Face transplants will soon be available for patients in the US. Czech plastic surgeon Bohdan Pomahac from Olomouc, north Moravia, has been appointed to head a US team that will initiate face transplant procedure. Till date, this has done only in France and China.

Highlights of Dr. Bohdan Pomahac visit to the US
a. Dr. Pomahac will head the burns clinic of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston .
b. He will initiate face transplant procedures there.
c. He is the only Czech who has passed all specialist medical tests in the US .
d. He is optimistic that the first face transplant will be done within half a year's time.

Highlights of face transplants
a. At present face transplantations will be done only for patients who have already undergone a transplant surgery.
b. Transplants for cosmetic purposes will not be entertained.
c. However, there are not enough donors of faces.