Doctors grow new nose on man’s forehead

Here’s a story about a Chinese man who’s nose got infected and deformed, so doctors grew him a new one on his forehead. And now it’s ready for transplant. 

Neat.

You have to click that above link to see pictures, since I can’t steal them from Reuters.

The 22-year-old man, identified as Xiaolian, was in a traffic accident in 2012, as a result of which his nose was damaged. He didn’t seek treatment and I guess things got bad and now they’re making him a new one, sculpted from cartilage taken from his ribs. A skin tissue expander was also involved. 

“Doctors say that they will soon be able to carry out a transplant operation to replace the damaged nose with the newly grown one.”

I guess the lesson here is, if you damage your nose in a traffic accident, you should seek help, but if you don’t, there are some doctors in China who can grow you a new one.

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