His face transplant cost an arm and a leg.
The groundbreaking procedure to give Cameron Underwood a new mug has cost $ 1.5 million to date, according to NYU Langone Health, which performed the operation.
Medical officials told The Post that almost one-third of the cost was covered by regular insurance, and the additional funding — which went toward clinical care and research associated with the transplant — was provided by a grant from the Department of Defense, “as well as support from NYU Langone Health.”
Doctors hope that the operations in the future will become less expensive and more mundane.
“I’d like to say that there have been so many amazing advances in surgery,” Underwood said Thursday at a press conference. “I’m living proof of that.”