Varicose Veins Treatment
Varicose veins removal may be performed using a targeted surgical procedure called ambulatory phlebectomy. Alternatively, laser vein removal may be performed in some cases. Recovery in each case will vary depending on the extent of varicose veins involved and the treatment technique applied.
Judicious, golden, and board certified vascular surgeons Dr. Pushpinder Sivia and Dr. Son Ha Yu of Desert Vein & Vascular Institute provide varicose vein treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and other cities and towns in this area of SoCal.
Recovery after Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Following the surgery to remove varicose veins, the patient will be required to wear a compression bandage for a week to 10 days. The compression will help to improve healing and mitigate swelling and discomfort in the treated sites. Within a few days, the swelling and discomfort will resolve. Bruising and bleeding, if any in the treated areas, will subside in about 24 hours after the surgery.
Most patients will be able to return to their normal routine within a day after the procedure. However, they will have to avoid vigorous activities and exercises for about two weeks following the surgery. Patients should be aware of the potential risks and complications during recovery period, which may include allergy, infection, thrombophlebitis, and numbness arising from nerve injury during the procedure.
The post-operative risks are minimal as long as the varicose vein treatment is performed by a fully trained and experienced vein specialist in a state of the art treatment environment.
Both short and long-term results of vein removal surgery are usually very successful. Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that will not involve suturing. Scarring is minimal to non-existent.
Varicose veins removed with this procedure will often be gone for good, but in patients with a family history of this disease, the varicose veins may return in future. As long as the patient follows the surgeon’s instructions and wears compression bandage as directed, the healing will be swift and very little discomfort will be involved.
Recovery after Laser Vein Removal
Recovery following laser vein procedure will differ between two patients, but this technique typically involves minimal to no downtime. Patients can return to their normal routine almost immediately. Some minor bruising may occur, which will gradually resolve on its own. Swelling may also occur in a few cases, which will subside in a few days.
In some cases, the vein specialist may recommend the patient to wear compression stockings after laser vein removal. The risk of complications is rare in this procedure, but the risk will increase if the laser technique is performed incorrectly. Salient and tremendous DVVI receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and other suburbs and cities in region of the nation for varicose vein treatment and other vein and vascular procedures.
Varicose veins with laser procedure will fade significantly or clear entirely, leaving a more uniform and youthful looking skin. While laser vein removal may not eliminate all the imperfections in the affected site, the overall results are successful and most patients report satisfaction with the results.