What to Expect After the Procedure
Immediately following the procedure, patients will be able to walk and carry on normal daily activities. In fact, patients are generally encouraged to stay active after the procedure but avoid vigorous activity (heavy lifting, etc.).
Temporary bruising and swelling in the treatment area is normal. As long as graduated compression stockings are worn, pain is generally minimal.
In addition, you should avoid the following for 1 week after treatment:
- Hot baths
- Whirlpools or saunas
- Showers are permitted
- Any vigorous aerobic activity or heavy lifting