My doctor suggested I have varicose vein surgery. I am 3 mos. out from abdominoplasty/breast reduction. How long should wait?
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Laser varicose vein treatment
Timing for vein procedures after abdominoplasty
As long as you have healed your incisions and are back to your usual level of activity, it is safe to do vein procedures. The ability to walk for at least 2 minutes every hour reduces the likelihood of developing post procedure DVT.
H Karamanoukian MD FACS
Varicose vein surgery 3 mos out from abdominoplasty/breast reduction
Varicose vein surgery is performed in the office setting, as an outpatient, under local anesthesia, and is therefore considered very safe. As you are already 3 months out from your other procedure, you could proceed at any time that you feel comfortable. Realistically, it should have no impact or effect on your recovery or the results from the other surgery. It is not uncommon to have patients say to us - as long as I'm recovering from one, I may as well get the other done and recover from both together.
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