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Noses and Ears Continue to Grow as We Age
Do you think you stopped growing at age 18? If that’s true, how come the older you get, the bigger your nose and ears seem to be? Ok, you might find some teenagers with large noses, but big ears are just not found on young people. Well, here’s the news flash: it turns out that scientists in Italy have confirmed - ears actually do grow as we age.
There's a new wrinkle in the battle against looking old: Doctors have discovered that it's not gravity that's pulling your skin down—it may be your shifting bone structure. While many think the Earth's gravitational pull is to blame for sagging facial features, researchers at Duke Medical Center have discovered that changes in the face's underlying bony structure may be the culprit. And those changes appear to occur more dramatically in women than in men. "This paradigm shift may have big implications for cosmetic eye and facial surgery," says Michael Richard, assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology and an oculoplastic surgeon at the Duke Eye Center.
Age Changes of Jaws and Soft Tissue Profile
Age-related changes of jaws and soft tissue profile are important both for orthodontists and general dentists. Behrents  reported that craniofacial growth does not stop in young adulthood but is a continuous process even into later ages. The units of change are small but change in the craniofacial skeleton has become the operational concept rather than termination of the process.
Why Is My Face Changing Shape as I Get Older?
Two decades of healthy growth, followed by four to eight decades of slow-motion physical and mental collapse—that’s life, for most of us, despite the efforts of various deluded cranks and tech billionaires. Time spares nothing, and seems particularly to have it out for our faces, paying just as much attention to skin-level deformations (worry-lines, wrinkles, tumorous outgrowths) as it does to the large-scale hollowings and saggings which, over time, change the actual shape of our faces.
When does [sic] skull stop growing?
Unlike long bones whose growth plates fuse at the end of puberty and hence why we stop growing, the same does not apply to the skull. That is why in a number of hormone diseases such as acromegaly with excess growth hormone or Padget's disease, the skull can still enlarge as an adult.
Do Our Brains Keep Growing As We Age?
Researchers once took for granted that human brains stopped growing new cells after a certain age. This is true in mice and non-human primates, and would explain why aging adults lose plasticity and other brain functions. But a growing body of research has begun to challenge this idea. The latest, reported in Cell Stem Cell this week, found evidence of new neurons and their stem cell progenitors in brains as old as 79…some with numbers of neurons on par with younger brains.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: BrianFlanders
I would be happy to touch any part of Melania
But if you look at her nose, it looks exactly like Donald's nose