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Before and After
Before and After: Vein Surgery
If you suffer from a more severe case of varicose veins,
surgery may be an option.
There are numerous surgical procedures to choose from, one being surgical ligation and stripping.
Surgical ligation and stripping is when the varicose vein is cut and tied off, then it is removed by making small incisions in the skin. The procedure is conducted under local, general, or spinal anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient surgical center, and full recovery typically lasts from two to four weeks.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is another surgical option that involves the use of a special light source to find the vein and make small incisions to remove it from the leg.