An article in The Telegraph this year has stated that increasing numbers of men are seeking treatment for varicose veins.
The growth is attributed to men becoming more ‘body-conscious’ and wanting to look good in shorts or swimming trunks.
The Telegraph says:
“Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that are blue or dark purple in colour, and usually occur on the legs. Both women and men are affected in equal numbers, although traditionally it has been women that have sought treatment.
“More than 15 million people in the UK are affected, but the NHS rarely gets involved with treatment except in critical circumstances. The majority of people opt for private procedures, which has led to a boom in the number of clinics offering to remove them.”
This article follows statistics earlier in 2016 from BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) which showed a 13.5% increase in men having cosmetic and plastic surgery compared to a 12% increase for women. Although men still make up the smaller numbers, the trends show that they are increasing at a faster rate.
Varicose Vein Removal
Modern varicose vein surgery is provided in private clinics on a day case basis using a process called EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal. This offers excellent outcomes and is a day case procedure. There is no general anaesthetic, no hospital stay and patients can walk out of the clinic with the varicose veins gone.
The London vein treatment centre offers EVLA with a renowned vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein).
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