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Surgeon in China 'grows' nose on man's forehead
Surgeon in China 'grows' nose on man's forehead

Images of an expertly sculpted nose on a Chinese man's forehead may be shocking to many, but plastic surgeons say the use of forehead tissue for nasal reconstructive surgery dates back thousands of years. The practice of using flaps of tissue from both the forehead and cheek to reconstruct a severed nose was begun in ancient India, where facial disfigurement served as a form of punishment, according to Dr. Robert X. Murphy, president elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. "They were very far advanced in using the forehead skin to refashion a semblance of a nose," Murphy said. The Sushruta Samhita, a Sanskrit text, described the surgical tools, herbs and...

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