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Mommy Makeover for varicose veins

By November 3, 2015 No Comments
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The phrase “mommy makeover” summons ideas of tummy tucks and breast lifts – cosmetic procedures to get that pre-baby body back. Don’t forget that pregnancy can also cause varicose veins. It is estimated that up to 30% of women with one pregnancy and 55% of women with two or more pregnancies develop varicose veins. Because varicose veins cause leg fatigue, swelling, pain and even leg ulcers, treatment is considered a medical necessity. In fact, most insurance policies cover treatment of varicose leg veins.


One excellent method for treatment is Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). This treatment corrects dysfunctional vessels by pulsing the interior of the vein with laser light. Veins painlessly collapse and get reabsorbed by the body. You experience freedom from bulging painful veins.

If you’re a mom and find that your legs don’t look or feel as young as they did pre-baby, consider coming in for an evaluation with Dr. Mallalieu, and Erica our Registered Vascular Technician (RVT). Erica uses ultrasound to determine whether you are a good candidate for EVLT. Once completed, Dr. Mallalieu will discuss the results with you and answer your questions. Call 410-544-4600 to schedule a consultation. Get Healthy Legs!