Vein Surgery & What to Expect After Treatment

September 16, 2021
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

If you’re considering having vein surgery, you may be nervous and wondering what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. Like with any surgery, there are crucial things that should be considered before deciding whether or not this spider vein treatment is right for you. United Vein & Vascular Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida, can help you explore your options and break down what you should expect from the surgery and during recovery. Keep reading to find out essential details.

Understanding Vein Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and After

When it comes to surgery and spider vein treatment, every patient’s experience and recovery is different. However, there are standard guidelines that can help answer your generic questions, give you a little more peace of mind, as well as a better understanding about the procedure you’re going to receive.

One of the first concerns patients have is how long they will have to be resting before they can get back to their everyday life. With this treatment method, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately after, but it’s vital that you remember you will probably have some discomfort as well as bruising by the veins that were treated. These marks will usually resolve themselves within two weeks after surgery. If the discomfort gets too much to handle, it is recommended that you take 400mg of ibuprofen every six to eight hours. If your pain level grows to the point where you are unable to sleep or walk, it is imperative that you call your surgeon’s office immediately. Another question that a lot of people have is when is it okay to resume physical activities and workout routines. Many surgeons recommend waiting for at least seven to ten days before starting running, weight lifting, or cycling. You also shouldn’t lift any over twenty pounds for the same amount of time. You will be encouraged to do things like walk or even use a treadmill to help with blood circulation. The reason your surgeon will tell you to avoid rigorous activities and routines is that additional force applied to the veins while they are trying to heal can cause them to reopen.

The procedure itself will be done in a sterilized operating room, which is done to reduce the chance of you getting an infection. Although it is very unlikely that you will get an infection after this type of surgery, it is suggested that you don’t soak in any type of water including a bathtub, pool, or hot tub for at least seven days. It is common to feel tightening or pulling along the area that was treated. Before your procedure is done, your veins are extremely flexible, but once they are treated, the vein becomes tighter and turns into scar tissue. This can appear anywhere between one to four weeks after the treatment and will go away over time.

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United Vein Centers is a leading provider in the vein healthcare field. Our staff is expertly trained to help our patients treat their varicose veins. We have performed procedures on hundreds of patients with successful and desirable results. Call or visit us today if you’ve been considering vein surgery!

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