He's now in the process of getting eight false teeth implanted into his mouth, and he'll have a new set of dentures, too.
"I'm going to have all my teeth," Maki, 63, said Thursday. "I'm looking forward to eating a lot of things -- like I have to eat stuff that's really soft. Once I get the teeth in, I can eat whatever. Cashews. Whatever I like."
He says he can't wait to eat a rib-eye steak.
Maki is also making facial expressions again. He says he has his good days and bad days. He's taken up the game of bridge at his local senior center.
Surgery: March 2011
Dallas Wiens underwent the first full facial transplant in the United States. When Wiens was painting his church as a volunteer in November 2008, his head got too close to a high-voltage power line. He lost almost his entire face from the burns.
Doctors kept Wiens in a medically induced coma for 90 days. In March 2011, he received a new face in a 15-hour procedure at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
"When I woke up, and I was able to feel I had features again -- eyes and a nose and a mouth -- I even said out loud that this could not be medically possible," Wiens said in May 2011. "But here I am today."
Wiens recently married Jamie Nash, a woman who suffered burns on more than 70% of her body after a car crash.
"Our love is deep and strong, and together we will achieve greatness," Nash wrote on the Jamie Nash TXT L8R Foundation website.
Surgery: April 2011
Mitch Hunter suffered significant injuries in a 2001 car accident, in which he received a severe shock from a high-voltage electrical wire.
The Indiana man was the second full-face transplant recipient in the United States.
A 14-hour surgery gave Hunter a nose, eyelids and facial animation muscles and nerves, Brigham and Women's Hospital said.
In most of his face, Hunter now has near-normal sensation. His speech has continued to improve.
"Mitch reports that he is very happy with both the aesthetic and the functional outcomes of his operation, and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family and friends," the hospital said in a statement. "He recently has taken on active pursuits, including running and training for endurance races. He also has a job in his home state of Indiana and is planning to obtain a degree in information systems."
Surgery: May 2011