Many people suffer from varicose veins. Every day we have to comply with a work schedule and sometimes we spend a lot of time standing or on the contrary, we have a sedentary job and we do not have enough physical activity to contribute and have better blood circulation. These two extremes do not help at all if you are a person who has varicose veins.
In this article, we will be talking about what are varicose veins and how to treat them. What are the different varicose veins treatments, the doctors we have at your disposal if you are an ideal candidate to undergo any of these methods; the price and much more. The varicose veins treatment Miami at Jolie Plastic Surgery can help eliminate them and make your skin look younger and more beautiful.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI):
“Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from your body's tissues to your heart. Your heart pumps the blood to your lungs to pick up oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood then is pumped to your body through blood vessels called arteries. From your arteries, the blood flows through tiny blood vessels called capillaries, where it gives up its oxygen to the body's tissues. Your blood then returns to your heart through your veins to pick up more oxygen.”
Believe it or not, varicose veins are very common and are only inflamed veins that unfortunately can be seen under the surface of the skin. They usually appear on the legs, but can also form in other parts of the body.
Veins have valves that work in only one direction and are responsible for circulating blood to the heart. If these valves weaken, the blood can regress and accumulate. This is what causes the veins to swell, and turn into varicose veins.
Now, why could this happen? There are some factors that influence the appearance of these varicose veins are the following:
We can say that varicose veins do not cause serious medical problems, but they affect aesthetically and sometimes are painful. Usually, patients complain of moderate pain and discomfort, but it is also true that there are people who suffer a little more because this leads to blood clots, ulcers on the skin and other problems in the affected area.
According to the (NHLBI) "The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute," these may be some of the symptoms and conditions that a person with varicose veins may suffer from:
“Large veins that you can see just under the surface of your skin.Mild swelling of your ankles and feet.Painful, achy, or "heavy" legs.Throbbing or cramping in your legs.Itchy legs, especially on the lower leg and ankle. Sometimes this symptom is incorrectly diagnosed as dry skin.Discolored skin in the area around the varicose vein."
Like any disease that is not treated, having varicose veins and not paying attention to them, sometimes can be risky. Sometimes, depending on the people and the medical background they have or the sedentary life they lead, this can lead to quite unpleasant situations.
Varicose veins sometimes cause dermatitis. Almost always this happens in the lower areas of the legs, behind the knee or ankle. If you do not take care of it in time and scratch it, it can cause the skin to get irritated, blood and until it has ulcers and sores. On the other hand, there is the circulatory problem. Varicose veins can cause blood clots. These blood clots in the veins are painful and can have other types of more complicated affectations.
How to know if we can undergo a varicose veins treatment Miami?
If you feel that your legs get tired very often, suffer from pain and cramps, this long-standing and have those varicose veins in your legs that bother you, not only physically but also aesthetically, it is convenient that you come to Jolie Plastic Surgery does not think about it anymore. Come to our first consultation that is free and there we will give you a complete evaluation. Stop suffering because you cannot wear short clothes or you are ashamed to show your legs because you are the ideal candidate.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery our main objective is that all the people who come to our clinic come out relieved, pleased and happy because we always try to eliminate their physical, medical, psychological and aesthetic ailments. When a person suffers from varicose veins the first thing is to assess the state of their varicose veins, since that will depend on the type of treatment that is applied.
In addition, we always advise you to change your lifestyle and assume different positions so that together with the treatment you are given, eradicate the varicose veins that you have and can prevent others that want to appear. There are several types of varicose vein treatments that Jolie Plastic Surgery covers. Some procedures are surgical and others are not.
Compression stockings are very tight and elastic long socks that are worn in order to maintain pressure on the legs, compressing the limb. This pressure allows and aids blood flow and its speed through the body, reducing the diameter of the twisted rope like veins.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular varicose vein treatments in the world at the moment and it’s usually the treatment of choice for removing or treating these veins. During sclerotherapy, varicose veins are injected with a chemical that irritates the varicose vein and causes a scar. The irritation and the scar block the vein and with time, it disappears. This varicose veins treatment improves the appearance of the affected area and significantly reduces pain in the legs.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous ablation is a noninvasive and nonsurgical treatment composed of the use of radiofrequency or laser light in order to burn or remove any enlarged veins in the legs that have become abnormally visible. This treatment can be performed in under an hour and does not involve pain. Jolie Plastic Surgery offers this treatment approach to help you get rid of those stubborn-looking veins.
