Face Transplant Makes Cameron Underwood Smile Again

by Adeline Dorcas on  December 3, 2018 at 4:34 PM Organ Donation News
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Face transplant surgery provides a man from California a second chance to live a normal life.

Cameron Underwood, a 26-year-old man of Yuba City, California, lost most of his lower jaw, nose, and teeth as a consequence of a self-inflicted accidental gunshot two years ago.
Face Transplant Makes Cameron Underwood Smile Again
Face Transplant Makes Cameron Underwood Smile Again

After waiting for six months, Underwood finally flew to New York City in January to get his new face as soon as they found a 23-year-old donor William Fisher from Manhattan. This waiting period was recorded to be the 'shortest' so far.

Dr. Rodriguez and his team successfully performed the transplant surgery and most of Underwood's injured face was removed, and the remaining space left behind was delicately matched with the donor's face. This involved cutting off what was left of Underwood's jaw and the donor's face was later adjusted using titanium plates.

Months after surgery, Underwood was able to smile and lead a normal life again thanks to the successful procedure.

The donor for Underwood's new face was identified as a brilliant student at the Johns Hopkins University who was found to be a registered organ donor.

William's family, although mourning over the loss of their promising son, was thankful that a part of him would live on in Underwood and inspire others.

Source: Medindia

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