Mitch, partner Katrina and son, Clayton
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Meeting face transplant patient, Mitch Hunter

Michael Mosley met face transplant patient Mitch Hunter to see how he was recovering from his operation.

Mitch's face was mostly burned away in an accident 10 years ago. Despite repeated plastic surgery, he was left badly disfigured and children were often frightened of looking at him.

Mitch Hunter's story is told by Michael Mosley in Frontline Medicine: Rebuilding Lives which was broadcast on BBC Two on Sunday 27 November 2011 repeated as indicated. Watch via iPlayer (UK only) at the above link.

  • 28 Nov 2011