Plastic surgeon regrows ear for Michigan girl

Plastic surgery can be truly amazing. For a Michigan girl who was mauled by a raccoon as a tiny baby, a plastic surgeon has created a new ear by taking rib cartilage, then implanting it in her arm to allow skin to grow.

When Charlotte Ponce was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying much of her face and taking her ear.  She has already had her nose, cheek, and upper lip reconstructed. The article reports that Charlotte is especially excited to wear “flashy earrings.”

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