An outpatient operation, the final solution to hyperhidrosis

Written by: Dr. Enrique Bassas Mercader
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Sweating is a physiological process that the human race has to reduce body temperature as a reaction to its increase due to external heat, sports, diseases, etc., but at the same time, sweating a lot can become a social and hygiene problem personal, excessive sweating.

In this case there is an ambulatory operation that can represent a definitive solution to excessive axillary sweating or hyperhidrosis, when it becomes a social problem sometimes really unbearable for the patient.

What is the operation to solve Hyperhidrosis?

The operation consists of incisions in the axilla, under local anesthesia and in the removal of a large part of the superficial sweat glandulites of the axillary area, on an outpatient basis.

Are there results against Hyperhidrosis?

Yes, the intervention against Hyperhidrosis gives lasting results. Sweating drops between 60 and 80%, constantly. That is why it is considered an operation that provides patients with a definitive solution to their Hyperhidrosis problem. Patient satisfaction is usually extremely high.

Who are candidates for the Hyperhidrosis operation?

Any person with Hyperhidrosis or excessive axillary sweating that does not suffer from significant diseases or significant coagulation disorders.

Does the Hyperhidrosis operation have side effects?

Uncommon and of spontaneous solution normally: bruises, possible scarring defects, etc.

Are there other alternatives to Hyperhidrosis?

Yes. There are other alternatives to Hyperhidrosis, but they do not normally represent a definitive solution. One of them is the use of botulinum toxin, Botox®, which gives satisfactory results, but which must be performed periodically during two or three sessions a year.. Another option is surgery of the sympathetic ganglia, but it is already a major surgery, with general anesthesia and clinical admission.

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Dr. Enrique Bassas Mercader

By Dr. Enrique Bassas Mercader
Plastic surgery

Regarding international specialty, accumulated over 30 years of experience as a Plastic Surgeon. Trained at the Clinica Planas in Barcelona, ​​in the New York Medical Center and Jackson Memorial. It was department head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the San Pablo Hospital de Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona. He currently runs one of the teams of Plastic Surgery at the Medical Center Teknon in Barcelona. SEME founder and member of the SECPRE, Dr. Bassas is one of the most prestigious Plastic Surgeons of our country.

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