- 37 years old
- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 37-year-old woman was bothered by a bump on her left forehead, above her brow. She has had this for 10+ years; and the bump has grown slowly. Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman diagnosed her with a lipoma, or a benign fatty growth under the skin, and removed this bump with a minor surgical procedure. The patient had her treatment awake and relaxed with by-mouth medications and laughing gas, in the comfort of our office. Her scar is carefully hidden in her hair, to avoid visible scarring on her face. The patient is shown 1 month after surgery, with a great treatment outcome and excellent healing.
A lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) fatty growth which may appear on various parts of the body, face, and scalp. The most common soft tissue tumor, a lipoma is a slow-growing collection of fat cells enclosed in a thin, fibrous capsule or covering of connective tissue. A lipoma usually feels like a soft of doughy lump which can be moved around under the skin. Lipomas are usually painless, but can bother patients with their bump-like appearance.