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Liposuction for Sweating

Maybe you have heard of botox treatments being used to curtail excessive armpit sweating, now a new technique is on the block.

Well, not really a new technique, per se, but an old technique applied for a new purpose. Liposuction techniques have been used by German doctors on 51 patients as a treatment for extreme underarm sweating.

Using just local anesthetic, sweat glands are sucked out of the underarm using lipo techniques. Patients involved in the trial experiment experienced a 75% reduction in sweat, and this reduction created a "huge" improvement in the quality of life.

This new treatment would be offered to the 1.5 % of Western populations that suffer from excess sweating, or "hyperhidrosis" in medical speak. It would be a last resort after other options, like aluminum roll on and medication, have failed to alleviate the problem.

Sounds painful to me, but I hope it really helps people who suffer from this condition. Especially since some folks are so embarrassed they don't leave their homes.

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lanar lanar 9 years
FitSugar, You need to seriously consider the legitimacy of your postings before they appear on your website. THIS POSTING IS FALSE. The liposuction method of helping to cure hyperhidrosis is something that is becoming ancient medicine – IT IS NOT AND OLD TECHNIQUE FOR A NEW PURPOSE. This procedure used to be done above the breasts and then later went on to smaller incisions underneath the armpits. I have gone through this surgery two times (the first time it didn’t work within days, the second time they added blades to the end of the liposuction tool to basically produce more “cuts” hoping that there would be more glands sucked up. It lasted for 2 weeks. I would challenge you to find any doctors who endorse this type of invasive surgery as this method is no longer available by plastic surgeons. Statistics even show that the procedure is ineffective for longer periods of time. This is something that I can attest to due to my own experience and also because my sister has gone through the same procedure twice with the same results. The introduction of Botox to help with hyperhidrosis has become the suggestion from doctors with the amount of referrals to dermatologists for this type of procedure increasing by 245% over the past 3 years. I have been getting Botox injections once/year for 6 years and the results are amazing. Hyperhidrosis is something that I suffered from for 14 years and it is a seriously challenge to your lifestyle. I do hope that in posting this message all readers will be aware of their options and choose not to go through an invasive surgery that not only doesn’t work, but is being faded out by surgeons. If a surgeon recommended this route for hyperhidrosis I would seriously reconsider changing doctors.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
Is this safe? I though sweating was good for your body.
smcinthecity smcinthecity 9 years
try certain dry first. You can get it at a drug store, and you use it at night. I live in DC, we "glow" a lot and this really works.
br0wneyed9irl00 br0wneyed9irl00 9 years
isn't this dangerous? while sweating isn't the most pleasant of cooling techniques, it is an effective way for the body to keep from overheating. and i've always thought essential too?
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
seriously i NEED to do something about this! maybe not the lyposuction thing... but maybe the injections...? i dont sweat anywhere really except my pits! its so embarassing :( i dont smell either...even in the winter sweat sweat sweat... ::sigh::
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
A cousin of mine has great big scars in her armpits from having surgery as a child. Too bad they didn't have botox and lipo back in the 60's.
jenintx jenintx 9 years
is that safe? i wonder if there are any long-term effects of the procedure (not that i have that problem).
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