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.