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Your nose and ears never stop growing.

Your nose and ears never stop growing.

While the rest of our body shrinks as we get older, our noses, earlobes and ear muscles keep getting bigger. That's because they're made mostly of cartilage cells, which divide more as we age.

You see, our nose and our ears are made of cartilage and while many people mistakenly believe that cartilage never stops growing, the fact is cartilage does stop growing. However, cartilage is made of collagen and other fibers that begin to break down as we age. The result is drooping.

Your nose does grow with age, but only up to a certain point. After that, it may change size and shape—not because it's growing, but because of changes to the bone, cartilage, and skin that give your nose form and structure.

Why does your nose keep growing? ... The cartilage is what continues to grow — and when the nose cartilage grows, it projects and it widens and gets longer, and then falls over, which is why you sometimes see very old people with those bigger, bulbous noses,” says Levitin.

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