One of the biggest concerns that most people have about getting treatment for varicose veins is that they want to be sure the treatment doesn’t leave behind major scarring or otherwise unattractive results. After all, getting rid of varicose veins is something that you do because they mar the appearance of your legs, so it makes sense avoiding a similar problem even after treatment. One of today’s minimally invasive varicose vein treatment methods, Microphlebectomy, offers a way to remove either medium or large varicose veins – and it leaves behind very little trace of the procedure.
How Microphlebectomy Works
Once the doctor evaluates you and determines that you’re a candidate for Microphlebectomy (most people in good health will be good potential candidates,) the procedure is quite simple. The procedure will normally be performed in the vein center facility rather than in a hospital setting. Only local anesthesia for the leg area is needed, and patients may receive a mild sedative to help them relax during the procedure.
The doctor will make very tiny incisions – usually 1-3 millimeters in length – to access each vein. The veins are then removed using a specialized medical hook tool. Because the incisions are so small, stitches are not needed in the majority of Microphlebectomy procedures. The procedure time varies according to the amount of veins being removed.
Microphlebectomy recovery is normally easy for patients. There are few medical restrictions for recovery, and the main rule is that patients wear compression stockings during the days immediately after the procedure. In most cases, the incisions will be completely healed within only a few weeks.
There is usually a dramatic difference in the legs, since the knotted veins are now gone and the legs are smooth. There may be a bit of discoloration around the incision area for a few weeks, but this will typically resolve and leave behind little to no scarring. This procedure may be the perfect minimally invasive solution for your varicose veins!