A Chinese Man Grew A Second Nose On His Head

We take you into the medical world where there is an amazing procedure being done in China. We’ll let ABC News give you the details on this one:

The patient, identified only as Xiaolian according to Reuters, has his nose damaged from an infection following a car accident. His doctors decided the only way to reconstruct his nose was to surgically form a new one on the 22-year-old’s forehead. Dr. Patrick Byrne, the director of Facial, Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, said 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 instead of on a patient’s forehead. When the nose is transplanted, cartilage from Xiaolian’s rib will be used to give the nose added structure. Byrne said as long as Xiaolian is able to avoid complications, his new nose should work nearly as well as his original nose.“He should be able to smell, the smell receptors are pretty high in the nose,” said Bryne.

To be honest his current nose looks completely suitable if it weren’t for that other nose growing above it. Besides having every gawk at his two noses this poor guy is banned from every party for fear he might hog all the nose candy.

How long until people are growing other body parts on their forehead? Like what if a gentleman feels inadequate in the bedroom? Can you just start farming a bigger, better dong? Hooray science!

A doctor checks the infected and deformed nose of Xiaolian, before replacing it with a new nose, grown by surgeons on his forehead, at a hospital in Fuzhou