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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


The team at the McIndoe Surgical Centre who looked after me were very friendly and helpful. They calmed me down and put to rest any last minute concerns. I love the outcome of the surgery and would definitely recommend Mr Banwell to other people.

Francesca L.

My care was efficient and well taken care of, the outcome of my surgery couldn’t be more perfect, I’m so pleased. My surgery has given me a new found confidence in my body in a way I never thought I could feel.

Amelia P.

My expectations were fully met when I went to see Mr Banwell for the first time and he went through very carefully what he would be doing and giving me a realistic prognosis which was what I wanted. He came over as a very thorough and caring person. The skin graft was a complete success and although quite a large area, it is exceptionally neat and gives me no concern. On two further occasions I noticed lumps in other areas, and on getting in touch, appointments were made and Paul removed them immediately, once again very neatly. The after care is also extremely important to me and I have never been disappointed. Luckily I don’t know anybody going through the same thing as me but I would have no reservations in telling them to go and see Paul, as his thoughtfulness and care and attention throughout is excellent, he treats you as an individual. I would also say that I consider him now to be a friend as well as a surgeon. Whenever I am on the phone making future appointments his staff are always friendly, helpful, cheerful and willing to chat, but if you need any reassurance at any time they’re there for you.

Nicky S.

I am writing to let you know that I was very pleased with the recent surgery to remove several moles on my face, neck and back. The whole process was carried out very efficiently.  The mole on my face has almost completely disappeared already.  The post-operative information was most helpful, although the leaflet I was given varied slightly from your verbal instructions. However, you accurately told me what to expect.  I have no hesitation in recommending your work to other people.  The on site staff were all friendly and helpful throughout.

Pamela H.

I have been treated by Mr Banwell for excision of a nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and approximately 20 forehead solar keratoses by Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). During this period I have received outstanding care and attention. He and his team are very friendly and efficient. His surgical skills are exceptional.

I am totally content with the outcome of the surgery and treatment of my conditions and would wholly recommend him and his team to others. In fact, I already have!

John H.

I decided to have treatment with Mr Banwell as I had been seeing him on several occasions regarding stomach irregularities due to a disastrous lipo operation abroad a few years ago. We discussed various options together and I always felt comfortable talking with Mr Banwell and trust him completely to give me the correct advice when considering surgery. I felt my expectations were realistic as Mr Banwell had advised me of the possible downside of the procedure. However, all my expectations were exceeded tenfold! My stomach is looking so much better aesthetically and my breasts look amazing! Mr Banwell and his team excelled at making me feel comfortable and relaxed. I felt I was able to discuss matters with friendly people who cared. I feel Mr Banwell takes time to cover all aspects of the procedure in a friendly, caring and informative manner. I feel happy to say one couldn’t be in safer hands. My overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team has been very positive in all aspects culminating in amazing results. I couldn’t be happier.

Karen D.


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