Does a surgically constructed ear grow?

Ears created from the person’s own rib cartilage are alive but there is no evidence that they grow.

Ear frameworks made from plastic/Medpor obviously can’t grow because they are not alive. However, whether the ear grows or not is not important because a normal ear is close to its full, adult size at around 5-6 years of age which means that an adult size ear can be constructed without worrying about future growth.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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