Plastic Surgery for Migraine Relief

It may sound too good to be true:  relieve your migraine pain, and look better at the same time.  If you have been diagnosed with chronic migraine and conservative treatments have not been sufficient to relieve the pain, a medical procedure like plastic surgery may not be such a bad idea after all.

In recent years, plastic surgeons have found that a modified version of the brow lift can be used to remove the nerves associated with migraine pain.   There are a few steps that need to be taken before you can schedule that migraine makeover, though. The surgeon first needs to identify which nerves are associated with your migraine pain.  These are typically located in the forehead, temples or back of your head.   Your surgeon will inject a nerve block like Botox into each area and wait to see if that specific injection removes your migraine pain.  Once your migraine trigger points have been identified, your plastic surgeon can remove those nerves.

You may want to opt for Botox injections instead.  Your physician will inject Botox, or a similar nerve block, into your migraine trigger points on a regular basis in the same manner that you may receive Botox injections for cosmetic reasons, as the effects of the previous injection wear off.  Even if it may be difficult to move your facial muscles, you could be smiling on the inside from reduced migraine pain and a more youthful look.  There is some controversy about the effectiveness of this relatively new approach to migraine treatment, but it may be a solution to discuss with your interventional pain management specialist.

If you are searching for a medical procedure to give you a drug-free solution to migraine pain, you may also want to consider the Omega migraine procedure.  Some benefits of the Omega is that it is designed to last up to ten years, is reversible, is adjustable, and does not limit facial expression.