The first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was "Daddy, you're so handsome."said that The nation's first full face transplant recipient.sporting a goatee and dark sunglasses, joined surgeons Monday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston in his first public appearance since the 15-hour procedure in March
Fort Worth said, "It feels natural,", Texas, man, who received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an anonymous donor. The operation was paid for by the U.S. military, which hopes to use findings from the procedure to help soldiers with severe facial wounds.
He said that In an Associated Press story and a YouTube video last fall, Wiens spoke poignantly about why he wanted a transplant and how he wanted to smile again and feel kisses from his daughter, Scarlette, who turns 4 next month. Face transplants give horribly disfigured people hope of an option other than "looking in the mirror and hating what they see,".
He told the AP that his daughter and his faith have kept him motivated.The surgery was paid for by the Department of Defense, which gave the hospital a $3.4 million research grant for five transplants.About a dozen face transplants have been done worldwide, in the Spain and China, U.S., France and others country.