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49 Incredible Implants & Transplants

From a Full Face Transplant to Bionic Eyes

— April 25, 2010 — Lifestyle
With the news this week of a full face transplant in Spain, interest in plastic surgery has never been higher. We've clustered together the most unusual, incredible implants and transplants for your viewing pleasure.

From affixing ears to arms for performance art to subdermal implants, super-sized breast implants and several contenders for the world's first full face transplant, this cluster has your surgery needs covered.

Implications - From nanotech for artificial joints to implantable glucose sensors, implants and transplants in the medical industry are constantly pushing the boundaries. This industry relies heavily on the development of technology and using ideas that will improve the quality of life for those affected by ailments or disabilities.
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Nanotech for Artificial Joints
Nanotech for Artificial Joints
Carbon NanoTubes Significantly Improve Joint Performance
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Smart Drug Implants
Smart Drug Implants
Corroding Biobattery Delivery
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Drug-Delivering Implants
Drug-Delivering Implants
MIT & MicroChips Testing MEMS For Meds
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Regrowing Limbs
Regrowing Limbs
Salamander-Like Healing For Humans
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Skin Antennas
Skin Antennas
Wireless Connection for Medical Implants
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Young Shoppers Want to Pay with Chip in Skin
Young Shoppers Want to Pay with Chip in Skin
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Eye-Mounted Videocameras
Eye-Mounted Videocameras
One-Eyed Filmmaker Robert Spence Starts 'Eyeborg Project'
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Take Your Medication Via Tooth Implant
Take Your Medication Via Tooth Implant
IntelliDrug
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First Successful "Beating Heart" Operation
First Successful "Beating Heart" Operation
New Transplant Technology
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Solar-Powered Peepers
Solar-Powered Peepers
Future Contact Lenses Could Be Powered by Light Entering Eye
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Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Artificial Cornea
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Camera Implants For Insects
Camera Implants For Insects
Cyborg Spy Flies
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Solar Powered Retinal Implants
Solar Powered Retinal Implants
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Thought Controlled Bionic Arm
Thought Controlled Bionic Arm
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Bionic Eyes 2.0
Bionic Eyes 2.0
Retinal Implants Go High-Def
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Lifelike Bionic Hand
Lifelike Bionic Hand
The Touch Bionics i-LIMB
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Extreme Self-Sufficiency
Extreme Self-Sufficiency
Glue Assisted DIY Hair Transplant for Male Pattern Baldness
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Nano Tech Detects Bone Growth
Nano Tech Detects Bone Growth
Superior Orthopedic Implants
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Implantable Glucose Sensors
Implantable Glucose Sensors
The Biorasis Glucowizzard Monitors Sugar Levels Constantly
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Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Solar Powered Contact Lenses
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Performance Art Surgery
Performance Art Surgery
Stelarc Implants Ear in Forearm For Internet Broadcasts
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Bionic Hand Transplants
Bionic Hand Transplants
The Otto Bock 'MichelAngelo'
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Bionic Eye
Bionic Eye
Retina Replacement Prototype
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Plastic Surgery for Puppies
Plastic Surgery for Puppies
World's First Dog Face Transplant Performed
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Bionic Animal Innovation
Bionic Animal Innovation
Hi-Tech Surgery Provides Prosthetic Paw to Footless Pooch
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Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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Magnetic Implant in Hand
Magnetic Implant in Hand
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Male Face Transplants
Male Face Transplants
James Maki is First Man to Receive a New Face
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Auto-Erotic Implants
Auto-Erotic Implants
"Sex Chip" Makes Achieving the Big O Easy
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Pubic Hair Transplants
Pubic Hair Transplants
Follicle Micrografting Adds Volume to Barren Bushlands
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Forehead Breast Implants
Forehead Breast Implants
Marion Cotillard Shares the Best Kept Secret of French Women
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When Butt Implants Go Wrong
When Butt Implants Go Wrong
Woman Bummed After Surgery
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Bionic Dogs
Bionic Dogs
Maltese Puppy With Front Wheels, Not Paws
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Radio-Controlled Contraceptives
Radio-Controlled Contraceptives
Reversible Vasectomy
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Magnetic Vision
Magnetic Vision
Subdermal Body Mods by Russ Foxx Give Unusual 6th Sense
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Full Face Transplants
Full Face Transplants
Cutting Edge Surgeries Saving Face in the 21st Century
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Extreme 3D Tattoos III
Extreme 3D Tattoos III
Tentacle Implants
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Face Transplants
Face Transplants
Spanish Doctors Claim World's First Full-Face Transplant
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Subdermal Implants
Subdermal Implants
Customize Your Flesh with Body Modifications
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Scientific Success Stories
Scientific Success Stories
Connie Culp Shares Her Face Transplant Tale With Laughter
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Tattooed Organs
Tattooed Organs
Gallbladder Henna
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Inflatable Breast Implants
Inflatable Breast Implants
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Extreme DIY Body Modifications
Extreme DIY Body Modifications
Make Your Own Elf Ears
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Body Rivets
Body Rivets
Wildcat Skindiver Implants
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Eyeball Jewelry (UPDATE)
Eyeball Jewelry (UPDATE)
The ‘JewelEye' Piercing Will Pimp your Sclera
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Excessive Boob Jobs
Excessive Boob Jobs
Sheyla Hershey Breaks Implant Record with Size KKK Breasts (UPDATE)
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Excessive Boob Jobs
Excessive Boob Jobs
Sheyla Hershey Rejected for 9th Surgery, Boobs Could Burst
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Extreme 3D Tattoos
Extreme 3D Tattoos
Raised Breast Implant Tattoo
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Extreme Body Modification
Extreme Body Modification
When Rebellion Goes WAY Too Far
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