Connie Culp, First U.S. Face Transplant Patient, Still on Long Road to Recovery

By JJ Duncan on
Nearly a year after receiving the first face transplant surgery ever performed in the United States, Connie Culp can taste, smell, talk and is regaining motor functions in her face. The November/December issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery reported recently that regaining the ability to breathe through her nose opened new possibilities to Culp. Culp, who appeared on The Oprah Winfrey show in September, was shot in the face by her husband, Tom Culp, in 2004. The shotgun blast...Read Full Story

Connie Culp -- Face transplant patient shows new face

By Jake on
Five years ago Connie Culp was shot in the face by her husband, Thomas Culp, leaving only a horrific hole in the center of her face.Thanks to a face transplant and a team of doctors, however, she's regained her face, and displayed it at a press conference today.From an AP story: Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman. Connie Culp stepped forward Tuesday to show off the results of...Read Full Story