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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 and breast. Plastic surgery does not involve the use of plastic materials.
 
Reconstructive Surgery
 
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.

Consultants

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Referral Expectations

 

Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • Haemangiomas

    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

  • Varicose Veins

    These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… 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 Lesions

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

  • Skin Grafting

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

  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

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

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding (‘bat ears’) can be improved surgically.… More

Contact Details

Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin - South Otago

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (03) 474 0999

201 Great King St
Dunedin

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201 Great King St
Dunedin

Postal Address

Private Bag 1921
Dunedin 9054

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Southland

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This page was last updated at 9:31AM on May 28, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Plastic Surgery.