Chinese man has new nose grown on his forehead

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A Chinese man has had a new nose grown on his forehead following a traffic accident last year.

These astonishing pictures show Xiaolian, 22, at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province, as doctors check on his progress ahead of transplant surgery.

The patient underwent the unusual procedure after he neglected nasal trauma treatment following a traffic accident in August 2012.

Doctors had to take the extreme measure after an infection corroded the cartilage of his original nose, making it impossible for surgeons to fix it.

The new nose is grown by placing a skin tissue expander onto his 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, local media reported.