Before and after

These photos show Connie Culp after an injury to her face, left, and then as she appears today. Culp underwent the first face transplant surgery <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the United States</a> at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000137" title="Cleveland Clinic" href="/topic/health/hospitals-clinics/cleveland-clinic-PLCUL000137.topic">Cleveland Clinic</a> in Ohio. Culp spoke to the media at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic. The 46-year-old mother of two lost most of the midsection of her face to a gunshot in 2004.

( Photos provided by Cleveland Clinic / May 5, 2009 )

These photos show Connie Culp after an injury to her face, left, and then as she appears today. Culp underwent the first face transplant surgery the United States at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Culp spoke to the media at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic. The 46-year-old mother of two lost most of the midsection of her face to a gunshot in 2004.

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