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When should I consider hidradenitis surgery?

Hidradenitis, also called acne inversa, is a chronic, disabling skin condition characterized by painful lesions that swell up in areas of the body that rub together, such as in the underarms, the groin, between the thighs or between the butt cheeks. It is critical for patients to receive early diagnosis and treatment, so they can avoid some of the more unpleasant symptoms, such as scarring and discharge.

If symptoms cannot be controlled through less invasive methods such as diet or medication, then it may be time to consider a surgical intervention. Surgery can be used to drain infection from active lesions, cut away the affected skin to help control the origin of the bumps, or remove the entire compromised area, replacing it with a skin graft. State of the art treatments at our center involve microwave treatment with Miradry to control perspiration or Hyperhydrosis. Other advanced treatments for hidradenitis are laser treatment under the skin to limit perspiration.

You can rely on Dr. Sayah in Los Angeles to give you an honest, transparent evaluation and to offer you practical options for managing hidradenitis. His work as a surgeon is impeccable and precision-based, and in addition, Dr. Sayah has a calm, compassionate demeanor that makes him a joy to work with.

What are the benefits of being treated by Dr. Sayah in Beverly Hills?

  • State-of-the-art, accredited facility
  • Cutting edge equipment and technology
  • Caring, knowledgeable staff
  • Restorative, life-changing results
  • A focus on holistic well-being
  • Privacy, convenience and comfort
  • Personalized attention and approach
  • Hidradenitis has over a 90% cure rate when treated surgically



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It is hard to write a review for Dr. Sayah because nothing I write would do him justice and fully describe his great work. In addition to being very good at what he does and being meticulous, he is also a very nice and caring person. Further, he is very hardworking, sympathetic and attentive. It is very apparent that for him it is not about the business or money, but about patient satisfaction and beauty. I would not trust my face or body with anyone else but him. Another bonus is his office and professional and caring staff. I admire his work ethic, his great work and his commitment to his patients. I wish there were more doctors like Dr. Sayah.

- D.B.

Am I a good candidate for hidradenitis surgery?

Most healthy patients with realistic expectations make good candidates for hidradenitis surgery. Dr. Sayah will be able to give you a definitive answer based on a physical exam performed during your confidential consultation. Hidradenitis is staged into three levels of severity, with surgery being suggested most often for those with stage II or stage III hidradenitis, or for those suffering from chronic flare ups. Of course, the staging does not account for personal reactions to pain, or the impact of the disease on quality of life, so that is why a personal consultation with the doctor is so important.

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What can I expect from my recovery?

After your surgery, Dr. Sayah will provide you with the necessary pain medications and will monitor your comfort levels in order to facilitate a seamless and stress-free recovery. Recuperation periods will differ for each client, but most find they can return to their normal routines within about a week.

What is the cost of hidradenitis treatment?

Costs for surgery will vary from individual to individual based on the number of areas treated. Most major insurance carriers will cover treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa surgery. Our office will help you to complete all the necessary paperwork so you can get started as soon as possible with your treatment.

Why choose Dr. Sayah for hidradenitis surgery?

At simply maless, Dr. Sayah creates a welcoming, comfortable environment for his male clients, helping them to feel at home and get the most out of their consultation and subsequent treatment. His office is equipped with world class technology and equipment, as well as cutting edge laser systems and software.

Dr. Sayah promotes a holistic experience, seeing your appearance as an extension of your total wellbeing. From nutrition and exercise to life coaching, at simply maless you will receive comprehensive, customized options that facilitate intrepid transformation.

Dr. Sayah was rigorously trained at the most respected medical institutions in the world. He is a graduate of UCLA Medical School followed by residencies in general surgery at NYU and plastic & reconstructive surgery at UCLA. Dr. Sayah went on to complete an elite fellowship in the demanding field of endoscopic plastic surgery enabling him to perform plastic surgery through minimal hidden scars.

We look forward to meeting you at our office to discuss your areas of concern and the artful way to address them.

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