You’ve heard the phrase “a good head on his shoulders.” Well, how ‘bout “a good nose on his head?”

A Chinese man has a nose growing on his forehead. The man, identified as Xiaolian, suffered injuries to his nose following a car crash in the summer of 2012. He developed an infection, which destroyed the proboscis’ cartilage, rendering his whole honker useless.

Doctors decided to actually grow a new nose using cartilage from his ribs and putting it on his forehead, where it is currently growing.

Doctors say everything is going along well and that they should be able to move the nose to its proper place soon, although it’s not clear when that may be.

[Reuters]