A few months ago we posted a blog about the first Face Transplant performed in the United States. The patient was a gunshot victim whose face was permanently disfigured from the tragedy. The surgery resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of life. Curious about the price tag? The 23 reconstructive surgeries cost $353,480 (thankfully covered by insurance), $349,959 for the cost of the face transplant, and $20,000/year for immune-supressing drugs.
Update on the first Face Transplant in the US