You may need to wear tight bandages, called compression dressings, on your leg for the first few days after surgery. This can help reduce bruising. If you have stitches, they may dissolve on their own. Or your doctor may take them out 7 to 14 days after your surgery.
How long does it take to recover from vein surgery?
It usually takes one to four weeks to heal after varicose vein surgery. During that time, you’ll probably need to avoid or limit many of your usual activities.
What can you not do after varicose vein surgery?
Don’t rush into exercise after your surgery. Take it slow to make sure that incisions don’t open up and that blood flow returns to normal. There is no showering or bathing, at all, for at least two days after your surgery. You can take a sponge bath, as long as you avoid the incisions.
Can I walk after vein surgery?
While vein surgery is a simple laser procedure that doesn’t require hospitalization or general anesthesia, strenuous activity like high-impact aerobics, heavy weight training and Pilates should be avoided for at least the first week. Most people can resume walking right away and for at least 30 minutes a day.
How much walking should I do after varicose vein surgery?
Exercise after Varicose Vein Surgery
That’s because walking during recovery from varicose vein surgery is critical for most patients. We ask our patients to walk after varicose vein treatment for 30 minutes and we advise walking every day for at least an hour a day for the weeks following treatment.
How long will my leg hurt after vein surgery?
Your leg may feel stiff or sore for the first 1 to 2 weeks. Your doctor will give you pain medicine for this. You can expect your leg to be very bruised at first. This is a normal part of recovery and may last 2 to 3 weeks.
How long does it take to recover from laser vein surgery?
You will be encouraged to walk right after the procedure, for about 30 to 60 minutes. Your leg may have some bruising. The bruises should go away in about 2 weeks. You’ll need to have someone drive you home after your surgery.
Does varicose vein surgery hurt?
As with any traditional surgery or minimally invasive procedure, pain is possible. However, with advances in medical technology, leg discomfort after varicose vein surgery should be minimal and last only a short time.
How painful is varicose vein surgery?
You can have this procedure done in a doctor’s office. You may need several treatments — usually 4 to 6 weeks apart — to completely close off a vein. You won’t need anything to numb you, and the only discomfort you’ll feel will be the sensation of small needle pricks from the injections.
What is the best surgery for varicose veins?
If you have larger veins, you are likely to have surgery (ligation and stripping) or less invasive procedures such as radiofrequency closure or endovenous laser treatment. Small to medium-sized varicose veins usually are treated with sclerotherapy, external laser treatment, or a minor surgery called microphlebectomy.
How successful is varicose vein surgery?
Surgery can very effectively relieve varicose vein symptoms: In more than 80% of people who have varicose vein surgery, it improves symptoms like pain, swelling and itching or makes them go away completely, and their legs look better afterwards.
Should you sleep in compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
Most commonly, it is advised to sleep in your compression stockings only the first night after the procedure. After that, you can continue wearing them only during the day.