U.S. Doctors Behind Face Transplants Give Details of Procedure

Long, painstaking surgery has so far only been done on 18 patients worldwide

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However, he added, "we really need to move forward carefully and they won't be something that happen in every small town and city."

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For more information on some of the issues surrounding face transplants, visit the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery .

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