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Dr Murray Beagley - Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon

Private Service, Plastic Surgery, Breast

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Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Murray Beagley practises in both the public and private sectors.

At his private practice at Plastic Surgery Auckland he specialises in:

  • Skin cancer surgery - and other skin surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Breast surgery - reduction
  • Abdominoplasty - tummy tuck
  • Otoplasty - pinning back of ears
  • Blepharoplasty - eyelid rejuvenation
  • Genitoplastic surgery - both paediatric and adult
  • Labiaplasty

He has operating privileges at the leading private hospitals including Ascot Hospital, Gillies & Auckland Surgical Centre,  and at his own theatre at Plastic Surgery Auckland, Suite 6, 9 St Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland.

Mr Beagley also does ACC assessments, including those that are urgent, at Handworks in Greenlane (hand injuries) and Lunn Avenue White Cross.

 


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 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, abdominoplasty and liposuction.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

Mr Beagley will discuss with patients the treatment options for their presenting problem. Estimates will be provided for any surgery he proposes.

Before most surgeries, Mr Beagley will see patients at least twice in order to answer all questions which may arise.

If IV sedation or general anaesthesia is required for your surgery, we work with the following anaesthetists from Auckland Anaesthesia:
  • Bruce Anderson
  • Ruth Wall
  • Allison Kirkman
  • Damien Simpson

Charges

Please contact us for further information about our charges.

For consultations in Auckland, please enquire here.

For consultations in Pukekohe, please enquire here.

Hours

Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Thu 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

216 Great South Road, Newmarket, Auckland

Pukekohe: monthly; every 4th Monday

Franklin Specialist Suites, 149 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland

Pukekohe: monthly; every 4th Monday

Procedures / Treatments

Abdominoplasty

See Tummy Tuck.

See Tummy Tuck.

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. Glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed and the breast reshaped. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia (you will sleep through it) and will take 2-4 hours. You will probably stay in hospital 1-2 nights and will need to arrange for someone else to drive you home. You may need to take some medication for pain relief for several days and you must wear a special support bra continuously for 2 weeks after surgery. You will probably be able to return to work after about 2 weeks. It will take several months for the scars to fade. For more information please click here.

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. Glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed and the breast reshaped. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia (you will sleep through it) and will take 2-4 hours. You will probably stay in hospital 1-2 nights and will need to arrange for someone else to drive you home.
You may need to take some medication for pain relief for several days and you must wear a special support bra continuously for 2 weeks after surgery. You will probably be able to return to work after about 2 weeks. It will take several months for the scars to fade.
 
For more information please click here.
Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by increased pressure in an anatomical tunnel created by the bones of the wrist. It is generally treated successfully under local anaesthetic with either a steroid injection or with release of the tight structures. For more information please click here.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by increased pressure in an anatomical tunnel created by the bones of the wrist. It is generally treated successfully under local anaesthetic with either a steroid injection or with release of the tight structures.

For more information please click here.

Circumcision

The foreskin (flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis) may be removed for cultural, religious or medical reasons. www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz

The foreskin (flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis) may be removed for cultural, religious or medical reasons. www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz

de Quervain's Tenosynovitis

de Quervain's tenosynovitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the tendon lining of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. It affects the tendons of APL (abductor pollicis longus) and EPB (extensor pollicis brevis). It is most commonly treated with a steroid injection but in resistant cases may require operative decompression.www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz

de Quervain's tenosynovitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the tendon lining of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. It affects the tendons of APL (abductor pollicis longus) and EPB (extensor pollicis brevis). It is most commonly treated with a steroid injection but in resistant cases may require operative decompression.www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz

Dupuytren's Disease

Dupuytren's disease is a progressive fibroproliferative disorder of uncertain aetiology which tends to affect people's hands, in particular the ring and little fingers. Unfortunately, there is little that conservative management can do to help this condition and surgery remains the mainstay of treatment. Mr Beagley has dealt with many hundreds of patients with Dupuytren's and considers it one of his areas of expertise. Following surgery, all his patients are referred through to Hand Therapists for management of their healing wounds and rehabilitation.www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz

Dupuytren's disease is a progressive fibroproliferative disorder of uncertain aetiology which tends to affect people's hands, in particular the ring and little fingers. Unfortunately, there is little that conservative management can do to help this condition and surgery remains the mainstay of treatment. Mr Beagley has dealt with many hundreds of patients with Dupuytren's and considers it one of his areas of expertise. Following surgery, all his patients are referred through to Hand Therapists for management of their healing wounds and rehabilitation.www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding (‘bat ears’) can be improved surgically. This type of operation is often carried out in children. Cuts (incisions) are made behind the ears through which the cartilage in the ear can be reshaped or removed. The surgery lasts 1-2 hours and can be performed under local anaesthetic (the area treated is numb but you are awake), allowing you to go home the same day. For children, the procedure would be performed under general anaesthetic (they sleep through it) and they will remain in hospital overnight. You will need to wear head bandages for about 1 week and will probably be able to return to normal daily routines after that. For more information please click here.

