Just wanted to say hi and introduce ourselves! I have a 8 mos old daughter, Jillian, who has a hemangioma on the right side of her face - although not huge (its in my pictures), its still unsightly and gets similar stares as others. Luckily she’s a happy, lovely baby
We have seen a few specialists and are considering surgery. Some drs we see say ‘Wait it out’, they do NOT recommend surgery, saying it will go down on its own (idea being why give her a surgery scar for no reason, etc). However, our dermatologist, and the hemangioma specilists we saw (Waner/Levitin) in NYC say there will still be scarring/extra skin/leftover marks once it does go down on its ownanyway. Which could be when she’s 2, or 5, who knows? And the surgery scar should heal well, being that she is so young.
We made an appt for surgery the middle of Sept w/ Dr Waner. We liked him and esp. Dr Levitin a lot and know they would probably do a great job. Does anyone have any advice for undergoing this?
Hubby is reserved about putting Jillian through surgery if it will go down/look better on its own, but I’m leaning towards the ‘why wait and put her through the social/physical agony, just do it now’ train of thought. The hemangioma is the kind with both the raised red mark, and the swelling/bruising underneath.
Well, thanks for listening! I hope you are all doing well with your special babies!