Varicose Veins Cosmetic Surgery
A varicose vein occurs when veins on the surface of the skin become enlarged and swollen. Although they usually occur on the legs it is possible for varicose veins to occur from the calf all the way up to the groin. Varicose veins can prove unsightly and you may consider having a vascular surgery (surgery of the veins) which involves the stripping of the non-functional vein from the affected area.
Research has found that 30% of women as well as 15% of men are likely to develop varicose veins in their lifetime. Although they are particularly unpleasant to look at, it usually poses no serious health risk. Due to this fact, varicose veins are no longer treated routinely by the NHS.
Here at Park Hill Hospital we can provide you with the same surgical expertise and experience. Our long standing consultants who specialise in vascular surgeries for cosmetic purposes are happy to guide you through and answer any questions about the surgery process.
How will Varicose Veins Surgery Affect Me?
At Park Hill Hospital we are surprised by the amount of patients who come to us not knowing the treatment options available. We often hear that they would have been happy to progress with a surgery if they had known it was of access to them.
The appearance of varicose veins can greatly restrict a person’s lifestyle and many people feel great embarrassment when wearing shorts for example or going swimming because of how self-conscious they feel. After the surgery you may feel more confident and more willing to get out and about in day to day life.
What is the Process to Apply for Surgery?
In order to be considered for vascular surgery you will need to gain a letter of referral from your general practitioner in order to get a consultation with a vascular surgeon to see whether any improvements can be made to your varicose veins.
During this first consultation the surgeon will take the details of your medical history and an examination of the varicose veins will take place. Further to the first consultation an ultrasound will be arranged and a further appointment will be made with the consultant to discuss your surgery options.
Is Varicose Veins Surgery the Best Option for me?
Surgery can be seen as a promising long-term solution to an unsightly problem. It is considered safe and effective.
Common side effects of the surgery include potential bruising of the skin and recurrent pins and needles in the legs. Uncommon major side effects of the surgery can include pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis, these are particularly rare.
Overall the removal of varicose veins is a common and standard procedure that used to be provided by the NHS, for patients with minimal symptoms and cosmetically inclined intentions going private is the only option. Private hospitals open doors and offer more to the patient than the NHS can, providing a first class solution to an unsightly problem.
We are very proud to be working alongside an excellent Vascular consultant who is highly respected in their speciality and comes highly recommended by previous patients.
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01302 553 355