No headaches from this surgery

Posted on August 23rd, 2010 by Gina

headacheHey, guess what? Migraines really are all in your head and there’s some validity to that urge to thrust a knife through your temple.

In an article published in Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, a number of patients who had forehead lifts not only looked younger but also received the added benefit of an end to those debilitating headaches from Hell.

The link was first reported in that journal in December of 2004 and revisited again last summer.  In the most recent study, the 49 patients having a forehead lift – or brow lift – more than half (57 percent) also reported an end to their migraines.

There are reportedly 30 million migraine sufferers in America, and according to, 25 percent of women and 8 percent of men experience migraines in their lifetime.

The brow lift procedure severs the nerves and muscles in the forehead which may be migraine triggers.  Some patients in the most recent study were injected first in the forehead with Botox, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles and nerves.  If the recipient not only reaped the rewards of a fresher, wrinkle-free forehead, but also stopped having migraines, they also had a brow lift. The doctors who did the procedures would like to see further trials done, but the results are promising.

And while we jest, we are well aware that migraines are no laughing matter and would love to see this as a reasonable and relatively simple solution to a problem that afflicts so many.

That said, who do we talk to about a clinical trial to see if a butt lift will eliminate lower back pain?

  • WebMD, which knows EVERYTHING medical, weighs in.
  • Everything you want to know about migraines is here.
  • Of course, plastic surgeons think this is VERY good news.

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