Man grows new nose on his forehead
A Chinese man whose nose was badly damaged in a road accident has had a new one grown on his forehead.
The 22-year-old man, named only as Xiaolian by local media, damaged his nose in a traffic accident in August 2012 but failed to seek treatment.
As a result, an infection corroded the cartilage leaving the surgeons unable to repair it.
Doctors at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province, were left with no choice but to grow him a new nose and then to transplant it in place of his damaged one.
The nose was created by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian's forehead.
This was cut into the shape of a nose and was supported by cartilage taken from the man's ribs.
Surgeons say that the nose has developed well and that the transplant surgery will be carried out soon.