Wednesday, 08 Aug, 2007 Health & Fitness

Sweat-suction surgery to cool your armpits


Suffering from excessive sweating? Now there is an option of undergoing surgery to find a relief.

Scientists from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany said that people who face the problem of excessive armpit sweating also known as focal axillary hyperhidrosis often have difficulties in social life that cause them emotional stress.

Now Dr. Falk G. Bechara says there is a possibility for all people who want to get rid of the problem to have a suction surgery. During an operation a sweat gland is removed through a tiny needle that is inserted into the armpit. Doctors claim they already tried this procedure on 51 patients who wanted to have their sweat gland removed because of the problems it brought in their lives.

Before the procedure was performed researchers examined patients' quality of life and results showed that most suffered from emotional and social problems. After they underwent suction-curettage procedure, their scores on quality of life improved more than in 63 percent. As much as 35 percent of the patients claimed about 75 percent sweat lessening and 13 percent had more than 50 percent sweat lessening.

More than two thirds of all the patients were satisfied with the surgery, scientists say.

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51 votes

//19 Nov 30, 2010 07:17 AM | posted by: maggie
i'm a 13 year old and i sweat from my hands and armpits EXCESSIVLY. i hate it so much. my friends are disgusted and i cant wear any of the clothes i want to with out feeling nasty. i have tried clinical strength deoderants and they didnt help whatsoever. i am curious about the benefits and dangers of having this procedure done. e-mail me at:
54 votes

//18 Nov 21, 2010 09:41 AM | posted by: Unknown
ok yeah i have had this going on for about 2 years ( it stated my freshman year of high school: great timing isnt it!) becasue not only do i sweat alot it makes me smell to and its a living hell for me, i cant stand someone with out beign extremly parinoid i have to fake sick to go home for school becasue of it i have to lie to my friends about it even tho i know they know, all i need to know how much it would be to get this and what are the side effects of it, because i cant hadle this stress anymore!
60 votes

//17 Aug 25, 2010 10:39 PM | posted by: jennifer kiestler
my daughter is 14 and she has excessive sweating of her armpits i talked to a doctor yesterday and she told me about surgery to remove some of her sweat glands is there any complications or side affects from the surgery
49 votes

//16 Apr 18, 2010 07:58 PM | posted by: Donna
I've had severe underarm sweating since I was about 12/13 yrs. old. I'm now 53 and have been wearing sleeve-less tops only for years. I sweat when its cold, when its hot and anytime in between! Deodorant/antiperspirants do not dry under my arms so the effectiveness is never obtained. I've tried pills, prescription antiperspirants that you put on at night. Pills dried out my eyes so bad but not my underarms. The prescription stuff just burn't the heck out of my armpits! So now I am having the surgery....Has anyone had the surgery? Will I be sorry for having it done?
54 votes

//15 Jan 28, 2010 04:03 PM | posted by: Zoebainbridge@googlemail.
Hi i suffer the same but i am now at under the hospital for injections under my arms i have 10 in each arm and it works for 5to 6 months with no sweating it freezes the sweat gland
42 votes

//14 Jan 13, 2010 08:59 PM | posted by: Marie
My husband suffers from extreme sweating from the arm pits and hands. For now we just need help with the arm pits. He wears a bullet proof vest at work with two shirts so it is much worse while on duty. He sometimes has to come home and change his under shirt during his shift because of this. We have bought anywhere from 30 to 40 different types of deodorant. He has even had the perscription liquid that you place on at night and it burns, works for about a day or two and that is it. He has also tried a perscription pill. That made him anxious. Please send us some information on this surgery and where you are able to get it. Thank you!
53 votes

//13 Sep 12, 2009 11:56 PM | posted by: pamela
i have had sweat problems ever since i was 6 or 7 i know that i know how hard it is i am 14 now and i still sweat i got deodarants alot of them but nothing has helped it's ruining my life my friends are noticing and im losing everything because of this problem. I need help please i need something !!!! email me at
50 votes

//12 Jun 10, 2009 11:43 PM | posted by: Peter
Try a special deodorant that is used before bedtime and then washed the morning after. In the UK the main brand is called Driclor I believe. It contains something that will stop sweating (underarm) after a few applications. Believe me, it works. Be sure you get the right stuff, it costs about £7 UKP I believe (likely three times more than normal deod). Try it!
51 votes

//11 Feb 25, 2009 06:07 PM | posted by: Kavita Thakur
my face gets all sweaty even if its not so hot...wat should i do?is there any solution....if i get a surgery done how much it will cost and will there be nany side effects? pls do mail me at
53 votes

//10 Feb 02, 2009 11:53 PM | posted by: julie
i am a student nurse and today saw a woman who had surgery on her armpits for hyperhydrosis. It had become infected in both armpits and was smelly, oozing and swollen. She was crying and in a lot of pain. Put me off surgery!!
50 votes

//9 Nov 04, 2008 04:03 AM | posted by: tracy
I've hyperhydrosis for 3 years now.
I use sweatshirts and baggy shirts to cover up the sweat but i get so stressed that it leaked through and then I sweat even more. I can NOT go any longer with this problem, so I was looking for options and came across this and it seemed like a good i dea but I have some Q's
please e-mail me
60 votes

//8 Oct 04, 2008 03:29 PM | posted by: summer_rain [InfoMANIAC]
I wonder what kind of impact does this kind of surgery have on people's health afterwards... sweat glands eliminate the excessive and unnecessary liquids out of the body and once the glands are removed, this liquid is gathered in the organism, thus being a possible cause of tumors or other similar problems... so there must be negative sides of these surgeries too... still, i can understand that sometimes they are really necessary for one, so they bring a lot of positive impacts on people's life too... in conclusion, before doing it one should investigate better on everything about it...
58 votes

//7 Aug 24, 2008 06:05 PM | posted by: maggie
i too suffer from excessive underarm sweating.especially when i'm nervous does anyone know where i can get suction surgery done in kenya and how much it would cost me.
57 votes

//6 Jun 14, 2008 10:50 PM | posted by: fernanda
im tired of always wearing sweater so the sweat dosen't show sweat has bring my life down and i can't wear cute shirts because of the sweat. at my school nobody sweats because people who aren't wearing sweaters aren't sweating and i do please help me im 12 years old my email is
49 votes

//5 Apr 30, 2008 02:05 PM | posted by: syoo
i have a sweaty HEAD. and its really ruining my hair.
do i have to go through surgery to get rid of this?
57 votes

//4 Mar 26, 2008 02:36 AM | posted by: Georgia Jones
I live in Sacramento i have an embarassing under arm sweat problem and need to know where the nearest doctor is that can help me. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
55 votes

//3 Mar 06, 2008 11:05 PM | posted by: Unknown
I've suffered from hyperhydrosis for nearly 10 years now. It's really taken a great affect on my life especially during adolescence. I've been looking into getting a procedure done and came across this during research. How can I find out where the nearest facility is that can conduct such a procedure? Pleas E-mail me at treystylz23 [at]
61 votes

//2 Oct 13, 2007 09:57 PM | posted by: andrew jones
i suffer from sweat problems really bad around my bum and its really getting my life down and the job i want the most my life is faidding away really fast all i want so much is for my sweat problem to be gone for good i just want my life back to how it was with out sweat around my bum nomore please if there is a surgant out there that can help me get my life back please help
59 votes

//1 Aug 09, 2007 08:36 PM | posted by: david
how can i get in touch with dr falk g bechara to ask a question and where to get this procedure done please email

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