American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Plastic Surgery for a Brain Tumor

Erin had a brain tumor, so she saw a plastic surgeon. Not a typical story, but one that saved Erin from potential facial paralysis. Instead of pulling down Erin's face to remove the tumor, the plastic surgeon created a bone window to remove the tumor. Then the scar was hidden within her eyebrow.

She was confronted with a surgery that may have made her incapable of expressing happiness or sadness. Now she looks like her children's mother, her parents' daughter and the person she knows herself to be.

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