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Dr John de Waal - Plastic Surgery

Private Service, Plastic Surgery


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Plastic surgery can generally be divided into:
Reconstructive surgery which is performed on parts of the body that are abnormal or have been affected by a birth defect, accident or disease.  Dr de Waal specialises in the following areas of reconstructive surgery:
  • Skin cancers and soft tissue tumours especially of the nose, ears, eyelids, parotid etc including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas (including sentinel node biopsy).
  • Repair of scarred/burned/infected tissue, including ingrown toenails, scar revision, foreign body removal, post traumatic wounds and ulcers.
  • Hand surgery including Dupuytren's contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, de Quervain's tendonitis/tenosynovitis, mallet finger, ganglia, congenital problems, traumatic injuries, arthritis of tendons, bones and ligaments.

Cosmetic surgery improves appearance or body image by reshaping features of the face or body.  Dr de Waal specialises in the following areas of cosmetic surgery:

  • Prominent ears correction
  • Breast Reduction/Augmentation
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Facelifts
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • 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.  It does not involve the use of plastic materials.


Referral Expectations

If you have been referred by your GP please phone the Rooms to make an appointment. You will need to bring the referral letter and any other relevant information e.g. x-rays, blood tests etc with you on the day of your appointment. If you have a skin lesion or tumour requiring removal this can, in most cases, be perfomed on the same day as your consultation. Cosmetic consults are for one hour and on Tuesdays and Fridays only. If you are an ACC patient please bring with you : 1. Your referral letter 2. Your ACC claim number 3. Any x-rays or reports relating to the injury


Contact the rooms on (09) 486 1190 for charges.

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for skin cancers and carpal tunnel release.

ACC Accredited Provider - ACC patients - no charge.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Naevi

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

  • Skin Grafting

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

  • Breast Lift

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

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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


Tea and coffee available at rooms.

Travel Directions

Rooms are situated in the Specialist Centre (North Shore Hospital end of Shakespeare Rd).

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Public Transport

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Off road parking available.


Closest pharmacy at Shore Care Pharmacy Smales Farm Takapuna, or North Shore Hospital Pharmacy.

Contact Details

131 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

West Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 4:36PM on December 16, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr John de Waal - Plastic Surgery.