Microphlectomy is a medical procedure used to treat medium sized veins after endovenous treatment of varicose veins. In this procedure by using a micro scalpel a small skin incision is made and disease vein is pulled out with a tiny surgical hook.

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    Do not take Aspirin or other blood-thinning drugs (e.g., Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba), ibuprofen, or other nonsteroidal inflammatory drugs (e.g., arthritis medicine) for 2 days before and 2 days after your treatment because these medications can increase bruising.

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    If you take birth control pills or estrogen, inform your teaching team about it.

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    We recommend not to drink alcoholic beverages and not to smoke for 2 days before and 2 days after your treatment because drinking alcohol and smoking may impair healing.

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    Do not apply any cream, lotion, oil, or self-tanners to your legs the night before or the day of your treatment.

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    Eat a light meal or snack 1½ hours before your appointment.

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    Bring loose fitting shorts or a leotard to wear during the treatment and long skirt or long loose fitting slacks to wear after treatment.

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    It is advised when having treatment of Reticular Veins to postpone flying for 48 hours.

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