The Rare Norm a couple of months ago Share Tweet Pin Share In this context, I don’t think it’s that creepy. OP said it was a “head reconstruction” (on a small baby, no less) which sounds like it was probably a pretty major project for the surgeon. I can imagine he probably spent an inordinate amount of time examining that patient’s head and facial structure (externally, and the scans) and since it was on a baby, he probably had to consider how the reconstruction would hold up as the kid grew, too. After all that, the surgeon may have known that baby’s structure even better than the kid’s own parents at that stage. Plus if it’s a memorable surgery for him, it’s not strange for him to take pride in it. Pretty wild that he could pick out a patient ten years later, after only seeing the patient as an infant. Though I guess that would go to show how significant that patient and surgery was for him.