A Chinese man whose nose was damaged by infection is receiving groundbreaking treatment by his doctors, who are "growing" a second one on his forehead.
The 22-year-old patient, identified only as Xiaolian, had his nose damaged permanently from an infection he suffered following a car accident.
His doctors decided the only way to reconstruct his nose was to surgically form a new one on his forehead, where it will match the tissue of his face.
Tissue expanders were placed under the skin and then cut to resemble a nose. According to news reports, doctors expect to implant the new nose soon.
Forehead skin is used to help reform noses because it is the closest match to skin on the nose. However, usually the nose is reformed during surgery.