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Man's head is expanded with a balloon the size of a grapefruit ..

  • Chris Stoyanov endured 17 years of operations to try and remove a tumour
  • Surgeons were forced to cut away 23cm of scalp to remove the lump
  • It left the 30-year-old with a huge bald patch at the front of his head
  • Plastic surgeon Niall Kirkpatrick inserted a balloon under his skin
  • It was inflated to the size of a grapefruit in six months stretching the scalp
  • Mr Stoyanov had to take care not to burst the balloon while he slept
  • Then Mr Kirkpatrick was able to cover the bald patch creating a new hairline
  • Mr Stoyanov said: 'This has really changed my life. It really is unbelievable'

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