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A Chinese Man Grew A Nose On His Forehead So That Doctors Could Transplant It On To His Face

WARNING: This post contains photos of a man with a nose on his forehead.

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This is Xiaolin, and according to Reuters, he's growing a new nose on his forehead. He lost his old nose due to a traffic accident infecting the cartilage.

The process works by placing a skin tissue expander onto his forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose, and then using cartilage from his ribs. It uses a similar technique to that of a breast implant.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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