Army veteran says face transplant gave him a new life

04/12/2012 | WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio)

The second person in the U.S. to receive a face transplant -- a 62-year-old Vietnam veteran and former heroin addict -- continues to recover and says the surgery has given him a new lease on life. "When you replace a missing part, it restores a person's humanity," said plastic surgeon Bohdan Pomahac, who led the surgery. "For someone with no human facial features, it gives them the appearance of looking human again."

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