Obesity increases risk of developing varicose veins in both legs. Varicose veins can lead to leg swellings, ulcers, infection and cellulitis.
Laser therapy is very effective in treating varicose veins but recurrence of varicose veins is very high, if you are suffering from severe obesity. 96% of individuals suffering from severe obesity fail to achieve long lasting weight loss with lifestyle modifications.
Bariatric surgery alters the hormones controlling body fat and results in long lasting weight loss in majority of the individuals suffering from severe and morbid obesity.
This surgical weight loss prevents occurance of varicose veins if you didn’t have the them earlier. If you already have varicose veins, then this weight loss prevents recurrence of them once they are treated with laser therapy.