What is FIL?


Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis, or FIL,

also known as Congenital Infiltrating Lipomatosis of the Face, is a rare, noninherited overgrowth condition affecting one side of the face. A diagnosis on the PIK3CA Related Overgrowth Spectrum.


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Main characteristics of

Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis - FIL

  • Facial asymmetry apparent at birth with one cheek larger than the other. 
  • Enlargement of the facial skeleton espicially the cheek bone and jaw on the affected side.
  • Early eruption of oversized teeth on affected side.


Full overview of FIL here.

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We have an active private Facebook group. A group solely for individuals with Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis and their parents/partners. 

We want you to know that you are not alone. Read our letter to those who have recently been diagnosed with Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis.

Read blogs by individuals affected by Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis. 

Informational brochures for kids. One about Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis (FIL) and one about PIK3CA Related Overgrowth Spectrum (PROS). You can find them both here. Italian versions is available.

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Make a difference for all affected with FIL and other PROS associated conditions by participating in our international patient registry. Read more here.

Advances made in precision medicine offer new hope to those affected by FIL and PROS conditions. We wish to make a difference and support this important research! 100% of proceeds will benefit research into FIL and PROS.

As a nonprofit we are also eligable to receive donations through Facebook fundraisers.


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About WonderFIL smiles

A global community for those affected by Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis

Our FIL community started in 2017 as a group on Facebook. We lovingly named our group WonderFIL smiles inspired by the popular book Wonder and the unique smiles of those affected by FIL.

As of January 2020 WonderFIL smiles is a registered non-profit organization, headquartered in Norway and run on a voluntary basis. If you have questions or are in need of support, please don't hesitate to contact us


We aim to support people with FIL & their families, and to empower them with information, knowledge and connectivity.

Linda Roeksund

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Founder & Chairwoman

"My hope is for WonderFIL smiles to be what I wished had existed when my baby got her FIL diagnosis. Where those affected can get the information they seek and need and most importantly, to connect with other FIL patients and families, people who can genuinely say; I understand."

- Linda Roeksund

This website is intended to connect families and people with Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis (FIL), share experiences, provide information and support.

It is not intended for medical diagnostic use or to replace medical consultation. No images on this website may be used or reproduced.  

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