Val Blunden had the base of her mouth and jaw destroyed by malignancy over two years prior.
The 55-year-old was left unfit to eat, drink and talk, taking early retirement from her activity as a postwoman.
Known as diversion osteogenesis, the procedure has been around for various years yet never been utilized as a part of along these lines, Dilip Srinivasan, maxillofacial specialist at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, said.
A casing worked at Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham has gone about as “framework”, and since a task in January the jaw has grown 9cm.
It is trusted the last surgery to expel the casing will happen in May.
Ms Blunden, from Wolverhampton, first found a protuberance underneath her tongue in January 2015 and following diagnosis has had glands, jaw, bring down lip and part of her tongue expelled.
“Having lived like this for a long time I’d started to acknowledge this is the means by which life would have been, yet now I’m quite a lot more cheerful for an alternate future,” she said.
“At the point when there’s no jaw, there’s no shape to take after, and if there’s no shape to take after everything will develop in a straight line.”