Several surgical procedures are available to relieve varicose veins, but not everyone with varicose veins is a candidate for surgery. 

If the patient is pregnant or recently pregnant, it is advisable to wait at least 6 weeks after delivery before considering this option, because many of the varicose veins that occured during pregnancy will fade.

If the veins bother the pateint for cosmetic reasons only, and the patient is not bothered by pain or inflammation, then surgery may not be the best option.

 

Surgery is usually reserved for people who either do not get relief from the home care techniques or lifestyle changes, or who for cosmetic reasons want to try methods other than sclerotherapy or laser treatment to make the veins less prominent.