- Failed to get treatment so it became infected and cartilage was damaged
- Surgeons were unable to repair it so created a new nose on his forehead
- It was made using cartilage from his ribs and a skin tissue expander
- Surgeons are hoping to carry out transplant surgery to put it in place of his old nose soon
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.
Xiaolian, 22, had a new nose grown on his forehead after his original one was irreparably damaged in a traffic accident. The new nose was sculpted from cartilage taken from his ribs.
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.
They were left with no choice but to grow him a new nose and then to transplant it in place of his damaged one.
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