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.