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Old 12-14-2008, 02:41 AM
la4mara la4mara is offline
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Thumbs up Successful nasal hemangioma removal

I wanted to share our story with the rest of the group; our 18 months old daughter developed a nose tip hemangioma at 3 months. After many months of desperation and research, we found a very experienced pediatric surgeon -Dr. William Hoffman- in San Francisco @ UCSF who had lots of experience with facial hemangioma removals. We decided to proceed with the surgery and were trying to find the perfect time for it -after the hemangioma stopped growing (about 9 months and before our daughter would start walking (thus falling and her nose and messing up the "nose job"). The surgery was performed June 07. It took about 1.5 hours and we were able to go home right after. The recovery was rough and nerve wrecking (watching her 24/7 and making sure she would not bump her nose, sleep on it, etc). The stiches healed really quickly. After about 1 month, the incision had almost disappeared. The swelling took about 5 months to subside. Now, at 6 months nobody can tell that she ever had any kind of surgery or hemangioma. It was a hard decision to subject our child to the surgery for "aesthetic reasons", but we are extremely happy with the result. Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions. Larissa -Maya's mother-
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