Partial Face Transplants

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/5/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 9/7/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 64
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Partial Face Transplants
Contest Directions: Since the last time we ran a Partial Face Transplants contest, it was featured on numerous blogs and websites. UPDATE: Several pictures from this contest were published in the print edition of the Daily Mail - Thursday, September 6 issue, as well as in their online edition. To give this wonderful idea a new spin and to show our new creations to all the visitors who come to see partial face transplants, we are running a second round of this contest today.
Photoshop partial face transplants by merging VERTICAL halves of faces of any celebrities, politicians, famous people, or historical figures. A left face half has to be from one person and a right face half from another. When performing your "surgery", try to make the final face look as photo realistic as you can, and let us know which two people you are merging - either in the entry title or in the author comments.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/5/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 9/7/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 64
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
64 pictures
  • Rowan Atkinson and Rodney Dangerfield Partial Face Transplant

    Rowan Atkinson and Rodney Dangerfield Partial Face Transplant
  • Daniel Radcliffe and Tobey Maguire Partial Face Transplant

    Daniel Radcliffe and Tobey Maguire Partial Face Transplant
  • Courtney Love and Britney Spears Partial Face Transplant

    Courtney Love and Britney Spears Partial Face Transplant
  • Harry Potter and Dick Cheney Partial Face Transplant

    Harry Potter and Dick Cheney Partial Face Transplant
  • Bill Clinton and Jack Nicholson Partial Face Transplant

    Bill Clinton and Jack Nicholson Partial Face Transplant
  • Joe Biden and John Edwards Partial Face Transplant

    Joe Biden and John Edwards Partial Face Transplant
  • Katie Holmes and Angelina Jolie Partial Face Transplant

    Katie Holmes and Angelina Jolie Partial Face Transplant
  • Johnny Depp and Josh Holloway Partial Face Transplant

    Johnny Depp and Josh Holloway Partial Face Transplant
  • Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson Partial Face Transplant

    Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson Partial Face Transplant
  • Larry Craig and Barack Obama Partial Face Transplant

    Larry Craig and Barack Obama Partial Face Transplant
64 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: French surgeons successfully carried out a unique transplant on a 38 year old woman's lower portion of the face from a dead donor in the end of November 2005. Six months earlier to the operation, she tried to commit suicide by consuming sedatives. Her pet Labrador bit the face of breathless owner, disfigured the face, but woke her from fatal sleep. Group of surgeons led by Doctor Jean-Michel Dubernard performed operation on Isabella in a clinic in Amiens. The doctors performed first face transplant by grafting a nose, lips, cheeks and chin. The anonymous woman donor was brain dead and was also a suicide case. After few days of operation, the surgeons stated that the operation was a success and Isabella was happy. After three weeks of surgery (standard time limit for graft rejection of donor tissue), the patient complained about facial erythema and inflammatory changes. Doctors had to administer large doses of steroid hormones and immune suppressive drugs. After several anxious days, it was possible to subdue the rejection. After one and half month of surgery, Isabelle Dinoire for the first time went out onto the street and moved in a motley crowd and visited a bar. According to doctor Dubernard, none paid attention on her even though fine red scars were visible at the joining places of her recipient skin with donor skin. Doctors assured that the patient could talk reasonably well occasionally having problems while pronouncing the letters "P" & "B". However, other plastic surgeons raised doubts in this information since functions of lost organs could not be restored so quickly and some of the functions (for example: olfaction) cannot be restored at all. However, many specialists consider the success of partial face transplant as major milestone in the development of transplantology. On second pan of scales life: Till date, Isabell must be certainly facing problems with speech and while eating. He doubts whether she could barely eat with lips but has to eat by tilting her head back. But all these problems gradually fade in the background of euphoria, which she has to experience at present. In fact, the surgeons gave back her face and for women, face is a problem of special importance. From technical point of view, surgery is sufficiently tricky. For me and as well as for many colleagues, as usual, the question is of vital importance, which is important: restore the badly damaged face from host tissues of the patient through partial donation by aesthetic side without worsening the quality of patient's life or achieve external attraction but prescribe immune depressants to the patient thus risking his life. After all, at present, any infection, even common cold can be fatal to Isabelle. It would be better to judge the real results of operation only after three years and still draft rejection still remains an issue of concern.