Ultrasonic Removal of Axillary Sweat Glands

Underarm sweat glands can be removed using ultrasonic removal. Due to the very small incisions used in the procedure,  there is very little scarring associated with this option. Ultrasonic liposuction is done with a special cannula that emits ultrasonic energy.  This technique is known as ultrasonic-assisted lipectomy. Excision of axillary (underarm) glands with liposuction may be performed under local or neurolept anaesthesia. Any sweat glands remaining in the area after the liposuction are surgically excised.  Sutures are inserted and a dressing is worn for the next 48 hours. The underarm area must be washed 2 times daily for the next 2 weeks.  The sutures are removed at 10 to 14 days. During this time patients are asked to refrain from heavy lifting and sporting activities. Antibiotics are prescribed to decrease the chance of infection. Most patients report recovery to be  a couple of days although  some patients may feel sore for as long as one week and need to limit their arm activity (ex.lifting, sports) during that time. Discover non-surgical options Learn more about sweat gland removal


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