US plans first face transplant
US surgeons are to interview a shortlist of patients hoping to be the first to receive a face transplant.
Doctors in the US have already carried out the procedure on bodies donated for medical research.
Now the Cleveland Clinic team will choose a patient whose face is disfigured to receive a "new" face from a dead donor.
The chance it will work is around 50% and experts have expressed safety and ethical concerns about the procedure.
The article goes on to say that the patient will have to take medications for the rest of their lives to avoid tissue rejection. That's a real ugly image, a face just bolting for the door on a moment's notice.
You know, this is going to usher in a rebirth of the "You're so ugly..." joke genre.
"You're so ugly, your new face ran away when it looked in your mirror."
"You're so ugly, your new face begged, "No! No! Anybody but him!"
"You're so ugly, you had your face changed and it didn't make a difference."
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone.