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Lye Attack Survivor To Reveal New Face

A Thetford woman who was disfigured after an attack by her ex-husband is going to reveal her new face.

Carmen Blandin Tarleton, who underwent a face transplant, will speak during a press conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Wednesday.

The daughter of the donor is expected to join her at the event as well as the lead surgeon who performed the procedure.

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.

The hospital says more than 30 surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses worked for more than 15 hours to replace her skin, muscles, tendons and nerves with those of the donor.

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