After suffering severe nasal trauma in a 2012 car accident, a Chinese man known as ”Xiaolian”, 22, opted to forego suggested corrective surgery for alternative care due to financial reasons—a decision he would later regret.
Xiaolian’s financial-friendly recovery took a turn for the worse when the cartilage in his nose deteriorate from infection; leaving doctors at Xiehe Hospital in Fuzhou City, China no choice but to attempt a world’s first—grow a brand new nose on Xiaolian’s forehead using a tissue expander and cartilage taken from his ribs.
After nine months of carrying a nose on his forehead, doctors are ready to deliver Xiaolian’s new nose to his proper place.
“We have gone through the hardest step and now it is not difficult to carry out transplant surgery,” said Guo Zhihui, Director of Plastic Surgery Department of Xiehe Hospital Affiliated to Fujian Medical University.
Xiaolian will start a normal life once a successful surgery is done.
Why did they have to grow the nose on his forehead??? Like why not grow the nose on his leg?