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Surgical Migraine Treatment in Houston, Texas

For migraine sufferers who don’t respond well to other treatments, surgical migraine treatment could help to alleviate your symptoms and restore your quality of life.

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What is Surgical Migraine Treatment?

Surgical migraine treatment has become a recognized and effective treatment option for individuals who suffer from severe, chronic headaches but do not respond to other forms of treatment. The procedure was initially developed by plastic surgeons who found that patients who suffered from migraines experienced far fewer headaches after a cosmetic forehead-lift.

Surgical migraine treatment works by relieving the pressure on various branches of the trigeminal nerve. It is believed to be the interaction between the trigeminal nerve and the corrugator muscle that’s responsible for chronic headaches in many migraine sufferers. The corrugator muscle is found just above the eyebrows and is part of the muscle group responsible for forming frown lines. It is the interaction between the trigeminal nerve and this muscle that can initiate migraine attacks.

To prevent this interaction, our experienced plastic surgeons, Dr Danielle Andry and Dr Nandi Wijay, make a small incision which allows them to remove the pain triggering muscle without damaging the trigeminal nerve. Once the muscle is removed, the nerve cannot be triggered. That reduces the symptoms of migraines and can even eliminate them entirely. As an additional benefit of the treatment, the patient will notice that the frown lines between the eyebrows soften, and in some cases, completely disappear.

Why do you want a Migraine Treatment in Houston?

A migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world, with around 15 percent of men and women suffering from chronic headaches globally. Yet, despite its prevalence, one of the most frustrating things for sufferers is that some people believe those that are affected are simply hypochondriacs. The truth is that unless you suffer from migraines, you cannot appreciate just how debilitating and excruciating the pain can be.

The main reason our patients come to The Oaks Plastic Surgery is to regain control of their lives. They no longer want to be limited by a condition that can significantly reduce their feelings of health and wellbeing. They also want to be rid of an excruciating pain that strikes without warning and can last for up to 72 hours at a time.

What do you want from Surgical Migraine Treatment?

Studies have shown that success rates for surgical migraine treatment are above 70 percent, with more than one-third of patients experiencing total relief from the symptoms of migraines. After surgery, some patients may still get occasional headaches, but they decrease in their frequency, duration and/or their intensity. That leads to improvements in their health-related quality of life.

What can you expect during your initial Migraine Treatment consultation?

If you are considering surgical migraine treatment at our surgery in Houston, Texas, the first step will be to book an initial consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. The initial consultation will typically last one hour or more and involve a detailed discussion about every element of the treatment. Your surgeon will:

  • Discuss the specific complaints you experience and listen to your goals
  • Perform a thorough examination that will focus on your specific anatomy
  • Talk to you about non-surgical techniques that could help you achieve your goals
  • Discuss the risks associated with the treatment and the potential benefits
  • Give you the opportunity to ask any questions and air any concerns you have
  • You will receive a detailed information pack regarding the surgical migraine treatment. That will include a consent form and instructions you should follow before and after the surgery
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What can you expect on the day of your Migraine Treatment?

On the day of your procedure, your surgeon will meet you in the preoperative area to discuss any last-minute queries or questions you may have. They will then make the necessary preoperative markings and perform a series of extensive checks to ensure the quality of care you receive is of the highest possible standard.

During the procedure, we pay meticulous attention to detail and exercise the very best professional care. Your family will be updated on the progress of the procedure and you will have the opportunity to speak to your surgeon to discuss the operation once the procedure is complete. The treatment typically takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes and you will be free to go home on the same day as the surgery takes place.

The Oaks Plastic Surgery is your home for high-end, high-quality, luxury plastic surgery care in Houston, Texas

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