Vein stripping is surgical procedure for removing varicose veins. The main aim of the procedure which is performed in an operating room is to pull or strip the vein from the leg. Vein stripping requires general or spinal anesthesia and several incisions. Vein stripping can prevent venous skin ulcers from returning. Immediately after the procedure you will receive compression therapy. Tight elastic bandages or compression stockings are firmly applied to your legs for 36 hours after vein stripping. Most people have day surgery for this procedure and can resume normal activities within a about two weeks.Removing the vein won’t affect circulation in your leg because veins deeper in the leg take care of the larger volumes of blood.