Osteomas are benign, bony growths that often appear on the forehead, creating a raised bump that can be quite noticeable. These growths do not usually pose any health risks, but they can be distracting or uncomfortable. Osteomas appear at any age and range in size. Dr. Gary Linkov of City Facial Plastics in NYC offers osteoma removal. It is an outpatient procedure that can restore a flat, smooth forehead or brow.
Osteomas are usually adhered to the surface of the skull and are safely removed. An examination of the lump can determine whether the “root” of the osteoma is on the surface. In most cases, the bony bump is removed without the need for invasive surgery in an outpatient procedure.
To remove an osteoma, Dr. Linkov uses endoscopic techniques to access the bony growth under the skin. The incision is placed in a discrete area, usually above the hairline. With endoscopic tools, the osteoma is accessed through the incision and the lump of bone is carefully shaved and removed. Since the incision is on the scalp area and very small, there is no noticeable scar. The skin and tissue on the brow can once again lay flat, revealing a smooth appearance.
Brow Bump Removal Surgery
Removing one or more osteomas can be a relief to those with these growths. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia at our clinic. The recovery and downtime after the procedure is minimal, since only a small incision is needed for the procedure. In most cases, patients return to their daily routine immediately.
If you or your child have osteomas that are embarrassing or uncomfortable, removal can help you feel more confident in your appearance. You can contact our office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Linkov. Have your osteoma examined, and get an expert recommendation for removal.