Doctors Grow Face On Electrocuted Man's Chest

Doctors Grow Face On Electrocuted Man's Chest

Chinese doctors are growing a new face for a man after electrocution left his head severely disfigured.

Several months ago, Yan Jianbin, who works as a technician, literally lost his face after he opened the door of a high-voltage transformer to peer inside. The man was immediately electrocuted and suffered a powerful shock.

Since then Jianbin has no right eye and nose. But there is still hope for him as doctors attempt to create him a new face. Six months ago they stretched the skin on the left side of his chest and created a head-shaped mound.

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The skin was expanded by injecting saline water into the his chest and now it's almost ready for surgeons to create new facial features for Yan. The whole process will take at least two years.

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First surgeons will have to reattach his new face to his damaged skin. Then they will use the man's  rib cartilage and newly created skin to form his new nose. The next phase is creating blood vessels and arteries.

And the semi-final stage is the face transplantation, while the last phase will involve details carving to finish the process, and fine-tune Yan's new facial features.


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