For one reason or another, tattooed people often choose to have a tattoo removed. Maybe it’s an earlier love that is no longer part of that person’s life or they just do not want to have that special tattoo on their body anymore. Whatever the reason, before taking this step, serious consideration is needed.
If you plan to have a tattoo removed, you should first make an appointment with a doctor, or even better, a dermatologist to discuss your needs. The doctor examines the condition of the tattoo and then determines which method is best for complete removal.
It is important to know that the removal of tattoos involves surgical procedures that may involve potential risks and side effects. Even the simplest surgery can lead to complications. Therefore, consider the removal of tattoos very carefully. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you really do not want the tattoo before it’s done.
In most cases, your doctor or dermatologist can tell you step by step how to perform the procedure. The duration of the procedure will also be discussed and what kind of recovery you can expect. Understandably, the surgical site will be sensitive for some time and likely to result in some kind of scarring. Over time, the swelling will disappear and the scars will remain minimally visible.
The final answer to the extent of scarring depends on the size of the tattoo. A larger tattoo results in a larger scar than, for example, a small butterfly tattoo. As one would expect, certain parts of the body are more sensitive and therefore more sensitive to pain.
Once it has been decided to remove the tattoo, an appointment for the procedure is agreed. This may be an outpatient surgery or inpatient visit, where eventual complications that may occur during the procedure may monitor the general health of the patient and/or determine the likelihood of an allergic reaction to a given medication.
Often, patients will be monitored overnight before being sent home. It is important that patients talk to the surgeon about possible risks associated with the procedure.
The cost of removing a tattoo can be quite high, especially if the tattoo is large. Most health insurance companies cover these costs only if the tattoo has to be removed for medical or health reasons. Otherwise, the full financial responsibility is transferred to the patient, who then has to find a way to pay for the operation.
Many hospitals even offer a payment plan for those who can not afford the total cost in advance. Arrangements for all types of payment plans must be made prior to the operation and approved by the hospital’s accounting department.
Attention! This article is not a medical advice nor a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is for informational purposes only. If you have medical concerns, please contact your doctor. The author is not liable for any health consequences or damages resulting from the information contained in the article.