I hit my head 3 yrs ago, it formed a bump on my forehead, made of bone (right side). Can this be removed by a surgeon? (photos)

The bump has been there for 3 years and nothing seems to be happening to it, it hasnt gone down nothing. Ive been very self consious about this bump. Please help. Thank you for reading this.

Doctor Answers 6

Forehead Bump after Trauma

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This bump can develop after forehead trauma; in fact; I have one just like it. If this bothers you it can be filed down.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bump on forehead after trauma

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The bump is likely "bone scar tissue", which acts like osteoma or bone growth.  This can be shaved or drilled or filed down through small incisions behind the hairline.

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Forehead osteoma

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Forehead osteomas and lipomas represent a common benign lesion found on the forehead.  When visible, it can be distressing to the patient.  While there are a variety of methods to remove these lesions, endoscopic approach with a single incision is the best.  I utilize a small incision with specialized instruments specific for osteoma removal of the forehead, which allows me to perform this procedure comfortably in an in-office setting.  Many patients can return to work in days rather than weeks with an incision conveniently hidden in the scalp.  

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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After trauma in the forehead, it is possible to form a boney bump. If this proves to be bone on x-ray then it can be smoothed by surgery

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Forehead bump treatment.

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Forehead bump treatment can be removed IF it is thickening of the bone as shown on MRI. See a surgeon who is experienced with this surgery. 

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Trauma causing forehead bump

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Hello and thanks for your question.
There might have been a trauma to the forehead which caused the bony covering, periosteoum to create swelling and excessive bone. It can be corrected by either shaving or drilling or filling it down.
Results are typically really good on long term basis.
Best wishes,
Dr Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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