How Long Does Varicose Vein Surgery Take To Heal?
Varicose veins are very common, with over millions of cases happening in each year. These enlarged, discolored, bulging veins appear most often in the legs and feet, and can often cause aches, pain and discomfort, along with swelling and feelings of heaviness in the legs and feet, and itchiness in the areas affected. Aside from these frustrating and uncomfortable side effects, the cosmetic concern is also an issue. Varicose Veins are caused by weakened or damaged valves and circulatory issues, but there are other risk factors as well, including genetics or a family history of varicose veins, sitting or standing for long periods of time, obesity, pregnancy, old age, and even sex, as woman are more likely than men to develop this condition because of hormonal changes in the body.
Ways to Treat Varicose Veins
Thankfully, there are ways to treat varicose veins — and not all of these treatments require invasive surgery. Many patients turn to our team at Fox Vein & Laser Experts for help in treating, reducing, and removing their varicose veins. Dr. Susan B Fox has decades of experience diagnosing and treating venous diseases including, but not limited to, varicose veins, venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and blood clotting disorders. With the most advanced, safe, and effective technology and devices at our fingertips, Dr. Fox and her team of medical experts have treated our patients’ varicose veins with successful, satisfactory results.
Depending on your particular condition and desired results, there are various minimally invasive vein removal procedures available to you. Each offers maximum results, with little pain or downtime, no extensive surgery, and very little recovery time too! Vein removal services offered at Fox Vein & Laser Experts include, but are not limited to, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Visual Sclerotherapy, Foam Sclerotherapy, Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Ablation, Clarivein®, VeinGogh, and VenaSeal™.
Before any patient undergoes a vein removal procedure, they will sit down with one of our vein experts for a consultation. This is the time to ask questions, voice your concerns, and disclose any and all health information.
One question we get asked very frequently is how long does varicose vein surgery take to heal? Fortunately, not very long at all! Many of these treatments require very little downtime following the procedure. However, it is important that you follow all post-treatment instructions from your doctor in order to keep the varicose veins from coming back too quickly, reduce the risk of blood clots forming in the treated veins, and to help maintain proper blood flow and circulation.
For the most part, you will be able to go back to your regular day-to-day activities following the treatment, but remember, you will still be in a healing phase so we highly suggest wearing compression socks or stockings, as these help to prevent and/or slow the onset of any venous deficiencies or complications happening again in the future. We also stress incorporating a daily walking regimen into your schedule. These two things are very important to your recovery, and will keep you feeling at your best.
A few other tips to plan ahead for as you heal from your varicose vein treatments:
- Have a friend or family member drive you to and from our office on the day of your appointment. During the drive home after the procedure, it’s ideal to keep your legs stretched out and propped up in the back seat to help with blood flow and circulation.
- Keep your legs and feet elevated on a comfortable pillow whenever possible.
- Stay away from heavy lifting, or anything that may cause you to strain your body too much in the days following the procedure.
- Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time.
- Follow a healthy, low-salt diet. Excess weight can put pressure on your veins, and a diet too high in salt can cause swelling from water retention.
- Wear low-heeled or flat shoes, as these lower shoes work the calf muscles more and help to strengthen the legs. High heels put unnecessary pressure on the legs and feet.
- Avoid any tight clothing or accessories, as these can cut off circulation and reduce blow flow.
There is no need for you to fall victim to your varicose veins any longer. Let our Miami vein experts take care of you and rid you of that pain and discomfort you are experiencing. Contact our office today at 954-627-1045 to schedule a consultation and discuss which varicose vein removal option is best for you and your condition.