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Life after a face transplant

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Over the past decade, face transplants have started returning normality to the lives of people who have been severely disfigured, but even now the surgery still holds a great number of severe risks — including death. Looking at the current state of the surgery, GQ profiles one of the people who have benefitted most from it, Richard Norris, whose face was replaced years after being torn apart by a bullet. Norris is now living a relatively normal life, going to college and dating someone, but GQ suggests that there are still ethical reasons to have concern over the surgery.