Alessandra Canal - Auckland Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon
Private Service, Plastic Surgery
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, Ōtāhuhu, South Auckland.
- Breast Surgery
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Reconstruction (implant, own tissue, microsurgery)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- DIEP Flap
- Scar Revisions
- Aesthetic Surgery
- Skin Cancer Surgery
- General Plastic Surgery
- Congenital Anomalies
- 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.
Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon
Procedures / Treatments
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
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
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
Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions.… More
Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision.… More
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
This occurs when the bones of an infant’s skull fuse together before the brain has finished expanding.… More
Also known as port wine stains or strawberry haemangiomas, these are non-cancerous, vascular skin lesions.… More
A naevus is a common skin growth composed of special pigment-producing cells.… More
These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… More
If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed.… More
This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts.… More
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
A surgical procedure can be performed to make your lips to appear fuller without having foreign material injected into them.… More
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
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
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This page was last updated at 9:48AM on October 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Alessandra Canal - Auckland Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon.