Meet the boy who was given ' devil horns' to remove birthmark!

Sep 23, 2011, 11:11 IST | ANI

A five-year old Brit boy received a bully-free life when doctors removed an unwanted red scar from his forehead by a surgical procedure that stretched the 'normal' skin on his forehead

The doctors implanted two tissue expanders under the skin, which gradually inflated to look like two perfect devil's horns. And after four months, the implants were removed and the blemish was cut out, allowing the new skin to be stitched together.

George Ashman was born in 2006 with a haemangioma birthmark - made up of bright, soft lumps of abnormal blood vessels.

"When I first saw the implants in place I was speechless," the Sun quoted proud mother Karen as saying.

"They were larger than I expected - and placed on either side of his tiny head looked like horns!

"My cute, angel-faced baby looked like the devil! Like Frankenstein! They didn't look nice at all.

"But I'm really proud of the strength he has shown through all of this. He has never let it hold him back," she added.

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