What is a Forehead Lipoma?
Forehead lipomas are benign fatty growths that form on the forehead. Forehead lipomas are not life-threatening but are a cause of distress. Forehead lipoma removal is recommended before they become too noticeable or more complicated to remove.
LipomaCyst Clinic is a leading clinic which specilises in the removal of forehead lipomas. Our team of expert surgeons will examine and guide you through a tailored treatment plan.
Lipomas on the head can be particularly disfiguring and patients often complain of making alterations to their clothing attire or become self-aware especially during face to face meetings or video conferences.
Causes of a Forehead Lipoma
Forehead lipomas are common and their exact cause can vary. However, we do now that blunt trauma to the affected area can cause them to grow. Unlike pilar cysts, scalp cysts, forehead lipomas are not usually reported to have a genetic basis. If you want more information on pilar cysts pleases read a more extensive material on pilar cysts here.
Patients recall having developed lumps on the scalp as a result of an accident or a direct trauma. Repeated insults to the head, such as heading a football, can also be a cause of developing a fatty lump.
Forehead Lipoma Removal
Forehead lipoma removal is more complex than other skin excisions. Our surgeons work to ensure that the lipoma is removed whole, and so aim to reduce the risk of regrowth. To achieve this they have gained years of experience in handling these types of cases. We strongly recommend only undertaking this procedure with a skilled team. Feel free to arrange a free consultation with our team.
Unlike cysts, or pilar cysts, lipomas are fatty lumps and present in the form of a fatty pad that lays underneath the skin and sometimes underneath a muscular layer.
Lipoma tissue is more friable than cyst tissue, therefore their removal is trickier and it requires a skilled practitioner to perform this surgery.
Forehead lipomas are usually removed during a minor surgery procedure, under local anaesthetic. The removal steps are similar to cyst removal and they involve numbing of the affected area, a small incision of the skin, lipoma excision and suturing of the incision.
Forehead lipoma surgery poses its risks.
During your consultation the surgeon will make a thorough examination of the area before embarking on the surgery. This examination will help identify any risks. The main risk of surgery is bleeding during and/or after the procedure. The human head is webbed in small, medium and large blood vessels and sometimes, depending on their location, lipomas are deemed to be unsafe for removal under local anaesthetic. That is why its important for our team to examine and guide patients accordingly. Very rarely the lipoma may lay very close to the location of a nerve, if this is the case then the procedure is unlikely to be performed at the clinic.