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Alessandra Canal - Auckland Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon

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Description

 

Dr Alessandra Canal is a highly experienced surgeon offering an extensive range in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgical procedures. She is New Zealand trained and has worked extensively in public and private, both locally and internationally.

Patients looking for private surgical advice and procedures can be seen in Central Auckland at OneHealth, Remuera, or in South Auckland at Ormiston Surgical Centre, Flat Bush. She is also available in the public service at Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, South Auckland.

  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Mastopexy
  • Breast Reconstruction (implant, own tissue, microsurgery)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • DIEP Flap
  • Scar Revisions
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Labiaplasty
 
What is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery covers a wide range of different surgical procedures that repair, reconstruct or replace structures in many different parts of the body including the skin, face and head, hands, breast and stomach. Plastic surgery does not involve the use of plastic materials.
Plastic surgery can generally be divided into two main types:
  • Reconstructive surgery: is performed on parts of the body that are abnormal or have been affected by a birth defect, accident or disease. This includes cleft lip and palate repair, scar revision or reconstruction (including skin grafts) following burns. Surgery is usually performed to improve function, but may also be performed to bring the appearance of a part of the body as close as possible to normal.
  • Aesthetic or cosmetic surgery: improves appearance or body image by reshaping features of the face or body e.g. breast enlargement, face lift, liposuction.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

You will have an initial consultation with your plastic surgeon who will assess your general health and discuss the best type of surgical procedure for you. You will be given instructions on medications to avoid before surgery.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Breast Reconstruction

    When a breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer or other disease, it is possible in most cases to reconstruct a breast similar to a natural breast.… More

  • Breast Reduction

    Surgery to reduce breast size involves making a cut (incision) around the areola (the dark area around the nipple) straight downwards and along the crease beneath the breast.… More

  • Breast Enlargement

    Surgery to increase breast size involves inserting silicone sacks (implants) filled with silicone gel or salt water (saline) under the chest muscle and skin.… More

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

    This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall.… More

  • Hand Surgery

    Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions.… More

  • Scar Revision

    Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision.… More

  • Skin Lesions

    Skin lesions can be divided into two groups: benign (non-cancerous): e.g.… More

  • Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

    A cleft lip occurs when there is a failure of normal structures to join together during formation of the lip, resulting in a gap in the lip.… More

  • Craniosynostosis

    This occurs when the bones of an infant’s skull fuse together before the brain has finished expanding.… More

  • Haemangiomas

    Also known as port wine stains or strawberry haemangiomas, these are non-cancerous, vascular skin lesions.… More

  • Naevi

    A naevus is a common skin growth composed of special pigment-producing cells.… More

  • Varicose Veins

    These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… More

  • Skin Grafting

    If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed.… More

  • Breast Lift

    This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts.… More

  • Liposuction

    This procedure removes unwanted pockets of fat from under your skin in specific parts of the body such as the chin, neck, upper arms, stomach, hips and thighs.… More

  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    Excess skin and/or fat can be surgically removed from your upper and/or lower eyelids to give your skin a less wrinkled and puffy appearance.… More

  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

    Surgery can be carried out to improve the appearance of your nose e.g.… More

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding (‘bat ears’) can be improved surgically.… More

  • Lip Enhancement

    A surgical procedure can be performed to make your lips to appear fuller without having foreign material injected into them.… More

  • Face Lift

    A face lift can include several different procedures such as a neck lift and/or a brow lift, all designed to reduce lines and wrinkles and lift sagging skin.… More

  • Facial Implants

    Implants can be put into your chin, cheeks or jaw to improve or change the shape and/or size of the bones in these areas.… More

Charges

Alessandra Canal is an affiliated supplier of Southern Cross and Nova Medical Finance. For more information please follow the links below. Alternatively payment can be made by self funding, ACC or other insurance companies.

Nova Medical Finance

Southern Cross Health Society

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:45AM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Alessandra Canal - Auckland Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon.