Dr Locke is a highly regarded Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Auckland. As one of New Zealands few female Plastic Surgeons, she is acutely aware of her patients’ needs and she is dedicated to helping them achieve the best possible outcome from their surgery. Dr Locke is thorough, conscientious and empathic in her assessment of patients. She will discuss your personal options to allow individualised decision making, tailored to your needs and desires, taking into account your personal situation.

Dr Locke is fully trained in New Zealand, attending the University of Auckland School of Medicine. As well as her advanced surgical training, she undertook two years of full time research at the University of Auckland School of Biological Sciences to obtain a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) along with her Plastic and reconstructive Surgery qualification (FRACS Plastics) in 2010.

After completing her training, Dr Locke spent two years in North America, honing her skills in breast reconstruction as well as cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. She trained in all forms of breast reconstruction including microsurgical reconstructions such as the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap.  She has been working as a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Middlemore hospital in Auckland since 2012. With regular attendance at meetings and symposia around the world, Dr Locke ensures that her knowledge, skills and techniques remain up to date and conform to best practice standards.

Dr Locke is motivated and enthusiastic about achieving the best outcomes for her patients. She enjoys working in a team environment and is well respected by her peers. Outside of work, she keeps fit by going to the gym and playing hockey. She is married with two daughters.


MB ChB 1999 Auckland; FRACS 2010

Title or Designation

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

Dr Michelle Locke has a strong research background which stemmed from participation in several Summer Studentship research projects as an undergraduate. During her advanced training in Plastic Surgery, she spent two years in the laboratory to undertake a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. Her thesis work involved benchtop scientific experiments, culminating in the submission of her thesis in fulfilment of the degree requirements. This fuelled her love of research, which continues to this day.

Currently Dr Locke works at the University of Auckland two days per week and is involved in ongoing research projects in the Dunbar laboratory at the School of Biological Sciences, as well as collaborations with other departments. During her clinical time, she is the principal investigator of many other research projects, often focused on improving outcomes for breast reconstruction patients.

Full NZ Registration Date

19 January 2001

Vocational Scope

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Details

Dr Michelle Locke is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Brightside

Surgeons can be contacted at their private consultation rooms.

Private Services

Dr Michelle Locke - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

St Marks Breast Centre

St Marks Breast Centre

This service is available at the following location:

St Marks Breast Centre

Public Services

Auckland Regional Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery

This service is available at the following locations:

Middlemore Hospital

Manukau SuperClinic™

Private Surgical Services

Auckland Surgical Centre - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland Surgical Centre

MercyAscot Plastic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, Remuera