1 in 5 adults in the United States has varicose veins. These purple bumpy veins, usually on your legs, can be an aesthetic issue that starts to interfere with your quality of life. If you’re unlucky, it might also cause you other problems like muscle cramps or heaviness in the legs – which is why procedures like an Ambulatory Microphlebectomy are a godsend for so many patients living with varicose veins.
Is an Ambulatory Microphlebectomy Right for You?
While varicose veins don’t cause major health issues, they can be a major cosmetic problem, preventing you from wearing the kinds of clothes you want or make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. And no one should have to feel that way.
Getting an Ambulatory Microphlebectomy can help you put this behind you. The procedure isn’t very complicated and can take care of asymptomatic as well as symptomatic superficial veins in the skin. This technique has been refined over decades with the expertise of the medical community to become the fine-tuned effective procedure that it is today.
Almost anyone with varicose veins is a good candidate for the procedure. The only criteria to be mindful of is that you’re someone who can walk on your own and won’t have a problem with things like wearing compression stockings after the procedure to help recovery.
What to Expect During the Procedure
During the procedure, your doctor will work on the larger veins that tend to bulge above the surface of the skin as well as the varicose veins themselves. Smaller veins are typically left alone as these don’t cause many problems and aren’t easily visible in the first place.
Your doctor will administer local anesthesia to numb the site and then make a few tiny incisions measuring a millimeter or two to surgically remove segments of the bulging veins in small portions.
Ambulatory Microphlebectomy doesn’t cause any major side effects, though you may experience some bruising which is typical after a procedure like this.
The good news with this method of treating varicose veins is that you’ll be able to get up and walk around immediately after the surgery. So you can carry on with your normal routine unhindered!
What You can do to Optimize Your Recovery
Be sure to follow aftercare instructions and don’t take any shortcuts in your care. This could not just undermine the results of the Ambulatory Microphlebectomy but also increase the risk of infections or complications which you could otherwise easily have avoided.
You may be given some minor pain medications to help ease any discomfort you experience along with some anti-inflammatory medication to help you recover from the procedure. Your doctor might also suggest elastic compression bandages to aid recovery and prevent swelling or edema. This also helps with any minor discomfort or pain you may otherwise have experienced.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on things like your prior medical history, general physical fitness, age, and lifestyle habits. You can discuss this with a medical professional to gain a better idea of what to expect during your recovery period.
Listen to your doctor and be good about the post-surgery care and you should soon be well on your way to recovery with the smooth bump-free legs you had before you developed varicose veins!
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If you have unsightly veins that you want to get rid of, contact Nu Vela Laser and Vein Center to schedule a consultation where you can learn more about removing them and getting your smooth legs back.