You no longer need to undergo an invasive procedure to get rid of your painful and unsightly varicose veins. Microphlebectomy is a minimally-invasive treatment that allows our team to quickly and safely remove damaged veins. Instead of making larger incisions, an extremely small surgical instrument is used to pull the veins out after they are no longer working correctly. Not only will a microphlebectomy improve the appearance of your skin, but it could also reduce any discomfort you are feeling from your varicose veins.
Can I Treat Varicose Veins On My Own?
There are currently no home treatments that will permanently remove varicose veins. Those who stay at a healthy weight and exercise regularly can reduce their risk of developing varicose veins, but there is no guaranteed way to avoid them forever. Once the veins have been damaged, patients should immediately begin exploring professional treatment options. While most varicose veins are not dangerous, they often result in chronic discomfort and other unwanted side effects.
A Look at the Microphlebectomy Procedure
This procedure is carried out to remove bulging and discolored veins near the surface of the skin. If the veins are already damaged, then the microphlebectomy will most likely be carried out as a standalone procedure. Veins that still have blood flowing through them might need to be weakened with an additional procedure. It all depends on your unique situation.
During a microphlebectomy procedure, one or more small incisions will be made near the vein after the skin has been numbed. A small tool will then be used to withdraw the vein entirely instead of allowing the patient’s body to reabsorb it.
The Advantages of Microphlebectomy
The primary advantage of microphlebectomy is the fact that it is minimally-invasive. Many other varicose vein treatments like phlebectomy require a lengthy recovery period with the patient staying in bed for days at a time. After a microphlebectomy procedure, patients can return to all of their normal activities within 24 hours. There is also no need for any general anesthesia. Patients will enjoy long-term results without large incisions, scarred tissue and a lengthy recovery time.
Are the Results Permanent?
In most cases, microphlebectomy is a permanent treatment option for varicose veins. The veins are physically removed from the patient’s body, but they can develop new varicose veins in the future. That is why it is so important for patients to follow the aftercare instructions given to them by our team. We encourage our patients to stay at a healthy weight, exercise as much as possible and stick to a low-salt diet. Those who work a desk job or live a sedentary lifestyle should attempt to stand up and walk around a few times an hour to improve their blood flow and reduce the risk of blood pooling in their legs.
Contact Us Today
Don’t let your varicose veins affect your quality of life. No longer is an invasive surgery like phlebectomy required to remove those bulging veins. Schedule an appointment at Premier Vein Institute to learn more information about microphlebectomy. Our offices are located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Riverview and Lakeland. Contact us today to request a consultation.