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Is Plastic Surgery the Hail Mary Play for Battling Migraines?
From the time she was finishing elementary school, Hillary Mickell has battled migraines. “Sometimes I’d have six in a day, and then I wouldn’t have any for a week, but then I’d have frequent migraines for six straight months,” said Mickell, a 50-year-old San Francisco marketing professional.
Cosmetic Surgery May Also Treat Migraines
A surgical technique that has evolved from a cosmetic procedure that smoothes forehead wrinkles may offer lasting relief from frequent or severe migraine headaches, a new study shows.
Surgeons report significant migraine relief from cosmetic eyelid surgery technique
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons report a high success rate using a method to screen and select patients for a specific surgical migraine treatment technique. More than 90 percent of the patients who underwent this surgery to decompress the nerves that trigger migraines experienced relief and also got a bonus cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Oren Tessler, is co-founder in Air Mouse.
Non-endoscopic migraine surgery provides significant symptom relief
A revised version of a surgical procedure to treat severe chronic migraine headaches led to significant symptom relief more than 90 percent of the time in patients treated at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Physicians from the MGH Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery report that more than half of 35 patients treated with the non-endoscopic procedure – all of whom had headaches associated with compression of craniofacial nerves – reported complete symptom relief a year later. The team’s paper has received advance online publication in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Offers Significant Relief To Some Migraineurs: Study
What some migraineurs are willing to risk to shut off that pain. Turns out that getting under a knife that works on your eyelid is a risk well worth taking for them. This is not a procedure recommended for every migraineur. To be eligible for this eyelid cosmetic surgery, you need to meet certain criteria and thus screened to check if you should do this.
Age Alone Doesn’t Increase Complications of Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction in Older Women
Breast reconstruction using a “free flap” from the patient’s abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).