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A man who has a nose grown on his forehead

Can you imagine a man who has a nose grown on his forehead? I don’t think you might have ever thought of it. But here’s a real man who had a new nose grown on his forehead. A Chinese man, Xiaolian, went through a weird experience of having a forehead nose after having severely damaged his original nose in a car accident in 2012. Because the cartilage in the nose was destroyed, doctors found that it’s impossible to repair his original nose.

So that the doctors came up with the idea to grow the new nose by placing a skin tissue expander on his forehead to create the shape, and planted cartilage from his ribs to produce the structure under the supervision of Dr. David Cangello, a plastic surgeon at Lenox Hill hospital, New York. Dr. David Cangello stated that “We typically take cartilage from the rib, and we put it right where the nose structure would already be, and we bring the skin flap over it and cover it.” Xiaolian's new nose was created by medical staff at hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province.

Shehan Hettiaratchy, who is a Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Imperial College, said that, "The forehead is a traditional place to get extra tissue from to rebuild a nose. The skin from there is a good match for nose skin. Most importantly, the forehead skin can be moved to the nose and keep its blood supply, which is essential otherwise the skin would die." Doctors said the Xiaolian's nose will be most vulnerable during the 18 months after it is transplanted. But now his new nose is ready for transplant surgery in the near future.

Source: Incrediblez

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