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Suction Curettage for Axillary Hyperhidrosis - An Office Procedure Offered at the Center for Exceesive Sweating

By: Hratch Karamanoukian, MD and Raffy Karamanoukian, MD

August 3, 2008

Liposuction Curettage for Axillary Hyperhidrosis - Eliminate Excessive Sweating in the Underarms -

Researchers at the Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Seo-gu, Busan, South Korea have published their experience with liposuction curettage for adxillary hyperhidrosis in the Journal Eur Academy Dermatologic Venerealogy (2008; volume 22). The follow-up in 53 patients started 3 months after surgery and in some 54 months. Postoperative tissue specimen evidently showed removal of subcutaneous tissue, including apocrine and eccrine glands. Excellent outcomes were achieved in 72 % of patients with resolution of axillary hyperhidrosis. The authors, led by Dr. Seo concluded that axillary liposuction curettage is an effective and safe procedure for axillary hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Karamanoukian’s comment – We have performed over 48 procedures (as of July 2008) and have found that axillary liposuction curettage is effective in eliminating axillary hyperhidrosis in over 90 % of patients, graded as excellent by the patients. 8% of patients had a good outcome and the rest had moderate reduction in axillary sweating. The latter is related to the learning curve of this procedure which is performed with technical details that are different than traditional liposuction.
For more information about axillary liposuction curettage for hyperhidrosis, contact Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian @ and Dr. H Karamanokian at



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For more information about hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) , as well as surgical and non-surgical hyperhidrosis treatment options, contact Dr. Karamanoukian at The Center for Excessive Sweating, a National Center of Excellence for Hyperhidrosis Treatment by email or by phone at (716) 839-3638.

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