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Man’s second face transplant is a world first

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Lantieri and his colleagues began Hamon’s second face transplantation on a Tuesday afternoon in January, and the surgery ended in the early morning of the following day. “I’m 43 years old, the donor was 22 years old, so I was 22 years old,” Hamon humorously told BFMTV of his procedure. Hamon underwent immunological therapy to lower the risk of rejecting the second transplant. He also received psychological support and speech therapy, which will continue for many months.

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