Dr John de Waal - Plastic 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
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
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
Procedures / Treatments
A naevus is a common skin growth composed of special pigment-producing cells.… 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
If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed.… 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
This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts.… 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
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall.… 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
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.
Tea and coffee available at rooms.
Rooms are situated in the Specialist Centre (North Shore Hospital end of Shakespeare Rd).
Off road parking available.
Closest pharmacy at Shore Care Pharmacy Smales Farm Takapuna, or North Shore Hospital Pharmacy.
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This page was last updated at 10:37AM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr John de Waal - Plastic Surgery.