A 22-year-old man in Fuzhou, Fujian province, identified only as Xiaolian, has a nose growing on his forehead. It's not, despite its appearance, a growth factor mis-expression. It's actually a slight modification on traditional plastic surgery techniques that may open avenues for reconstruction for individuals who have had substantial facial trauma.
Instead, they developed an innovative alternative. They inserted a skin tissue expander to his foreheard. Next, they cut it into the shape of a nose and planted cartilage from his ribs to form the structure. Essentially, this is just what they would have done to his original nose if it was not so damaged. As it is, they simply moved the classic procedure to a new place. A transplant will restore a normal-looking appearance.
According to his doctors, Xiaolian should be ready for surgery in the near future. In the meantime, I suspect he is generating a notable collection of hats.