- 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.