Osteoma and Lipoma Removal in St. George – Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery
Bumps on the face, scalp and neck can happen for a variety of reasons. In our practice, we see patients with bony and fatty tumor growths most commonly found to be benign in nature. Despite the bumps being benign, they can be quite concerning and cause a significant deformity. Patients will sometimes live years not knowing that these bumps can be easily removed with minimal downtime. An osteoma is a benign (not cancerous) bony growth which can appear as a hard, fixed knot or bump on the forehead or scalp and are frequently found in this area where the skin can be thinner and there isn’t much soft tissue to hide the abnormality. Osteomas usually develop slowly over time, are found as a single mass, and cause no symptoms such as pain. Other bumps can be caused by fatty tumors called lipomas. These lesions are softer in nature and tend to enlarge slowly over the years.