Why Cosmetic Brow Lift May Possibly Help Reduce Headaches

Studies have shown that cosmetic procedures may be able to reduce or eliminate frequent headaches such as migraines. Why is this and how does it work? In this post, Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center explains how a cosmetic procedure has been found to have pain relieving effects. Read on to learn more.

Brow Lift and Headaches

Recent studies have reported that patients undergoing a cosmetic brow lift are experiencing a pleasant, unexpected side effect — a reduction in headaches. Evidence gathered over roughly 10 years shows that the frequency of headaches drops dramatically in the majority of patients, and in some cases headaches are eliminated following a cosmetic brow lift. There are various theories as to why this is true.

The first theory is that by treating the underlying causes of wrinkles, surgeons are simultaneously treating the causes of headaches. During a cosmetic brow lift, facial muscles, connective tissue, bones, and blood vessels are manipulated in order to improve one’s appearance. By altering this anatomy somewhat, a beneficial effect may also be observed in the nerve endings surrounding these structures.  When pressure is taken off the nerves, irritation is lessened, with the end result being less pain and fewer headaches.

The second theory involves a muscle called the corrigator muscle. Residing in the forehead near the eyebrows, the corrigator muscle is responsible for wrinkling the forehead. Because of this, surgeons began to remove the muscle in order to improve the cosmetic appearance of patients with strong brow frown lines and deep wrinkles. Researchers have found that many patients that had this muscle removed reported a decline in headaches. The reason behind this is that by removing the muscle, the nerves in the brow were no longer being compressed and that this pressure relief resulted in less irritation.

Cosmetic brow lift has not been proven to cure headaches in all cases. Patients are advised to seek less invasive options before committing to surgery.

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If you suffer from frequent headaches and want to know more about how cosmetic brow lift may help, please contact our office at (960) 964-6600.

The Bottom Line on Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift has become the fastest growing surgical procedure in the country. But what exactly is this cosmetic enhancement with the flashy name? In this post, Dr. Alexander Ereso explains how using fat grafting for buttock augmentation works and why it may be a better option than artificial implants. Read on to learn more.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that uses fat grafting to augment the buttocks region of the body. It is an excellent option for those that wish to have a larger, fuller appearing backside. Fat grafting is a technique that takes fat from other parts of the body and injects it in to the buttocks to add fullness and volume to the area.

Brazilian Butt Lift is a two-part procedure. First, unwanted fat is taken from donor sites on the body via liposuction. Typically, donor sites are the inner thighs, abdomen, hips and lower back. Fat cells taken from these areas are then put through a special process that prepares them for injection. Once purified, the cells are injected into the upper area of the buttocks, providing the “Lifted” appearance.

The body will naturally reabsorb some of the fat cells. However, when the proper injection techniques are applied, 60-70 percent of the fat cells transferred will remain in the target area one year after the Lift. For patients seeking a fuller appearance, a second procedure may be performed at that time with very low incidence of side effects.

Is Brazilian Butt Lift Better Than Other Options?

The main advantage of Brazilian Butt Lift over the use of an artificial buttocks implant is that because it uses the body’s own tissue, there is less risk of infection or rejection. Artificial implants can also have an unnatural look to them, whereas using body fat gives one a natural appearance. In addition, the liposuctioned donor sites of the body — the hips, thighs and abdomen — are now slimmer, giving the body a trim, sculpted look.

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If you have questions regarding Brazilian Butt Lift, please contact our office at (960) 964-6600.