The story of Asiye Engiz
She was only a year old when her house burned down and her life was changed forever. Even though they got her out in time to save her life, they were not able to help her before she suffered from very, very bad burns to her face and body. She has never been to school because of the way she looks. Her family took her to every doctor and they all said the same thing. Nothing can be done about it. She had to live the rest of her life looking like this. After realizing she would have to live the rest of her life this way, she never left the house. She literally stayed in her room for 41 years. She had no friends, no social life, no self esteem, nothing. Then in 2012, she went to Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine and met Prof. Dr. Mehmet Mutaf.
What is amazing is that she did not have a face transplant. Prof. Dr Mehmet Mutaf used her OWN TISSUE to reconstruct her face. The doctor used: cartilage and bone taken from her ribs, hair from her head for her eyebrows, her skin tissue from her arm, also fat from her body to shape(3d) her face and finally used skin from her neck to make skin on her face. This surgery was a great success for her and gives hope to many other people who have suffered life changing injuries to their face.