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Vascular Surgery

Body shapers

09/19/2007

Question:

I was recently diagnosed with superficial and deep vein insufficiency in my right thigh and right groin. Would wearing a body shaper that stops mid-thigh, or below the knee, help or hender circulation?

Answer:

A body shaper which stops mid-thigh would potentially put more pressure on the vein valves and make it worse. Knee high compression stockings would be helpful for any leg pain or swelling. I would also suggest a full evaluation of your vein valves by having your doctor order a venous reflux study of the veins in your legs. Best of luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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