Not all medical problems impact our health
But that doesn’t mean they don’t impact our wellbeing and quality of life. Having excessively sweaty hands, feet and underarms is one of these conditions. Provided it isn’t being caused by an underlying medical condition, excessive sweating is an embarrassing ailment that can make you feel self-conscious and it affects everything from your ability to greet someone with a handshake to being able to wear light coloured clothing.
At North Western Vascular Surgery in Melbourne, we’ve treated hundreds of patients for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. If it’s taught us anything, it’s that it’s more common than you think and can afflict everyone from 17-year-old active athletes to 43-year-old workplace professionals.
We also understand that people have many different reasons for wanting to solve this problem– ranging from being able to get a hand tattoo to wearing false nails to being able to participate in gymnastic sports. Understanding the diversity of our patients and their needs has allowed us to create a truly unique approach to surgery that is sensitive to the unique needs of each individual.
The idea of surgery is always scary and most patients require a detailed breakdown of the process and what to expect afterwards, as well as how soon they can expect to recover and see results. We are happy to provide this for all our patients and talk them through it during initial appointments.
Unlike what most patients think, the procedure is relatively quick (requiring less than a day of hospital recovery) and relatively painless (which can be controlled with available pain relief). The surgery is successful and permanent, except in very rare occasions.
You don’t have to take our word for it, though. If you want to know about the experience of treating hyperhidrosis with North Western Vascular Surgery directly from the patients themselves, visit our testimonial page to see for yourself.