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Faces of the day: Richard Lee Norris’ full face transplant – photos

by | 27th, March 2012

THIS is Richard Lee Norris, the recipient of an extensive full face transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. In 1997, Mr Norris accidentally shot himself in the face. For 15 years he hid his face from the gawping world. Then he was given a new face, teeth, tongue and jaw.

Says Dr Eduardo Rodriguez, the lead surgeon:

“It’s a surreal experience to look at him. It’s hard not to stare. Before, people used to stare at Richard because he wore a mask and they wanted to see the deformity. Now, they have another reason to stare at him, and it’s really amazing.”

The donor has not been named.



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