Are your legs covered in large, rope-like varicose veins? Have you stopped wearing shorts or skirts in an effort to cover them up? If so, you may want to consider an outpatient procedure such as an ambulatory phlebectomy. At Vein Institutein Fairfield, Newtown, Avon, and Shelton, Connecticut, the team regularly performs ambulatory phlebectomies to address and ultimately eradicate varicose veins. To learn more about this safe and effective treatment with a more than 60-year track record of success, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Varicose veins are large, twisted veins that typically develop on your legs and thighs. Varicose veins occur when the vein valves in your legs become weak or damaged. To pump blood back to your heart, the veins in your legs work against gravity. As blood flows back to your heart, tiny valves in your legs open and close to stop your blood from flowing backward. However, if your veins become weak or damaged, blood can pool in your veins, causing them to stretch, twist, and bulge.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that the team at Vein Institute performs in-office. During an ambulatory phlebectomy, your doctor administers a local anesthetic to numb your legs. Once the anesthesia sets in, your doctor makes a series of small incisions near your varicose veins and uses a special tool to carefully remove them. After removing all of the affected veins, your doctor bandages your legs and sends you home with a list of recovery instructions to follow.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for ambulatory phlebectomy, make an appointment with the team at Vein Institute. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your aesthetic goals for treatment, the team can develop a varicose vein treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
That said, ambulatory phlebectomy has a proven record of success and provides long-lasting, noticeable results.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is safe and well-tolerated. However, it’s normal to experience skin numbness, bruising, swelling, and minor irritation in the first few days after your procedure. You’re also required to wear compression stockings for the first few weeks following your ambulatory phlebectomy, except for when you’re sleeping. The compression stockings help minimize pain and encourage circulation. To speed up the healing process, it’s important to walk as much as possible. You should also keep your legs out of direct sunlight until they’re fully healed.
Don’t let varicose veins negatively impact your quality of life. To request an ambulatory phlebectomy consultation at Vein Institute, call the office or click the online booking tool today.