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Facial Fiction Becomes Factual Procedure

The 1997 John Woo film featuring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage centered around an idea which, at the time, was the type of crazy idea that you’d only see in strange action movies is the subject of today’s blog.

Now, 14 years later in Boston, Mass Dr. Bohdan Pomahac led a team of 30 doctors during a 15 hour procedure to perform the first full face transplant.

Dallas Wiens is a construction worker who is 25 years old. Dallas suffered an electrical accident three years ago which left him blind and without a nose, lips, or eyebrows. This incredible procedure even included replacing the nerves which provide sensation. While the team attempted to give Mr. Wiens back his sight they were unable to accomplish this daunting feat, at least for the time being.

Sponsored by the Department of Defense this surgery was the first step in what they hope will lead to the ability to offer full facial transplants for soldiers who have suffered extensive damage while serving our country.

The final note is that the end result is that the face will resemble a mix between the original person and the donors face.

From The Eisemann Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, take care and have a great day!

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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