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Face Off in Cleveland -- and Back on Again
December 17, 2008 2:15 PM   Subscribe

Face Off/Face On.

Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, has performed America's first face transplant at Cleveland Clinic. Listen to her describe the operation before it occured. Go to the first link in the post to see an animation of how it was done.
posted by Faze (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
They want to put a...

/waves fingers in front of face

...face on?

/doves fly through air
posted by Artw at 2:30 PM on December 17, 2008 [4 favorites]


This reminds me of a movie. Hmmmm, can't remember the name of it though. Uh. Face something.
posted by flipyourwig at 2:34 PM on December 17, 2008


/browser explodes for no reason.
posted by Artw at 2:36 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


No more drugs for that woman.
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 2:46 PM on December 17, 2008


"This reminds me of a movie. Hmmmm, can't remember the name of it though. Uh. Face something."
posted by flipyourwig at 8:34 AM on December 18

The up-coming Facebook movie?

Wonder if it'll be a sequel to Face Off?
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:49 PM on December 17, 2008


Face Off/Face On.

The Facer! clap clap clap
posted by penduluum at 3:03 PM on December 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


The up-coming Facebook movie?

aaron sorkin has jumped the shark. sad.

regarding the post: i'm still not sure i understand, but i guess i don't need to understand. necessarily.
posted by CitizenD at 3:04 PM on December 17, 2008


Eponyzterical.
posted by fish tick at 3:08 PM on December 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


America: Second in space, second in face transplants.

But seriously, the Cleveland Clinic seems to have been the site of numerous medical firsts. I wonder why they don't have the same name recognition as, say, Mayo Clinic or Johns Hopkins?
posted by mhum at 3:13 PM on December 17, 2008


I waz about to pozt thiz az my comment:

Faze Off/Faze On

but then I zaw this:

Eponyzterical.

And dezided not to. But then I hit "pozt comment" by miztake, zo, here it iz.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:33 PM on December 17, 2008


Cleveland has a hockey team now?
posted by mannequito at 3:37 PM on December 17, 2008


Tragically, this procedure can go horribly wrong.
posted by mandal at 3:55 PM on December 17, 2008


On topic: impressive.

Off topic: until today, I had no idea who Aaron Sorkin was, and upon seeing his picture, I thought he might be a huge douche. After reading his wiki profile, I retracted that notion a bit. And now I'm interested to see how he creates fast-paced dialogue with epic monologues for the story about how an internal messaging system launched from a university dormitory grew into an online enterprise worth as much as 15 billion dollars.

"You want to be poked? You can't HANDLE BEING POKED!"
posted by filthy light thief at 3:56 PM on December 17, 2008


cleveland: now with faces
posted by camdan at 4:01 PM on December 17, 2008


"It's complicated. "
posted by Artw at 4:01 PM on December 17, 2008


And now I'm interested to see how he creates fast-paced dialogue with epic monologues for the story about how an internal messaging system launched from a university dormitory grew into an online enterprise worth as much as 15 billion dollars.

Facebook has drama and stuff.
posted by mandal at 4:17 PM on December 17, 2008


But seriously, the Cleveland Clinic seems to have been the site of numerous medical firsts. I wonder why they don't have the same name recognition as, say, Mayo Clinic or Johns Hopkins?

Among people who know their medicine, they do.
posted by availablelight at 4:22 PM on December 17, 2008


"It's like looking into a mirror. Only... NOT."
Nic Cage vs. John Travolta, acting like each other. Doves flying in slow motion.
posted by asfuller at 4:39 PM on December 17, 2008


Reminds of that old bad joke about why they stopped the leper hockey game.
posted by bwg at 5:01 PM on December 17, 2008


I wonder why they don't have the same name recognition as, say, Mayo Clinic or Johns Hopkins?

"First prize -- a week in Cleveland! Second prize -- two weeks in Cleveland!"
posted by dhartung at 5:20 PM on December 17, 2008


"First prize -- a week in Cleveland! Second prize -- two weeks in Cleveland!"

Third prize: a week in Baltimore!
posted by availablelight at 8:07 PM on December 17, 2008


Wanted: new face. Will trade for old kidneys.
posted by benzenedream at 9:48 PM on December 17, 2008


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