Face Transplant Patient Getting Ready To Go Home

BOSTON (CBS) — The man who received the country’s first full face transplant is getting ready to leave Boston and head back to his home state of Texas.

Dallas Wiens will talk with reporters on Monday morning about what he has gone through.

Wiens had been severely injured in an electrical accident while on the job inTexas. In March, he had a 15-hour surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in which a team of more than 30 doctors, nurses and residents worked on his new face. They replaced his nose, lips, facial skin, facial muscles and nerves that provide sensation.


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