Image provided by Cleveland Clinic
May 5, 2009
This is a CT scan photo, supplied by Cleveland Clinic, of Connie Culp, after a gunshot injury to her face led her to become the first face transplant patient in the United States, left, and after the surgery, right. Culp underwent the surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in December 2008. The 46-year-old mother of two lost most of the midsection of her face to a gunshot in 2004.