these are pretty common. It is known as an Osteoma Osteoma. It can be removed by filing it down through a small incision behind the hairline. I have done several of these under local anesthesia and it takes about fifteen minutes.
Treatment of bump on forehead?
The treatment for this will depend on what it is. It could be a cyst, osteoma, or excess bone from trauma, etc. We would need to have x-rays of this area to determine what it is and then take the appropriate treatment. I have removed many of these in the past and most turned out to be excess bone tissue which needs to be shaved.
Can I get rid of the bump on my forehead?
In most cases, this is either a lipoma or an osteoma. Both can be removed during a brief in office procedure under local anesthesia. In most cases, osteomas can be removed with an incision hidden at the hairline while lipomas are removed with an incision sitting in a forehead crease overlying the lump.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
Thank you for your question. It's difficult to know from your photo, so an in person consultation would be necessary. Sometimes imaging is also necessary to elucidate the exact cause of forehead bumps. If it is bony, it can be shaved down with incisions placed behind the hair line (endoscopic). If it is a fatty tumor (lipoma), it can also be removed either with a direct incision over the lump or endoscopically with incisions placed behind the hairline. See someone in consultation who has experience dealing with these facial lesions and can guide you through the process. All the best!
These are most likely a benign tumors composed of fat. They are unusual since they are below the muscle and next to the bone. Inexperienced doctors are reluctant to cut the muscle and miss them. Go to a Board Certified plastic surgeon and ask if he/she has done them before.
Removal of Bump on Forehead
The bump is most likely a cyst, fatty tumor or osteoma of the bone secondary to your previous trauma. All of these can be removed after diagnosis following examination and perhaps x-rays.