Mr Stephen Mills



MB ChB 1988 Auckland; FRACS 1996


Stephen's plastic surgery work has been recognised internationally.

In 2004 he gave the prestigious Everett Idris Evans Memorial Lecture, as the first ever New Zealander to be invited to do so, at the American Burn Association conference attended by over 2000 colleagues from around the world. This honour is given each year to a non-American plastic surgeon who has made an outstanding contribution to burn care which is regarded as one of the most difficult and demanding areas of work for plastic surgeons.

Dr Mills has a continuing role as the senior reconstructive breast surgeon at Middlemore Hospital. He also continues to operate on a wide array of plastic surgical areas including skin cancer, hand surgery and general reconstruction. Stephen also participates in research, education and the training of future plastic surgeons.

His extensive training allows Dr Mills to operate on the full range of reconstructive surgeries and cosmetic surgeries.


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He specialises in:

  • Cosmetic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, Arm Reduction, Eyelid Surgery, Browlift, Facelift, Liposuction, Necklift, Otoplasty and Rhinoplasty
  • Breast Surgery: Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift and Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction and Gynaecomastia
  • Skin Cancer: BCC, SCC, Melanoma
  • Skin Surgery: Scar Revisions, Mole and Benign Lesion Removal, Excessive Armpit Sweating
  • Hand Surgery: Carpal Tunnel Release, Dupuytrens and Ganglions.

Title or Designation

Plastic Surgeon, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

After completing medical school (MBChB) and early surgical training in Auckland, Dr Mills continued on to train in Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery at Middlemore and Waikato Hospitals gaining his surgical fellowship (FRACS) in 1996.

He then worked overseas with some of the world's top plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons in Britain and Australia. During this time he enhanced his skills specifically with fellowships in Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Surgery (Cosmetic and Reconstructive) and Reconstructive Surgery.

Returning from overseas in 1999, Stephen became a consultant plastic surgeon at Middlemore Hospital where his work has been internationally acknowledged. He initially concentrated on breast reconstruction and burns. Dr Mills helped establish the National Burn Centre.

Stephen began in private practice in 2004.

Stephen is a member of:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • NZ Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Full NZ Registration Date

24 November 1988

Vocational Scope

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Stephen Mills is available at the following services:

Private Services

Dr Stephen Mills - Plastic Surgeon

This service is available at the following locations:

eastMED, 188 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers, Auckland

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105 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

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641 Manukau Road, Royal Oak, Auckland

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Private Surgical Services

ACSS - Auckland City Surgical Services

This service is available at the following location:

105 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital

Surgeons can be contacted at their private consultation rooms.