The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding (‘bat ears’) can be improved surgically. This type of operation is often carried out in children.
Cuts (incisions) are made behind the ears through which the cartilage in the ear can be reshaped or removed. The surgery lasts 1-2 hours and can be performed under local anaesthetic (the area treated is numb but you are awake), allowing you to go home the same day. For children, the procedure would be performed under general anaesthetic (they sleep through it) and they will remain in hospital overnight. You will need to wear head bandages for about 1 week and will probably be able to return to normal daily routines after that.
 
For more information please click here.
Genitoplastic Surgery

Mr Beagley has a sub-specialty interest in surgery of the genital region in both males and females and has visited many leading surgeons around the world to further his understanding of the treatments available. Procedures offered include labiaplasty and circumcision. For more information please click here.

Mr Beagley has a sub-specialty interest in surgery of the genital region in both males and females and has visited many leading surgeons around the world to further his understanding of the treatments available. Procedures offered include labiaplasty and circumcision.

For more information please click here.

Hand Surgery

Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions. Arthritis Arthritis is a condition in which a joint and the surrounding tissue become swollen and painful. If surgery is necessary, it may involve replacement of the joint with an artificial joint or removal or repair of swollen or damaged tissue. Birth Abnormalities Surgery may sometimes be required for hand abnormalities that are present at birth such as too many or too few fingers, webbed fingers or joints that won’t bend. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome A pinched nerve in the wrist that causes tingling, numbness and pain in your hand may require surgery to make more room for the nerve. This operation is usually performed under local anaesthetic (the area being treated is numb but you are awake). Click here for postoperative instructions following carpal tunnel surgery. Injuries Damage to tendons, nerves, joints and bones in the hand may require surgical repair. In some cases, tissue may be transferred from a healthy part of your body to the injured site (grafting). Click here for postoperative instructions following hand surgery. For more information about hand surgery please click here.

Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions.
 
Arthritis
Arthritis is a condition in which a joint and the surrounding tissue become swollen and painful. If surgery is necessary, it may involve replacement of the joint with an artificial joint or removal or repair of swollen or damaged tissue.
 
Birth Abnormalities
Surgery may sometimes be required for hand abnormalities that are present at birth such as too many or too few fingers, webbed fingers or joints that won’t bend.
 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A pinched nerve in the wrist that causes tingling, numbness and pain in your hand may require surgery to make more room for the nerve. This operation is usually performed under local anaesthetic (the area being treated is numb but you are awake).
Click here for postoperative instructions following carpal tunnel surgery.
 
Injuries
Damage to tendons, nerves, joints and bones in the hand may require surgical repair. In some cases, tissue may be transferred from a healthy part of your body to the injured site (grafting).
Click here for postoperative instructions following hand surgery.
 
For more information about hand surgery please click here.
Labiaplasty

One’s appreciation of the female genitalia is a very personal issue. Increasingly, female patients are presenting with concerns regarding the appearance of their genitals. The most common concern relates to excess of the inner folds (labia minora) which can interfere with sporting activities, wearing certain clothes and also in intimate situations. Thankfully, there is much that can be done to address these concerns. Mr Beagley has a sub-specialty interest in surgery of the genital region in both males and females and has visited many leading surgeons around the world to further his understanding of the treatments available. Surgical techniques now exist which enable reduction of the protruding tissue in order to provide a more aesthetic appearance and functional outcome. For more information please click here.

One’s appreciation of the female genitalia is a very personal issue. Increasingly, female patients are presenting with concerns regarding the appearance of their genitals. The most common concern relates to excess of the inner folds (labia minora) which can interfere with sporting activities, wearing certain clothes and also in intimate situations. Thankfully, there is much that can be done to address these concerns. Mr Beagley has a sub-specialty interest in surgery of the genital region in both males and females and has visited many leading surgeons around the world to further his understanding of the treatments available. Surgical techniques now exist which enable reduction of the protruding tissue in order to provide a more aesthetic appearance and functional outcome.

For more information please click here.

