- 37 years old
- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 37-year-old man was bothered by the appearance of a small bump on his forehead; the bump which was painless and had been slowly growing over several years. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman removed this growth, which turned out to be a lipoma, through a small incision in the patient’s scalp. He is shown 2.5 months after surgery, with a great result and excellent healing progress, and with his incision hidden by hair.
This patient’s surgery was performed in the comfort and privacy of our office, with the help of by-mouth relaxing medications and laughing gas. Lipomas are benign, or non-cancerous fat growths, which typically grow slowly for years and are usually painless.
About Lipomas & Osteomas Procedures
Lipomas, osteomas, and various other “bumps” on the scalp, face, and neck are common concerns among patients who come to our practice. A lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) fatty growth which may appear on various parts of the body, face and scalp; while an osteoma is a growth of bone which can form on the forehead or skull. Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman commonly treats lipomas and osteomas as well as a variety of other bumps and cysts on the face and neck.