22-year-old, Xiaolian, neglected his nasal trauma following a traffic accident that took place in August 2012.
After several months his ignorance resulted in infecting and corroding the cartilage of his nose, making it impossible for the doctors to treat it but doctors being doctors had a marvelous plan to fix it.
Surgeons at a hospital in Fuzhou, China, instead of giving up came up with an idea of growing a new nose on Xiaolian’s forehead. It may sound strange but they actually succeeded in doing so. Here’s the photo.
This new nose on Xiaolian’s forehead will now be transplanted to replace the original one. It is grown by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian's forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs.
The surgeons said that the new nose is in good shape and the transplant surgery could be performed soon.
We know that doctors all round the world have been performing similar procedures and transplants but stories like this never fail to surprise us.
One simply can’t help but ponder over the wonders of medical science.