Skin Grafting

If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed. This involves transferring skin from another, healthy part of the body (donor site) to the injured site (recipient site). While skin grafting can improve the function of a damaged area, some scarring will be left at both the donor and recipient sites. Skin grafting is likely to be performed under general anaesthesia (you will be asleep during the procedure) in a hospital. The wound may take weeks or months to heal and you may need to wear a support bandage for a similar period. www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz

If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed. This involves transferring skin from another, healthy part of the body (donor site) to the injured site (recipient site). While skin grafting can improve the function of a damaged area, some scarring will be left at both the donor and recipient sites. Skin grafting is likely to be performed under general anaesthesia (you will be asleep during the procedure) in a hospital. The wound may take weeks or months to heal and you may need to wear a support bandage for a similar period. www.cosmeticsurgeon.org.nz
Skin Lesions

Skin lesions can be divided into two groups: benign (non-cancerous): e.g. moles, cysts, warts, tags. These may be removed to prevent spreading (warts), stop discomfort if the lesion is being irritated by clothing/jewellery or to improve appearance. malignant (cancerous): basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are generally slow growing and unlikely to spread to other parts of the body. Melanoma is a serious skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. Urgent removal is recommended. Surgery to remove skin lesions usually involves an office or outpatient visit, local anaesthesia (the area around the scar is numbed by injecting a local anaesthetic) and stitches. You may or may not have a dressing put on the wound and it is important to keep the area dry for 24 hours. Stitches may be removed in 1-2 weeks. You may need to take a few days off work after the surgery. Please click on the links for more information about skin cancer surgery and melanoma surgery

Skin lesions can be divided into two groups:
  • benign (non-cancerous): e.g. moles, cysts, warts, tags. These may be removed to prevent spreading (warts), stop discomfort if the lesion is being irritated by clothing/jewellery or to improve appearance.
 
  • malignant (cancerous): basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are generally slow growing and unlikely to spread to other parts of the body. Melanoma is a serious skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. Urgent removal is recommended.
 
Surgery to remove skin lesions usually involves an office or outpatient visit, local anaesthesia (the area around the scar is numbed by injecting a local anaesthetic) and stitches. You may or may not have a dressing put on the wound and it is important to keep the area dry for 24 hours. Stitches may be removed in 1-2 weeks. You may need to take a few days off work after the surgery.
 
Please click on the links for more information about skin cancer surgery and melanoma surgery
Scar Revision

Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision. This usually involves cutting out the old scar, closing the wound with stitches and, in some cases, moving the scar so that it is hidden by natural features of the body. Scar revision is usually performed under local anaesthesia (the area around the scar is numbed by injecting a local anaesthetic). Sometimes you may also be given steroid injections at the time of surgery. Immediately following the procedure, you will need to remain at the clinic for about an hour, during which you will be encouraged to walk around. You may or may not have a dressing put on the wound and it is important to keep the area dry for 24 hours. Stitches may be removed in 1-2 weeks. You may need to take a few days off work after the surgery. Please click here for more information.

Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision. This usually involves cutting out the old scar, closing the wound with stitches and, in some cases, moving the scar so that it is hidden by natural features of the body.
Scar revision is usually performed under local anaesthesia (the area around the scar is numbed by injecting a local anaesthetic). Sometimes you may also be given steroid injections at the time of surgery. Immediately following the procedure, you will need to remain at the clinic for about an hour, during which you will be encouraged to walk around. You may or may not have a dressing put on the wound and it is important to keep the area dry for 24 hours. Stitches may be removed in 1-2 weeks. You may need to take a few days off work after the surgery.
 
Please click here for more information.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall. Cuts (incisions) are made across the lower stomach and around the tummy button and the muscles underneath are pulled together and stitched. The skin flap is stretched down and the excess skin removed. A new hole is made and the tummy button replaced. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia (you will sleep through it) and will take 3-4 hours. You will probably have to stay in hospital for 2 days and will need to arrange for someone else to drive you home. Your stomach will be swollen and painful at first and you may need to take medication for pain relief for several days. You will possibly have to wear a special support garment for 2-3 weeks after surgery. You will probably be able to return to work after about 2 weeks. It will take 9-12 months for the scar to lighten. For more information please click here.

This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall. Cuts (incisions) are made across the lower stomach and around the tummy button and the muscles underneath are pulled together and stitched.  The skin flap is stretched down and the excess skin removed. A new hole is made and the tummy button replaced. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia (you will sleep through it) and will take 3-4 hours. You will probably have to stay in hospital for 2 days and will need to arrange for someone else to drive you home.
Your stomach will be swollen and painful at first and you may need to take medication for pain relief for several days. You will possibly have to wear a special support garment for 2-3 weeks after surgery. You will probably be able to return to work after about 2 weeks. It will take 9-12 months for the scar to lighten.
 
For more information please click here.

Parking

There is ample off street parking provided at our clinics.

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This page was last updated at 2:26PM on November 23, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Murray Beagley - Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon.