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Mr Jesse Kenton-Smith

Private Service, Plastic Surgery


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


DURING Covid-19 Traffic Light Orange:

Nautilus House, Level 2, 146 Kilmore Street, Central City, Christchurch

Our practice is open from 9am-5pm weekdays - by appointment only. Please telephone us, or email us, to make an appointment.

Masks are required to be worn and we need to be told if you don't have a vaccine pass.

If you have ANY cold/flu symptoms or live with anybody who has symptoms/is self-isolating, please DO NOT come to our clinic. It is very important to us that our patients and staff are safe during this period. We will happily find you another appointment at a more suitable time so please let us know.

Many thanks

Mr Jesse Kenton-Smith 

Mr Kenton-Smith has his main practice at:

Nautilus House, Level 2, 146 Kilmore Street, Central City, Christchurch

Clinics are held in Christchurch on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  During the clinics Mr Kenton-Smith is available for consultations, skin cancer removal, smaller reconstructive, hand and cosmetic surgical procedures.

Larger operations requiring general anaesthetics are carried out at: St George's Hospital, Forte Health and Southern Cross Hospital on Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mr Kenton-Smith also holds clinics in Queenstown at:

Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle Street, Queenstown. 

Clinics are held on a Friday most months.

Please contact Mr Kenton-Smith's rooms in Christchurch on (03) 355 6815 for bookings and details for both locations.

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.


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.


A skin lesion consultation with Mr Kenton-Smith is $193 whilst hand surgery and cosmetic consultations are $230. A consultation concerning cosmetic procedures of the face is $275.

A full range of costs of operations is available on Mr Kenton-Smith's website


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please do not come to our clinic if you have ANY cold/flu symptoms or live with anybody who has such symptoms/is self-isolating. We will be happy to find you another appointment at a more suitable time so please let us know.

If you have any queries then please feel free to email or telephone us.

Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • Scar Revision

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

  • Hand Surgery

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

  • Private Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Surgery

    A cleft lip occurs when there is a failure of normal structures to join together during formation of the lip, resulting in a gap in the lip.… More

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

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

  • 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 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

  • Breast Lift

    This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts.… More

  • Breast Enlargement

    Surgery to increase breast size involves inserting silicone pouches (implants) filled with silicone gel or salt water (saline) under the chest muscle and skin.… 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

  • Surgery After Massive Weight Loss/Bodylift

    A number of plastic surgical procedures have been developed in order to address body contour issues after massive weight loss.… 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

  • Facial Implants

    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

  • Labiaplasty

    Labiaplasty is a technique to reduce the size of the labia minora.… More

  • Naevi

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

  • Botox

    Botox is used to reduce lines around the face and leave a younger, more youthful appearance.  The frown lines, crows feet and many other lines can be treated and results can be expected to last about 3 months. More

  • Juvederm

    Juvederm is a synthetic dermal filler used to fill and soften facial lines, to augment/enlarge lips and to create volume in the face as it ages.… More

  • Restylane

    An effective dermal filler used to soften and fill lines and to augment lips. More

  • Lip Enhancement

    A surgical procedure can be performed to make your lips to appear fuller without having foreign material injected into them.… More

  • Skin Care Products & Sunscreens

    Cosmecueticals by Aspect Dr and SkinBetter are available at the clinic.  These products are very active and must be used with caution, they are only available through doctors.… More

Wheelchair Access



Water is available in the waiting room and we are happy to make you a hot drink - please ask for one if you would like one.

Travel Directions

Nautilus House - 146 Kilmore Street

Turn left into our driveway - immediately after the Avis Building on the corner of Manchester Street.

We are close to the corner of Manchester Street and on the southern side of Kilmore Street.

We are a white 3 storey building, opposite Forte Hospital.

If you miss our driveway, then turn left on Colombo Street, turn left on Oxford Terrace, turn left on Manchester Street and turn left onto Kilmore Street again.

Please park in the designated "Medical Centre" parking spaces and travel up to the second floor in our lift.


Our own off street parking:

8 spaces in the clinic carpark and 2 disabled parks - please drive in.

On Kilmore Street: 

There is some on street parking along Kilmore Street

Or...Wilsons Carpark:

Opposite our clinic on the other side of Kilmore Street 


For our out of town patients; we recommend The Casino Court Motel and The George Hotel. Both of these premises are close by and we know you will be well looked after in both locations. 


Our nearest pharmacy is in Forte Hospital - opposite us. We are also happy to fax your prescription to any pharmacy for you to pick up.


We treat patient confidentiality very seriously and all staff have confidentiality clauses in their job contracts.  Our patient's privacy is very important to us. Our computer systems have passwords and are backed-up in a secure, off site location.

Our premises are alarmed and monitored.

Contact Details

Nautilus House
Level 2
146 Kilmore Street
Central City
Christchurch 8013

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Nautilus House
Level 2
146 Kilmore Street
Central City
Christchurch 8013

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Nautilus House
Level 2, 146 Kilmore Street
Central City
Christchurch, 8013

This page was last updated at 4:13PM on January 17, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Jesse Kenton-Smith.