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Dr. Inessa Fishman


This 47-year-old woman was bothered by a bump-like growth on her forehead.  She noticed this 6-7 years ago, and it had grown slowly over time.  Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman treated her with a minor surgical procedure in our office, removing the growth through an incision in her hair-bearing scalp for best scar camouflage.  The bump turned out to be a lipoma, or a benign, slow growing fat tumor.  The patient is shown 2 months after surgery, with great healing and an excellent treatment outcome.

Lipomas are usually slow-growing and painless fatty growths which feel soft to the touch, and can develop in the forehead, face, or body. Even though they typically do not have associated symptoms, they can bother patients with the appearance. Our main treatment for lipomas is surgical removal, and for forehead lipomas, we typically do surgery through a small incision carefully hidden in the scalp hair, or within a forehead wrinkle, so as to best hide the resulting scar.

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