Tattoo Removal (Surgical)

Introduction To Tattoo Removal (Surgical)

From changes in lifestyle to dissatisfaction with body art, we understand that tattoo removal is a personal decision influenced by various factors. At the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Kaweski, our Surgical Tattoo Removal procedure ensures complete elimination of body ink with minimal discomfort or downtime, offering individuals a fresh start.

Tattoo Removal (Surgical) Results

Tattoo Removal Results

What is Tattoo Removal (Surgical)?

Dr. Kaweski specializes in Surgical Tattoo Removal, a meticulous procedure that completely eradicates tattoo pigment, providing a thorough and precise solution for eliminating body ink. Tailored to each patient’s unique needs and tattoo characteristics, Dr. Kaweski employs surgical excision techniques to ensure optimal outcomes.

How does Tattoo Removal (Surgical) work?

Dr. Kaweski performs Surgical Tattoo Removal as an outpatient procedure, typically under local anesthesia. Depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo, the procedure may involve tissue stretching or serial excision, performed in stages over multiple sessions spaced several months apart.

Benefits of Tattoo Removal (Surgical)

No More Unwanted Tattoos

Dr. Kaweski’s surgical approach ensures complete elimination of body ink, allowing individuals to remove unwanted tattoos permanently.

Improved Appearance & Confidence

Surgical tattoo removal can enhance self-esteem by eliminating unwanted body art and providing a clean slate for individuals.

Limited recovery time after laser removal

With minimal downtime, patients can resume normal activities shortly after Surgical Tattoo Removal, minimizing disruptions to daily life.

Minimal Downtime or Discomfort

Dr. Kaweski prioritizes patient comfort, ensuring a comfortable experience throughout the Surgical Tattoo Removal process.

Relatively Safe

Under the care of Dr. Kaweski, Surgical Tattoo Removal is performed with meticulous attention to safety protocols, minimizing risks and complications associated with the procedure.

Tattoo Removal (Surgical) Timeline and Process


During the initial consultation, Dr. Kaweski evaluates the tattoo and discusses treatment options tailored to the patient's needs and goals.

Preoperative Prep

Patients receive preoperative preparation instructions before the procedure, ensuring optimal Surgical Tattoo Removal conditions.

Surgery Day

On the day of the procedure, patients undergo Surgical Tattoo Removal under local anesthesia, with Dr. Kaweski employing precise excision techniques to eliminate body ink.

Postoperative Care

Following Surgical Tattoo Removal, patients receive postoperative instructions for wound care and recovery, with Dr. Kaweski monitoring progress and addressing any concerns.

Recovery & Follow-Up Appointments

Patients undergo a recovery period, with follow-up appointments scheduled to assess healing progress and ensure optimal outcomes. Dr. Kaweski provides ongoing support and guidance throughout the recovery process.

Why choose us for a Tattoo Removal (Surgical)?

  • The Expertise of Dr. Kaweski: Dr. Kaweski is one of the few plastic surgeons in the San Diego area who specializes in Surgical Tattoo Removal. Her extensive experience and skill provide patients with effective treatment options and minimal scarring.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: At the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kaweski prioritizes individualized care. She works closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to their unique goals and needs.
  • Comprehensive Consultations: Dr. Kaweski conducts thorough consultations to ensure that patients fully understand their options for tattoo removal. She listens attentively to their concerns and desires, fostering trust and confidence.
  • Minimized Discomfort & Scarring: With Dr. Kaweski’s expertise, patients can expect minimal discomfort during tattoo removal and reduced post-procedure scarring. Her precise techniques and attention to detail contribute to optimal outcomes.
  • Trusted Reputation: Dr. Kaweski has built a trusted reputation in the San Diego community for her exceptional plastic surgery services. Patients can trust her dedication to achieving their desired results and providing high-quality care throughout their tattoo removal journey.


How does Surgical Tattoo Removal differ from laser removal?

Surgical tattoo removal involves physically cutting away the tattooed skin, providing a permanent solution by completely eliminating the ink. Laser removal fades the tattoo by heating and dissolving the ink, often requiring multiple sessions and potentially altering skin pigmentation.

What factors influence the success of Surgical Tattoo Removal?

The success of Surgical Tattoo Removal depends on factors such as tattoo size, location, and ink color. Darker colors may require more sessions, while larger tattoos may necessitate serial excision or tissue stretching techniques.

Are the results of Surgical Tattoo Removal permanent?

Yes, Surgical Tattoo Removal offers permanent results by physically removing the ink-stained skin. Dr. Kaweski’s meticulous techniques aim to exchange the body ink for a small, inconspicuous scar, ensuring lasting outcomes without additional future procedures.

What is serial excision, and when is it used for tattoo removal?

Serial excision is employed when a tattoo is too large to be removed in one session. Dr. Kaweski performs multiple excisions, gradually removing the tattooed skin over several sessions. This approach minimizes scarring and ensures comprehensive tattoo removal.

How many treatment sessions are required for Surgical Tattoo Removal?

The number of treatment sessions needed for complete tattoo removal varies depending on factors such as tattoo size, ink color, and individual healing response. While some patients achieve satisfactory results after one session, others may require multiple sessions to eliminate the tattoo and achieve the desired outcomes.