Understanding Microphlebectomy for Varicose Veins

Understanding MicrophlebectomyWhen it comes to the treatment of your varicose veins, it may be difficult to decide which vein treatment will be right for you. Microphlebectomy is a vein treatment for varicose veins in which the twisted and enlarged vein is removed. This treatment is generally used for larger veins that cannot be treated with sclerotherapy or laser surgery treatments.

How is it done?

Microphlebectomy is a simple and minimally invasive procedure that is performed in an outpatient setting. Dr. Perry will outline the veins that are to be removed and then make several tiny incisions in the skin. With the use of a special instrument, the vein is removed through the openings.

The procedure is quick and doesn’t require a hospital stay. A local anesthetic is used to provide comfort during your microphlebectomy procedure.

Benefits of Microphlebectomy for Varicose Veins

  • Minimally invasive
  • Minimal scarring
  • No stitches
  • Quick recovery time

Possible Side Effects from Microphlebectomy

  • Skin color change
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Small, red spider veins
  • Bruising

The possible side effects following your microphlebectomy procedure are all minor, easily treated and short-term.

To avoid complications or side effects following your procedure follow your vein specialist’s advice and:

  • Wear compression stockings
  • Avoid vigorous exercise or too much walking directly after your procedure
  • Elevate your legs on and off

Is Microphlebectomy Right for Me?

A microphlebectomy procedure is an effective and safe choice for anyone dealing with unsightly or painful varicose veins. The quick and simple procedure won’t hinder your day-to-day life and will leave you feeling more confident without the discomfort of varicose veins. Microphlebectomy is only one treatment option for varicose veins. It is best to consult your vein specialist to determine which procedure is most appropriate for your treatment.

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