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Aging men

09/04/2001

Question:

Is it true that the ear lobes and noses of men continue to lengthen with age?

Answer:

I have never heard of this occurring but some minimal elongation is theoretically possible as tissues become more lax and from years of gravity exposure.

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Response by:

Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG
Assistant Director
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Steven Bartz, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati