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What is the Recurrence/Failure Rate For Hyperhidrosis Surgery?

Between 1% and 2% of patients will develop a recurrence. The recurrence might manifest itself with mild hand sweating under certain situations such as heavy activity, hot weather, or stressful situations. In those mild cases, a re-operation may not be needed.

In cases where the recurrence is very severe, a second operation is possible. So far, the recurrence rates are equal regardless of the surgical method.

In terms of the failure rate, one must differentiate between early failure (that happens immediately after the operation) and delayed failure (recurrence that can happen within the first 2 years after the operation). Early failure can happen because of technical or anatomical problems. See our recurrence section as well.