- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 48-year-old woman was bothered by the appearance of 2 small forehead bumps, of which one was visible on her left forehead. Dr. Fishman removed both bumps via a small office-based surgical procedure, carefully hiding the scar in the patient’s hair-bearing scalp. These growths turned out to be osteomas. The patient is shown 2.5 months after surgery, with excellent healing results and an invisible scar.
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.
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.