American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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5 years ago

Tattoo Excision

How do I find a surgeon who offers this service? I'm interested in having a piece removed surgically.

Procedure: Tattoo Removal
Location: Tampa, FL

Replies 5

Edward Domanskis

Yes I can remove part or an entire tattoo depending on where it is and how much excess skin there is.

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Newport Beach, San Francisco,Miami, EU, Anguilla

Assistant Clinical Professor of SurgeryWOS-Plastic,University of California (Irvine)

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Plastic Surgery- 2005-2018

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Hi Jessie

Thanks for your question. The most common way to remove tattoos are by the use of lasers. It can take 6-10 treatments to completely remove the tattoo. In addition more than one type of laser is necessary If the tattoo is made up of different colors. It is possible to do a surgical excision of a tattoo however, this will leads a scar. To find a surgeon that performs Tattoo removal, use the find a surgeon tool on this website. You can be assured that any surgeon that appears on this website is board certified by the American aboard of plastic surgery. Best wishes!

Curtis Wong
ASPS Surgeon

When wanting a tattoo removed, call around to the different surgeons and schedule an appointment with those that have the ability to remove this by laser in addition to excising it. Yes, excisions can be done for smaller tattoos and is a 'one and done' type procedure that will leave some scarring. If it is a large tattoo, laser will be a more prudent way to remove that. Costs for excision should be nominal and less than several sessions of laser.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Removal of tattoos can be performed in a myriad number of ways and I would recommend seeking out several in your area for consultation to discuss. Hope this helps.

James Nachbar
ASPS Surgeon

Surgical tattoo excision is becoming more popular, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. Sometimes, the entire tattoo can be removed in a single procedure, but sometimes several procedures are necessary, generally separated by a few months.


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