First Face Transplant In the U.S. Complete (Photos & Video)

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Remember the woman’s face above because it’s been forever altered because of a horrible incident that happened five years ago.

The woman, Connie Culp, 46, was shot in the face  by her husband, successfully underwent a face transplant at Cleveland Clicic (hospital) a few months ago and is now putting it on display for all to see.

Below are two photos of Culp. One of her surgically repaired face after being shot and one of here “new” face which was transplanted.

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Culp’s new face was unveiled yesterday at the Cleveland Clinic (hospital). Here’s what the AP reported:

Culp’s expressions are still a bit wooden, but she can talk, smile, smell and taste her food again. Her speech is at times a little tough to understand. Her face is bloated and squarish, and her skin droops in big folds that doctors plan to pare away as her circulation improves and her nerves grow, animating her new muscles.

But Culp had nothing but praise for those who made her new face possible.

“I guess I’m the one you came to see today,” the 46-year-old Ohio woman said at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic, where the groundbreaking operation was performed. But “I think it’s more important that you focus on the donor family that made it so I could have this person’s face.”

Connie Culp, who was not visible to the public since her transplant surgery 5 months ago, speaks to media:

Read more about her painful story HERE.

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