If you have a lump on your forehead or scalp, it could be an osteoma. These are benign bone tumors that most commonly grow on the bones of the skull, often in the brow area. Most osteomas do not cause pain or health concerns when located on the forehead, but they can be unattractive and distracting. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer osteoma removal at our facility in Irving, TX.
The exact cause of osteomas is not known. Some osteomas may grow near the eyes, ears, sinuses and jaw, which may interfere with function in the specific area. These skin growths may need to be removed for medical reasons or to reduce the specific symptoms. When they appear on the forehead, the most common reason for removal is for aesthetics, although some patients may also have headaches related to the boney tumor.
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing face and neck cosmetic surgery. He has received dual board certifications, in Facial Plastic Surgery and in Head and Neck Surgery, and he is highly respected for his cosmetic and surgical skills. If you have an osteoma which needs to be removed for cosmetic purposes, you will not find a better plastic surgeon in the Dallas area to perform your procedure.
Osteoma Plastic Surgery
To remove an osteoma from the forehead, Dr. Shuaib can perform a minimally invasive plastic surgery with reduced risks and a quick recovery time. In most cases, the incision can be made above the hairline to access the bony growth on the brow. Using endoscopic surgical tools, Dr. Shuaib can remove the bony growth from the skull bone, flattening the lump without leaving a noticeable scar on the facial skin. The small scar on the scalp can be easily hidden and is rarely visible. This procedure can usually be performed under local anesthesia, reducing risks for our patient.
If you have a lump on your forehead or elsewhere on your face or scalp, come see us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Stefan Shuaib can examine your bump and determine whether you have an osteoma or other type of growth. To schedule your appointment, contact our office in Irving, TX.