For the first time, a woman in the U.S. gets a second face transplant – NBC News
For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face.
Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the procedure after her first transplant began to fail six years after the operation. The transplant from an anonymous donor took place at Boston’s Brigham and Womens Hospital in July.
The 52-year-old former nurse is expected to resume her normal routine, which all but e…