Staying Active After Vein Procedures Do not do exercise that increases your heart rate for the first 2 days. You can slowly work up to your normal level of walking and exercise over the next two weeks. However, save any high-impact exercise, such as running, until your surgeon gives you the OK, usually after 2 weeks.
What are the restrictions after phlebectomy?
After ambulatory phlebectomy (removal of bulging veins) the same restrictions are in place. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for one week. Along the course of the bulging vein, small incisions will be made. These incisions need to be kept clean and dry for 2 days.
How long does it take to heal from phlebectomy?
The bottom line is that recovering from ambulatory phlebectomy can take anywhere from one to three weeks depending on the scope of the procedure and how well you care for yourself afterward. To heal as quickly as possible, make sure you adhere to all recovery guidelines.
How long do I have to wear compression stockings after phlebectomy?
After your procedure, your compression stocking will be applied, over which an ACE wrap will be placed. Leave this dressing in place for 48 hours. Wear compression stockings daily during waking hours for the next 2 weeks.
What not to do after a phlebectomy?
After two weeks, you'll be able to resume most of your activities. For about a week after your procedure, you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity to avoid placing too much pressure on the treatment site.
What is the recovery time for Vnus surgery?
Recovery usually takes 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the extent of surgery. There is very little downtime. Patients who have the VNUS Closure® procedure have less postoperative pain, less bruising and swelling, and fewer overall adverse effects. Many people can return to normal activities within 1-2 days.