Post Procedure Instructions – Ambulatory Phlebectomy

  1. 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.
  2. Wear compression stockings daily during waking hours for the next 2 weeks.
  3. Leave steri-strips in place. You may wash lightly over the steri-strips.  If they fall off naturally that is OK.  DO NOT pull off.  You may remove if still in place after 7-10 days.  If you have any reaction to the steri-strips such as itching, redness or blisters, please call the office.
  4. Avoid lower body weight training and heavy aerobics for 2 weeks.
  5. If you develop an area that is red, hot, swollen, or painful, please call us immediately. Bruising is normal.
  6. Scarring is minimal due to the small size incisions and the use of steri-strips instead of sutures. Fade time varies from patient to patient.
  7. NO direct sunlight on treated areas for 4 weeks.
  8. If you have any questions or concerns after your procedure, please feel free to contact us.