Now many out there will shock after reading the headline that how come without a face a man can be survived? But to your question, it is all true! Meet 43 years old man from France Jérôme Hamon. He is the first person in the world to receive two facial transplants. Now gets the third face in new transplant.
Jérôme Hamon had his first transplanted face removed last year after signs of rejection following a treatment with an incompatible antibiotic during a cold. Jerome stayed in a hospital in Paris without a face for almost two months while a compatible donor was sought. He said,
“The first [face] I accepted immediately. This time it’s the same.”
According to the reports, the 43 years old suffers from neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic condition that caused severe disfiguring tumors on his face. He underwent his first face transplant in 2010. It was a success, but unfortunately, after 5 years he caught a common cold in 2015 and was given antibiotics.
These antibiotics proved to be wrong for his face as the drug was incompatible with the immunosuppressive treatment he was having to prevent a rejection of the transplanted material. The transplant got rejected in 2016 ultimately and the new face that was suffering from necrosis had to be removed.
It was very difficult for Mr. Hamon to live without a face and without being able to see, speak or hear. Soon he found his second face donor and the second transplant carried out. His new face remains smooth and motionless, and his skull, skin and features are yet to be fully aligned. Watch in the video:
“If I hadn’t accepted this new face it would have been terrible. It’s a question of identity… But here we are, it’s good, it’s me. I’m 43 and the donor was 22 so I’m 22 again. Today, we know that a double transplant is feasible, it’s no longer in the field of research.”