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Layan Gamage - Christchurch Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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5 Naseby Street, Merivale, Christchurch


Layan Gamage is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Christchurch, consulting from rooms in Merivale and operating at Forte and St Georges Hospitals.
Layan's areas of interest include:
  • Releasing nerve compression of the hand - including Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Dupuytren's surgery
  • Arthritis surgery for the hand - including joint replacement
  • Skin cancer surgery  - including lymph node surgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast enhancement / uplift
  • Breast reduction
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Liposuction
  • Facial cosmetic surgery
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 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.



5 Naseby Street, Merivale, Christchurch

Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please contact the practice during office hours Monday to Friday for appointments and enquiries.

Layan Gamage consults on Mondays and Wednesday between 9am and 5pm, and Friday 1.30 till 5pm 

Referral Expectations

You will have an initial consultation with your plastic surgeon who will assess your general health and discuss the best type of surgical procedure for you. You will be given instructions on medications to avoid before surgery.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Hand Surgery

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

  • Biopsy

    A biopsy is a portion of a lump, mole or other affected tissue that is removed for examination.… More

  • Skin Lesions

    Skin lesions can be divided into two groups: benign (non-cancerous): e.g.… More

  • Haemangiomas

    Also known as port wine stains or strawberry haemangiomas, these are non-cancerous, vascular skin lesions.… More

  • Naevi

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


Layan is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for a range of procedures including : 

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Consultations
  • Cryotherapy of a skin lesion
  • Punch biopsy
  • Skin biopsy
  • Skin consultation
  • Skin lesion removal

Visiting Hours

Layan is available for consultation between 09:00 - 17:00 on Monday and Wednesday, and between 13:30 - 17:00 on Friday afternoon.

Public Transport

The Christchurch City Council provides good public transport information. See here


On-site parking is available

Contact Details

Naseby Street Clinic
5 Naseby Street
Canterbury 8014

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Canterbury 8014

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5 Naseby Street
Canterbury 8014

This page was last updated at 11:02AM on April 30, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Layan Gamage - Christchurch Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.