Who would I see and how would I get a lump on head removed?

My boyfriend has a lump on the side of his forehead, he said it happened after a sunburn when he was young, it's been their ever since. He desperately wants to get it removed. He would see a plastic surgeon for that right? No insurance covers something like that does it? Any idea how something like that would cost? It's probably the size of a nickel.

I would recommend he see a plastic surgeon. If he/she does not feel comfortable removing it, they can refer him to the appropriate specialist. Sometimes insurance will cover it. Your plastic surgeon should be able to tell you if this is an option.

Dr. Luong

Jacqueline A. Luong MD
Jacqueline A. Luong MD
6545 France Ave SEdinaMN55435US

Jacqueline A. Luong MD

6545 France Avenue S., Suite 350, Edina, MN,
55435, US

Plastic surgeons often are the go-to surgeons for growths of the soft tissues on the head and neck (as well as other places). Some insurance plans cover this procedures, so you can look to find a plastic surgeon that takes your insurance plan. Usually growths the size of a small coin can be removed under local anesthesia in the office.

Reza Momeni MD, FACS
Reza Momeni MD, FACS
1 Diamond Hill RdBerkeley HeightsNJ07922US

Reza Momeni MD, FACS

1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ,
07922, US

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It would be appropriate to be seen by a Dermatologist to get a biopsy. Removal of lesions of the scalp can lead to abnormal scarring and hair loss so a Plastic Surgeon may be more suited to the removal and closure.

Robert Whitfield MD, FACS
Robert Whitfield MD, FACS
1510 W 34th StAustinTX78703US

Robert Whitfield MD, FACS

1510 W. 34th Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX,
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A plastic surgeon would be an excellent choice for removal of a skin growth on the forehead. However depending on the nature of the growth, removal may or may not be necessary, and both dermatologists and plastic surgeons should be able to make the diagnosis, perhaps including a biopsy, prior to removal. Health insurance normally covers the removal of skin cancers or some benign growths, but not necessarily removal if it were only done for appearance sake (cosmetic). This society (ASAPS) has a roster of plastic surgeons in your area. Call them to begin your solution.

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
615 Halton RdGreenvilleSC29607US

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS

615 Halton Road, Suite 100, Greenville, SC,
29607-3403, US

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