When the blue temple veins are removed there is there a risk of Venous Hypertension? or Arterial Pressure?

...As the same amount of arteries are pumping the same amount of blood with less veins to return the blood as a result one would imagine that there would first be Arterial Pressure? and second Venous Hypertension? With an increase risk to the arteries and veins?

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Physiology after Excision of Temple Veins

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Venous hypertension is not an issue in the craniofacial area. Removing or treating veins on the temple will not effect arterial pressures. There is ample venous drainage from the scalp or craniofacial areas. 

No increased venous pressure.

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The short answer is that there is no change in either the arterial or venous pressure when temporal veins are removed.  The reason for this is that veins have the ability to carry varying amounts of blood without any pressure changes.  This is called capacitance.

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon

Blue temple veins and arterial pressure

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Thank you for your question.

No, removal of temple veins will not increase arterial pressure.  It doesn't work like that.  Overall venous capacitance is too large for that to occur.

To discuss in further detail, see two or more board certified and experienced plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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