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A 28-year-old man has received a face transplant at a hospital outside Paris, the doctor who performed the surgery says.
The 15-hour operation, completed on Friday morning at Henri Mondor Hospital in Creteil, a suburb east of Paris, is the fifth face transplant in the world, and the third in France.
"The patient's face was disfigured by a shotgun blast," the surgeon, Laurent Lantieri, said.
"The patient is awake and is doing well. But it is far too early to say whether the transplant will take," he said, adding that 15 medical personnel took part in operation.