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ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- A 12-year-old girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby now has a new ear growing on her arm.

This week, the plastic surgeon who shaped her new ear with cartilage from her ribs and then implanted it on her arm to help the skin grow, will take the ear out of Charlotte Ponce's arm and put it in the right spot.

The procedure is expected to take eight hours.

So far, Charlotte has had her nose, cheeks and lips rebuilt.

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