- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 58-year-old gentleman was bothered by a bump on his forehead. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman diagnosed the bump as an osteoma (a benign bone growth) and removed the bump with a minor surgical procedure performed in the comfort of our clinic, with the patient awake and numbed with injectable numbing medicine. The patient’s scar is hidden within his forehead wrinkle for best scar camouflage. He is shown with a great treatment outcome at 3 months after his surgery.
Osteomas are typically slow-growing, painless bumps that develop due to genetics or trauma. They can develop within the sinus, or on the forehead or bony skull. They mostly bother patients with their appearance, and rarely if ever have any associated symptoms. We usually remove forehead osteomas through a small incision hidden in the patient’s hair or in a forehead wrinkle, for best scar camouflage. We treat most osteomas in our clinic, with the patient awake and relaxed with laughing gas, by-mouth relaxing medications, and injected numbing medicine.