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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


I realised initially that surgery was my only option. Initially hesitant about surgery I accepted Mr Banwell’s advice and counselling. I am impressed with his expertise surgically combined with his caring attitude to patients like me. I would recommend him highly without any hesitation. He inspires confidence.

Michael S.

Mr Banwell provides an excellent service in pre-operation information, as well as total expertise and attention to detail in surgery. He was very informative and helpful after care.  I received excellent and sympathetic nursing care and anaesthetist. Mr Banwell has a very helpful practice manager and assistant.  My eyes have regained an ‘openness’ similar to my younger years. I no longer look tired.  I would highly recommend Mr Banwell to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.

Victoria B.

I would have no hesitation recommending Mr Banwell.

These were only minor operations, but I have never had anything like it before. All I can say is that it was an excellent place to start. The care was excellent from start to finish with a perfect blemish free outcome. I would certainly recommend the service to others.

Warwick S.

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.

After deciding to go down the surgery route I contact Mr Banwell’s team and was dealt with quickly and efficiently but most of all everyone was so friendly and helpful which put me at ease. The care from start to finish and still on-going was 110% and everyone who I dealt with was fantastic. Mr Banwell was always professional and friendly and put me at ease from the very beginning. I am so pleased with my results and putting myself in Mr Banwell’s care was the best thing I could have done. It has completely changed my life and I can’t thank you all enough. I have already recommended you to my aunty! Thanks again.

Ruth G.


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