A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery discusses a procedure, similar to the forehead lift that we do right here in Tucson, that has been proven effective in treating migraine headaches. In a clinical trial, surgeons operated on 49 patients to ‘deactivate’ their migraines at their respective ‘migraine trigger sites.’ 26 patients in a “sham surgery group” basically got a placebo.
One year later, 57 percent of the patients in the actual surgery group reported complete elimination of migraine headaches, compared with only 4 percent in the sham surgery group. Furthermore, 83 percent of the actual surgery group observed at least a 50 percent reduction in migraines.
Author of the study, Dr. Bahman Guyuron calls the procedure a “meaningful addition to the field of reconstructive plastic surgery” and we wholeheartedly agree. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read the official press release here at plasticsurgery.org