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January 21, 2006

That chick who had the face transplant is using new lips to smoke

All she's been longin' for since the dog-maulin' is a long, hard suck....from a cigarette:

The world's first face-transplant patient is using her new lips to smoke cigarettes, alarming the French surgical team that performed the pioneering surgery in November.

The toxins in the cigarette smoke could impair blood circulation vital to the fragile, newly transplanted facial skin, taken from a brain-dead donor, her doctors said Wednesday.

Smoking also could trigger yet another episode of skin rejection for the 38-year-old Frenchwoman, a former smoker who resumed the unhealthful habit within a month of getting her new face.

Traumatically mutilated in a mauling by a dog last June, the woman lost the lower half of her face, leaving her unable to swallow, chew or speak. Those functions are returning now, along with sensation, in the transplanted nose, lips and chin.

Sources say 'Isabelle' also plans on using her new lips to ask her slimy ex-boyfriend to return her Jerry Lewis DVD collection.

[Guest-blogger Feisty, ardent practitioner of the Ace of Spades Lifestyle (TM), can be found here, yo.]


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