Washington. (EFE) .- The images of the new face of Charla Nash, American women put a face transplant after being brutally attacked by her neighbor's chimpanzee in 2009, first spread. The footage, released initially on the Today Show on NBC, Nash, 57, appears with a face of near-normal traits, which are seen new lips and a new nose.Nash was badly injured by the pet of his neighbor, a chimpanzee named "Travis" that the woman lunged and ripped his face, causing the loss of the lips, nose, eyes and hands. Doctors who treated Nash at Brigham & Women's in Boston (Massachusetts) consider it a "miracle" he survived the attack, claiming that his transplant, performed in May in an operation that lasted twenty hours, has been a is experiencing significant success and progress.Although still weak, Nash is able to eat certain foods you are sensitive to the jaw and begins to regain a sense of smell, in addition to some gestures and expressions. "It's good to see progress so quickly, new hope has begun," said his daughter Briana to Today Show.While Nash's face is gradually improving, another hand transplant was not as successful, but the woman and her family rely on a new attempt in the future.