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The man, who has only been named as Xiaolian, had the treatment to create a replacement for his original nose which was infected and deformed.
The procedure was carried out at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province.
The 22-year-old 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.
A doctor checks the infected and deformed nose of Xiaolian, before replacing it with a new nose, grown by surgeons on his forehead …
They 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.
They had no choice but to grow a new nose.