Face transplants latest of plastic surgery “miracles”

Another face transplant was recently performed on a woman suffering from severe disfiguring scarring after her ex-husband poured lye on her face in 2007. Between the perfection of microsurgery techniques and the improvement of anti-rejection drug science from the transplant units, this surgery is enjoying a well deserved heyday! Unfortunately, ultimately the costs of such procedures, as majestic as they may be, will not fit into the "health care for all" model that is emerging in this country and which already exists in many other "advanced" countries. But for now let's applaud this surgical team, the patient, and most of all the donor's family that made this Miracle happen in 2013.