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Cosmetic Dermatology

Sweat Gland Liposuction

Treating Excessive Sweating

In patients with excessive perspiration of the underarms unresponsive to conservative treatments such as topical agents and Botox®, sweat gland liposuction may be an effective long-term solution.

The Sweat Gland Liposuction Procedure

The underarm area is numbed with 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 a more persistent reduction of perspiration.


Treatment results will vary, talk to a practitioner to see if this treatment or procedure is right for you.

Conditions treated by Sweat Gland Liposuction

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