Excessive Sweating Surgery
At Kinvara Private Hospital, we offer a revolutionary long-lasting surgical treatment for excessive armpit sweating, harnessing the power of the Body-Jet® liposuction system.
1. How long is the recovery?
You should be able to go home the same day. You should be able to return to your normal activities after one or two days. Depending on your type of work, you should be able to return after one or two days.
2. I’m worried about pain.
There is slight discomfort following excessive sweating surgery, but this is only temporary. Some swelling and bruising is expected but resolves after a few days.
3. Will the result be instant?
By six weeks, healing is complete and patients report their excessive sweating has greatly improved or stopped completely.
4. Can I avoid general anaesthetic?
This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.
5. What is the cost?
If you would like a tailored quote, please book an initial consultation to discuss your condition and treatment options with your chosen consultant. Once the initial consultation is complete, you will receive a tailored quote for your treatment. Please call us on 01709 464200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to receive a guide price for any specific treatments.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is an embarrassing condition that has a huge impact on many people. The most common areas to be affected are the armpits (known as axillary hyperhidrosis), hands (known as palmar hyperhidrosis), feet (known as plantar hyperhidrosis) and the face.
Patients with excessive armpit sweating have often tried a variety of antiperspirants, wearing loose fitting clothes or avoiding hot environments, all without success. These patients are traditionally treated with Botox™ injections into the armpit, however these have a temporary effect and need to be repeated every four to six months.
At Kinvara Private Hospital, we offer a revolutionary long-lasting surgical treatment for excessive armpit sweating, harnessing the power of the Body-Jet® liposuction system. Patients who have undergone this procedure, report a significant reduction in their sweating, and anxiety in social situations, and an overall improvement in their quality of life.
Am I Good Candidate For Body-Jet® Excessive Sweating Surgery?
The best candidates for Body-Jet® excessive sweating surgery are those;
- Who suffer from excessive armpit sweating and not offensive-smelling sweating, an entirely different condition known as bromohidrosis,
- Who have been unsuccessful with antiperspirants and lifestyle changes,
- Who are generally healthy and do not have a medical condition that could impede healing,
- Who do not smoke,
Body-Jet® excessive sweating surgery is performed under local anaesthetic and involves using the revolutionary Body-Jet® liposuction system to remove the eccrine glands in the armpit, which are responsible for sweat production. The surgery is minimally invasive and requires only two small incisions in the armpit, each measuring less than 10mm. Patients benefit from a quick recovery and reduced sweating within a short time.
During the first week after surgery, the armpit skin will be bruised, firm and lumpy. This is entirely normal and will settle in due course. By six weeks, healing is complete and patients report their excessive sweating has greatly improved or stopped completely.
For the majority of patients, only a single treatment is required to achieve a significant long-lasting reduction in armpit sweating. If sweating remains troublesome then the surgery can be repeated.
Prior to surgery, our team will give you detailed aftercare instructions. This will include how to care for the surgical site and incisions, pain relief that may be used to handle discomfort and when you can resume normal activity.
Speak to a member of our team for further information or to arrange a consultation
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As with any surgical procedure, risks should be considered, and the decision to undergo excessive sweating surgery should not be made hastily. Risks include;
Scars / poor scarring – some patients are prone to raised, thick scars.
Infection – should an infection arise then treatment with antibiotics or further surgery may be necessary. The risk of infection is rare,
Bruising and Swelling – bruising and swelling is expected but rarely persists for several weeks,
Suboptimal result – for some patients with very heavy armpit sweating, more than one surgery may be necessary to achieve the desired result.
Pricing & Finance
When you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s a lot to think about – the choice of treatments available, the results you want to achieve, the recovery time, any potential risks and, of course, the cost.