Arteries help transport blood rich with oxygen from your heart to your entire body, and your veins return this oxygen-depleted blood to your heart. Varicose veins are abnormal veins that become swollen and are visible through your skin.
If untreated, they can grow worse. They can cause aching, fatigue, and skin problems like redness, rashes, and sores. Women suffer from varicose veins more often than men.
The legs contain three types of veins:
1) Deep veins that are in muscles
2) Perforating veins that connect deeper veins to superficial ones
3) Superficial veins — lie closest to the skin surface
Normal veins squeeze blood forward, and valves close that prevent blood from flowing back down. If you repeatedly sit or stand for long periods, the veins can stretch and damage these valves. Blood can then pool and result in varicose veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is the medical term for removing varicose veins. This procedure can normally be performed in the doctor’s office without the need for general anesthesia, which renders the patient unconscious.
Local anesthesia is all that is required to numb the area to be treated so that the patient is comfortable but awake during the procedure.
The process begins by filling varicose veins with an anesthetic solution. We then make a puncture with a needle adjacent to the varicose vein.
A tiny hook is placed into the hole formed by the needle. The varicose vein is then removed. The type of punctures formed by this treatment forms nearly invisible scars.
Once the vein has been removed, a compression stocking or bandage will need to be worn for a short time.
After the Procedure
You might be encouraged to walk around shortly after your procedure because the leg muscle contractions of surrounding muscles can help rid your body of excess fluid that may have built up there. This helps lower your chances of developing dangerous blood clots and can assist in the healing process. Many alternative doctors in the medical community that deal with Acupuncture in NYC agree with that the healing process after surgery is never easy.
Patients are normally able to resume their daily activities in a few days following the procedure. However, you should avoid extreme physical exertion like prolonged standing and heavy lifting to ensure that you heal properly.
Many procedures involve complications, but an ambulatory phlebectomy involves a much lower risk. Also, incisions usually heal without forming noticeable scars.
Contact Fox Vein Experts today to make an appointment. Before your procedure, we will go over the entire process with you so that you know exactly what to expect every step of the way.