Endoscopic vein surgery
During this procedure a small cut is made in the skin very close to the vein, then a thin tube is inserted that will move along the varicose vein with a camera on the tip and a medical device to cut the varicose vein. This endoscopic surgery is used in critical cases when skin sores and ulcers have occurred. Within a few weeks, the patient can resume their daily activities.
Small incision avulsion
Very similar to vein stripping, small incision avulsions can be performed by passing tiny hooks through the small incisions made in the leg in order to pull the veins and correct their placement until they are no longer visible beneath the skin. This procedure can be performed with or without vein stripping.
In this varicose veins treatment, the doctor makes small cuts in the skin and removes the small veins. Ambulatory phlebectomy is performed to remove the varicose veins that are closest to the surface of the skin. The specialist numbs the area where the vein is and when the treatment is finished the patient can return home.
Varicose vein stripping and ligation
Usually, this method is done only in severe cases. And it consists of lighting and completely extracting the veins with small cuts that are made in the skin. Fleboextraction and ligature is almost always an outpatient treatment. The patient will receive a sedative that will make him sleep at the time of the ligature and will recover between the first and the fourth week.
Conventional surgery for varicose veins Miami at Jolie Plastic Surgery
This varicose veins treatment Miami is done with epidural or general anesthesia. The surgeon makes two incisions, one in the lower part of the leg (maybe the ankle or knee) and the other in the groin. The vein will be ligated to prevent bleeding and then with a thin flexible cable, it will be completely removed. This surgery is more aggressive but eliminates the risk of that varicose vein reappearing. The operation lasts about an hour.
The varicose veins treatment do not have much complexity, in fact, there are many procedures that are not even surgical, it does not need much preparation before a treatment that is considered ambulatory. Of course, there are always requirements to be taken into account, such as:
There are ailments that many times although we want to avoid, due to our family inheritance or another factor beyond our control, they affect us. But if we can adopt a healthy lifestyle and take into account some recommendations that prevent varicose veins, we must make sure we do everything within our reach. Well as a good saying goes: "It is better to prevent than to have to regret."
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we have a priority: you. That the patient is happy with his treatment is our purpose and we know that this is achieved by having capable and highly qualified surgeons, like the ones we have on our team.
We always suggest to all the people who carry out a deep investigation of several specialists, before deciding on a doctor. When one is going to undergo any aesthetic procedure, the doctor-patient relationship is important, and trust is the key to this communication.
Do a search for the completed studies, the previous surgeries, and if the doctor has enough experience in that varicose veins treatment. You can ask us for all the information you need. The specialist will provide you with images of previous operations so that you are confident and know what technique you have used before.
During this first consultation, the doctor will perform a physical exam. Watch your legs carefully while standing to determine if you have inflammation. Check with an ultrasound the affected area to determine how veins are and look for the presence of clots. If the doctor sees fit, he may send an angiogram to see in more detail how the blood circulates in his veins.
It will ask you a series of questions, to know what symptoms you have. Pain, cramp Inquire about your family medical history and other details so you can finally decide what is your ideal varicose veins treatment.
We recommend you from this first meeting to satisfy all your doubts and if during the course of the consultations if you have any other question or concern, do not be silent, you can tell us or ask us what you need and more. Feel with total freedom.
The price of a varicose veins treatment Miami depends on several factors. Starting from the area where one will be treated, to the technique itself that is used for the type of varicose veins that the patient has and the fees of the surgeons that are different in each case.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
"The typical average cost of a vein treatment is $900 to $1,000. Costs vary according to the surgeon, the geographic region, and the complexity of the procedure.
A procedure to treat spider veins ranges from $200 to $400 per treatment. The final price depends on the extent of the spider veins. The average person needs three to five sessions to get an improvement. The typical cost of sclerotherapy in Miami, Florida ranges from $300 - $500 with an average cost of $400. Intravenous laser surgery costs approximately $3,000 to $5,000."
Jolie Plastic Surgery understands that many times our clients need to have payment facilities, for that we have the Care Credit, a plan in which you must be pre-approved. Another very effective program is the "Lay Away Plan" with a minimum deposit of $ 500 and a 0% interest on your payments.
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