Varicose Vein Surgery Aftercare

Vein Surgery can be a trying experience. There can be pain involved and quite a bit of downtime after having surgery done to treat vein issues. Use the time wisely while you have it and you will feel much better in the following months. In this guide, we will go through some of the aftercare recommendations for post vein surgery.

What To Do For Vein Aftercare

Compression Stockings and Veins

We’ve written about compression stockings in the past, but it cannot be understated how valuable they are for varicose vein aftercare. Pressure Stockings or Compression stockings – they can be very tight but need to be worn. The only time compression stockings should be removed is to bathe or shower. Be careful not to take too hot of a shower, this will only hurt the healing process and make your vein surgery aftercare experience that much worse. Make sure they fit right – they might be tight and uncomfortable to start, but the benefits outweigh the discomfort once patients get used to wearing them.

If you are having trouble getting them on, either have someone help you or try while laying down. Lay on your back, bring your knee to your chest (or as close as you can get it), slip the stocking over your foot and pull up to the knee. We recommend our patients put them in this way and many of them find it to be much easier!

Don’t Forget to Stretch

Stretching is beneficial to the healing and recovery when dealing with varicose veins. Typically, varicose veins occur in the lower body, so most leg or hamstring type of stretches can really help and speed up your recovery.

Patients aren’t expected to do extreme stretching! Just a little bit of stretching in the morning and before bed can go a long way. Consider checking out something like this simple routine.
Elevate Your Legs

Usually, a pillow can do the trick for you. Pick a nice spot on the couch or in your bed and get comfortable. Resting is an essential part of vein surgery aftercare. After you’ve got your spot picked out, gently slid a pillow or rolled up blanket underneath your foot. This will help the blood flow and will limit the engorgement of your veins in your legs. This is perhaps the most heavily suggested varicose vein aftercare options.

We wish you all a speedy recovery! Just know and please be certain that there are steps that you can take to make your recovery so much more comfortable for you. Follow this short guide on how to recover as peacefully as possible.

What Not To Do For Vein Aftercare

Avoid Flying after Vein Surgery

Sometimes these things can be unavoidable, but we would do our best to steer clear of flying at least in the immediate days that follow. The change in pressure can greatly affect and engorge veins. The main thing is to not engorge the veins this could cause many issues and make your recovery extra uncomfortable.

Skip the Steam Room

Steam rooms and other such heat therapy situations are not good for patients after vein surgery. The sauna can be great in some situations when the body needs to detoxify and sweat it out, but after vein treatments at Vein Institute of Utah, we don’t recommend it.

When in the sauna, the increased heat can engorge the veins and lead to pain and discomfort. The bottom line is to avoid heat as much as possible while recovering from vascular surgery. Typically, we recommend our patients stay away from unnecessary heat sources for an about a week after surgery.

Popular Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

You have multiple options for the way you treat you varicose veins. From non-surgical options to ones that are surgical in nature, which treatment you need depends on what your vein issue and what your doctor tells you.

If you are considering varicose vein treatment in Chicago and need a team of cerfitied professionals to help you through it, get in touch with Chicago Vein Institute today. We’re happy to discuss your issues, options, and how you can best recover.

