You may need to suspend belief for this story! The MailOnline is carrying a report about a man who has grown a new nose on his forehead..
The full story is that the man, who has only been named as Xiaolian,22, had to have a temporary replacement for his original nose which was infected and deformed. The procedure is said to have been carried out at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province.
It seems that he damaged his nose in a traffic accident in August 2012 but simply did not attempt to seek any form of medical treatment. Consequently, an infection corroded the cartilage leaving the surgeons unable to repair it.
They were left with no alternative but to grow him a new nose and then to transplant it in place of his damaged one. They managed to create the new nose by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead.
This was then formed into the shape of a nose and was supported by cartilage taken from the man’s ribs. The Surgeons say that they are satisfied with the way the new nose has developed and that they plan to carry out the transplant surgery in the near future.
Photos of the man with a nose appearing to grow out of his forehead have gone viral on the internet according to reports.
Well, if nothing else, it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “nose job!”