MP youngster breathes new zest for life after nose job

Indore, July 3 (IANS) A youngster in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh breathes a new zest for life after a team of Indore surgeons successfully operated on him to fix a new nose on his face.

The new organ was made entirely from body tissue and cartilage harvested from 12-year-old Arun Patel’s own body.

Arun was forced to put up with rather grotesque looks ever since his nose tissues began to waste due to a disease at the age of three months.

The youngster, a resident of Matana village, was brought to Indore by his family members around a year back for nose reconstruction surgery.

Doctors first cultivated extra tissues on the youngster’s forehead for nearly three months and harvested a piece of cartilage from his chest area to forge a new nose.

Once a normal nose was grown on Arun’s forehead, it was transplanted on his face at its proper place.

The whole process took around a year, said Dr Ashwani Das who was a member of the medical team that treated the youngster.

–IANS

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