- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 47-year-old man was bothered by a large osteoma (benign bony growth) on his right forehead. Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Fishman treated him with a surgical excision of the osteoma, using an incision hidden in the hair of the scalp. The patient had this treatment in the comfort of our office, while awake and relaxed with the help of laughing gas, by-mouth relaxing medications, and injectable numbing medicine. He is shown 6 months after treatment with excellent healing progress and a great 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.