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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.

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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:

  • Family background
  • Advanced age
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Menopause
  • Stay a long time standing
  • Constipation
  • Gender
varicose vein treatment miami


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

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.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

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:

  • Do not take anti-inflammatories, aspirin or any other anticoagulant.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages or drugs.


what causes varicose veins

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."

  • Do exercise. Get moving. When you walk you favor blood circulation in the legs.
  • Control your weight and your diet. By removing the excess weight, you reduce unnecessary pressure in the veins. What you eat is also very important. Take a diet with low salt content and thus avoid the swelling caused by water retention.
  • Pay attention to what you wear. Avoid high heels. Low footwear makes the calf muscles work harder, and that's much better for the veins. Use more baggy clothes. If you wear tight clothing at the waist, legs or groin, blood flow can be reduced.
  • Elevate the legs. If you take several brief breaks and elevate your legs above the level of the heart, this will help you in the circulation of blood. If you can lie down with your legs resting on three or four pillows, this will help you.
  • Avoid prolonged sitting or standing periods. Changing position frequently is very necessary to favor blood flow.
  • You do not sit cross-legged. Some doctors recommend not crossing the feet when we are sitting, believe that this position can increase circulation problems.


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 $ 1000. 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.


Where in my body, in addition to the legs, can these varicose veins come out?

Varicose veins can appear on the hands, temples, around the eyes, breasts, and chest. They are enlarged veins that can appear in some areas of the body and are very unattractive to most patients. These veins become more pronounced and thick due to several reasons.

Can varicose veins return or form after treatment?

In most patients, it can be repeated over time, sometimes they must return to the year by "retouching".

Does varicose vein surgery in Miami require hospitalization?

No, only in some cases; It may require formal surgery, which involves the extraction of the vein combined with mini-phlebectomy. You can spend a night in the clinic, especially if the procedure is done at the end of the day.

Should I use my work holidays to receive treatment for varicose veins?

It is not necessary. Enjoy your holidays! The modern treatment of varicose veins allows you to continue with your usual activities. The time you will consume is what happens at Jolie Plastic Surgery.

Are varicose veins very common?

Varicose veins are very common, especially in the United States. It is believed that 72% of women and 45% of men have varicose veins before age 50.

I have very visible blue veins (non-varicose veins) that run down the front of both calves. Can they be treated and what would be the best treatment?

A thorough evaluation of your blue veins should be done to determine if there is a medical condition that causes the appearance of these blue veins. During the evaluation, you will be asked if you have symptoms such as pain, heaviness, itching. If you answer yes to any of these, the specialist will order an ultrasound. If it turns out that you have no other problems besides the "blue veins", it is very likely that sclerotherapy will get rid of them.

I have spider veins and varicose veins that show up on my thighs. What would be better to receive a combination of laser therapy and sclerotherapy, or which of the 2 techniques is the best?

Often, patients ask us these types of questions during the consultation: what is better, sclerotherapy or laser vein therapy? I return the question and tell my patient: what is better, an SUV or a sports car? The typical answer is "it depends", each vehicle fulfills its purpose. Such is the case of sclerotherapy and laser treatment. Regardless of the technique used, it is important that the doctor treat the underlying varicose and reticular veins before attempting sclerotherapy or laser therapy to reduce the likelihood that they will reappear.

What are the side effects of the most common spider treatment?

One of the most common side effects is hyperpigmentation. Another common complication is superficial thrombophlebitis in which the treated vein becomes sensitive and swollen. Compression stockings help prevent the appearance.

Can sclerotherapy be done for a bulging vein on the forehead?

The central veins of the forehead can be treated either by extraction through micro incisions or by sclerotherapy. These procedures should be done by someone with experience. Injection of the central frontal veins can be performed safely if several techniques are followed, such as injecting away from the upper forehead and applying proximal and distal compression. Each procedure has pros and cons. There are no natural ways to eliminate these veins and there is always the possibility of new veins forming.

Is the treatment of varicose veins painful?

There are several types of treatments for varicose veins that can be non-surgical or more invasive. Invasive treatments are performed in an ambulatory center and generally take less than an hour to complete. This means that you can resume your daily activity that same day.

What are the advantages of a varicose vein treatment in Miami?

It can eliminate pain and prevent the chances of other serious health complications. In addition, there are many aesthetic benefits for the removal of these veins.

Will I have to miss work to undergo surgery and recover?

Most patients can return to work 2 or 3 days after treatment. At Jolie Plastic Surgery we make sure that your surgery is as pleasant and safe as possible. We have years of experience in performing various cosmetic procedures and we make sure that our clients are happy and look their best.

Updated on: November 14, 2017

Disclaimer: Non Surgical Treatments, Diets, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Significantly Between Patients.