New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
The New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is the largest private plastic and cosmetic surgical practice in the country.
Our surgeons and nurses are highly trained and experienced and are committed to providing you with a high quality service in a safe and supportive environment.
Our surgeons are:
Many of the procedures are performed in the day surgery and recovery unit, 243 Surgical Centre, on the ground floor of the Institute.
We are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers for skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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.
- 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.
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.
You can read more about the consultation process here.
Procedures / Treatments
Skin lesions can be divided into two groups:
benign (non-cancerous): e.g.… More
Breast reduction surgery 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)
The tummy tuck procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall.… More
Liposuction 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)
Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) is the removal of excess skin and/or fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids to give your skin a less wrinkled and puffy appearance.… More
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
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
Breast augmentation (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
Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions.… More
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) 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
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
This occurs when the bones of an infant’s skull fuse together before the brain has finished expanding.… More
Also known as port wine stains or strawberry haemangiomas, these are non-cancerous, vascular skin lesions.… More
A naevus is a common skin growth composed of special pigment-producing cells.… More
These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… More
Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision.… More
If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed.… More
This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts.… More
A surgical procedure can be performed to make your lips to appear fuller without having foreign material injected into them.… More
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
Ample car-parking is provided on site.
(09) 529 5782
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243 Remuera Road, Remuera
Auckland, New Zealand
243 Remuera Road, Remuera
Auckland, New Zealand
243 Remuera Road
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This page was last updated at 1:29PM on May 8, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.