(London Guardian) After two years the first full-face transplant recipients in the US are doing well, with medical scans showing the recipients have grown new networks of new blood vessels to connect the donor skin with their original tissue.

Dallas Wiens, the first US man to get a full face transplant, said: “My entire life is a miracle” as he spoke at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America on Wednesday.

Flanked by his new wife and golden retriever guide dog, Wiens, 28, showed visible facial scars but otherwise all the signs of a strong recovery. His face was burned off in a 2008 painting accident at his church when his head hit a high-voltage wire.

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