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Thin vein walls will swell and twist as blood flows through them. These veins may appear dark or bulging, creating cosmetic concerns. Sometimes, varicose veins can cause discomfort or aching pain. Because of the pressure caused by walking and standing, varicose veins are commonly found in the legs but can be found in other places on the body as well.
Experts at the Leg & Vein Center can help treat these conditions through phlebectomy treatment.
At the start of the process, the treatment area will be cleaned, sterilized, and put under local anesthetic to reduce any pain by numbing the area. Your vascular specialist will make a series of minor cuts on the skin. There may be 20 or more small incisions in order to treat the entire area. Using a hook-like instrument, they will pull as much of the vein from the skin as possible in order to tie the ends to prevent blood flow to the vein. Typically, this process averages around half an hour to an hour, depending on the unique factors of each patient.
Because of the minimally invasive nature of the surgery, recovery time should be quick with minimal swelling, soreness, and bruising. Using compression socks as directed by your doctor can speed up the already quick recovery process. In fact, most patients can continue with their daily lifestyle within 24 hours of the surgery.
Because of the removal of the targeted veins, the problems should be resolved after the procedure is completed. Possible physical soreness and cosmetic appearance will improve drastically as the treated area heals.
Because of the removal of the vein during phlebectomy, this procedure typically works best with varicose veins close to the surface of the skin. Generally, phlebectomy may be recommended for small- to medium-sized varicose veins. However, it is not recommended for those who take blood-thinning medication, have blood clotting complications, or suffer from a serious illness. If you believe that you could benefit from a phlebectomy procedure, please schedule a vein consult to further discuss your options.