Breakthroughs

Face Transplant Success for Spanish Man Revealed

A Spanish man who received the world’s first full-face transplant—it included jaw, nose, cheekbones, muscles, teeth, and eyelids—showed his new face for the first time on Monday. The 31-year-old man known as Oscar, who accidentally shot himself in the face five years ago, can eat soft foods, speak, and is expected to gain up to 90 percent of his facial functions. In fact, he had to shave a week after the operation due to beard growth. Earlier this month, French doctors performed a face transplant that included tear ducts.