Chinese Woman To Get New Nose, Lips Which Surgeons Grew On Her...

Chinese Woman To Get New Nose, Lips Which Surgeons Grew On Her Chest

By Wires | The Trent on April 11, 2017
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FILE: A patient awaits surgery to have an ear, which was grown on his arm, transplanted to his head at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in Shaanxi province on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Ruan Banhui/ China Daily

In six months,  a 27-year-old woman Jin Qi is expected to have a nose and a mouth after losing them 25 years ago, thanks to a revolutionary reconstruction surgery by Chinese surgeons in Shanghai and a process that allows the cultivation of the facial parts on the woman’s chest.

Jin underwent a surgery lasting more than 10 hours on Monday to have her missing facial organs reshaped.

Jin is scheduled to receive four surgeries to get a new nose and mouth, according to Li Qingfeng, team leader for her rehabilitation and reconstruction, from the Ninth People’s Hospital affiliated to the School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Li’s team applied a concept and technology of “repairing” to cultivate nose and upper lip tissues on the patient’s chest area for transplant. Li’s solution allows Jin to depend on herself instead of a face transplant from someone else, which was seen as a major breakthrough in the field.

Jin suffered a high fever and a rare sepsis at the age of one. Born in a remote village in Yunxi County, Shiyan City in central China’s Hubei Province, Jin and her family did not have access to adequate medical information and service. Unfortunately Jin lost her nose, lips and the facial organization around them.

Monday’s surgery aimed to expand the flap and correct maxillary deformities.

Li’s team applied a concept and technology of “repairing” to cultivate nose and upper lip tissues on the patient’s chest area for transplant.

Li’s solution allows Jin to depend on herself instead of a face transplant from someone else, which was seen as a major breakthrough in the field.

This article originally appeared in China Daily.

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