One of the main flaws of the film Face/Off was of course that it tried to make us believe that our faces are just the skin and muscles; when in fact, our bone structure is at least as important a determinant of how we look. The ‘new’ face that the individual receives will also be imperfect and very different from the face of the donor. The surgery is very long and extremely complex; requiring surgeries before and after. Every blood vessel has to be precisely severed and reattached. Patrick Hardison in this image received prosthetic ears, skin grafts and underwent some 70 surgeries before he received a face transplant. So not quite Face/Off but nearer it than we would have thought possible!
This convinced me that they can’t make me look like Kim Jong Un.