UK Doctors are reverse engineering and reconstructing a man’s face, thanks to 3D technologies. Warning – some images could be graphic.
Eric Moger lost half of his face to cancer and as a result could no longer eat, drink or speak. Doctors scanned his face and mirrored the “good” side over the “bad.” The result is a model of the face very similar to how it used to look. From that the team of doctors was able to develop a prosthesis that allows the patient use of his mouth again.
For the first time in five years, Eric Moger is able to speak clearly without holding his mouth, eat without a feeding tube, and hold his head high while going to the pub with his friends.
In the words of Mr. Moger, himself, “It is a great feeling to look in the mirror and see a whole face again. I am amazed at what they have done – it just looks so like me. I also have something to look forward to, as Karen and I are planning to finally get married this summer.’