Xiaolian growing his own nose, courtesy of medicaldaily.com
The idea of growing a nose using an individual's limb is not unheard of as a British man who lost his nose to caner, grew a new one on his forearm. Professor Seifalian not only added the British man in growing a synthetic nose but is a specialist in nanocomposite materials which was used to grow the first synthetic windpipe transplanted into a patient in 2011.
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In 9 months time will the nose be ready to transplant. Xiaolian can go back to living a normal life once successful surgery has been completed.