Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic Surgery is a specialised branch of surgery dedicated to the restoration of function and correction of deformities resulting from birth defects, cancer and trauma including burns. The same techniques are used in cosmetic surgery.Before contemplating cosmetic surgery, check that your surgeon is registered with the New Zealand Medical Council as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at. Only a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Only a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has undertaken the required training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, can offer the full range of appropriate techniques and is able to deal with any complications that may occur.

Plastic surgery services available at Wakefield Hospital.

Body contouring

  • Liposuction
  • Liposculpture (fat injections)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Breast Surgery

  • Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
  • Mastopexy (breast lift)
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast implants
  • Male breast reduction

Facial cosmetic surgery:

  • Facelift (minilift, SMAS lift, subperiosteal lift)
  • Browlift (Endoscopic and open lift)
  • Blepharoplasty (upper and/or lower eyelid reduction)
  • Facial implants (chin, cheeks, nose)

Nose surgery

  • Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus surgery

Ear surgery

  • Otoplasty (Bat ears)
  • Microtia and anotia

Facial skeletal surgery

  • Genioplasty (chin surgery)
  • Orthognathic surgery (Le Fort I and sagittal split mandibular osteotomy)
  • Orbital reconstruction (Graves disease)
  • Major osteotomies after facial trauma
  • Craniofacial surgery (including transcranial reconstruction)

Head and Neck Surgery

  • Parotidectomy
  • Neck dissection
  • Tumour resection and microvascular free flap reconstruction
  • Skull base surgery (including transcranial resection)

Skin tumours

  • Including flap and skin graft reconstruction

Vascular anomalies

  • Haemangiomas, vascular malformations

Facial Palsy surgery

  • Pedicled and free flaps and facial nerve grafting

Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery

  • Including secondary cleft nose and lip surgery

Burns surgery

  • Including secondary reconstruction

Complex wounds

  • Scar revision, foreign body removal