Doctors Reshape 2-Year-Old's Face With 3D Printing!

by Raymond Dipasupil April 10, 2015

Six months after 3D printing helped surgeons reshape her face, a 2-year-old girl is reportedly “smiling and laughing” again as she gambols along the road to recovery.

Violet Pietrok’s family told ABC News that she is doing “fantastic” post-surgery.

"She’s taking it all in stride,” mom Alicia Taylor said.

Violet was born with a rare deformity called a Tessier facial cleft. Her eyes were set very far apart on her face, she had no cartilage in her nose and a large growth over her left eye. As The New York Times explained in a January report, the bones that typically bond to form the fetal face did not join together properly in Violet’s case.

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