An osteoma is a benign head tumor that is comprised of dense bone. Typically, they are located on the skull or forehead and protrude from the skin and look like a knot. Commonly, osteomas appear on the forehead between the hairline and the eyebrows. Osteomas grow very slowly and usually cause no pain or problems. There is no known cause of osteoma formation; they are often present at birth or can develop over many years.
You don’t have to live with an osteoma. For cosmetic reasons, many people elect to have an osteoma removed. Once a CT scan validates that the osteoma does not extend past the outer region of the skull, an endoscopic treatment plan will be customized according to the size and location of the tumor. The procedure is minimally invasive and is performed right in Dr. Khosh’s office in New York City.
To remove an osteoma, Dr. Khosh will determine the best method of excision for each person’s unique condition. Typically, forehead osteomas involve making a buttonhole incision at the hairline or in the scalp. Local or light anesthesia are available to make the procedure completely comfortable. Using endoscopic expertise, the bone is contoured without requiring deep perforation. With this approach, visible scarring is minimized.
Dr. Khosh is extensively trained and experienced in the removal of osteomas. He provides the highest quality facial plastic surgery care. Using skill and precision, he will carefully remove your osteoma tumor, smooth the forehead skin, and restore your facial appearance and confidence. The procedure is quick and there is little to no recovery time. Swelling is minimal if any occurs at all. After the minor surgery, people who have an osteoma removed can immediately resume normal activities.
Are you considering having an osteoma removed? Dr. Khosh is renowned for his superior surgical artistry and personal care. To learn more about osteoma removal with excellent results, contact our office to schedule your custom consultation.