Chinese Doctors Grow New Nose On Man's Forehead After Traffic Accident

A new nose has been grown on a man’s forehead in Fuzhou, China, according to Reuters.

The man, named Xiaolian, had neglected an injury to his nose after a traffic accident in August 2012. Doctors had no choice but to grow a new nose to replace the damaged cartilage in the old.

According to Reuters, the nose was grown by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs. Doctors say the nose is in good shape and the surgery to transplant it should take place soon.

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