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Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Private Surgical Service, Plastic Surgery

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Description

Established in 1991, our North Harbour Hospital typically provides services to over 7,000 patients annually, and is widely known amongst patients and specialists in the area. It is their demand for our services that drives new investments, and that has delivered significant extensions, implementation of new technologies, and ongoing improvements to operating and nursing facilities. Recent upgrades have also seen improvements to recovery and day stay and pre-admission facilities and specialist consulting areas.

Within the grounds of the North Harbour Hospital campus is the Northern Clinic, which comprises Specialist consulting, Endoscopy services, Image Guided Healthcare, Radiology services and rehabilitation.

The hospital campus offers specialists and their patients access to new advanced operating theatres, including a robotically-assisted surgical system and other advanced technologies to support advanced imaging and a range of minimally invasive treatments. New recovery areas and other patient facilities have also been added, during 2017, along with new consulting rooms and a purpose-built endoscopy suite. These facilities offer patients a wide range of specialist services on one developing health campus which also includes a pharmacy, radiology unit, cardiology services, and a specially designed post-operative intermediate care facility - which helps to increase the scope and complexity of surgical services that can be provided within the private sector on Auckland's North Shore.

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Procedures / Treatments

Moles (Naevi)

Raised naevi may be removed surgically by cutting down to the level of the skin but naevi that may have become cancerous will be cut out entirely and stitches will be required.

Raised naevi may be removed surgically by cutting down to the level of the skin but naevi that may have become cancerous will be cut out entirely and stitches will be required.
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. The procedure involves making a cut (incision) in the armpit, under the breast or around the areola (the dark area around the nipple) from where the implant is inserted.

Surgery to increase breast size involves inserting silicone sacks (implants) filled with silicone gel or salt water (saline) under the chest muscle and skin. The procedure involves making a cut (incision) in the armpit, under the breast or around the areola (the dark area around the nipple) from where the implant is inserted.
Breast Lift

This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure usually involves removing skin from an area below the nipple and reshaping the breast.

This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure usually involves removing skin from an area below the nipple and reshaping the breast.
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. Glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed and the breast reshaped.

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. Glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed and the breast reshaped.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome involves making a cut (incision) from the middle of the palm of your hand to your wrist. Tissue that is pressing on the nerve is then cut to release the pressure.

Surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome involves making a cut (incision) from the middle of the palm of your hand to your wrist. Tissue that is pressing on the nerve is then cut to release the pressure.
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate

Surgery to repair a cleft lip involves making a cut (incision) on both sides of the gap in the lip (cleft). The surgeon then turns the dark-coloured edge of the cleft under and pulls the muscle and skin of the lip together to close the gap. Surgery to repair a cleft palate involves making cuts in the roof of the mouth on each side of the gap. Tissue and muscles are moved towards the centre of the roof of the mouth and joined together, closing the gap.

Surgery to repair a cleft lip involves making a cut (incision) on both sides of the gap in the lip (cleft). The surgeon then turns the dark-coloured edge of the cleft under and pulls the muscle and skin of the lip together to close the gap.

Surgery to repair a cleft palate involves making cuts in the roof of the mouth on each side of the gap. Tissue and muscles are moved towards the centre of the roof of the mouth and joined together, closing the gap.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Cuts (incisions) are made behind the ears through which the cartilage in the ear can be reshaped or removed.

Cuts (incisions) are made behind the ears through which the cartilage in the ear can be reshaped or removed.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

This procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the eyelid (for the upper lid) or just below the eyelashes (for the lower lid) and removing any excess skin and/or fat.

This procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the eyelid (for the upper lid) or just below the eyelashes (for the lower lid) and removing any excess skin and/or fat.
Face Lift

In a typical face lift, cuts (incisions) are made within the hairline in front of and around behind the ears. Tissue lying deep below the skin is repositioned, then the skin replaced and any excess is removed.

