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At Face Breast & Body we understand the needs of women and men to achieve their desired facial, breast and body appearance.

Specialist plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons Chris Porter and Sally Langley are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and have significant international experience that allows them to provide comprehensive and individualised care using a wide range of surgical and non-surgical techniques. 


Melanoma & Skin Cancer
We provide comprehensive management of melanoma and skin cancers, such as sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymph node dissections, as well as treatment of benign or cosmetic skin lesions. We have the ability to treat the majority of referred skin lesions in our rooms theatre, more significant lesions are managed as inpatients under general anaesthesia.

 
Scars
We offer scar advice or revisions either causal from injury or post surgical.

Hand Surgery
Elective hand surgery is a common part of our practice. Often minor conditions can be operated on under local anaesthetic at the rooms, such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger digits
  • Digital mucous cysts
  • Small ganglions
More significant hand problems can require day surgery general anaesthesia, such as:
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Wrist ganglions
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon repair, reconstructions or transfers
  • ACC related hand injuries requiring repair or reconstruction

Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Facial cosmetic surgery can alter appearances that are inherited or caused by aging or trauma. Our surgeons have a spectrum of techniques and procedures to manage each patient's individual characteristics and desires.

We prescribe the exciting doctor-only skin care range Aspect Dr for treatment of all skin types, from teenagers to aging skin with sun damage.

Facial procedures provided include:

 
Breast Surgery - Reconstructive & Cosmetic
Women can achieve their desired breast shape and size through breast augmentation, reduction or lifting procedures.
 
Breast augmentation (enlargement) is performed using implants sourced only from the world's leading manufacturers. Breast enlargement can also be performed by fat transfer, through a combination of liposuction and fat grafting.
 
Female breast reduction and breast lift (mastopexy) surgery are performed using techniques that maximise shape and minimise scarring.
 
Men who develop unwanted breast shape (gynaecomastia) can also have their chest size reduced with male specific breast reduction surgery.
 
Breast reconstruction following mastectomy is a major part of our practice. We are associated with Canterbury Breastcare where we provide a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to breast cancer from initial diagnosis, formulating a treatment plan, and completion of oncological surgery with patient specific reconstruction using the full spectrum of contemporary reconstructive techniques. This successful patient centred approach has led us to become the major provider of private breast reconstructive procedures in the South Island.
 
We are major providers of breast surgery for gender reassignment and receive patients from throughout New Zealand. We provide a gender friendly approach with an experienced nursing, office and surgical team.  Female-to-male top options are double mastectomy or peri-areolar surgery. For male-to-female top surgery breast augmentation is offered. We also offer facial feminisation surgey for MTF. We do not offer bottom surgery for MTF or FTM.

Breast procedures provided include:


Body, Arm & Thigh Enhancement

Pregnancy, weight gain and loss can leave the tummy, arms, buttocks and legs with loose skin that is stretched and scarred. Both men and women can have regions of excess skin and fat that are resistant to exercise and diet. Typically  surgery removes the excess skin and sometimes liposuction is also used to address resistant areas of fat. Your areas of concern can then be targeted to contour your body to your desired shape.

Body contouring procedures provided include:

Consultants

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

Referral Expectations

During your initial consultation your plastic surgeon will assess your presenting problem, general health and suitability for surgery. You will then have the opportunity to discuss the best type of surgery or non-surgical procedure for you. If surgery is arranged then you will be given instructions about your anaesthetic, medications to avoid before surgery, post-operative discomfort and pain relief medication, expected outcomes, potential complications, typical recovery and limitations from normal activities to promote healing. 
For most skin cancer referrals the surgical excision can be performed at the initial consultation under local anaesthetic in our office procedure room. On some occasions if the surgical procedure needs more preparation then the surgery will be planned for a later date as it may require admission to hospital for general anaesthesia.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Breast Enlargement

    Surgery to increase breast size involves inserting silicone implants under the chest muscle and skin or grafting fat taken from other parts of the body.… More

  • Breast Reduction

    Surgery to reduce breast size involves making a cut (incision) around the areola (the dark area around the nipple), then  downwards to the fold under the breast, and sometimes along the fold beneath the breast.… More

  • 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 Lift

    This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure usually involves removing skin from an area below the nipple and reshaping the breast.… More

  • Gender Reassignment

    Female to male gender reassignment breast surgery involves making a cut (incision) across the breast to remove all the glandular tissue, fat and skin.… More

  • Gynaecomastia

    Surgery to reduce male breast size involves making a cut (incision) around the areola (the dark area around the nipple). Glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed by a combination of liposuction and surgery which reduces the breast size.… 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. The procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the eyelid (for the upper lid) or just below the eyelashes (for the… 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

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

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

  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

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

  • Skin Lesions

    Skin lesions can be divided into two groups:

    benign (non-cancerous): e.g.… More

  • Naevi

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

  • Scar Revision

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

  • Skin Grafting

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

  • Hand Surgery

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

Charges

Christopher and Sally are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers in the following service categories: 

  • Carpal tunnel decompression
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction)
  • Skin cancers and symptomatic non-cancerous skin lesions

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Parking

Off street parking is available at the back of the practice building.

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867 Colombo Street
Christchurch 8013

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867 Colombo Street
Christchurch 8013

This page was last updated at 10:27AM on July 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Face, Breast & Body.