First Face Transplant

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  1. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I'd like to get a face transplant from Brad Pitt, except I want Doug Yeo's mouth, lungs, diaphragm, and right arm.
     
  4. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    i saw a fake one on FX's show Nip Tuck
    it looked quite really and quite difficult
    but possible to do
     
  5. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    Saw that one on TV yesterday, pretty amazing! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Doesn't the face depend on the bone structure? I mean, even if you took Brad Pitt's face and replaced mine, you'll still get my ugly mug. :p :D

    Not even a face transplant with Brad Pitt can save someone, really. :eek:

    And for an attractive person, selling and making copies of their face to sell could be a lucrative business.
     
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    Glad we didnt get pics.


    Bless
     
  8. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    You're correct. The facial features are dependant on the skeletal structure/ She'll look the same, kind of.
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Hmm, good point. Maybe I should just swap bodies/brains. Then after he gets my body in shape, since he won't be able to stand it otherwise, we can switch back.
     
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    Yes it would. So unless your bone structure could be adjusted to Brad Pitt's, you would still look like yourself...sort of!

    Yesterday, I saw a rerun of the movie, "Face Off". Fun idea.

    Sushi
     
  11. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    They're not joking anymore when they tell you to REFORMAT your FACE!
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Face/Off is an awesome movie.

    Cool, although it's probably only really good for people with disfigured faces, like burn victims or something.
     
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    Great movie. Thats exactly what I thought of.
     
  14. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    This will almost certainly reject. Initial transplants of a series nearly always do. And the multitude of very small blood vessels makes for lots of nice areas for the immune system to clot something off, as opposed to, say, a heart or kidney transplant, where the pipes are much bigger. This is the reason it's seen by some as unethical... if your kidney transplant fails, you always have dialysis; if your heart transplant fails, well, they wouldn't have done the transplant unless you would've pretty much died anyway. But if you reject the new face... now what do you do?

    That said, losing one's face to a trauma is one of the most devastating experiences imaginable. If it were possible to fix, it should be done. I just doubt it's possible yet...

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  15. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    I think that the loss of the muscles in the face made the surgery necessary. If it was just the skin, they could pull grafts from other parts of her body and make it work, avoiding the rejection issues. I could see them borrowing slivers of muscle from the quads to refashion facial muscles as well. As they're now able to grow grafts of skin in petri dishes, perhaps the future will also bring us the ability to grow a graft along a scaffold digitally modeled from several pictures of the victim's face.

    This woman's going to lose this face within the next 10 years and it won't be pretty...
     
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    Please, Wilton Knight changed ole' Michael's in like an hour
     
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    I just heard on the news that the woman who had the face transplant has taken up smoking again. That worries her doctors, but it didn't stop her.
     
  18. Lacero macrumors 604

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    As we speak, scriptwriters somewhere in Hollywood are writing a horror screenplay based on this concept. Think 'Godsend' for the facially challenged.
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     

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