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This is a small procedure, which doctors who treat veins apply to remove subcutaneous lateral and varicose (baggy) veins. Typically used after endovenous laser therapy or radiofrequency ablation of main superficial veins or after stripping main vein.

Phlebectomy is performed under local anesthesia, through the skin incisions as small as 1-3 mm, therefore it is not necessary to place stitches in place of cut.