Face and Scalp Lipoma Treatment

Lipomas are fatty tumors that are relatively common and may appear on various parts of the body, including the face and scalp. Lipomas are most commonly benign, but may cause symptoms such as pain or be unsightly in appearance. Dr. Fishman usually treats lipomas with surgical excision.

LIPOMA SURGERY ADVANTAGES

  • Lipoma excision surgery improves the associated appearance of a bump or mass
  • Lipoma surgery is typically associated with little to no downtime

LIPOMA EXCISION SURGERY: TREATMENT DETAILS

Dr. Fishman performs lipoma excision surgery under local or general anesthesia. During surgery, Dr. Fishman places an incision directly on top of the lipoma or behind the hairline for lipomas within the forehead. She dissects and removes the lipoma and carefully closes the surgical incision for the best cosmetic result. The scar after lipoma removal surgery tend to heal quite well over time.

AFTER SURGERY

  1. You will have some swelling, bruising, and paleness about the treated area.
  2. You may have some discomfort, which should be controlled with oral pain medications.
  3. Cool compresses should be used on the treated area as instructed.
  4. Stitches are usually removed at 7-10 days after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

IS OSTEOMA REMOVAL SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you are in good health and are bothered by a hard knot on your forehead or scalp, you may have an osteoma that may do well with treatment. Please consult with Dr. Fishman about your treatment options.

WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED DURING OSTEOMA REMOVAL SURGERY?

Dr. Fishman will discuss her anesthesia preferences during your consult. She uses local anesthesia, deep sedation, or general anesthesia for forehead or scalp osteoma removal surgery.

HOW LONG IS OSTEOMA REMOVAL SURGERY?

Dr. Fishman typically performs eyelid surgery over 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the amount of work to be done and other associated procedures.

DOES OSTEOMA REMOVAL SURGERY LEAVE SCARS?

Yes, osteoma surgery leaves scars, which are hidden in the hair-bearing scalp or the natural forehead creases or wrinkles. These scars fade significantly over time and are difficult to find once healed.

HOW PAINFUL IS OSTEOMA REMOVAL SURGERY?

Most of Dr. Fishman’s osteoma treatment patients describe bruised or sore sensation after surgery. Most people will have mild-moderate swelling and bruising. These symptoms are well-managed with cold compresses and oral pain medications.

WILL INSURANCE PAY FOR OSTEOMA SURGERY?

Health insurance plans may cover the removal of osteomas causing pain or other functional symptoms. Health insurance plans do not typically cover the removal of osteomas for appearance or cosmetic reasons. We recommend checking with your insurance provider regarding the details of your healthcare plan. For non-insurance cases, we offer financing and are happy to discuss this with you after your consult with Dr. Fishman.