Ten British people have put their names forward to become the first in the world to undergo a face transplant. Details on plans for the pioneering operation will be announced by surgeons within days. Teams on both sides of the Atlantic are now confident they have the skills to attempt the operation.A CHANGE OF FACE? THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT TOO GOOD TO PASS UP
The Royal College of Surgeons preparing to raise new concerns this week could delay the British team for months - allowing Americans to make the first attempt. There are concerns including the huge psychological and emotional difficulties patients associated with having another person's face.
The American attempt is being led by John Barker, director of plastic surgery research at Louisville University, in Kentucky. If they agree, surgeons would carefully remove the face of a donor within 24 hours of death and graft it on to the patient or in the alternative do the proceedure on those who simply agree to trade faces. Face transplants have featured in a number of films including the 1997 Hollywood thriller Face/Off, when an FBI agent "borrows" the face of a criminal.
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