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Standing in a stately Mayo Clinic library, Lilly Ross reached out and touched the face of a stranger, prodding the rosy cheeks and eyeing the hairless gap in a chin she once had known so well.
The Cleveland Clinic has performed its second face transplant. In an operation in late September, surgeons replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident.
A 33-year-old Polish man received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest time frame to date for such an operation. It was Poland's first face transplant.