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Osteoma Removal

Forehead Osteoma Removal

A relatively common and benign condition, osteomas are bony growths that form as hard knobs beneath the skin. Though they can exist anywhere on the skull or face, osteomas frequently occur between the hairline and eyebrow region. While some individuals report pain, headaches, or sight issues, osteomas are more of an eyesore than a major health concern. Surprisingly, many live with osteomas for many years because they do not realize that osteoma removal is a minimal, outpatient procedure with little downtime.

Using a classic approach, forehead osteoma removal may be performed by making a small buttonhole incision just inside the hairline or scalp. The bone is then reshaped using an endoscopic procedure, where excess osteocytes (bone cells) are removed. The endoscopic approach is of great benefit to patients, because the point of access is hidden in the hairline, resulting in no visible scarring.

As a Double Board Certified and Ivy League educated facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Evan Ransom stands by his personal philosophy of preserving the unique characteristics of every patient, helping them regain a balanced appearance that makes them look and feel better. In regards to forehead osteoma removal, Dr. Ransom is a master of the minimally invasive endoscopic technique, making osteoma removal easy and straightforward.

If you are living with a forehead osteoma and you’d like to explore options for having it removed, contact Dr. Ransom at the San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery to schedule a private consultation.

Minimally Invasive Treatment

Notable for its rapid recovery and natural, pleasing result, the minimally invasive endoscopic treatment is highly preferred as a way to remove forehead osteomas. While osteomas do not pose a threat to a patient’s health, they demand attention and distract from other prominent features of the face. Thus, patients benefit from a less invasive technique that swiftly removes the osteoma (in less than 30 minutes) in one outpatient visit.

While the location of the osteoma as well as the shape of the individual’s face will determine the path of the incision and the specific contouring technique, advanced instrumentation allows for the endoscopic excision to be simple and effective. The result is a forehead that is smooth, with no signs of surgery or scarring.

As an esteemed specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Ransom regularly performs surgeries involving the nose, eyelids, ears, face, and neck, with extensive training in minimally invasive or “no downtime” treatments. When it comes to forehead osteoma removal, Dr. Ransom values an endoscopic treatment that simplifies reshaping of the bone, while smoothing the appearance of the patient’s forehead.

To discuss forehead osteoma removal, contact our office today.

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Based on 19 reviews

Christina G.
I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!
Tk I.
I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!
Joey B.
I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.
Edward T.
Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.
Lisa C.
Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.
Cheryl H.
Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.
Jill P.
I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.
Arielle C.
Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.

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