The likelihood of suffering from large, unsightly leg veins unfortunately increases with age, though other genetic factors can play a role in their development. However, the dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego want you to know that there is a treatment available for large varicose veins: a phlebectomy!
What Is A Phlebectomy?
A phlebectomy, also known as an ambulatory phlebectomy, stab phlebectomy, vascular surgery or micro-incision phlebectomy, is the minimally invasive removal of varicose veins in the legs. Generally, individuals who are great candidates to undergo a phlebectomy include those who are experiencing large leg veins greater than the width of a finger. Because unwanted varicose veins can often cause a variety of circulation problems, patients often seek the help of an expert dermatologist who can remove the veins altogether. Our doctors perform phlebectomies under tumescent anesthesia, a technique which delivers local anesthesia directly to the veins being removed.
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman and Dr. Sabrina G. Fabi are experts in the performance of leg vein treatments including phlebectomies and are considered vein specialists, also known as phlebologists. Both are highly esteemed board certified dermatologists and diplomats of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, meaning they have the highest level of insight possible to perform the procedure in a safe and effective way.
During a stab phlebectomy in San Diego, your doctor will remove unwanted varicose veins through incisions placed directly above the veins. These special incisions, which are usually smaller than a half centimeter, allow for the surgeons to easily find and remove the large veins. In many cases, a minimally invasive stab phlebectomy may be combined with less invasive measures including sclerotherapy or CoolTouch CTEV laser treatments to bring the patients the best possible outcomes.
A micro phlebectomy in San Diego is performed for individuals who wish to remove large and unsightly varicose veins. During a micro phlebectomy, however, the doctors remove the veins through an extremely small opening, making healing and recovery very easy for the patient. After undergoing a micro phlebectomy at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, a patient can notice an immediate improvement with little downtime. As with other types of phlebectomies, it is still necessary to follow the post operative guidelines provided by your surgeon and to wear compression stockings as instructed.
If a patient is a candidate to undergo the surgical removal of blue veins with a phlebectomy, they may be better suited for one of the following:
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Why Trust San Diego Cosmetic Laser Dermatology?
Mitchel P. Goldman, MD and Sabrina G. Fabi, MD are leaders in the field of varicose vein treatments. Having decades of phlebectomy experience between them, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Fabi provide their patients with the most cutting-edge treatments available and the best patient care. Dr. Goldman, the author of leading vein treatment textbooks, is an international authority on varicose vein removal and continually researches, lectures on, and practices the innovative procedures. He actually wrote the book on vein treatment, so you couldn’t be in better hands.
To learn more about the best treatment options for your unwanted leg veins, we encourage you to contact our practice today to schedule your initial consultation.
Phlebectomy Frequently Asked Questions
Undergoing a La Jolla phlebectomy can bring a patient immense relief for the diminishment of unsightly spider veins. If you have any questions about the procedure, we encourage patients to contact our office so that we may address your every concern. Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear about phlebectomies.
Q: What is the difference between a phlebectomy and sclerotherapy?
Q: Who should perform a phlebectomy?
Q: What is the recovery time like after a phlebectomy?
Q: Will I notice an immediate improvement in my bulging blue veins?
Q: Are multiple phlebectomies required?
Q: What are varicose veins?
Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology For A Consultation Today
To speak with a board certified dermatologist or diplomat of the board of American Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about how a phlebectomy in San Diego can positively influence your condition, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego to schedule an initial consultation today by calling (858) 943-2113. With years of experience behind us, our doctors can help you achieve youthful looking legs with a minimally invasive phlebectomy.
To learn more about how a San Diego dermatologist at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can help you, visit our contact us page.
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