We took our healthy daughter for her 4-month checkup and half-jokingly asked the doctor whether we should be concerned about the fact her head is a bit mis-shapen. It is fairly round in the back left but the back right is noticably flatter.
To our surprise, she referred us to a cranial plastic surgeon for their opinion and so that we can "be presented with our options while its still early enough to do something"...with the most likely option being a special helmet that helps her skull to grow evenly.
We have the follow-up appointment next week where I'm hoping to get answers to these and other questions, but we'd love to hear answers/opinions from anyone else that has heard of this:
- Any risks to be aware of?
- How common is this sort of thing?
- Is there any reason to use the helmet other than cosmetic reasons?
- Will my daughter resent us for not getting the helmet for her if she has a mis-shapen head later in life?