Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Varicose Vein Removal Chicago, Illinois***

Varicose Vein Removal Testimonial Chicago, IL***

This is a “microsurgical” approach for large bulging varicose veins through the surface of the skin.  This procedure is often done at the same time as the EVLT.  Under local anesthesia, the diseased veins are delicately extracted using specially designed hooks.  The incisions are truly stab wounds and are so small, no stitches are required and there is virtually no scarring.***

How does the Procedure Work?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is typically done under light IV sedation or local anesthesia, so patients do not feel any discomfort during the procedure.  The veins to be removed are carefully marked so the doctor knows precisely where to make the incisions for removal.  Incisions used to remove the veins are so small, no stitches are required.  Veins are removed in small sections until the entire vein is gone. The procedure is relatively quick, although the specific length of time will vary based on the number of veins the patient will have removed.

What is the Recovery Like?***

After the procedure, the patient is fitted with compression stockings to reduce the risk of blood clots and swelling and promote healing.  The stockings will need to be worn for about one week after the procedure.  Most patients find that mild swelling and discomfort after the procedure can be effectively managed with over the counter pain medications.  Symptoms usually abate after the first 24 hours.  Patients are allowed to resume normal activities as early as the day after the procedure, although strenuous exercise is discouraged for approximately two weeks.

Are there Risks?***

Like any medical procedure, ambulatory phlebectomy does have a few risks associated with the procedure.  Risks are generally rare and might include:

  • Temporary bruising and swelling around the incision sites
  • Bleeding or infection at incision sites
  • Mild scarring, although most scars are imperceptible after 6 to 12 months
  • Temporary discoloration of the skin, which usually resolves on its own

Are Results Permanent?***

Because the targeted vein is completely removed, ambulatory phlebectomy is considered a permanent solution to varicose veins.  Some patients may have new varicose veins develop over time, which would require subsequent sessions to treat.

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Call (312) 496-3069 today or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Tolitano and the team at Nuovo Aesthetics & Smartlipo are proud to be your partners in health, wellness and beauty.

***All patient results may vary, these procedures are for cosmetic purposes only and results are not guaranteed, nor are permanent. All patients are different and in no way will any procedures be alike, nor the recovery period.