My birth was complicated and when the midwife noticed my heart rate was dipping and not recovering they realised they needed to get me out quickly and had to perform a cesarean. It was a real emergency and they didn't have time to give my mum an epidural so that she could be awake during the birth. They had to put her under general anaesthetic, which I have found out is quite unusual.
The doctor who made the incision in my mum's stomach cut my face at the same time. Maybe it was because it was such an emergency but I have met someone else who has a similar scar on their cheek because of the same reason. It could well happen all the time.
The scar has never bothered me and it is actually something I forget about. When I look in the mirror I never see it, even though it is visible. It's only when I meet someone new that they might ask me about it and it reminds me that it’s there. That happens a lot less these days because people don’t tend to ask such personal questions as you get older. I like having it. My mum has always said how it suits me and how lucky I was that the doctor didn’t get my eye.