Sports journalist Tim Layden, who sustained multiple sunburns as a child and teenager, lost a substantial part of his nose to basal cell carcinoma. Plastic surgeon Adam Kolker used tissue from Layden's forehead to rebuild the tissue removed during a six-stage Mohs micrographic procedure. Kolker grew the nasal tissue graft for six weeks in its original location on Layden's forehead before transplanting it to rebuild a functional nose and nasal passage.

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