Ugur Acar, 19, was Turkey’s first facial transplant. He is shown here seeing his face for the first time. sees his new face for the first time. As a baby he suffered serious burns to his face during a house fire when he was just 40 days old. He had a cosmetic procedure to repair his face in 2012 at Akdeniz University’s School of Medicine in southern Turkey. His face was freshly shaven before he looked into the mirror, as he had been forced to grow a beard over the three weeks since the operation to avoid irritating his skin. Doctors successfully transplanted tissue from the face of a 45-year-old donor to Ugur.