Osteoma are bony growths (tumors) that occur on bone right below the skin. The most common place for osteomas to occur is on the forehead, making them very noticeable. While osteomas are usually benign and do not pose a health risk, they can be a distracting feature and impact appearance. At Precision Medical Specialists, our exceptional plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Rueda, offers precise osteoma removal with little to no visible scarring at our medical facility in Wellington, FL.
Osteomas are slow-growing tumors that become larger over time. The cause of osteomas is not known. Some children are born with osteomas while others develop these growths in adulthood. While many osteomas are not painful, some can cause discomfort, headaches or vision problems. Even if an osteoma is asymptomatic, many patients with these growths prefer to have them removed due to their appearance.
Minimally-Invasive Osteoma Removal Surgery
Dr. Rueda is an experienced plastic surgeon who utilizes the most advanced methodology to obtain excellent results for his patients. When removing osteomas, he strives to hide the incision in the hairline and uses minimally-invasive techniques to reduce pain and downtime for his patients. Osteoma removal can be performed using endoscopic tools to remove the growth under the skin without an incision directly above the forehead bump. Dr. Rueda carefully shapes the forehead bone surface to allow the skin to flatten with no noticeable remnants of the osteoma after surgery. This is usually an outpatient procedure that can be performed with only local anesthesia.
If you have an osteoma or other type of forehead bump you want removed, come see us at Precision Medical Specialists. Contact our office near West Palm Beach to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Rueda to learn more about minimally-invasive plastic surgery for osteoma removal.