Osteomas are a benign growth of new bone that causes a bump or lump under the skin. While there are no health risks that accompany these bone growths, they can be an aesthetic concern. Most osteomas occur on the forehead, making them very noticeable. Some individuals with osteomas also report pain or headaches that are linked to their growth. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer osteoma removal for comfort and aesthetic purposes at our clinic in Miami.
Many people live with osteomas for years without realizing how simple it is to have these growths removed. The treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure that is minimally-invasive and fairly quick. The growth removal can be performed through a keyhole incision that is discreetly hidden. For those with an osteoma on their forehead, the incision and scar can usually be hidden in the hairline. Most procedures take less than an hour to perform, restoring a flat skin surface with no evidence of surgery.
Forehead Osteoma Treatment
To remove the osteoma under the skin on the forehead, endoscopic tools are used to access the growth. The area is numbed with a local anesthesia before the incision is made and treatment begins. The excess bone is shaved away and removed, shaping the bone until the skull surface is smooth. Patients can remain awake during the procedure, and there is little downtime or recovery needed after the treatment. After the procedure, there may be some swelling, but this will quickly dissipate as the area heals.
If you have an osteoma that is causing discomfort or aesthetic issues, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute to schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Charafeddine, can perform minimally-invasive osteoma removal at our medical center in Miami.