The first person who received face transplant has died after 11 years


He needed the transplant after received a new nose, mouth, and skin during a 15-hour groundbreaking procedure in 2005, after her pet Labrador mauled her face. The operation was performed by a team led by Professor Bernard Duvauchelle, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Referring to the dead donor, she said in 2008: ‘It’s not hers, it’s not mine, it’s somebody else’s. Isabelle Dinoire was now 49 old.

It’s supposed hat that she was weakened by the use of immunosuppressants and died of cancer. She was taking powerful immunosuppressant drugs .Last winter Dinoire became ill after her body rejected a new skin graft. As a result she lost partial use of her lips. She was a mother of two. Some 15 similar procedures have taken place since 2005.


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