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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 was made to feel at ease with everything. Nothing was too much, lots of care and thought. Pain was very minimal. Lots of follow up care which was first class. I got exactly what I wanted, I have a lovely new look which I could not achieve on my own. If something is bothering you and you can not get to your goal there is help. I had an excellent experience.

Margaret S.

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 was very happy with the care I got from Mr Banwell, his team and the staff at the McIndoe Surgical Centre. Mr Banwell and his team were extremely friendly and quick to meet my needs at all times. The team were very professional and always made me feel at ease and welcome at all my consultations and throughout my stay at the surgical centre. The outcome of my surgery is amazing! I am extremely happy with the results I got; it turned out better than I thought. The surgery has really helped my confidence and way of life and I am very grateful for that. Mr Banwell is a fantastic surgeon with a very friendly and professional approach, which is wonderful. I would definitely, without hesitation, recommend Mr Banwell and his team to others considering cosmetic surgery.

Hannah G.

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.

Thank you so much to you and your team for all that you have done for me, it is greatly appreciated.

Sarah Z.

The consultation was conducted quickly, professionally but Mr Banwell also made me feel as if any question I may have wouldn’t not be too small or insignificant for him to take the time to answer. He left me feeling fully informed with both the pros and cons of any form of elective surgery but also that my worries were normal and that he would be able to assist me with my desired outcomes. His team were caring and professional making me feel that they were actually interested and were able to accommodate my dates when making the initial consultation booking. Prompt returning of calls, flexibility in booking of appointments friendliness, informative, caring and professional from the initial telephone call, the surgery, follow up appointments right through to my final appointment made me feel that my care, personal views and worries were important to them at all times. You can trust him to always be honest with you about the possible problems and outcomes. Overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team? Amazing! I just wish I’d not waited so many years to have this procedure done; I have my life back and it’s amazing to be able to walk into any shop and buy clothes that fit in my actual size and not 5 dress sizes larger just to fit my bust in. With the Upper Blepharoplasty everyone in my family says that I now look so much brighter and not tired, others I meet just tell me I look really great and ask if I’ve just had a holiday. Mr Banwell Thank You for all that you did for me.

Anne G.


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