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Toddler, 2, Finally Loses Her Risky ‘Batman’ Birthmark After Two Years Of Surgery

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Toddler, 2, Finally Loses Her Risky ‘Batman’ Birthmark After Two Years Of Surgery

The final cosmetic surgeries will be carried out by the end of January.

Luna Tavares-Fenner was born with the condition congenital melanocytic nevus, which had covered her face with a dark blemish. Her parents, 37-Year-Old Caroline Fenner and 33-Year-Old Thiago Tavares adored their beautiful girl, but the toddler had a fair share of looks, stares, whispers, and finger-pointing. She was even called a Monster. 

Little Luna Tavares-Fenner was born with a huge nevus birthmark covering her nose and eyelids.

Particularly, Luna’s risk of skin cancer prompted her parents to seek treatment without holding back. The birthmark was at the edge of giving the toddler an increased risk of the most severe type of skin cancer named Melanoma, which can be difficult to treat, and the survival rate is low, according to MedlinePlus. 

The birthmark was dark in color and resembled a Batman mask as it covered large parts of her face.

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Yet, her parents, 37-Year-Old Caroline Fenner and 33-Year-Old Thiago Tavares, adored her.

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Thankfully, the two-year-old has been cured of the birthmark after doctors used pioneering medical methods that aren’t available in the United States, where she resides. It took two years of surgery with doctors in Russia. Her mom Caroline had been faced with a tough decision when people told her she was “crazy” to travel all that way to undergo the expensive treatments on Luna. 

But the toddler had a fair share of looks, stares, whispers, and finger-pointing when out in public.

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Luna, pictured here in bandages before the reveal of her new face, had even been called a Monster. 

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According to The Sun, Caroline and Thiago raised $69,700 for their daughter’s treatment at a clinic in Krasnodar, a Russian city close to Ukraine. The couple equally had the support of a Russian donor who they have since called “Miracle.” Dr. Popov, who got to work in 2019, has no hesitation in saying the treatment was a success, and he’s delighted with the result. 

The toddler’s successful surgery occurred at a clinic in Krasnodar – a Russian city close to Ukraine.

Luna has had six operations so far. And here she is pictured before her last operation.

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“We only had six operations to remove the nevus and have succeeded in making it disappear. The main medical part of the task is done. This does not mean that we have finished treatment at all. We are letting Luna rest from her treatment, and then we will undertake the aesthetic surgeries. Dr. Popov stated. 

Here’s Luna after she began having surgery to remove the birthmark, which was at the edge of giving her a skin cancer named Melanoma.

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Dr. Popov has said that cosmetic work still needs to be undertaken.

He later aims to ensure that Luna will not have any complexes when she comes to the age where she’s concerned about her appearance. Dr. Popov added: “Luna is very loyal to us. Often there is an aversion to the medical staff. Children are afraid of doctors, but Luna brings her dolls to the appointment every time and asks me to treat their faces. I attach a plaster to the doll’s face. Luna is happy the doll is also treated. I guess the lack of pain in the treatment allows her to be so loyal.”

The surgeries for her condition include shave excision and laser, but Luna had photodynamic therapy. 

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Her mom, Caroline, has insisted that Luna is good now and her bandages are off.

Dr. Popov claimed it’s unclear how long the cosmetic part of Luna’s treatment will take due to obstacles like pandemics and visas. However, Caroline has insisted that Luna is good now and her bandages are off. The family will fly away from Russia for Christmas but will come back for the final cosmetic surgeries at the end of January. The surgeries for congenital melanocytic nevus include shave excision and laser, but Luna had photodynamic therapy. 

However, the family will return to Russia for the final cosmetic surgeries at the end of January.

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