When You See What Doctors Extracted From This Woman’s Face, Your Jaw Will Drop

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32-year-old Karla Flores was living a fairly normal life as a seafood vendor in the city of Sinaola in northwestern Mexico. But then, one morning, everything changed.

The day started like any other. The sun was out, the market was crowded, and it was hot. Suddenly, there was an explosion. The mother of three turned around to see what happened and was struck in the face by something. The next thing Flores knew, she was in the hospital with a grenade stuck in her face.

A passerby took the unconscious and severely wounded Flores to the hospital. When she arrived, doctors saw there was an object lodged in the right side of her face, but they had no idea what it was.

A passerby took the unconscious and severely wounded Flores to the hospital. When she arrived, doctors saw there was an object lodged in the right side of her face, but they had no idea what it was.

Luckily, military personnel present at the hospital were able to identify the object as a grenade fired from a grenade launcher. Thankfully, the doctors learned this before they began operating.

The grenade was still live and could detonate, killing everything in a 32-foot radius, if it was improperly handled. Doctors first isolated Flores while they decided what to do.

The grenade was still live and could detonate, killing everything in a 32-foot radius, if it was improperly handled. Doctors first isolated Flores while they decided what to do.

The head of the hospital asked for volunteers for the operation to remove the grenade. Four doctors came forward.

Along with two military explosives experts, the four volunteers took Flores to an open field for the operation, just in case something went wrong. The long and tedious surgery was ultimately a success and the grenade was removed from Flores” face.

Along with two military explosives experts, the four volunteers took Flores to an open field for the operation, just in case something went wrong. The long and tedious surgery was ultimately a success and the grenade was removed from Flores

Despite the initial success of the surgery, Flores still has a long road to recovery. In addition to the large facial scar, she lost half of her teeth because of the incident. Doctors say it will take at least three more years worth of surgery for her to make a full recovery.

Despite the initial success of the surgery, Flores still has a long road to recovery. In addition to the large facial scar, she lost half of her teeth because of the incident. Doctors say it will take at least three more years worth of surgery for her to make a full recovery.

(source: Gizmodo, ElUniversalTV)

Those are some very heroic doctors. Knowing that one wrong move could have killed them and their patient instantly, but still trying anyway – that is true bravery.

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