An osteoma, or osteoid, is a benign lump that can grow on the skull, usually in the forehead region. While these bumps are rare and do not pose a health threat, they can be embarrassing or uncomfortable. Dr. John Anastasatos, our founder and plastic surgeon at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery, offers osteoma removal using minimally-invasive methods that will not leave a visible scar, improving the appearance of your forehead.
Osteoma removal traditionally required larger incisions either on the scalp above the hairline or directly at the position of the tumor on the forehead. While these methods can effectively be used to remove an osteoma, they can also leave a scar that is very visible. There can also be a higher risk for injuring cranial nerves and more recovery time. Dr. Anastasatos prefers to use less invasive surgical methods whenever possible, which can reduce risks and recovery time for his patients. For osteoma removal, Dr. Anastasatos uses an endoscopic method that can be completed in an outpatient surgery with local anesthesia at our clinic in Beverly Hills.
Endoscopic Osteoma Surgery
Endoscopic surgery is performed through a very small incision, usually less than an inch wide. For endoscopic osteoma removal, the small incision is put above the hairline to conceal it. Once it heals, the incision and scar are almost invisible. Using endoscopic tools, the skull can be reshaped, and the growth removed. There is no incision at the area on the forehead. The skin naturally lays flat once the osteoma is gone, leaving the forehead completely unmarred from the procedure.
If you have an osteoma that you want removed, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss the procedure. There is little discomfort and minimal downtime for this procedure, so call us today to schedule your appointment.