Varicose Vein Surgery
Alternate Names : Treatment for Varicose Veins, Vein Ligation and Stripping
What happens later at home?
The surgeon or the staff will explain care of any bandages before the person goes home. Swelling and bruising are common when cuts are made. The person will generally have very little pain. Over-the-counter pain medications are usually used for pain, but a prescription pain medication may be given. Most people are able to return to normal activity with 3 or 4 days.
While these procedures do cure varicose veins, new varicose veins can appear and need treatment.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
All surgeries have possible complications. These include bleeding, infection, and reactions to any pain medications used. Small areas of skin numbness can be caused by nerve damage, and these are sometimes permanent. Blood clots may form in the veins, a rare but possibly serious problem. Most people have few or no problems and recover without difficulty.