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Patient Info

57 years old
Dr. Inessa Fishman


This 57-year-old woman was bothered by a forehead bump, and wanted to remove it. She reported she has had this bump for 10 years, and it has grown slowly. She described her Dermatologist making an incision to remove this, and being unable to remove growth a few years ago.

Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman diagnosed the patient with an osteoma, or a benign (non-cancerous) bone growth which can appear on the forehead or skull bones. Dr. Fishman treated the patient with a minor surgical procedure to remove the bony growth, carrying out treatment in the comfort of our office and with the patient awake and relaxed with by-mouth relaxing medications. The patient’s incision is placed in her scalp hair to hide the resulting scar.

The patient is shown 5 weeks after surgery, with a great outcome and excellent healing progress. She will continue to have improvement both in her forehead contour and the appearance of the scalp scar as she heals for the remainder of the year.

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.Learn More About Lipoma TreatmentLearn More About Osteoma Treatment