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Plastic Surgery Boy gets new nose on forehead after suffering from pneumonia

The boy, Arun Patel had his nose damaged and disfigured when he suffered from pneumonia as a baby, BBC reports.

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The boy's nose was badly damaged after getting pneumonia when he was a baby play

The boy's nose was badly damaged after getting pneumonia when he was a baby

(BBC)

Doctors in India have replaced a 12-year-old boy's nose which was badly damaged with a new one which was grown on his forehead.

The boy, Arun Patel had his nose damaged and disfigured when he suffered from pneumonia as a baby, BBC reports.

His parents took him to a doctor in their village in the central state of Madhya Pradesh but his condition became worse.

Ten years later, a team of doctors in Indore city agreed to conduct a four-phased plastic surgery to give Arun a new nose.

play Boy gets new nose on forehead (BBC)

 

The entire operation took a year to finish, Dr Ashwini Dash, who led the surgical team, told BBC.

He said he was "confident that the new nose would work properly like his other organs".

A silicon "tissue expander" was put on the boy’s forehead to make space to grow a new nose. Then a special chemical was injected to make the tissues expand, doctors explained.

Then a cartilage was taken from his chest to create a new nose, which grew on his forehead over three months.

The doctors removed the artificial nose in the third phase and implanted it on his face. His forehead was subsequently repaired.

In 2013, a similar operation was carried out in China where a man who had damaged his nose in a traffic accident was given a new one.

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