A great success, it was the first face transplant in the United States.
After receiving a full face transplant. Dallas Wiens , appeared in public for the first time since its operation.
The patient of 25 years old and resident of Texas , received nose, lips, skin, muscles and facial nerves from an unidentified corpse.
The expenses of the operation, which lasted about 15 hours, were absorbed by the US military forces, who seek that this type of procedure help soldiers with serious facial injuries .
Wiens burned his face and went blind after accidental contact with a high voltage cable while painting a church in November 2008.