Facial Mass Houston
Lumps and bumps in the face and neck can be caused by several different things. These are problems commonly treated by Dr Rodman.
Lumps on the forehead may be caused by an overgrowth of bone, called an osteoma. These are usually hard bumps under the skin that have been there for many years. A soft, squishy mass on the forehead may be caused by a fatty growth called a lipoma. These also grow very slowly over time. A bump under the cheek or temple may be caused by a skin cyst. These grow slowly or quickly and may change the skin that is over the bump. A mass deep in the cheek, in front of or below the ear may be a growth in the salivary gland. Lumps and bumps under the chin and in the neck have several other causes and may need more tests to figure out what they are.
These are all treated differently, and in some cases Dr Rodman may need more information, like a CT scan. At your office visit she will be able to determine what caused the mass, and what needs to be done to remove it. Many of these can be removed through a short procedure. The goal of all procedures is to leave a scar that is barely noticeable.