Face Transplants?!

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Are face transplants a good idea?

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Face Transplants?!

Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:53 pm

What do you all think about this stuff concerning face transplants?
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Postby parnassus » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:56 pm

I detest the idea. Every face is beautiful, because it is unique. Faces express character. The wrinkles that have started to appear round my mother's mouth aren't disfiguring or ugly; they're signs that she laughs a lot. We shouldn't seek to turn ourselves into porcelain dolls.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:59 pm

What about in cases of damage to the face, (which is how I heard of it in the first place)? A dog attack, I think it was...
I also disagree with the idea of doing so for vanity-type reasons. It shouldn't be done unless there's a very good reason...
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Postby parnassus » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:06 pm

There is already good cosmetic surgery in place for people who have been injured. Using skin grafts and plastic surgery, it is possible for a skilled doctor to recreate someone's face. Not perfectly, of course, but near enough. A 'transplant' sounds like a horrible idea.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:10 pm

What is a skin graft?
At least we have a new anti-bullying comment- "Go and get a face transplant!"
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Postby parnassus » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:28 pm

No, that would be bullying rather than a defence to it.

A skin graft is when the doctor takes a thin piece of skin from another part of your body and transposes it onto the injured part. The grafted area heals very quickly.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:32 pm

O.K.
Sorry about the mistake in comment. (I'm just frustrated about being bullied for virtually my entire life.)
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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:00 pm

There was somethink on the news about face transplants. I think there is no reason for face transplants.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:05 pm

Yes, I saw it on the news. That's the only place I saw it.

What's the point? As for recognising parts of faces, I have trouble recognising peoples' faces as a whole, never mind parts of it! I could see someone every day and not know their eye colour!
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:28 pm

If this surgery becomes commonplace, people with disfigurements and scars will feel under pressure to have the transplants to be acepted, even if they don't want them.
And what if the body rejects the face? Then the person would have no face.
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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:29 pm

I think they only change the skin, so it won't change the shape of the face. It seems compleatly pointless to me.
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Postby parnassus » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:00 pm

Yes - in that case, you could just make do with reconstructive surgery. Face transplanting is a horrible idea.
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Postby pinkparrot » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:01 pm

Yes, it's like resurrecting dead people. If someone was so much in love with someone else I guess it's possible to recognise parts of the face. Did anyone see that Emmerdale storyline with Marlon and Tricia...?
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Postby fuzzy » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:05 pm

I didnt see the article on the news.

I dunno- if somones face has been totally mangled, it may perhaps be a better treatment than other cosemtic surger- I mean, it MUST have its advantages or sceintists wouldnt have bothered perfecting the technique. Then again, Itd be a bit creepy to have someone elses face on you, although it could be argued that if you are against face transplants, then you should be aginst all types of transplantation, eg heart, liver, skin grafts............
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Postby pinkparrot » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:24 pm

Not using the whole face! Though if this is too immoral I'm sure a couple of ghosts will come down and do something.
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