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North Shore Plastic Surgery

Private Service, Plastic Surgery


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


The Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Bracken Ave was opened by John de Geus in 1985 and run until his retirement in 2010. Ashwin Chunilal joined the practice in 2005. Jonathan Heather joined in 2013.
The practice continues to run in the same format with consultations and local anaesthetic procedures performed at the rooms and general anaesthetic cases being done at authorised hospitals.
The clinic is managed by Mandy Pye who has worked at the rooms since its beginning.
Debbie Bottema is a registered nurse and has been working at the rooms for over 10 years providing an excellent service for the non surgical treatments with Botox and various fillers.
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.


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Procedures / Treatments

  • Facial Syndromes

    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

  • 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 Cancers (Lesions)

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

  • Skin Grafting

    If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed.… 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

    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

  • Ear Surgery

    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

  • Injectable Fillers

    Bovine or human collagen or synthetic materials can be injected into lines and wrinkles such as smile lines or lines on the lips to improve their appearance. More

  • Botox

    Botulinum toxin causes temporary paralysis (lack of movement) in muscles and stops them from contracting.… More

Travel Directions

From the city, travel north across the bridge. Take the Esmonde Road off-ramp. Veer right across the motorway, through the first set of lights and up the hill. Take the free left turn into Burns Avenue at the next set of lights on the brow of the hill. The second street on the right is Bracken Avenue. We are right on the corner of Bracken and Burns Avenues, next to the traffic island. Limited parking is available in the car park at the rear of the building, accessed off Burns Avenue.

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Bus stop on the corner of Bracken Avenue and Burns Avenue.

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Street parking and limited parking in the car park at the rear of the building, accessed from Burns Avenue.


Nearest pharmacy is in Shore City Galleria or Hurstmere Road.

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26 Bracken Avenue

North Auckland

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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26 Bracken Avenue

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26 Bracken Avenue
Auckland 0622

This page was last updated at 1:54PM on May 31, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by North Shore Plastic Surgery.