“She will eventually be able to eat a hamburger, something she said was very important her, having only had pureed food since her injury, and I think we can all relate to that.”
- May 2011 – Charla Nash received a full face transplant.
- April 2011 – Mitch Hunter, Indiana, underwent a 14-hour operation to replace the full facial area, including nerves, facial animation muscles, eyelids and the nose.
- March 2011 – Dallas Wiens underwent the first full face transplant ever done n the USA. Surgeons replaced the facial animation muscles, nerves, facial skin, lips and nose of the patient.
- April 2009 – the first successful partial face transplant in New England was performed. It was the second in the country and the seventh worldwide.