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Can Eyelid Surgery Cure Your Migraine?

Hair MakeupMigraines affect over 37million people and can be a debilitating medical issue, however research has found there could be new hope from a previously unlikely source. Here we look at eyelid surgery and its numerous benefits.

Eyelid Surgery for Migraines

A recent study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed that the procedure of lifting the lid during surgery deactivates the nerves responsible for a large part of the pain felt by migraine sufferers. Of the 35 people tested, 90% reported an improvement, with the average 18.5 migraines a month being reduced to just four.

Another similar procedure involves deactivating the nerves through the scalp and is known as trigger-site deactivation surgery. Although using eyelid surgery for this reason has been proven to be a success, it may not be popularly used until more research has been done and insurance can be quantified. However, it appears as though the results speak for themselves and this procedure could help ease migraines for many people.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

As the skin ages it begins to lose elasticity and eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is commonly used to help undo the signs of ageing which are normally more visible on the face. The procedure can be carried out on both the upper and lower lids by removing excess fat and skin in order to reduce wrinkles and sagging and return the skin to a younger and healthier appearance. Whilst there are some limitations, which your consultant will discuss with you at length, scarring is extremely minimal and the results are usually quite impressive. Recovery time varies although any swelling or bruising is likely to go down in a matter of weeks.

If you suffer from signs of ageing and wish to rejuvinate the appearance of your face, get in touch with our team at London Facial Surgeons. We are a well-established and trusted clinic with dedicated and highly-trained practioners ready to help you on your way to achieving your aesthetic dreams.

September 17, 2014 

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