cabin crew and many other professions may not be allowed to display tattoos – small tattoos can be easily removed with awake surgery at a single hospital visit. an increasing number of patients are choosing to have surgery because it predictably removes all trace of the tattoo and this is done at a single visit (laser treatment typically requires multiple sessions and leaves a trace of the tattoo). if you can easily gather the whole tattoo in a pinch of skin then it should be possible to remove it surgically.
slightly larger tattoos may require more than one operation to remove. very large tattoos, eg whole of shoulder / deltoid or all the way around the arm are unlikely to be amenable for surgical excision. skin grafting is an option for larger tattoos but this leaves significant scars.
I ran a busy cosmetic surgery / womens health open morning at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone last saturday. abdominoplasty, breast enlargement, breast reduction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty and mole removal cases.
look out for further events or book an outpatient appointment. Wednesdays and Fridays available.
Early during the summer holidays is a convenient time for many people to have surgery especially teachers and parents of school children.
It often takes a month or two to fix a surgical date after your consultation so it is worth thinking about scheduling your consultation during may or june.
If you are planning to travel abroad for summer holidays, it is advisable to have any surgery completed several weeks before going away.
If you have painful hands or contracted fingers or any other condition affecting the hand or wrist, ask your GP to refer you. Many treatments can be started in the clinic. If you do need surgery this is almost always day case surgery.
Different doctor every time….? NO……You will have all your consultations and any surgery by Mr Harley. Referrals can be received from anywhere in the country through the NHS electronic referral system ‘eRS’ (formerly known as ‘choose and book’)
Private patients can also be seen at these locations and in London W1 (London Bridge Plastic Surgery www.lbps.co.uk) and in Tunbridge Wells (Bella Vou www.bellavou.co.uk)
“From my initial consultation through to the post-care appointments, the service I received from Oliver Harley and his team was exceptional. My stay was comfortable, the food was fantastic, the nurses were delightful and the results were beyond what I’d expected. I would not hesitate to use Mr Harley and the McIndoe Centre again.” LL South East London