part of a person's face using tissue from a donor.

The world's first partial face transplant on a living human was carried out in France in 2005.[1] The world's first full face transplant was completed in Spain in 2010. Turkey,[2] France, the United States and Spain are seen as the leading countries in the research into the procedure.

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  1. Rifkin, William J.; David, Joshua A.; Plana, Natalie M.; Kantar, Rami S.; Diaz-Siso, J. Rodrigo; Gelb, Bruce E.; Ceradini, Daniel J.; Rodriguez, Eduardo D. (August 2018). "Achievements and Challenges in Facial Transplantation". Annals of Surgery. 268 (2): 260–270. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000002723. ISSN 1528-1140. PMID 29489486. S2CID 3708407.
  2. "Turkish success in face transplant".