A 68-year-old man with a forehead lesion (a lipoma, which is usually a benign, slow-growing fatty tumor) was treated with excision. The treatment was performed with the help of local anesthetic and laughing gas in the office; the incision is placed within the patient’s naturally occurring forehead wrinkle. The patient is shown 6 months after treatment.
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.