Anthropometric studies of the growth of a human ear show that at 3 years old, the length of the ear is 80% of normal adult size. By 6 years of age, the ear is 90% adult length. Therefore, based on the child’s age, the size of the opposite ear, and the size of the parents’ ears, the final adult size is estimated by your child’s surgeon, and an appropriately sized implant is made.

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