The patient's legs are wrapped with bandages for three to five days after varicose vein surgery, according to MedlinePlus. The bandages limit swelling and bleeding. The doctor may recommend that the patient's legs stay wrapped in bandages for weeks after the surgery.
The patient may be required to wear special stockings while recovering from varicose vein surgery, states Johns Hopkins Medicine. The doctor is likely to recommend that the patient keep moving after the surgery instead of just lying down or sitting. The doctor may request that the patient return for a follow-up appointment so that he can examine the patient's recovery with an ultrasound.