An osteoma is a bony growth that can occur on the skull, usually occurring in the forehead region. These bony bumps are benign and do not pose a health risk, but they can impact the appearance of the face. Dr. Lesley Rabach is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who offers osteoma removal at LM Medical NYC in Manhattan.
While most osteomas do not cause pain or pose a health risk, many individuals want the bony growth removed for aesthetic purposes. Some osteomas can become large, impacting the balance and harmony of the face. Surgery is required to access the osteoma and carefully remove the growth from under the skin. Dr. Lesley can use her extensive skills as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon to remove the osteoma growth while leaving very little noticeable evidence or scarring behind.
Minimally-Invasive Osteoma Surgery
To remove an osteoma, a small incision can be made to access the skull and growth under the skin, facial muscles and tissue. In most cases, this incision is made behind the hairline, hiding the scar from sight. Using endoscopic surgical tools, Dr. Lesley can remove the osteoma from the skull and redesign the bone. Once removed, the skin can reshape to the skull without any evidence of the osteoma left behind. The procedure is minimally-invasive and requires little downtime to recover after the procedure. Osteoma surgery can be performed quickly, and it is an outpatient procedure.
Osteomas can be a distracting facial growth that impact your appearance and self-confidence. If you have a forehead bump or facial osteoma you want removed, contact us at LM Medical NYC today to book your consultation to discuss osteoma removal. We offer minimally-invasive osteoma facial plastic surgery at our clinics in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side.