Eleven months after New York's facial surgical transplant, Cameron Underwood is smiling again.
Yuba, a 26-year-old man, lost her small cheek, nose, and teeth in June 2016.
After successful trials of traditional face reconstruction, Underwood and his family have come to the renowned silver medal, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, professor of reconstructive plastic surgery, and NYU Langone Health's Plastic Surgery Department.
Shortly afterwards, Rodriguez met with Underwood and decided to be a good candidate for the face transplant.
"When we met Cameron for the first time, we were sure to improve the appearance and, most importantly, its function and quality of life," said Dr. Rodríguez on Thursday.
Underwood had to wait six months in the list of donors of 2017 2017 in July. William Fisher, a 23-year-old writer and a New York-born filmmaker, was credited as a pre-death organist and was selected as a compatible Underwood donor.
After obtaining Fisher's family approval, after obtaining appropriate homologations, Dr. Rodriguez has prepared the NYU Langone Healthcare Surgeon for her third-party transplantation, and the second is the largest number of facial transplants. by health center.
The plastic surgeon said that Underwood's success was confirmed in a short time, only 18 months since he was injured in the surgery.
"Cameron does not live with his injury for ten years or more, just like most other recipients of the face transplant," he said. "As a result, it does not have a long-term problem of many psychosocial issues, often with severe depression, substance abuse and potential behaviors that may be harmful."
In January, a group of more than 100 medical professionals at NYU Langone Health transplanted and rebuilt Underwood's upper and lower cheeks, in the mouth, and 32 teeth and gums. His nose, lower eyelids and cheeks were also replaced at 25 hours.
The surgical team used the most advanced technology, including 3D images and CAT intraoperative tests, because the facial bones were completely aligned and facial faces were subject to Underwood's injecting screws and screws.
Following a successful surgery, Underwood spent several weeks in the hospital before the previous February schedule before. He returned home to California and traveled to New York from here to make monthly follow-up appointments.
On Thursday, Underwood appeared before the audience a year ago to show the results he had done in his surgery. He thanked Dr Rodriguez and his medical team and his family of donors.
"I want Sally [Fisher’s mother] and I am grateful to his family for my family and his gift, and I will always honor Will's heritage, "said New York Press Conference.
Despite his death of his son, Sally thanked his donor to give Underwood a second chance.
"Part of this experience has been a very important moment for me. I do not believe that Will's death will not survive unless it's Cameron," he said in a statement. "Cameron faces his entire life, and I love Willie to have a better life."
Despite the impressive results of Underwood, Dr. Rodríguez has still healed his patient in his healing process, such as bitter, swallowing, and improving speech. Additionally, her body does not deny her new face, she will have to take anti-medication medication measures throughout her life.
Although he is not on track, Underwood has said he is going to be positive and look forward to it. Moreover, Rodriguez praised his efforts for a moment.
"Good work, I can use my old identification," he said after the press conference.