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Dr. Inessa Fishman


This 52-year-old man interested in the treatment of a bump on his left forehead. The bump had grown slowly over 1-2 years, and he noticed it more during Zoom meetings for work. Dr. Fishman removed the bump, which turned out to be a benign fat growth called a lipoma, via a minor surgical procedure in our office.  The patient received relaxing medications by mouth and laughing gas to keep him comfortable during his treatment.  The scar for the surgery is hidden in his scalp hair.  The patient is shown 6 weeks after surgery, with great healing and an excellent 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