Phlebectomy FAQs


Before going through any cosmetic treatment, you should make sure to answer any questions you might have. When deciding to undergo phlebectomy, there are several frequently asked questions for you to consider.

What is Phlebectomy?

While this question might seem silly, it is important you receive the correct treatment based upon your vein needs. There are a variety of treatments designed to treat varicose veins. Phlebectomy is a treatment where tiny needles are used to remove varicose veins just beneath the surface of your skin.Is it Painful?One of the most common questions is if phlebectomy is painful. Luckily,it is not,as vein doctors typically use local anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free.

What Can I Expect?

Patients of phlebectomy will lie comfortably as the area to be treated is cleaned and numbed. The tiny needles will create holes that are used to remove the impacted vein. Afterwards,the treated limb will be bandaged tightly to allow it to heal.

Do I Not Need the Treated Vein?

The point of phlebectomy is to remove the damaged varicose vein completely from the body. Fortunately for our legs,we have more than enough veins that removing one varicose vein will not cause any harm. In fact, your body will reroute the blood on its own as the body absorbs what is left behind of the vein.

Will My Leg be Stitched Up?

No, your leg will only require thin adhesive strips after the procedure is over since the incisions are microscopic.

Can I Walk after the Procedure?

Yes! One of the best parts of phlebectomy is that you can walk immediately following your treatment. We recommend our patients perform gentle exercise during their recovery period to help stimulate the circulation and blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings will be required to promote blood flow up and down your legs while minimizing any pain.

Are There Any Side Effects or Possible Complications?

Phlebectomies are completely safe,but like other cosmetic procedures can be prone to unlikely complications. Such side effects can include possible bruising, swelling, numbness, and inflammation can occur.

Your Phlebectomy Destination Center

If you have any other questions, make sure to choose the professionals at the Laser Vein Center. We make sure to answer all of your questions during your free consultation so you will be worry-free. Call today and let Dr. Wright and his team help you achieve the vein health you have always wanted.