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Microphlebectomy: Improving Circulation and Self-Image

Aug 25, 2023 11:57:09 AM Dr. Andrew Cha, DO, FACS
Microphlebectomy: Improving Circulation and Self-Image

For those struggling with the discomfort and unsightly appearance of large, bulging varicose veins, relief is within reach. The Vein Institute of New Jersey offers an accessible and nearly painless solution known as microphlebectomy.

This procedure involves the removal of protruding varicose veins through tiny incisions, resulting in improved circulation and boosted self-confidence. Let's delve into the details of this innovative treatment, from the pre-procedure preparations to the after-care.

Before Treatment

Unsightly veins can cause both physical discomfort and emotional distress. Varicose veins often lead to pain, fatigue, and a decreased self-image. Microphlebectomy, also referred to as Phlebectomy, ambulatory phlebectomy, or stab phlebectomy, is a procedure designed to remove these veins and alleviate these issues. Prior to the procedure, you would meet with one of our board-certified vascular doctors to ensure conservative measures such as compression stockings and elevation were first tried, and then to determine if this treatment is right for you.

During the Procedure

Microphlebectomy is a relatively simple outpatient office procedure performed under local anesthesia. This anesthesia ensures that the procedure is safe and virtually painless. Much like the numbing medication used at the dentist's office, the anesthetic keeps discomfort to a minimum while allowing for the safe removal of the vein. The process involves making several tiny incisions in the skin through which the varicose veins are carefully removed. Infection risks are minimal if proper sterile measures are followed, and the use of sterile equipment is standard practice at the Vein Institute of New Jersey.

After Treatment

Following the procedure, patients can experience immediate relief and improved aesthetics. The localized numbing effect of the anesthetic minimizes discomfort during and immediately after the treatment. The incisions are so small that scarring is typically minimal, if non-existent. To ensure optimal cosmetic results, the treated leg is wrapped in a surgical compression dressing for 24-48 hours. After the compression dressing is removed, patients wear their compression stocking for two weeks, during daytime only.

Recovery and Resumption of Activities

Patients are encouraged to take it easy for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure, but walking is recommended periodically throughout the day to promote healing. Fortunately, individuals can walk out of the office after the procedure is completed. After the initial 24-48 hours, normal activities can be resumed, albeit with some restrictions. Patients should adhere to these restrictions for 1-2 weeks post-operatively.

The Benefits of Microphlebectomy

Microphlebectomy offers numerous benefits to those seeking relief from varicose veins:

  1. Improved Appearance: The removal of protruding veins leads to an immediate improvement in the appearance of the legs, boosting self-image and confidence.

  2. Relief from Discomfort: Pain and fatigue associated with varicose veins are alleviated, allowing for enhanced comfort and mobility.

  3. Minimal Downtime: With a relatively short recovery period and the ability to resume normal activities quickly, microphlebectomy minimizes downtime.

  4. Safe and Effective: When performed by experienced professionals using proper sterile techniques, microphlebectomy is a safe and efficient treatment option.

Microphlebectomy is a groundbreaking solution for those looking to rid themselves of the physical discomfort and emotional distress caused by varicose veins. The Vein Institute of New Jersey is committed to providing safe and effective outpatient procedures that yield rapid results. To explore whether microphlebectomy is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with one of our vein treatment specialists today. Embrace the opportunity to improve your circulation, comfort, and self-image through this transformative procedure.

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