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Video: Dallas Wiens, 1st US Face Transplant Reveals Himself

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The first man to receive a full face transplant in the United States has unveiled himself. Appearing on "Good Morning America" Monday morning, Dallas Wiens showed the world his new face for the first time.

About two and a half years ago, Wiens lost control of a lift platform he was using to repair a window in Texas His head slammed into a live power cable that seared his face off, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

In March, he underwent a 15 hour operation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to give him a new face.

Wiens said he only underwent the operation for the sake of his three-year-old daughter.

"I could have lived like I was, no problem, if I did not have my daughter," Wiens said. "But I could not bear the thought of her growing up and being asked questions, 'Why does your daddy look different?' And dealing with that all of her childhood."

He said the best part of all of this is that he can feel his daughter's kisses again.

Here is a full report on Wien's surgery and recovery:

show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWk-gujGRF8

And here is the live GMA interview with him: