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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo excision

Plastic Surgeon

Costs - according to size of tattoo and number of procedures required


There are a variety of strategies to remove unwanted tattoos. One of the most successful is surgical excision. This is particularly suited to smaller tattoos, and those on areas with a degree of loose flesh. Laser tattoo removal is not always successful, and if there is the possibility of a surgical treatment it is often more desirable. Most tattoo excision procedures can be performed under local anaesthetic in the clinic.

Who carries out this treatment?

Marc Pacifico
Marc Pacifico
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices
Nora Nugent
Nora Nugent
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Nora Nugent FRCS(Plast) has joined Purity Bridge where she offers an individually tailored modern plastic surgery practice. The cornerstones of her practice are good communication with you and meticulous attention to detail as she feels this is vital to your decision to undergo any treatment under her care. This ethos is continued from your first consultation through to the end of your treatment to ensure that you get the highest possible care and are fully supported during this time.


After numbing the area with a careful injection of local anaesthetic, surgery is performed to excise the tattoo. Depending on the particular situation, the wound will then be stitched up, or else plastic surgical techniques using skin grafts or local flaps of skin can be used to close the defect.


Surgical tattoo removal has the advantage of certainty of result – there is no waiting to see how well the tattoo might fade as it is definitively excised. It also has the advantage of complete removal in one stage (unless it has been planned as a two or three stage procedure).

Before and After

Tattoo removal Prices

According to size of tattoo and number of procedures required

Other thoughts regarding Nipple And Areola Procedures

The surgery may take between 30-60minutes, depending upon the specific procedure required
After surgery, the wound will usually be dressed with surgical tape that is left on for two weeks before the wound is checked. After that, further taping might be required.
For the first two weeks after surgery, no heavy lifting or significant exercise should be undertaken. Slowly building up exercise intensity after that is recommended.
As described above, surgical tattoo removal has a high success rate due to its predictable outcomes

In any surgical procedure, problems can occur relating to infection or delayed healing - these are more likely in people who smoke.

Bleeding is seldom a significant problem but can occur. In some people, problematic scarring (keloid or hypertrophic) resulting in thickened scars may occur.

Further surgery is sometimes required for the sub-optimal result.

Prices starts from £500

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