Reader Question: Tattoo Removal

Andrea writes: “I have a tattoo that I would like to have excised. I would like the neatest scar possible. I know that this will depend on the size and dimensions of the tattoo as well as the skill of the surgeon. Do you have any suggestions of recommendations for particularly skilled surgeons? I live in London but am happy to travel to a recommended surgeon.”

Andrea, thank you for your blog question. Tattoos can be removed with excision, as you mentioned, or by using laser treatments. And as you have surmised, the quality of the scar is dependent on the size, location, and skill of the surgeon. The location is also critical in determining the outcome. Actually, in some areas of the body like the décolletage or cleavage, laser treatments might be a better choice. The surgeon can help you with that decision. In that regard, I suggest you consult with three plastic surgeons in London. You may also contact my office via email to discuss this further.  

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