It may erase the years from your face, keep you looking young, and help boost your self-confidence. But, can plastic surgery mean more then just a new look for migraine patients?
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Jennifer Mathews: A new life, a miracle and a cure. Feedback from patients that may sound extreme for a plastic surgeon, but it's not for Bahman Guyuron. Dr. Bahman Guyuron: I can't tell you how often that I walk in the room, the next remark is almost like a broken record. You have changed my life. Jennifer Mathews: After removing the muscle between the eyebrows to smooth a patient's skin, Dr. Guyuron discovered a surprising benefit. Dr. Bahman Guyuron: I asked her, how are you doing? Her answer was, not only I feel good about my forehead, where we had done the surgery; my migraine headaches have gone away. Jennifer Mathews: Neurologist Tarvez Tucker says, it maybe the treatment patients and doctors have been waiting for. Dr. Tarvez Tucker: It's exciting because up until this point we have had very little to offer these patients, and now we have a promise of, if not a cure of their migraines, a significant reduction in the migraine severity and frequency. Jennifer Mathews: Teri Schenk spent nearly 20 years suffering with migraines. Teri Schenk: I sometimes really wished I would die, rather than live like that. Jennifer Mathews: Today she is a different person. Teri Schenk: Before I had in a year, 75 to 100 migraines and now I have none. None, isn't that amazing? Jennifer Mathews: It's feedback, Dr. Guyuron, never gets tired of hearing. Dr. Bahman Guyuron: It has made my medical practice even more fulfilling than it has been so far. Jennifer Mathews: This is Jennifer Mathews reporting.
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