If any of you have been paying attention to the news, then you are probably aware of Richard Lee Norris and him being the latest to undergo a face transplant right here in MD.
In 1997, Richard Lee Norris suffered a horrific gun accident that ripped off his nose, chin, lips and teeth and turned him into a recluse. 15 years later, doctors were able to perform the "most extensive face transplant ever" and give him a brand new face and new life. I won't put up the pictures as they are graphic but it is truly amazing the transformation. He looks amazing in the after photo. He looks like a pretty decent looking guy.
I'm sure he doesn't have full feeling and function of his new face but hopefully that will all come with time. Dr. Stephen T. Bartlett, surgeon-in-chief at the University of Maryland, only expects "nips and tucks" in the future and says Norris will soon to be "downright handsome".
It's amazing what can be done today and for a guy that has spent the last 15 years of his life basically as a recluse gets a second chance at a normal life.