PHOTO:New nose created on forehead of a patient to replace old one

A new nose has been grown by surgeons on a patient’s forehead, so it can be transplanted to replace his original one. Xiaolian, 22, didn’t look after his badly damaged nose following a traffic accident in August, 2012. The infection corroded the cartilage of his nose, making it impossible for surgeons to fix it. They then decided to grow him a new one at a hospital in Fuzhou in Fujian province, China. It was grown by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting cartilage taken from his ribs. The surgeons said that the new nose is in good shape and the transplant surgery could be performed soon.
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