The evolution of Aesha – Aesha Mohammadzai is transforming both physically and emotionally. Six months into multistage reconstructive surgery, she's on her way to having the nose she's wanted since she was disfigured and left for dead in Afghanistan. These photos were taken before her latest surgery in December 2012.
The evolution of Aesha – Her ears, which were also cut off by her Taliban husband and in-laws, will be reconstructed after her nose is completed.
The evolution of Aesha – Scars on her left arm show where doctors took tissue that was then transplanted onto her face. Her emotional scars are also healing, and she's learning to trust in new ways.
The evolution of Aesha – On Monday, she will undergo the next dramatic surgery in a process she's not ashamed to show off.