Prior Unsatisfactory Ear Reconstruction: Case 1 This handsome 8-year old boy from Florida came to us because him and his family were unsatisfied with the outcome of his ear reconstruction. They were unhappy about the lack of definition and projection of the ear. He had 5 rib surgeries starting at age 5. At age 8, he came to us and in a single surgery, we removed the rib cartilage ear, replaced it with a Medpor ear and constructed a canal since he was a good candidate for hearing restoration. The boy and his family are very happy.