Patient Info

Gender:
Female
Age:
37 years old
Surgeon:
Dr. Inessa Fishman

Description

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.

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.

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