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Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute

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Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute is a private cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice situated in Wellington City. Our plastic surgeons are registered by the New Zealand Medical Council as specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeons. We are committed to excellence in our plastic surgery services.

Our surgeons are Mr Craig MacKinnon, Mr Christopher Adams, Dr Amy O'Connor and Dr Sarah Usmar. 

We offer a full range of plastic surgery procedures and treatments to reshape your features, improve your body contour, and rejuvenate your appearance.

We offer a complete range of reconstructive plastic surgery and are approved by ACC to perform plastic surgery needed following injuries.  We are also Southern Cross Affiliated Providers providing skin services.  

Services available within the Wellington region:

  • Consultations and local anaesthetic procedures are carried out at Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute.
  • Mr Craig MacKinnon also has a clinic once or twice a month at Anwyl Specialist Medical Centre in Mana.  To make an appointment call (04) 233 8584.  Address: 107A Mana Esplanade, Mana, Porirua.
  • Boulcott Specialist Medical Centre -  Mr Adams operates here. Address: 666 High Street, Lower Hutt.
  • Wakefield Hospital - Mr Chris Adams and Mr Craig MacKinnon carry out operations here mostly under general anaesthetic. Address: Florence St, Newtown. 

Additional clinics outside the Wellington region:

  • Specialists @132, Nelson: Mr Chris Adams does a clinic once a month at this location. Address: 132 Collingwood St, Nelson. To make an appointment call Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute (04) 801 7642.
  • 21 Carroll Street, Palmerston North: Mr Craig MacKinnon does a clinic once or twice a month at this location. To make an appointment call (06) 953 2498.


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Mr Chris Adams

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington, 132 Collingwood Street, Nelson

  • Mr Craig MacKinnon

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington, Anwyl Specialist Medical Centre, 21 Carroll Street, Palmerston North

  • Dr Amy O'Connor

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington

  • Dr Sarah Usmar

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington


Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

In most cases a GP referral is not necessary to visit our surgery.  You will need a letter from your GP for an ACC referral.  

Our plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery specialists will:

  • give you the best possible advice on appropriate procedures
  • fully discuss any proposed treatment, answer your questions, and address your concerns
  • explain any risks
  • be realistic about the outcomes you can expect from your plastic surgery. 

When you come to the Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute, you will:

  • have the best possible experience of our surgical or other treatment
  • receive the best possible care and follow-up after your treatment
  • have your privacy respected at all times
  • know that the confidentiality of your relationship with us is guaranteed.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Botox and Fillers

    Botox® and Fillers are non-surgical treatments we offer for rejuvenating your skin and improving its appearance.… 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

  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

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

  • 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

  • Craniosynostosis

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

  • 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

  • Haemangiomas

    Also known as port wine stains or strawberry haemangiomas, these are non-cancerous, vascular skin lesions.… More

  • Hand Surgery

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

  • Lip Enhancement

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

  • Naevi

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

  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

    Surgery can be carried out to improve the appearance of your nose e.g.… More

  • Scar Revision

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

  • Skin Care

    With today's medical knowledge about how skin functions and ages, it is possible to use highly advanced homecare products to stimulate the skin's natural systems and produce improvements in its appearance and health.  These products can be used with or without facial cosmetic surgery procedures to produce a desirable result.… More

  • Skin Grafting

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

  • Skin Lesions

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

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

    This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall.… More


We are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers for skin services and are approved by ACC to perform plastic surgery, needed following injuries.


Filtered water is available.  Tea and coffee will be made available to patients who have been unavoidably delayed.

Travel Directions

Level 6, 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon,  Wellington

Take Murphy St exit travelling south on State Highway 1.  5 minute walk from the railway station.

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Metered parking is available behind the building or on the street outside. There are also a number of parking buildings within a few minutes walk.


There are several hotels nearby within a short walking distance.

There are flats available at Wakefield Hospital for patients having surgery there.

We can also help to arrange accommodation at a retreat for those from out of town who are looking for a place to recuperate following surgery.


There are two pharmacies nearby on Molesworth Street, Thordon Pharmacy and Unichem.

Contact Details

15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington


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Anwyl Specialist Medical Centre


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132 Collingwood Street, Nelson

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21 Carroll Street, Palmerston North


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This page was last updated at 10:58AM on July 10, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute.