Michael R Lee, MB BS. William J Ryman, FACD.
Liposuction for axillary hyperhidrosis
Article first published online: 13 APR 2005
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 76–79, May 2005
How to Cite
Lee, M. R. and Ryman, W. J. (2005), Liposuction for axillary hyperhidrosis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 46: 76–79. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2005.00145.x
- Issue published online: 13 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 13 APR 2005
- Submitted 15 September 2004; accepted 2 December 2004.
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Excessive axillary sweating is a common problem for which many patients frequently seek dermatological advice. The removal of axillary sweat glands using liposuction with tumescent anaesthesia in an outpatient setting is a relatively short and simple procedure with few complications, as seen in this case series. We present 10 patients treated with axillary liposuction under tumescent anaesthesia. Of the 10 patients treated, four relapsed with axillary hyperhidrosis and required additional liposuction to the same area. The longest time to relapse was 15 months, with 4 months being the shortest time. Six patients have not required additional liposuction, with 7 years being the longest time of remission. The complications reported were bruising in the axillae of two patients and relapse of hyperhidrosis in four patients.