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Charla Nash's New Face: Chimp Attack Victim Reveals New Post-Surgery Face On 'Today' (PHOTO)


First Posted: 08/11/11 08:43 AM ET Updated: 10/11/11 06:12 AM ET

Charla Nash, the woman who was horrifically mauled by a chimp in early 2009, is showing her new face for the first time on NBC's "Today" Thursday.

Nash, who is usually seen with a veil, showed the awful damage that a 200-pound chimp had done to her face when she revealed it on "Oprah" in 2009. The chimp, which was owned by a friend of Nash's, tore off her nose, hands, eyelids and lips.

Nash received a groundbreaking face transplant in Boston in May 2011. On Thursday, "Today" ran exclusive photos and video of Nash discussing the transplant, and her family sat down live with Ann Curry.

If the picture below is any indication, the transformation that the surgery has made to Nash's face is remarkable.

Below, see a photo of Nash's new, post-surgery face.

NASH UNDER THE VEIL:

NASH'S PRE-SURGERY FACE:

NASH'S POST-SURGERY FACE:

Watch a report about the transplant:

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