Successful Surgeries separate conjoined twins
It’s been a long time since we report cases that plastic surgery works wonders while we also publish situation that plastic surgery is used in the silliest way (vanity is the reason in most of these cases). Now another great example of the amazing potential of plastic surgery comes from West Africa. Two conjoined twin brothers (born in January) that were sharing part of the small intestine and the liver had a successful separation surgery in France. This surgery wouldn’t ever happen if other people wouldn’t support the parents of the twins by means of donations. This gave the parents the opportunity to fly to France for the separation surgery to take place.
The operation carried out at Necker Specialist Hospital lasted for 10 hours and 3 plastic surgeons and 4 pediatric surgeons worked on that. Hassan and Boubacar, the twins, are now recovering fine.
And this is not the first such case.. a similar surgery took place in March on Saudi Arabia.. this lasted for 9 hours and 28 medical professionals worked on the twins who were sharing the same lungs, pericardial sac, chest, diaphragm, liver intestines, pelvis and colon. Good news is that full recovery is expected for the twins. And the list doesn’t end here.. two other conjoined twins were separated in February 2015 after a 26-hours surgery in Texas Children’s Hospital and again both twins are expected to fully recover. For detailed articles on these two cases click here and here.
Once again it becomes quite obvious that Plastic Surgery is a powerful weapon.. we can either use it in a sensible way or harm our own selves. The choice is always our! Please spend 2 minutes to read our article on the ethics of aesthetics for a different view on the potential of plastic surgery.