Does microphlebectomy cause scarring?

I've heard microphlebectomy described as minimally invasive, but from what I understand it's still surgery. Wont there still be scars?

Answers from doctors (7)


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Sep 11, 2010

There are very small scars following microphlebectomies any where from 2 to 3 millimeters. These usually heal over 6 weeks to 3 months with excellent cosmetic results. Occasionally, depending on skin pigmentation and propensity for keloid formation, the scars could be more noticeable.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There are very small scars following microphlebectomies any where from 2 to 3 millimeters. These usually heal over 6 weeks to 3 months with excellent cosmetic results. Occasionally, depending on skin pigmentation and propensity for keloid formation, the scars could be more noticeable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Oct 08, 2009

The scars from ambulatory phlebectomy are very small. Depends on the individual patient's skin. For the most part the scars are un-noticed and certainly much less noticeable than the varicose veins. Dark-colored skin patients might have more noticeable scars than light colored skin ones.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

The scars from ambulatory phlebectomy are very small. Depends on the individual patient's skin. For the most part the scars are un-noticed and certainly much less noticeable than the varicose veins. Dark-colored skin patients might have more noticeable scars than light colored skin ones.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Published on Oct 08, 2009

Yes, microphlebectomy is minimally-invasive surgery. It leaves small scars
which usually are 2 to 3 millimeters wide. Most of the time these scars are
not very noticeable, especially in light skin tone patients. One of the
important advantages of microphlebectomy is that it removes the vein. Other
veins in the general vicinity may enlarge over time, but the vein removed by
microphlebectomy cannot reopen


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Answered by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Yes, microphlebectomy is minimally-invasive surgery. It leaves small scars
which usually are 2 to 3 millimeters wide. Most of the time these scars are
not very noticeable, especially in light skin tone patients. One of the
important advantages of microphlebectomy is that it removes the vein. Other
veins in the general vicinity may enlarge over time, but the vein removed by
microphlebectomy cannot reopen


Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Kimmel Institute

Published on Oct 08, 2009

The scars, if they form, are about 1mm in size, usually the size of the
needle used to make the incision over the vein that is to be excised.

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Answered by The Kimmel Institute

The scars, if they form, are about 1mm in size, usually the size of the
needle used to make the incision over the vein that is to be excised.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Oct 08, 2009

Microphlebectomy does involve removing small collapsed veins with small puncture incisions, so indeed there are frequently small transient reddish or brownish dots or freckles at the puncture sites which usually resolve within a few months. The spots however are minimal and usually not a cosmetic issue.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Microphlebectomy does involve removing small collapsed veins with small puncture incisions, so indeed there are frequently small transient reddish or brownish dots or freckles at the puncture sites which usually resolve within a few months. The spots however are minimal and usually not a cosmetic issue.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinSolutions - Edina

Published on Oct 08, 2009

The incision sites are small enough that they do not even require
stitches. Most patients will have some bruising or discoloration at the
sites for a few weeks, but no scarring.






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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

The incision sites are small enough that they do not even require
stitches. Most patients will have some bruising or discoloration at the
sites for a few weeks, but no scarring.






Published on Jul 11, 2012


Angelo N. Makris MD

Published on Oct 08, 2009

The incisions for microphlebectomy are 2-3mm and require no stitches.
They are unnoticeable within 3 months of the procedure. Unless you form
keloids, they really shouldn't scar.



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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

The incisions for microphlebectomy are 2-3mm and require no stitches.
They are unnoticeable within 3 months of the procedure. Unless you form
keloids, they really shouldn't scar.



Published on Jul 11, 2012


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