- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 58-year-old woman was bothered by two forehead bumps or growths on her forehead. Her right forehead bump was a small lipoma, or a slow-growing, benign fatty tumor. She had an epidermal inclusion cyst on her left forehead. Excision of both growths were performed in office, with the right forehead lipoma removed through a scalp incision hidden by hair. The left forehead epidermal cyst was removed through a small inclusion on top of the cyst and including its connection to the skin. The patient is shown 2.5 months after surgery, with excellent healing progress. Her scars will continue to lighten in color and fade over the remainder of a 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.