People get their tattoos removed for any number of reasons, whether it’s dissatisfaction with the appearance of the tattoo or changes in lifestyle that warrant removal of body art for personal or professional reasons. Our tattoo surgical removal procedure completely eliminates the body ink with little discomfort or downtime afterward.

Our Tattoo Removal Procedure

Dr. Kaweski performs tattoo removals using a combination of surgical excision and possible skin grafting or tissue stretching. The procedure completely removes the pigment of the tattoo, making this procedure the most thorough and precise method for removing body ink today. The specific technique that Dr. Kaweski uses varies according to each patient’s specific needs and medical history, as well as the size and location of the tattoo.

In most cases, the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia, Some procedures are performed in stages or a series of sessions, spaced approximately 3-6 months apart. Other procedures may require a tissue expander which stretches good skin in the area so it can be used to cover the tattoo site once the tattoo is removed.

What about results?

The results of our tattoo removal process can be very good, exchanging the body ink for a small, inconspicuous scar in many circumstances. Results are also permanent meaning no other procedures will be needed to eliminate the tattoo in the future. However, some patients do require more than one treatment session at the beginning of the process to remove the tattoo in its entirety.

Tattoo removal is one of many cosmetic procedures offered by Dr. Kaweski at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area. To learn more about this procedure, or other treatments offered by Dr. Kaweski, contact our staff today at (619) 464-9876. We are available for virtual consultations.