Sweat Gland Liposuction
Treating Excessive Sweating
In patients with excessive perspiration of the underarms unresponsive to conservative treatments such as topical agents and Botox®, tumescent liposuction may be an effective long-term solution.*
The Sweat Gland Liposuction Procedure
The underarm area is numbed with a dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) solution through two tiny stab incisions that do not require sutures.* Special liposuction cannulae are used to scrape the underside of the skin where sweat glands are located.* Normal activities can be resumed within a few days and perspiration should cease almost immediately.*
In some patients, perspiration returns after a few months, however it is typically more of a normal pattern of perspiration.* These patients can be treated with liposuction again or have a single Botox® treatment for more persistent reduction of perspiration.*
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.