September 26, 2013 by The ReadyWriter
Xiaolian, 22, (pictured here), has grown a new nose in an unlikely place after losing his original nose to complications following a traffic accident. The new nose he has grown, is just about ready to be transplanted, doctors told local media.
Xiaolian failed to seek medical attention for an infection that developed from his nose injury. After several months, it had corroded the cartilage, and doctors were unable to save it.
But surgeons in a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province, placed a skin tissue expander on Xiaolian’s forehead, shaping a new nose using cartilage taken from his ribs.
The new nose is in good shape, according to local media reports, and will soon be transplanted to the correct place.
Bazaar, isn’t it?