Varicose veins can have an impact on your life in a couple of different ways. They can hurt your appearance and produce bothersome symptoms. They do not cause symptoms in every situation, but this does not lessen the seriousness of the condition. The presence of these veins can put you at a higher risk for other health problems like deep vein thrombosis. If you have varicose veins, treatments such as microphlebectomy can help eliminate both the uncomfortable symptoms and negative cosmetic appearance that come with them.
Microphlebectomy is a minimally-invasive way to remove varicose veins, especially those that are too large to be effectively treated with other methods. The process begins with a consultation with our specialist to ensure this treatment is right for you. During the actual procedure, the problem vein or veins are skillfully removed from the body. Microphlebectomy can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.
Even large vessels can be removed with microphlebectomy and not require much of an opening for removal since the veins can be narrowed with epinephrine. Because microphlebectomy is minimally-invasive, you should be able to return to your job or other regular activities without taking time off for recovery. In fact, most patients will just need to wear compression stockings to ensure a quick and efficient recovery. This is one of the main reasons why many people elect to have their veins removed by this method. In addition, you won’t have to worry about any lengthy downtime period. Most people can walk around easily after the procedure but are still encouraged to wear compression stockings for their comfort.
Varicose veins form when the blood does not flow through the vessels properly. This is often because the valves that are supposed to allow the blood to flow in only one direction quit working as they should. As a result, the blood will start to back up and put pressure on the walls of the vessel, which will cause it to expand. It will become varicose as a result.
Microphlebectomy can improve the unwanted appearance created by the presence of varicose veins. They are usually blue and can be easily seen through the skin. Sometimes, they cause bulging of the skin as well.
Common symptoms produced by varicose veins include aching, swelling, numbness and tingling. There could also be a feeling of heaviness in the legs, and the symptoms tend to get worse as the day progresses. These symptoms should go away immediately after the procedure.
If you have varicose veins and are concerned over the physical or aesthetic impact they can have, we can evaluate them and help you learn if microphlebectomy is right for you at the Premier Vein Institute. We are conveniently located in both Tampa and Lakeland and are pleased to serve the surrounding areas with a wide variety of personalized vein treatments. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!