Acid attack victim gets new face

Associated Press
This undated photograph provided by the Brigham and Women's Hospital on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 shows face transplant patient Carmen Blandin Tarleton, right, with her sister Kesstan Blandin, before she was attacked. Tarleton, 44, underwent the face transplant surgery earlier in February 2013. She was doused with industrial strength lye by her former husband in 2007 and suffered chemical burns over 80 percent of her body. The mother of two wrote a book about her experience that describes her recovery. (AP Photo/Brigham and Women's Hospital)

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Carmen Tarleton, the Vermont woman whose face was disfigured in a lye attack in 2007, received a full face transplant. The 44-year-old Tarleton underwent the surgery earlier in February. A team worked 15 hours to transplant the facial skin, including the neck, nose, lips, facial muscles, arteries and nerves.

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