In a typical face lift, cuts (incisions) are made within the hairline in front of and around behind the ears. Tissue lying deep below the skin is repositioned, then the skin replaced and any excess is removed.
Facial Implants

Implants can be put into your chin, cheeks or jaw to improve the shape and/or size of the bones in these areas. In most cases, small cuts (incisions) are made on the inside of your mouth, through which the implants can be inserted.

Implants can be put into your chin, cheeks or jaw to improve the shape and/or size of the bones in these areas. In most cases, small cuts (incisions) are made on the inside of your mouth, through which the implants can be inserted.
Lip Enhancement

In this procedure, small cuts (incisions) are made on the inside of the lip and the tissue is reshaped.

In this procedure, small cuts (incisions) are made on the inside of the lip and the tissue is reshaped.
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. A small cut (incision) is made through which a narrow, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted. The tube is moved around to loosen the fat cells, which are then sucked out with a vacuum device.

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. A small cut (incision) is made through which a narrow, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted. The tube is moved around to loosen the fat cells, which are then sucked out with a vacuum device.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Small cuts (incisions) are made either on the inside or outside (in the creases) of the nose. Excess bone and/or cartilage are removed and the nose reshaped.

Small cuts (incisions) are made either on the inside or outside (in the creases) of the nose. Excess bone and/or cartilage are removed and the nose reshaped.
Scar Revision

This usually involves cutting out the old scar, closing the wound with stitches and, in some cases, moving the scar so that it is hidden by natural features of the body. If the scar to be revised is particularly large, it may be necessary to have a skin graft. This involves transferring skin from another, healthy part of the body (donor site) to the injured site (recipient site).

This usually involves cutting out the old scar, closing the wound with stitches and, in some cases, moving the scar so that it is hidden by natural features of the body. If the scar to be revised is particularly large, it may be necessary to have a skin graft. This involves transferring skin from another, healthy part of the body (donor site) to the injured site (recipient site).
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Cuts (incisions) are made across the lower stomach and around the tummy button and the muscles underneath are pulled together and stitched. Excess fat is removed. The skin flap is stretched down and the excess skin removed. A new hole is made and the tummy button replaced.

Cuts (incisions) are made across the lower stomach and around the tummy button and the muscles underneath are pulled together and stitched. Excess fat is removed. The skin flap is stretched down and the excess skin removed. A new hole is made and the tummy button replaced.
Varicose Veins

The following different types of surgery are available if varicose veins require treatment: Sclerotherapy – a tiny needle is used to inject a chemical solution into the vein that causes the vein to collapse. This approach is recommended for small varicose veins only. Vein stripping – the varicose veins are cut out and the veins that branch off them are tied off. The cuts (incisions) made in the skin are closed with sutures. Phlebectomy – small cuts (incisions) are made in the leg and the varicose veins are pulled out with a tiny hook-like instrument. The cuts are closed with tape rather than sutures and, once healed, are almost invisible.

The following different types of surgery are available if varicose veins require treatment:

  • Sclerotherapy – a tiny needle is used to inject a chemical solution into the vein that causes the vein to collapse. This approach is recommended for small varicose veins only.
  • Vein stripping – the varicose veins are cut out and the veins that branch off them are tied off. The cuts (incisions) made in the skin are closed with sutures.
  • Phlebectomy – small cuts (incisions) are made in the leg and the varicose veins are pulled out with a tiny hook-like instrument. The cuts are closed with tape rather than sutures and, once healed, are almost invisible.

Visiting Hours

  • Weekdays: 11:00 to 20:00
  • Weekends: 11:00 to 20:00

Parking

Patient and visitor parking provided.

Contact Details

Phone: (09) 925 4400
Fax: (09) 925 4434

E-mail: northharbour@southerncrosshospitals.co.nz

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Surgeons can be contacted directly at their private consultation rooms.

232 Wairau Road
Glenfield
Auckland

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232 Wairau Road
Glenfield
Auckland

Postal Address

P.O. Box 101-488,
North Shore Mail Centre,
Auckland City, 0745

This page was last updated at 9:43AM on December 11, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.