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Mr Bruce Peat - Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon

Private Service, Plastic Surgery


8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


Bruce is a Plastic Surgeon who specialises in reconstructive surgery and hand surgery.  He has a Consultant Plastic Surgeon appointment at Middlemore Hospital and consults privately at Eastcare Specialist Centre (Botany) and Handworks (Newmarket). He operates privately at EastCare (local anaesthetic cases), Ormiston Hospital, and Brightside Hospitals.
Born and educated in Auckland, Bruce graduated from the Auckland School of Medicine and trained as a Plastic Surgeon in New Zealand, achieving Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1989.
He undertook five years of postgraduate training in Hand Surgery (USA), Microsurgery (Canada) and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (England), including work as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery in the USA.
Bruce returned to Auckland in 1994 as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Middlemore Hospital, subsequently working as Deputy and then Head of the Plastic Surgery Department, where he remains as one of the senior Plastic Surgeons.  

He has published significant articles in leading Plastic Surgery journals and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand.
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.

Bruce focuses on Reconstructive Plastic Surgery particularly in relation to skin cancer, trauma and hand surgery.


Referral Expectations

Normally you are best to be referred from your GP, since your GP will include relevant details of your medical history and medications. Patients should then phone the clinic receptionist to make an appointment. Alternatively phone my nurse on 021 524 003 to discuss the appropriateness of your referral.
You will have an initial consultation with me during which I will assess your general health and discuss the treatment options with you. If surgery is recommended then the details of this will be discussed. This will include an estimate of the cost of the operation.
Before your surgery commences, you will need to gain prior approval from your insurance company that they will fund the cost of your operation. How much of the costs will be reimbursed by your insurance company depends on the type of policy. It is important that you clarify this with your insurer.
You can book a surgery date either at the time of your initial consultation or at a later date by contacting my nurse on her mobile phone 021 524 003.


New Consultation fee (up to 30 min): $240

Brief New Consultation fee for single skin lesion (up to 15 min): $120

Surgery fees will be advised after initial consultation.

Follow-up Consultation: $120

Post-operative follow-up visits for 6 weeks after surgery: no charge.


Mr Bruce Peat is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for the following areas :

  • Plastic surgery (non cosmetic)
  • Carpal tunnel release with local anaesthetic
  • Skin
    • Consultations (skin)
    • Skin biopsy
    • Skin lesion removal


    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    The reception staff will book a consultation time for you.


    Clinics at Eastcare:

    Wednesday morning.


    Minor surgery at Eastcare:

    Monday morning and Thursday afternoon.


    Clinics at Handworks:

    alternate Thursday afternoons.

    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

    • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

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

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    There is ample free off street parking at the Eastcare clinic.

    Contact Details

    Website: www.handworks.co.nz

    216 Great South Road

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    Street Address

    216 Great South Road

    Postal Address

    PO Box 74129
    Market Road
    Auckland 1543

    This page was last updated at 1:15PM on September 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Bruce Peat - Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon.