Do you often observe how you would sweat so much that the liquid seeps through your clothes or starts to drip off your hands? We can bet that you probably, if not certainly, feel annoyed or bothered, when these happen, but we can also guess that you, on one or more occasions, might have simply passed it off as the weather being too hot or a result of that short walk you made to get your phone in the kitchen. After all, sweating is just a normal reaction to our environment, right? Sure, that’s true. But, what if the AC was on the whole time? Or what if the kitchen is literally right in the next room? What if you were seated the whole time, and then suddenly, for no reason at all, you start to sweat excessively? This could suggest that you are experiencing Hyperhidrosis, a condition of abnormally excessive sweating with no apparent trigger or reason including heat and exercising. Sweating is a normal and essential body function, but too much of it, as many patients of Dr. Benjamin Alonzo, would say, has psychological implications. At Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Alonzo offers Hyperhidrosis Surgery in the Philippines to clients experiencing excessive sweating in the underarms with no known reason, also called Axillary Hyperhidrosis.
Sweating is a natural body phenomenon that is characterized by the release of salt-based liquid from the body’s sweat glands. These sweat glands are all over the body but are mostly concentrated on the armpits, face, palms, and soles. Also known as perspiration, sweat naturally occurs as a response to changes in our body temperature, the temperature of the environment (i.e. the sun being out), and our emotional state (i.e. when we are nervous or experiencing anxiety). In such cases, sweating is not only a response but also a way for the body to regulate its temperature, the nerves signaling our sweat glands to work. While clear with its benefits, sweating also has negative effects when it reaches excessive amounts, even when a person is simply doing nothing. In this condition of hyperhidrosis, certain sweat glands work overtime for no reason, resulting in excessive and unnecessary sweating.
There are generally two types of hyperhidrosis:
Clients who opt for Hyperhidrosis treatment point out several negative impacts of excessive sweating, ranging from minor physical inconveniences to severe psychological issues. Put simply, treating hyperhidrosis means these issues may stop as well. The impacts differ among people, but generally excessive sweating can cause a several problems:
Without a doubt, these impacts cannot be brushed off so easily, no matter how much we convince ourselves that sweating is normal. In these cases, it is in fact, not.
There are a number of ways in which Hyperhidrosis is treated:
Hyperhidrosis surgery is usually a last resort to patients for when relatively easier treatments fail to succeed. During consultations, Dr. Alonzo carefully assesses the individual condition of the client to gauge their fit to the procedure, physically and mentally. To know if you are a qualified candidate for Hyperhidrosis surgery, below is some information to gauge your fit. Ideal candidates include patients who:
Much like most surgical and invasive procedures, Hyperhidrosis surgery has potential complications. Dr. Alonzo will discuss all of these during consultations and only when we get your consent will we move forward. This attests to your complete understanding and acceptance of possible risks. These include:
All such complications are only possibilities. In case they occur, kindly notify us and Dr. Alonzo will take care of everything right away.
The operation is conducted as an outpatient procedure at the Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery clinic, a professionally-managed surgical facility with a clean and well-maintained operating room, top shape equipment and excellent staff. Dr. Benjamin Alonzo and Dr. Benz Alonzo, our expert surgeons will perform the procedure.
To prepare for your surgery, Dr. Alonzo will be providing you with detailed instructions and requests to accomplish including:
Hyperhidrosis surgery in the underarms is performed under local anesthesia and typically takes about 40 minutes. The techniques used include excision, curettage, and liposuction, all directed to remove sweat glands and stop sweating permanently.
Whichever option fits your condition will be discussed by Dr. Alonzo prior to the surgery. In certain situations, combinations of these techniques are done to achieve desired results.
Once the operation concludes, your recovery process begins. Below are a few thighs to expect and do in order to have a success recuperation from your Hyperhidrosis surgery:
Aside from the relatively quick downtime, Hyperhidrosis Surgery also offers quick results. Most patients feel striking changes and experience immediate reduction in their sweating after the surgery. More so, as the sweat glands have been removed, the results are virtually permanent.