We look forward to your visit and will do our best to make sure you leave Vasmedic satisfied. Here are the answers to the most common vascular surgery questions from our clients. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or book an appointment straight away.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you use when choosing a varicose vein removal method?
Methods of treatment and removal of varicose veins are chosen according to the degree of involvement. If it is only the so-called scrotal varices, we can remove them by sclerotization or cosmetic laser. In the case of large and larger varicose veins, it is necessary to use one of the surgical methods.
Are the results of removing varicose veins with minimally invasive methods permanent, or is it necessary to repeat the procedures?
Minimally invasive varix surgery (or closure of the femoral section of the vein called the great saphenous vein) is permanent. Depending on the findings on the veins as verified by ultrasound, veins other than the great saphenous vein often need to be treated. This reduces the rate of reappearance of large varicose veins to a minimum.
Do pigment spots remain after the procedure?
Temporarily, blood bruising remains at the site of the procedure, but this is absorbed over time. Pigment spots may remain at the scar sites, but like any scar, they will discolour over time. These spots tend to lighten and hide with each tan, so you don’t have to worry about long-term aesthetic consequences.
How long after the procedure can I travel on a plane?
After the aesthetic procedure almost immediately. After surgery, skip flying for at least 2 weeks. In any case, the patient should wear elastic compression stockings when travelling by plane, and during a longer flight it is also necessary to regularly exercise the lower limbs (walking is sufficient).
How long do I have to wear compression stockings after the procedure?
After the aesthetic procedure 3 days and 3 nights, then a week only during the day. After surgery, wear compression stockings for 1 week day and night and then only during the day for the next week.
Can varicose veins reappear in the future?
Unfortunately, they can, but never to such an extent that serious complications occur after properly performed surgery.
Is there a risk of thrombosis after the procedure?
The risk of thrombosis can never be ruled out, whether the procedure is performed or not. However, if the patient strictly follows the doctor’s recommendations regarding the postoperative regimen, the risk of thrombosis is minimized.
What does a typical customer who comes to your department for a procedure look like?
The demographic composition of our clientele is very diverse, but it can be said that women, aged between 18 and 60, come to us much more often.
Can you offer solutions for both preventive and acute treatment?
Yes, it is possible to treat all conditions including recurrence (reappearance) of varicose veins after previous operations. We often carry out consultations to assess the extent and suggest the most gentle solution even for patients who have already been treated repeatedly and without results in other institutions.
Do I need to get a referral from my GP before visiting the clinic?
It is not necessary, you can come immediately if you find problems or if you are refused elsewhere.
Are there any limitations that prevent specific procedures - for example, age, weight or pregnancy?
Only acute deterioration of health, i.e. common diseases (cough, cold, herpes), prevents the procedure. If the patient is otherwise healthy, it is not a problem to perform the procedure during pregnancy, in old age or in overweight people.
What is the process of examination or consultation before the procedure?
You do not need to prepare for the examination. It consists only of an interview and an ultrasound examination to determine the current state of the veins.
What is the procedure after, during and after the procedure?
We will explain the specific procedure during your consultation. Our most popular Clarivein method, for example, involves inserting a thin catheter into a vein and injecting a sclerosing solution. The combination of the mechanical action of the catheter and the chemical action of the solution then closes the vein along its entire length. Everything is performed under ultrasound control and during the operation itself you will only feel a tug or very slight pain at the site of the procedure. Anesthesia is not necessary.
Is it possible to combine multiple treatments at the same time?
Yes, for some procedures the combination is directly recommended, for example, the Clarivein method and phlebectomy. The specific procedure is always agreed upon during the consultation to achieve the best possible health and aesthetic result.
How important is the recovery period within the offered procedures?
Very important. For trouble-free removal, it is necessary to wear compression stockings for a certain period of time after the procedure. Sometimes lymphatic drainage or lymphatic massage is also performed.
For which of the procedures offered is it necessary to come in for a check-up after the procedure and how does the check-up take place afterwards?
Follow-up is necessary after all interventions.