Painless lumps or bumps on the forehead are often caused by osteomas, a bony, benign growth on the skull. Osteomas can grow anywhere on the skull but are most commonly on the forehead or brow. While osteomas rarely cause pain and are not a health risk, they can be a cosmetic concern. At Maia Plastic Surgery, Dr. Munique Maia can perform osteoma removal surgery at our medical center in Tysons Corner, VA.
Osteomas are created by abnormal cells that replace normal bone cells and multiply faster than normal. This type of tumor turns into a bony growth that can cause a raised, bony bump under the skin. Osteomas are usually less than a centimeter in diameter, but the height can vary. The appearance of an osteoma can be a distraction from other facial features, which is why many people with these growths choose to have elective cosmetic surgery to have them removed.
Minimally-Invasive Osteoma Treatment
In many cases, forehead osteomas can be removed with a minimally-invasive procedure using an endoscope and small incision located in the hairline. The bony growth can be carefully removed under the skin using specialized tools and an endoscope to view the procedure. Once the growth is removed and the bone is smoothed, the skin and tissue will flatten with no visible marks at the area. The incision and scar are often hidden in the hairline or another inconspicuous area. The recovery is quick with very little downtime needed for most patients.
If you have an osteoma that you want removed, contact our team at Maia Plastic Surgery. Dr. Maia is a highly respected, board certified plastic surgeon that can discreetly remove growths like osteomas at our medical clinic in the Washington, DC, metro area. Call today to schedule a cosmetic treatment consultation to learn more about osteoma removal and the surgical options available.