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This is the removal of obvious varicosities from your leg and is sometimes called Phebectomies.
The leg varicose veins are first be marked with you standing. A small nick is made over the vein and it is winkled out with a special hook.
Avulsions are usually necessary, to some extent, following all other varicose vein procedures
Avulsions can be undertaken under local or general anesthetic depending on the extent of any other intervention and your wishes.
After the procedure the leg is bandaged and then support stockings are warn for a few days.
Recovery is quick, usually with in a couple of days, Occasionally the avulsion sites weep a little, especially after taking a shower for the first time. Lumpyness under the wound and any bruising can take a couple of weeks to settle.