A Nose Grows on One Man’s Forehead

All for a good cause, of course

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A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose.

Chinese surgeons at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian grew a new nose on a 22-year-old man’s forehead after an accident left his original one unusable, Reuters reports.

Xiaolian had sustained injuries to his original nose after a traffic accident, which led to a severe infection and deformity.

To craft the new appendage, doctors took cartilage from Xiaolian’s ribs and implanted it under skin tissue on his forehead. When finished growing later this month, the nose will be transplanted to its proper place.

In January, British doctors grew a nose on a man’s arm after he lost his original to cancer.

[Yahoo!]

19 comments
CarolineRichards
CarolineRichards

Why did they grow it on his FOREHEAD? Why not his back or something where it can't be seen

seperry1
seperry1

So where will they grow him a new forehead, after they move the nose?  By the way, that's one big nose!

PeesNSync
PeesNSync

There is a nose in Chinese Harlem

A nose that grows in Chinese Harlem...

BobbyEspedilla
BobbyEspedilla

After the new grown nose transplanted, it will continue to grow :(

JoshuaOzersky
JoshuaOzersky

This story should include the fact that it will eventually be moved to its proper place. I doubt this was just because it would look cool.


GlendaKFralin
GlendaKFralin

So do they do surgery to place the nose in it's proper position on the face?


Kappo_RDM
Kappo_RDM

That's awesome. Once we can regrow a missing nose where a nose is supposed to go it will be perfect. 

Josbo77
Josbo77

Okay, this may explain why David Letterman had his lips surgically attached to Obama's ass . . .

JayDowd
JayDowd

@JoshuaOzersky "When finished growing later this month, the nose will be transplanted to its proper place."  Clear to me the article stated just that.