An osteoma is a bony growth that most commonly appears on the forehead. They are usually highly visible and can even cause some pain. Most concerns about osteomas are about the aesthetic impact. They can be present at birth or develop over time. In most cases, a CT scan is used to ensure the osteoma is not attached to deeper bony structures in the skull. Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe offers fast, safe osteoma removal.
The cause of osteomas is unknown, and there are no proven risk factors or genetic links. In some cases, they are completely harmless and left alone. Only when they affect your appearance, grow to obstruct some functional aspect or become painful, are they recommended to be removed. Their development is slow, so the risk of an abnormally large growth is small.
A hard knot or bony growth can seriously disrupt the symmetrical balance and attractiveness of your facial features. With a relatively fast, in-office procedure under local anesthesia, Dr. Dayan can use the smallest of incisions to access the osteoma and remove it, effectively hiding the scar in the hairline in most cases. A complete explanation of the procedure and its benefits and risks will be shared with you in a consultation at Dr. Dayan’s Reno/Tahoe office at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute.
Reno Endoscopic Osteoma Treatment
Dr. Dayan is a skilled cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is a specialist at using state-of-the-art technologies and advanced techniques for cosmetic repairs and enhancements. He uses an endoscopic osteoma treatment protocol to perform a quick removal with minimal scarring, especially in highly visible areas of the face and forehead.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that uses tiny cameras to steer the surgeon’s movements with surgical tools. In an endoscopic osteoma treatment, Dr. Dayan will make a few tiny incisions in the scalp, through which he will insert the camera and surgical tools to remove the osteoma. The camera projects an image on a large screen, allowing Dr. Dayan and his team to perform tiny, precise surgical techniques easily and safely.
If you are troubled by osteomas on the face or forehead, schedule a consultation with Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV.