Will varicose veins go away when you lose the weight?

happyteacher
on 1/22/12 7:40 am
 ... or do you have to do the surgery thing at the dermotologist?

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Ms. Poker Face
on 1/22/12 7:49 am
I don't think weight loss will make vericose veins go away.  In fact, I've heard that it can make them more noticeable.  It's probably a wait and see type of thing unless you chose to go forward with having them treated before losing the weight.

I have one... and it looks the same as it did 85 pounds ago.

 

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No More Spanx
on 1/22/12 7:59 am - Rock Island, IL
In my case, HappyT, they look much worse.  I think the fat was covering them up, and they look pretty terrible.  I have already had surgery several years ago to get rid of a really bad one, and now I just have more in the same place. I don't if I will do the surgery again.

Ann
HT: 5'3"    HW: 235   Starting  BMI: 41.6     CW: 128  Current     BMI: 22.6                    
    
                 
happyteacher
on 1/22/12 8:32 am
 Does the surgey hurt?

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!  "Dying is easy. Living is hard."

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

wls2011
on 1/22/12 8:36 am - Glenville, NY
VSG on 05/12/11 with
 Varicose veins are permanent from what I understand....unless you get them zapped with lasers or something.

I have one small one on my thigh, and it has not changed at all, even with over 100 pounds gone...

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thethinme
on 1/22/12 9:26 am - NY
VSG on 01/24/11 with
they are all here, 1 year out. I have to go get them removed, I was waiting to lose all the weight first.
but I am sure they will not return as easily now that I am thin again ;)

  
     Pregnant! So my weight is going up again but I'm loving it! =]

 SW 215=98 | GW 137=62 | FinalW: 116=52.5 | 5'4 | lost: 99 lbs=45 kg | goal: 7-9 mo.

               

thethinme
on 1/22/12 9:27 am - NY
VSG on 01/24/11 with
p.s.: how does the laser treatment work? is it good / worth it?

in the past I had a few removed with injections by doctors. kind of annoying...

  
     Pregnant! So my weight is going up again but I'm loving it! =]

 SW 215=98 | GW 137=62 | FinalW: 116=52.5 | 5'4 | lost: 99 lbs=45 kg | goal: 7-9 mo.

               

(deactivated member)
on 1/22/12 10:29 am
No they won't, sorry. And mine look worse too. I was told not to have treatment until I lost all my weight, being obese increases thier return she said. They are genetic so even thin you can get them. In going to get treatment at goal.
gonersmom
on 1/22/12 11:04 am
Count me in with the 'they get worse looking' crowd. It sort of goes along with the "would you rather be fat of saggy" dilema we often find ourselves in.

My legs look like road maps, I'm not really thrilled with the looks, but I am so much more active now that it doesn't really matter much to me. Someday I may get plastics, and someday I may get my veins taken care of. But until then, Spanx and leggings are my best friends!
       
   

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kwiegs3856
on 1/22/12 12:41 pm - PA
VSG on 01/05/12
  I have had numerous vein stripping done since I was in my twenties.  Yes, it's inherited and being fat does hide them somewhat.  The thinner you get they will be more noticeable and everytime I got my legs stripped eventually more appeared right next to where the ones that were removed were.
   I give up at this point!  
            
bunnymom
on 1/22/12 7:01 pm
There are new treatments out for varicose veins. They go into the main feeder vein, the saphenous, and tie the feeder off and theoretically all the veins that are fed by it should die off. It is not 100%. Google "varicose vein treatment." Mine are horrendous after losing weight. I need the surgery done on both my legs. I am waiting for maintenance. Also insurance will not pay unless you wear compression hose for 6 months, then document they are not improved, etc. More run-around stuff. sigh.........
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mickidee23
on 1/22/12 7:29 pm
VSG on 02/15/11 with
Mine did not go away instead the lack of fat on my legs has made them more pronounced.
 HW 267  SW 258  GW 150  Ht. 5'10.5"  Age 41