Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

The term Varicose veins is referred to as those veins mainly on legs which have become widened or twisted due to backward flow of the blood or the excess pressure by the blood on veins.

Description And Symptoms
Effects/ Causes

As we know that veins are responsible for flowing deoxygenated blood towards the heart, these veins do this with the help of valve and when this valve gets damaged it makes blood flow backward causing pressure on the veins and as a result of which veins gets widened and enlarged causing them to be varicose veins. These kinds of veins do not cause any harm but can be in a benign condition. Varicose veins can be of cosmetic concern for all many people along with the fact that they often run in families.

Aching, heavy legs Redness, Dryness, and itchiness Swelling Noticeable and little embarrassing in appearance. Eczema may also be seen. Bleeding at times. Discomforts

Any vein can be of the form of varicose vein but this case is generally found in the legs and feet as the standing pressure is more and direct on the legs. Many patients who suffer from the varicose vein must seek out help from their physicians who are specialist in vein care and then to a cosmetic consultant. The basic method for treating varicose condition goes with the initial check-up and tests.

1. Initial diagnosis: This is done to determine the extent and depth of the problem.

2. Ultrasound Scan: This allows for the detailed examination of the veins.

3. Surgical Treatment: People also go for surgical treatment like – phlebectomy

4. Laser Treatment: Laser surgical treatments are also available nowadays to eliminate these varicose veins.

The varicose vein may affect a person aesthetically and if it goes beyond a benign condition then cause discomfort to the person leaving behind the aching and swelling. They do not result in any medical disease though they aggravate many regular problems and hence it should be treated as soon as possible so as to avoid further anomalies. Causes: Varicose veins affect the body of an individual as it

1. PUBERTY: Generally at the time of puberty hormonal balance changes and so increase in blood level may cause varicose veins.

2. PREGNANCY: Sometimes the pregnant women face this problem as during the pregnancy period their blood pressure becomes high and so veins get enlarged

3. OBESITY: Over weighted people generally face this problem

4. AGING FACTOR: Varicose veins develop as a person grows old

5. OTHER FACTORS: Prolonged Standing, chronic illness

Why do varicose veins occur?

Weakened vein valves, which enable blood to pool and the veins to expand, are frequently the cause of varicose veins. Pregnancy, prolonged standing, and genetics are common factors.

What is varicose vein plastic surgery, and how is it different from other treatments?

Varicose vein plastic surgery, often referred to as vein stripping or ligation, is the surgical removal or closure of varicose veins. The usefulness of this method of treatment is dependent upon the severity and position of the veins.

Who is more likely to get varicose veins?

Spider and varicose veins are more likely in people who have a family history of vein problems. While men begin to encounter these illnesses by their 70s, women typically begin to experience them earlier. These vein abnormalities can develop as a result of ageing, obesity, standing or sitting for a long time, and multiple pregnancies.

Is varicose vein treatment limited to plastic surgery?

 No, there are several non-surgical alternatives, such as sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), and lifestyle changes. Plastic surgery is for more severe cases. Consult your doctor before going for surgical or non-surgical methods.

Does the removal or elimination of varicose veins affect blood circulation?

No, it doesn't. In reality, removing a dysfunctional varicose vein can improve blood flow back to the heart. The human body is extremely adaptive, and healthy veins will effectively step in to ensure the efficient return of blood to the heart.

What outcomes should I expect?

Expect excellent outcomes and higher patient satisfaction, as there is an approximately 90% success rate. The majority of patients report better cosmetic results in the treated veins as well as relief from symptoms including leg pain and swelling. The adverse effects are normally mild and include bruises, swelling, soreness, and sometimes temporary numbness; nevertheless, a tiny percentage may need retreatment if symptoms reappear after many years. The likelihood of blood clot formation is negligible (about 1% for individuals without a prior history), and it can be reduced even more by wearing compression stockings and taking frequent walks after the treatment.

Are there risks or complications associated with varicose vein plastic surgery?

There are challenges associated with every surgery, such as bleeding, infection, and complications from anaesthesia. Before the operation, it is necessary to address any potential risks with the surgeon.

Can varicose veins reappear after plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery can close or eliminate existing varicose veins, but it cannot prevent the development of new veins. Long-term results require lifestyle adjustments and constant attention.

Is plastic surgery suitable for all types of varicose veins?

 Larger, more severe varicose veins are frequently treated with plastic surgery. For spider veins or smaller veins, less invasive procedures could be advised.

Will I need to be hospitalized or take time off work?

You won't have to take time off work or get hospitalized. A little numbing is applied before the treatments in the clinic itself and is not very painful. Since the procedures are not major, you can drive, go back to work, and do your usual activities on the same day or the day after the treatment.



*Result may vary person to person.