- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 53-year-old woman with 2 forehead osteomas (one visible at her forehead, the other hidden just under her hairline) was treated with surgical excision. Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman performed her procedure in the office with the help of local anesthetic (injectable numbing medicine) and laughing gas. The patient’s 2 osteomas were removed via a single incision, hidden behind her hairline. She is shown 4.5 months after treatment, with a great treatment outcome.
Osteomas are typically slow-growing, painless bumps that develop due to genetics or trauma. They can develop within the sinus, or on the forehead or bony skull. They mostly bother patients with their appearance, and rarely if ever have any associated symptoms. We usually remove forehead osteomas through a small incision hidden in the patient’s hair or in a forehead wrinkle, for best scar camouflage. We treat most osteomas in our clinic, with the patient awake and relaxed with laughing gas, by-mouth relaxing medications, and injected numbing medicine.