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Once upon a time in Mexico[edit]

I know this is trivial, but I believe in Once Upon a Time in Mexico the villain, played by William Dafoe does not receive a face transplant. Rather, the young man recruited for surgery is meant to be found dead on the operating table so that no one believes Dafoe's character is still alive. Though he is in bandages later, it is never differentiated between a 'face transplant' and typical plastic surgery. --ScottieB 22:59, 30 November 2005 (UTC)


This part is obviusly false but I cannot delete it.

"Scientists have been carrying out face transplants since the days of cavemen. The first successful face transplant was carried out by Dr. Ogg two hundred thousand years ago. His patient's face had been bitten by a Tyranosaurus Rex multiple times and was bleeding profusely before Ogg managed to quell the bleeding and attach skin from the patient's buttox to his cheeks, nose, and eyes. The patient died from lack of oxygen shortly after."

I just did!

Copied from User:Montrealais talk page[edit]

Please provide a source for your addition of "The operation was successful and the child avoided disfigurement other than scarring around the perimeter where the facial skin was sutured back on." to Face transplant. I couldn't find a second source for what the Gardian said and was wondering if it was real at all. Thank you. WAS 4.250 03:34, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

I heard about it when the story first broke, and I did some googling. I turned up a photo essay I had seen back then (in Discover 's website, I believe), but unfortunately it had been taken down. But I did see the photo back then and it did show this fortunate young woman with her face on properly. - Montréalais 12:30, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Possibly you could try the The Wayback Machine if you have the specific URL?
Uhh.. I think the wayback machine hasn't been growing since '03, presumably for lack of funds/volunteers, or a change in priorities. (Other parts of keep growing.) I haven't seen it archive any web sites recently.
For a second source see,,2099-1899421,00.html

China first Face transplant:[edit]

On this page there is the link:

But we do not speak about that in the article... Either we should, either we should delete the link Froggy helps ;-) 03:53, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Removed text[edit]

"Scientists elsewhere have performed scalp and ear transplants. However, the claim is the first for a mouth and nose transplant. Experts say the mouth and nose are the most difficult parts of the face to transplant." [1]

I removed this text, which was inappropriately quoted without giving the context. --Dforest 16:12, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Popular Culture Dispute[edit]

With regards to this line in Popular Culture:

2005: Facial transplant surgery was featured in a 2005 episode of Nip/Tuck. The patient's body rejected the face, and it had to be removed

I have seen every episode of Nip/Tuck, and am familiar with this episode. What really happened is that the surgery was successful, however the patient's face was burned while he was in prison. It was never rejected. I will wait a few days for input on this, however, in a few days if there is no input I will remove the last part of the sentence that states that the face was rejected/removed. --sumnjim talk with me·changes 18:00, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Since no reponse in 5 days I went ahead and removed the reference stating that the patient's face was rejected/removed. --sumnjim talk with me·changes 20:03, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Russian Case[edit]

I heard about a similar procedure on Guinness World Records TV a few years ago. A Russian forest ranger had most of his face bitten off by a grizzly bear in 1992, and was left with only his left eye and mouth. Doctors performed groundbreaking surgery on him in Switzerland in 1996, taking an eye, nose and other facial features from a donor and grafting them onto his face. It was on Guinness TV because it held the record for the most extensive reconstructive cranio-facial surgery, although this may have changed since. Does anyone have any more information/sources for this case? Thomasiscool 14:45, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Copyrighted Text[edit]

"We need the face to face the world," said lead surgeon and researcher Maria Siemionow of the Cleveland Clinic.... <snip>

This whole section is cut and paste directly from this copyrighted article:

Recent Development[edit]

Could someone with a bit more tech expierience look at the following link? looks to be worth a paragraph or two? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:41, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

No!!! Really?!?!?[edit]

"Facial movements are controlled by the brain, so the personality as expressed by the face remains that of the patient."

Is this blindingly obvious declaration really necessary? - (talk) 22:14, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Reference #4[edit]

This appears to be a transcription of an e-mail containing a news story from an unmentioned source. I found the same article at the The_Independant's website : Should I replace? Are0z0ne (talk) 03:45, 15 May 2009 (UTC)


It was not Prof Dubernard from Lyon, but Prof Bernard Duvauchelle, a maxillo-facial and micro-surgeon from Amiens, who endeavoured the first facial transplantation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:30, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Spain first face transplant[edit]

can someone add the spanish case please, I would but I suck at english. here are links with information:

Thank U! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:44, 19 August 2009 (UTC)


Why is the story of Pascal Coler in the "US Partial Face transplant" section, since it is 1) a full face transplant, 2) done in France? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:51, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Donor face not explained in article[edit]

I dont see anything about the donor face. Who donates it, where does it come from. because i am sure in the full case it just doesnt fall out of the sky.--Halqh حَلَقَة הלכהሐላቃህ (talk) 09:18, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Experimental Face Transplant[edit]

There ware several immunological and technical aspects limiting the use of face transplants. Some experimental models in animals were designed and tested. The world's first experimental face transplant in dogs was performed in Colombia by Dr. Bermúdez in 2001 Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page).