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Mr Terrence Creagh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Terrence Creagh is a New Zealand trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon who works both in the private and public sector around the South Island.

Terry offers a wide range of plastic and reconstructive procedures in his private clinic on the Southern Cross Hospital campus in Christchurch including:

Terry and his team are committed to patient welfare - before, during and after any surgery - and his approachable and empathetic manner ensures his patients and their families trust him and ask questions as they need to.

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.

Consultants

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 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

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

  • Skin Cancer

    New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… 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 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

  • 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

  • Hand Surgery

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

  • Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lip Enhancement

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

  • 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

  • Varicose Veins

    These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… 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

  • Craniosynostosis

    This occurs when the bones of an infant’s skull fuse together before the brain has finished expanding.… More

Charges

Mr Creagh is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Plastic Surgery and Skin procedures including: 

  • Cryotherapy of a skin lesion
  • Curettage or diathermy
  • Punch biopsy
  • Skin biopsy
  • Skin consultation
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Skin lesion removal under IV sedation or general anaesthetic

Public Transport

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

Parking

Patient parking is available on the ground level under Specialists @ Eleven

Contact Details

Request a consultation here

Specialists Centre at 11
Level 2, 11 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Christchurch 8014

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Specialists Centre at 11
Level 2, 11 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Christchurch 8014

This page was last updated at 10:36AM on June 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Terrence Creagh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.