Doctors grown 2nd nose on man's forehead

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:01 AM

FUJIAN PROVINCE, China – Modern medicine has come a long way and now a man in China has grown a new nose on his forehead.

This is not a birth defect – the nose is right where it's supposed to be. Doctors are growing a second nose because the man’s original was damaged in an accident and got infected.

A tissue expander, shaped like a nose, was put under the forehead.

It's almost fully developed and will be transplanted soon.

The second nose was placed on the forehead because the facial tissue is similar, and the abundance of blood vessels there fully feed the new tissue.

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