Migraine has long been treated with conventional medications. But with advancements in plastic and reconstructive surgery research, it has been determined that migraine apparently can now be treated using two cosmetic surgery procedures—eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and forehead lifts. These two surgeries are believed to help alleviate migraine attacks.
Some of the earliest trials of performing blepharoplasty for migraine relief were performed by a team of surgeons from Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine. Also called eyelid lift, blepharoplasty is done by adding or removing fat from the eyelids. Performing the so-called “trigger nerve decompression” surgery on selected patients, the LSU surgeons reported an over 90 percent success rate on migraine relief as an effect of the surgery—a finding which they published in the journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.