Hard, bony growths can appear on the forehead at birth or over time. Although benign, and not a cause for alarm, some are painful and can detract from your appearance. These growths, called osteomas, can be surgically removed in a simple procedure after ensuring they are not attached to other underlying structures. Dr. Eric Cerrati removes osteomas through an eye and brow procedure in his South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices.
Dr. Cerrati is a double board certified and fellowship trained specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, with experience in surgically removing osteomas from the forehead. He uses the most advanced technology and techniques to safely perform the procedure and minimize scarring. This is an important consideration due to the impact the forehead has on your overall facial appearance.
Minimally Invasive Utah Osteoma Treatment
A small, shallow incision is typically all that is necessary to remove an osteoma, since they are not deeply embedded into the skull or other structures. Dr. Cerrati uses minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques when removing osteomas to minimize scarring and speed recovery. The placement of your osteoma will determine the placement of the incision. At times, they can be hidden in the hairline or eyebrow. Sometimes placement requires a direct incision in the forehead.
Dr. Cerrati is a skilled facial plastic surgeon who can minimize scarring while restoring your natural, unaltered appearance. This procedure can be performed in an outpatient setting under local or general anesthesia. Recovery time is short, and patients can typically return to full activities within 48 hours after surgery. You may wear a small bandage for a few days to protect the surgery site.
For more information about the procedure or to schedule an osteoma removal surgery consultation with Dr. Cerrati, contact either one of his Utah offices today.