The patient is a 41-year-old woman who was bothered by a firm bump on her forehead, slowly growing over 10-11 years. Dr. Fishman treated her with excision of what turned out to be an osteoma, or a benign bony growth. The removal was performed in the office, with the help of injectable numbing medicine and laughing gas. The patient’s scar is hidden behind her hairline, so as to avoid visible facial scars. She is shown 5 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.