World's first full face transplant performed in Spain

A team of 30 doctors in Barcelona replaced the skin, cheekbones, facial muscles, teeth, palate, skin, nose, lips and jaw of a man who accidentally shot himself in the face. The doctors say the surgery, performed in March, was the first of its kind. "This is the first full face transplant performed worldwide, as the 10 operations performed previously had been only partial," said a statement released by the facility where the 24-hour operation was performed.

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