Acid attack victim gets new face

Carmen Tarleton, the Vermont woman whose face was disfigured in a lye attack in 2007, received a full face transplant. The 44-year-old Tarleton underwent the surgery earlier in February. A team worked 15 hours to transplant the facial skin, including the neck, nose, lips, facial muscles, arteries and nerves.

Carmen Blandin Tarleton of Thetford, Vermont, right, is embraced by Marinda Righter, daughter of face donor Cheryl Denelli-Righter, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The 44-year-old mother of two underwent the transplant in February after a 2007 attack in which her estranged husband doused her with industrial strength lye, burning more than 80 percent of her body. At left is her surgeon, Dr. Bohdan Pomahac. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Dr. Bodhan Pomahac, at podium, with his surgical team, speaks to reporters regarding the face transplant of Carmen Blandin Tarleton, pictured left, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Tarleton underwent the surgery earlier this month. The 44-year-old Tarleton,of Thetford, Vt., was attacked by her former husband in 2007. He doused her with industrial strength lye. She suffered chemical burns over 80 percent of her body. The mother of two wrote a book about her experience that describes her recovery.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, Carmen Tarleton is interviewed in her home in Thetford, Vt. Tarleton, the Vermont woman whose face was disfigured in a lye attack received a face transplant. Doctors at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital say 44-year-old Tarleton underwent the surgery earlier in February, 2013. A team worked 15 hours to transplant the facial skin, including the neck, nose, lips, facial muscles, arteries and nerves. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

This July 2011 handout photograph provided Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 by the Brigham and Women's Hospital shows face transplant patient Carmen Blandin Tarleton, of Thetford, Vt., before her surgery, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Tarleton underwent the face transplant surgery earlier in February. The 44-year-old Tarleton,of Thetford, Vt., was attacked by her former husband in 2007. He doused her with industrial strength lye. She suffered chemical burns over 80 percent of her body. The mother of two wrote a book about her experience that describes her recovery. (AP Photo/Brigham and Women's Hospital)

This July 2011 handout photograph provided Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 by the Brigham and Women's Hospital shows face transplant patient Carmen Blandin Tarleton, of Thetford, Vt., before her surgery, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Tarleton underwent the face transplant surgery earlier in February. The 44-year-old Tarleton,of Thetford, Vt., was attacked by her former husband in 2007. He doused her with industrial strength lye. She suffered chemical burns over 80 percent of her body. The mother of two wrote a book about her experience that describes her recovery. (AP Photo/Brigham and Women's Hospital)

This undated photograph provided by the Brigham and Women's Hospital on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 shows face transplant patient Carmen Blandin Tarleton, right, with her sister Kesstan Blandin, before she was attacked. Tarleton, 44, underwent the face transplant surgery earlier in February 2013. She was doused with industrial strength lye by her former husband in 2007 and suffered chemical burns over 80 percent of her body. The mother of two wrote a book about her experience that describes her recovery. (AP Photo/Brigham and Women's Hospital)

This February 2013 photograph provided by the Brigham and Women's Hospital shows their plastic surgery transplant team operating on Carmen Blandin Tarleton, of Thetford, Vt., at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Tarleton, 44, underwent face transplant surgery earlier this month. She was doused with industrial strength lye by her former husband in 2007 and suffered chemical burns over 80 percent of her body. The mother of two wrote a book about her experience that describes her recovery.(AP Photo/Brigham and Women's Hospital)

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, Carmen Tarleton is interviewed in her home in Thetford, Vt. Tarleton, the Vermont woman whose face was disfigured in a lye attack received a face transplant. Doctors at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital say 44-year-old Tarleton underwent the surgery earlier in February, 2013. A team worked 15 hours to transplant the facial skin, including the neck, nose, lips, facial muscles, arteries and nerves. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)