A man in China was in a bad accident that left him in need of a new nose. Doctors are grafting a nose for the man on his forehead, which looks just as strange as it sounds. However, once the nose is grown, it will be transplanted to its "normal" location and should function (and look) like any ordinary nose.
As odd as this story is, it's equally amazing. With the latest advances in medicine and technology, doctors are able to do some amazing things. There are a lot of benefits about using a person's own body to create an extremity and there are less chances of the body rejecting the part once it's transplanted.
This man suffered severe injury to his face (particularly to his nose) but in the near future he will have a functioning nose and will be able to put a lot of this behind him.
© Effie Orfanides 2013