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I love Dr. Sunje and his staff! At Chicago Vein Institute, everyone is professional and values patient care and satisfaction. This place is state of the art (clean, latest technology and welcoming environment). I would highly recommend Chicago Vein Institute to anyone even thinking about vein... treatment. Stop in for an evaluation. You never know...if may change your life!read more
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Mary T.
10:52 25 Sep 20
I been a customer since July and I do reccomend this place to everyone. I have had the most amazing experience with Shari and Lauren there customer service skills are beyond expectation 👍👍
Jessica J.
Jessica J.
17:21 24 Sep 20
Just finished my treatment at the Chicago Vein Institute and I'm very happy with the services they provided. Dr. Sunje and his medical team did an excellent job. All of the treatments and aftercare were explained to me thoroughly and clearly. My appointments were scheduled very well to accommodate... my work hours, and they were helpful with my health insurance as well which I really appreciated. I would highly recommend them to all of my family and friends!read more
Maria K.
Maria K.
03:26 18 Sep 20
Ship- I don't know but I'm getting a lot of pain. I'm going 8/17 for my appointment. Why? I don't understand why it hurts. It's been ongoing.
Why M.
Why M.
05:08 17 Aug 20
Chicago Vein Institute is the place to go to change your life around! I knew my veins in legs were not good but didn't know how bad until the Chicago Vein Institute evaluated them and successfully treated them. I feel like I have new legs again, thanks to the Chicago Vein Institute. The doctors... and staff educated me about vein disease, very professional, nice and invested in patients' success. Best investment of time, money and energy for one's future.read more
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Carol C.
16:36 16 Aug 20
Friendly staff.
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Kenneth B.
16:15 28 Jul 20
Really great doctor, that takes his time with each patient to have a quality conversation and answer all of their questions
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BIH P.
15:44 28 Jul 20
Staff is nice, clean environment, I would suggest updating Google information because it has the old address listed.
Kenyetta B.
Kenyetta B.
16:27 15 Jan 20
If you suffer from rhoids (you know what I’m talking about!) just come here. They treat them with infrared laser to reduce the swelling and it helps tremendously. It’s a quick procedure and you’ll be feeling better soon after. Don’t walk around in silence. Yes it’s awkward but it’s better than... being in pain! I hope my review helps someone. I didn’t see any other reviews about them so thought I would help others out there. They do get busy so keep that in mind. Appointments are not always immediate. They were nice enough to squeeze me in one day on the same day basis because I was in so much pain. I’m very grateful for them.read more
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Everz
21:50 08 Jan 20
Just had a wonderful experience at CVI. As a new patient, I learned so much from Paul. It is clear he loves his job, which makes the experience that much more positive. Dr. Sunje provided excellent care. I found the right place.
Lauren R.
Lauren R.
01:59 25 Oct 19
The tech and the doctors are very nice and they let you know right away whats going i am so happy they where able to give me good news
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DEANNA C.
15:08 18 Sep 19
Dr. Sunje and his staff: Sandy/Vanessa- Receptionists; Cece, Paul, Madeline, Jackie, Vanessa, Joanna and Gabriela, are professional at what they do, respectively, yet personal in caring about my well being throughout the process. Each time I went, regardless of who was assisting with my outpatient... procedures, they were in tuned to making sure I was taken care of. Dr. Sunje called me on a Saturday to see how I was doing from an outpatient procedure I had completed the previous day. I look forward to my visits knowing that the best outcome will be achieved with Dr. Sunje and his staff.read more
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Issa Lozada V.
21:55 17 Sep 19
My doc Cece was so nice and made me feel very welcomed. I asked for a specific, natural look and that’s exactly what I got. I had many questions and all of them were answered with full details. Her assistant Jazmine was so sweet and made me feel welcomed. I would definitely recommend! Every penny... was worth it. Quality service in all aspectsread more
Maiyah O.
Maiyah O.
01:31 30 Aug 19
This is the best vein clinic I have been to. Staff is very friendly and pleasant and Dr. Sunje gives you his undivided attention. I went for spider vein sclerotherapy on my legs and they did not only do an excellent job removing spider veins but also walked me through the steps of the procedure and... did a quick ultrasound to determine and explain the underlaying causes of my spider veins. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone with vein-related concerns on their legs.read more
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Ula W.
15:10 11 Aug 19
I have been to the Chicago Vein Institute twice to see Lauren for lip fillers.I can't express just how happy I am with my results! She was able to create the exact shape and pout that I was looking for. Lauren is very gentle and precise with her work. Honestly, I'm hooked and cannot wait to go back... to see her again!read more
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Emily R.
14:29 09 Aug 19
Great place! Staff is very courteous and pro at all levels.
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Jeffrey J. P.
22:15 07 Aug 19
I had such an amazing experience at the clinic. I had Dysport injections with Cecilia Lee and could not be happier with the results. She took excellent care of me and made me feel very comfortable with the procedure. Everyone I interacted with at the clinic was very professional and courteous. I... will certainly be returning. 😊read more
Todd F.
Todd F.
16:16 22 Jul 19
Amazing staff and very professional doctors, very clean clinic. I highly recommend this place.
Jehan T.
Jehan T.
17:13 17 Jul 19
Very nice and welcoming practice. Everyone is very nice and polite.
Marija S.
Marija S.
21:24 06 Jun 19
The staff, physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs and administrative support, are incredibly friendly, and show genuine concern for the patient. Physicians and nurses take their time, reviewing procedures with clients, and patiently answers questions. The level of competence is very high. I have been to a... lot of offices that offer medical and cosmetic procedures, but this is the absolute best I ever found, bar none. I recommended the Chicago Vein Institute to my friends, and will continue to do so. I wish I could give more than 5 points!read more
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18:23 05 Jun 19
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Ashour M.
02:18 05 Jun 19
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Elzbieta M.
21:33 18 May 19
Wow this place is absolutely amazing. The staff and the doctors were so nice and very thorough with speaking to me about everything going on. I highly recommend this place. The doctor makes you feel like you're important and the staff and doctors listen to you. Facility was very clean. This is a... very good place if you want to come and be treated like family.read more
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Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 8,000 vein-related procedures annually. Visit our sister brand, Chicago Cosmetic Institute, offering a full array of medical spa services including CoolSculpting, Liposuction, Botox, chemical peels and more.

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