312016Mar

Don’t Hide Your Legs

If Julie Foster R.N. had a nickel for every patient that came to The Kimmel Institute and said, “I don’t even own a pair of shorts!” she would be a millionaire!

Hi everyone! Julie here…and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that from our patients! You would think that living in South Florida where it’s almost always flip flop season, that wearing shorts would be routine. For some people with large, bulging varicose veins or extensive spider veins, that is just not the case. Many people in our local area are too embarrassed to show their legs in public and have resigned themselves to always wearing long pants to cover up an embarrassing physical trait. If that describes your wardrobe then we can help you to love your legs again.

Last summer, I was out shopping when I observed what appeared to be a Mother – Daughter pair looking at clothes. Mom was trying to get her young daughter to buy a really cute, flirty dress. The daughter, however, was adamant that she would never be caught dead in a dress because of her veins. While trying not to eavesdrop on them, I could not help but take a peek down. Sure enough, she was wearing jeans in the middle of summer in South Florida! Mom did not seem to have the same inhibitions because she wore khaki shorts just above the knee revealing a road map of her venous system. I was certainly tempted to intrude on their conversation with an “excuse me, but we can help you with that”. I would never do that, of course, but everyone should know that there is a solution for varicose veins and spider veins.

Bathing suit season is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER and if you see yourself in any of the above scenarios, please contact us at 561-477-0210 to make an appointment for either a free screening with our Clinical Specialists or a consultation with Dr. Richard Kimmel. We accept many insurance plans and can determine if your vein problem is a simple cosmetic procedure or something medically necessary and possibly covered by your insurance. At The Kimmel Institute we want you to look good and feel your BEST!