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Autumn 2004, Vol. 12 No. 3

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2004) 12, 143-146


Pearls in Dermatology

Subdermal liposuction: a safe therapy for axillary hyperhidrosis

CK Or 柯志剛

Abstract
Axillary hyperhidrosis is a common condition among Asian population. Topical medicaments are frequently used but is only useful in mild cases. A simple, safe and effective surgical procedure is needed for patients with severe symptoms. Subdermal liposuction is one such choice. It can be performed under local anaesthesia with or without sedation as a day surgery. This procedure is modified from the classical liposuction to remove subdermal sweat glands with aid of a small caliber single-holed cannula. The technique is not difficult. Its low complication rate and the small scar make it superior to other surgical options.