Monday, February 06, 2006

Isabelle Dinoire Before And After Pictures

A woman who received a ground-breaking facial transplant has declared: "I now have a face like everyone else."

Isabelle Dinoire, 38, spoke to a world-wide audience from a hospital in France, where she was treated.Her speech had been slurred but the divorced mother-of-two explained how she was mauled by her pet Labrador last year.

Isabelle Dinoire - Before
Before


Isabelle Dinoire - After
After


Face op woman braves media glare.

The Process

Latest: one year on

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this picture...I had been looking every where for a "before/after" photo. My curiousity of what this woman looked like before the indcident has been satisfied.

ILuvNUFC said...

No problem.
It is rather fascinating is'nt it?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, image links to images of the same size. Nice waste of bandwidth.

ILuvNUFC said...

Not my bandwidth to waste.
All courtesy of Google thanks.

Mel said...

Wow, she has very pointy teeth eh?

They shoulda fixed them while they were in there.

ILuvNUFC said...

Aye. You would think so. :)

Anonymous said...

i would really like 2 c a pic of her disfigured face b4 she had the op im doin a project on facial disfigurement,
i think the whole face transplant thing is maddness it shows how far people will go to look the same as others to b accepted in todays society, the saying "beauty is only skin deep" is a load of crap no one believes it! we live in a very shallow, judgemental world!

Anonymous said...

Umm I just happen to think that perhaps if YOU were the one who had YOUR face eaten off, maybe you would have a different opinion about the surgery!!

Anonymous said...

wanted to c the pic?
take a look and then judge...
http://i.idnes.cz/05/122/gal/ADf9de7_42_16094872.jpg
ethic and moral are nice words
;-)))
i guess you wouldn't mind little fix of your face

Anonymous said...

Facial transplants for the sake of vanity shouldn't be allowed, however corrective surgery of any kind should be seriously considered and facilitated. This woman did not choose to have this surgery to improve her appearance beyond the desire to live amongst other human beings without prejudice because of her disfigurement, she did so because she was unable to speak or eat properly.

I happen to have seen many different photos, and in my opinion (especially on the one year anniversary of her surgery) she looks so much prettier! But I doubt that was her motivation.

Unfortunately we do live in a shallow world where one's appearance makes an impression long before anything else about us. We should all take care not to be judgemental of another because of the way they look, especially if their differences are from an accidental disfigurement or a birth defect.

~'lex Wilson

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"i would really like 2 c a pic of her disfigured face b4 she had the op im doin a project on facial disfigurement,
i think the whole face transplant thing is maddness it shows how far people will go to look the same as others to b accepted in todays society, the saying "beauty is only skin deep" is a load of crap no one believes it! we live in a very shallow, judgemental world!"

PEACE! I say..... Have U ceen what that dog did to her face? I can't locate pics on the web as of yet but when this ish went down, the news shows displayed a woman who looked like a medical model showing the muscle tissue that remains after U peel a flippin' face off! The zombies in 28 Days Later looked like Beyonce' compared to her! All teeth and red muscle.

Hell, if that had happened to me, i would've settled for half of a gorilla's face!

PEACE

Anonymous said...

I had most of my cheek "chewed" up by an alsation many years ago. To those who seem so quick to endorse this practice - ask yourself one question: how would you feel if your body rejected the transplant? And the transplanted face had to be removed, leaving you "faceless". Could you live with that?

julia said...

would you guys say it is bad to get surgery on my nose since i broke it a few years ago and now it is slightly messed up?

Anonymous said...

As much as I hate toadmit it, I've been curious about a before picture as well. I must add, though, that I read the new issue of people magazine just yesterday and inside was a recent picture of Miss Dinoire (alongside the old post-op picture on this site). The woman looks perfetly normal...I would never guess in a hundred years that she'd had a face transplant. All I have to say is as much hardships as this woman has faced she's come out of it with great strength; she's an example for us all.

Anonymous said...

I would jst like to say to the anonymous person that's against facial transplants, it seems as though you think she got her face altered for pure vanity. I wouldlike to tell you that you are indeed WRONG. The poor woman couldn't talk nor could she eat properly. Rethink your view on this? I think so.

Anonymous said...

she almost looks better now, all things considered. The surgery went well and took some years off...

Anonymous said...

Someone else posted where the before surgery was. It is at http://i.idnes.cz/05/122/gal/ADf9de7_42_16094872.jpg

She truly had no lips or nose or part of a cheek. I can now see why she decided to have a face transplant.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so judgmental. This isn't about vanity, its about existence. You shave, bathe, get a hair cut, dress nice, brush your teeth...because you want to look good and be accepted. Other people have relatively minor plastic surgery that maybe the do or dont need but the want it and can afford it (Vanity in most cases). The list goes on. A face transplant is extreme and if it were just about acceptance and vanity, then you might have a right to question the extreme action of a face transplant. But this is about survival and existence in this world. Under some circumstances, it might be the right thing to do. 100 years ago, if someone had their face eaten off, they would of died of secondary complications. Medical science is keeping them alive. Medical science also has some ability to repair the damage despite the risks today. In the future, those risks wont exist. Question the choices if you must; Question the ethics if necessary; but don't judge a person because they desire to live a semi-normal life. This isn't about vanity, its about existence.

Anonymous said...

Good for her and God bless the doctors that helped her get her life back!

Anonymous said...

Against facial transplant? then don't have one!! Jesus, when someone has such a disfiguration, I think it's only human that they would want to look "somewhat normal"! I think I would suck my car's tailpipe if something like that happened to me. It's not about vanity, you know. Vanity is fixing what isn't broke, boob jobs, nip tuck and the like. My heart goes out to folks like Isabelle, Connie Culp, childern born with incredible birth defects, burn victims...who are we to judge???

Anonymous said...

She looked beautiful before and after her accident. Good luck to her, just Wow, what a great job the doctors did, this is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Did she ever tell how the dog was able to eat her face and she could wake unaware of its occurrence? Truly horrific!