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Tattoo Removal Brighton

Whether you’re looking for a full or partial tattoo removal, Paul Banwell offers affordable and effective tattoo removal in Brighton and across the South East of England. 

Mr Paul Banwell Breast Surgeon East GrinsteadPaul Banwell is one of the UK’s leading specialists in surgical tattoo removal, tattoo excision and laser tattoo removal. He is an internationally recognised, trusted plastic surgeon who is highly regarded for a range of cosmetic and surgical skin procedures in Brighton, East Sussex. 

You can contact his clinic, located near Brighton’s Nuffield Health Hospital on Warren Road, BN2 6DX, for a consultation.



Is removing my tattoos a good idea?


Getting a tattoo removed is a big decision, just like choosing to get a tattoo in the first place.

Care should be taken when selecting the best method and surgeon to remove your tattoo successfully.

Experienced medical professionals like Paul Banwell are best placed to give you the information about suitable methods for tattoo removal and follow through with successful results.

He offers the procedure at his clinic in Brighton, and has additional clinics serving the south east in Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, and Harley Street in London.


How expensive is tattoo removal in Brighton?


Prices for tattoo removal at The Banwell Clinic in Brighton start at £700 and are customisable to your desired procedure and outcome.

The team would be happy to discuss your requirements for tattoo removal and the procedures which may be available to you.

Please contact a member of The Banwell Clinic to discuss your specific requirements by emailing or phone 01342 330302.


How can I get my tattoo removed? 


With an increasing popularity in tattoos comes an increasing interest in tattoo removal as people change their minds or grow out of love with the ink they once desired. It’s estimated based on statistics that 20 million people in the UK have some form of body art. That’s a lot of tattoos… and a lot of tattoo removal!

In many cases laser tattoo removal is not always successful and so patients seek out Mr Banwell’s expertise for definitive surgical removal. Tattoo removal by surgical excision means removing the tattoo by cutting it out of the skin. The wound is treated with stitches, which in turn replaces the tattoo with a linear scar. This procedure for tattoo removal is available at Mr Banwell’s clinic in Brighton.


What happens during surgical tattoo removal at our Brighton clinic?


The surgical removal procedure at our Brighton clinic will usually be performed under a local anaesthetic; the patient remains awake and only the area to be operated on will be numbed sufficiently. On occasion a general anaesthetic may need to be given where more extensive work is required.

The surgical tattoo removal procedure is usually quick (completed between 30-60 minutes in a lot of cases) and with a short recovery time. For larger or more intricate tattoo removals, the patient may require several sessions of tattoo excision.


What happens after treatment?


After the surgical procedure to remove your tattoo, the area of skin will be stitched up and dressed with micropore tape. You will be able to shower the day after your procedure; however you should avoid taking baths or soaking the wound for any extended periods.

Strenuous physical exercise should be avoided for a period of two weeks. Mr Banwell may also prescribe antibiotic medication for aftercare recovery. Dissolvable stitches are preferred, but if the patient has non-dissolving stitches these will usually be removed after 1-2 weeks.


How successful is removing tattoos?


Surgical tattoo removal at The Banwell Clinic in Brighton is very successful and Mr Banwell has received high praise for the results of his work. The tattoo removal procedure is safe and reliable with a low complication rate. Examples of Mr Banwell’s surgical tattoo removals can be viewed in the before and after gallery


What are the risks?


All potential risks will be discussed with each patient in a pre-treatment consultation. Although surgical tattoo removal is a safe and proven procedure, as with any surgical treatment there may be risks and complications.

These could include bleeding, adverse scarring, wound infection, numbness, nerve and vessel damage, contour irregularity and lumpy scarring (known as hypertrophic or keloid scar).


Getting rid of a tattoo: Next steps


If you’d like to find out more about available tattoo removal procedures near to you in Brighton, and whether they’d be right for you, book your consultation at The Banwell Clinic in Brighton. Please email or call 01342 330302.

Read more about tattoo removal at the Banwell Clinic here.


More about Paul Banwell


Paul Banwell is a Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon based in the South East of England, covering East Grinstead, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Haywards Heath and Brighton. He also consults from his luxury premises on Harley Street, London.

Paul has an international reputation in cosmetic surgery, regenerative medicine, scarring, skin health and skin cancer and lectures worldwide on these subjects.


He is a favourite with beauty editors and has received accolades from Tatler magazine, the BBC, The Times (UK’s Top 100 Doctors) and many other UK publications.

He is a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School and in his early career was under the tutelage of and worked alongside a Nobel Prize nominee.

Banwell Clinic Brighton
Warren Road
Brighton BN2 6DX


Mr Banwell exceeded all expectation as did his team. Excellent communication and explanation of all procedures. 100% punctual, 100% attentive. The operation was a stunning success and virtually invisible. The whole process of dealing with Paul and the team has been so simple and easy. Options and operational procedures were explained and executed superbly. A total professional and perfectionist who demonstrates great skill, care and knowledge. I would have no hesitation to recommend Paul Banwell. Quite simply, if you want the best, Paul is it!

Tim H.

I consider myself blessed when I came across you Mr Banwell. You performed my operation almost a year ago which I am pleased to say was a GREAT success. I am more than pleased with the results, my whole shape is so much more defined and I love it. From the first time I met you at my initial consultation, you put me at ease immediately and never pressured me at any point to undertake the operation, you also never tired of my questions and you offered me only professional sound guidance and advice. You as a surgeon I have found to be completely transparent, knowledgeable, educated beyond most surgeons (that I came across) and totally professional, your skills and attention to detail are second to none.

Susan C.

Mr Banwell had honest communication and I felt at ease. I would recommend Mr Banwell because the procedure worked and he was upfront and honest regarding the procedure and potential risks. My overall experience was great, timely and friendly.

Selina R.

I am delighted to say that everything has settled down very well and my upper lids are looking extremely good. I would like to thank you for the tremendous care you have taken with me over the past 15 months.

Rosemary F.

I was very happy with the care during the surgery and the team were friendly and efficient.  I was very happy with the outcome of the surgery and I would recommend Mr Banwell to others.

Rita C.

After the first consultation I felt I was in some of the best hands. I expected to feel more confidence in myself ? this was met and exceeded! I didn?t expect the scars to be so neat and small I am very pleased with them. It was a great experience; there was always someone to contact/speak to with questions and they were all supportive. You will not be disappointed.

Kirstie W.


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