A man left with a disfigured mouth after wolf attack when he was a child is to receive corrective surgery 56 years later.
Wu Xiuyou, 65, from Datang village in south-west China's mountainous Guizhou Province, was attacked by a wolf when he was 11.
The animal effectively ripped off his mouth and he was left disfigured and only able to eat liquid food.
Due to his appearance he never went to school, never got married, never got a job and lives by himself.
Surgeon Doctor Chen Fei, who will carry out the corrective procedure, said: 'The patient's mouth is all missing, the jaws are distorted.