This is an amazing story of restoring a face using surgery and prosthetics. I learned of it through the AMA News article by Carolyne Krupa: Medical team gives Oregon woman a new face.
A surgeon and two maxillofacial experts in prosthetics help a 27-year-old mother, disfigured by a shotgun blast, appear more normal to her young son.
Krupa tells the story and then links to this one:
REBUILDING CHRISSY STELTZ'S FACE: A Special Report by The Oregonian – chronicles the story from the beginning with a list of articles written through the years and a nice timeline slideshow which includes this one.
Other recent news stories regarding facial prosthetics
If you are interested in learning how to make such prosthetics, check out these sources
The Facial Prosthetics Training Program (John Hopkins)