Doctors Create New Ear for Girl Mauled by Raccoon

Michigan surgeons will carve cartilage from Charlotte Ponce's ribs in the shape of an ear for later implant.
0:55 | 04/15/14

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After eleven -- here's a little girl and royal -- Michigan is getting her life back. Charlotte -- -- face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was just three months old and now eleven year old has undergone a number of reconstructive surgeries. The next been a unique operation to rebuild a missing -- year. So what -- you gonna do here we need to create a framework. And we need to put that framework and the need a good area -- scheme that allowed a framework to stay. And become part of her body. To build that framework plastic surgeons are going to take cartilage from Charlotte's ribs in the shape of the near. And implanted under her forearm and about eight weeks that cartilage we'll be sound on -- had. Charlotte says she is looking forward to finally getting her ears pierced and has already picked out some earrings.

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