Surgeon finds cosmetic surgery procedure alleviates migraines
Bahman Guyuron discovered a correlation by chance in 1999, when a number of his patients who had undergone brow lifts noted that their migraine pain had eased.
Some doctors believe that chronic migraine headaches can be caused by the compression of nerves. Surgery can therefore release the pressure on these nerves from the surrounding tissue, which can ease the pain.
After 24 studies and nearly twenty years of work by Guyuron and his team, the surgeon believes he has all but perfected the procedure, with his studies boasting a 92 per cent success rate. Patients undergoing this procedure were tracked for five years, with 61 of the 69 patients reporting improvements, and 29 per cent stating their migraines had disappeared completely.
Of the patients who reported the improvements, their pain relief was said to be almost instantaneous, and many left the hospital the same day. Although the pain may not disappear altogether, it will only return on occasions, and the intensity will not be as severe. Judging this alongside having constant migraine pain, that’s a pretty good result all round!