American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals

Migraine Surgery

Chronic Headache Relief

The goal of migraine surgery is to reduce or eliminate headache frequency, duration and pain by surgically releasing pressure points around the head.

Who is a good candidate for migraine surgery?

Migraine surgery is a highly individualized procedure. Depending on your symptoms, you may be eligible for trigger point release at different sites.

In general, you may be a good candidate for migraine surgery if:

  • You have been diagnosed with migraines or occipital neuralgia by a neurologist (not all headaches are migraines)
  • You have tried several therapies (behavioral, medications) without success
  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations


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