What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a tissse swelling-typically in the arms or legs - that occurs as a result of the lymphatic system being unable to remove fluid from the tissue. The condition is sometimes a side effect of cancer treatments and may occur months or even years later.

Vascular impairments can also cause the development of lymphedema.

If you’re experiencing swelling it’s important to seek treatment early. Unresolved lymphedema can cause restricted mobility and cause changes in the skin that can lead to infection or permanent hardening of tissue.

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From begining to end everyone was so polite and professional. It seemed as if everyone loved their job. Dr. Chris Malone was patient in explaining everything to me regarding vein disease and treatment options.

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We work with most of the major insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Our patients often find treatment of vein disease is typically covered by their insurance plans.

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There are other vein clinics, but few are like
Athens Vein & Aesthetics.

Every member of the staff at Athens Vein & Aesthetics wants you to be healthy, happy, confident, and ultimately delighted with your results and appearance.


Chris E. Malone



Meredith Barrett

Medical Assistant / Marketing Coordinator


Kelley Gamboa



Daniela Linares

Front Desk Coordinator


Penny Malone

Practice Administrator


Andrew Murphy

Assistant Practice Administrator


Edwina Taylor



Tabatha Thomson

Clerical Manager


Whitney Weaver

Clinical Manager/RN, BSN

Dr. Malone

Dr. Chris Malone

“Untreated chronic venous insufficiency can increase your risk of lymphedema by overwhelming the lymphatic system.”

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Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet.

Facial Veins

Facial Veins

Spider veins and broken capillaries may appear anywhere on the face, typically around the nose or under the eyes.

Spider Veins

Spider Veins

Spider veins are found closer to the skin’s surface and are often red or blue.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs.



Lymphedema occurs when the lymph system is damaged or blocked.

Vulvar Veins

Vulvar Veins

Usually caused by pregnancy and occur in approximately 10% of pregnant women.

Hand Veins

Hand Veins

Large bulging veins on the back of our hands occur with age as our skin relaxes and thins.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

A disorder of the peripheral nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs.

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