Plastic Surgery Queenstown NZ
While I do not currently operate out of Queenstown it would be to your advantage to undergo your desired procedures at my Auckland plastic surgery practice.
I am a New Zealand fully trained, approved and accredited plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon. I offer a vast range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast surgery such as breast reduction, breast augmentation, fat transfer, breast lift and breast reconstruction. In addition, I specialise in labiaplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction as well as skin cancer and hand surgery. I have a passion for the surgery of the face, in particular blepharoplasty.
The main advantages of being seen by me are:
- I am one of very few female plastic surgeons operating in New Zealand
- I am the only female plastic surgeon offering both breast, trunk and facial aesthetic surgery
- I am one of only 4 plastic surgeons ever awarded PhD in New Zealand
- I have trained extensively both in the UK and internationally and undertook a number of prestigious fellowships over three years
- My creative and artistic temperament lends itself well to my passion in aesthetic surgery
What to expect from the consultation:
I normally see my patients for at least two pre-operative consultations. During the first consultation, I assess my patient, discuss the options and formulate a plan. I discuss the surgical goals, what to expect from the surgery, what the motivation is. I complete medical and social history.
If the patient decides to move forward towards surgery, a second consultation is scheduled to go over things once more and discuss the possible complications in more detail.
How to prepare for your procedure:
Preparation depends on the type of procedure planned. It is important to avoid taking any aspirin or products containing aspirin for 2 weeks either side of the operation since aspirin has an adverse effect on bruising as it thins the blood. You may also be asked to stop taking naturopathic substances such as garlic, ginko, ginseng and St John’s Wort as they may affect clotting and anaesthesia.
If you are a smoker it is absolutely imperative that smoking is stopped for 6 weeks before surgery and for 6 weeks afterwards so as not to restrict the circulation to the skin. In fact, I usually don’t operate on patients who smoke at all.
In most cases you will be asked to come to the hospital at 7:00am on the morning of surgery, having had nothing to eat from midnight. Clear water can be drunk up to 2 hours before surgery and tea without milk or coffee without milk can also be taken. Milk is considered to be solid food and cannot be taken within 6 hours of the start of surgery.
On the morning of surgery, you will be admitted to the ward. You will meet the anaesthetist who will discuss the anaesthetic with you in detail and you will also see the surgeon.
It is important that while making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days at home.
Your recovery time is dependent on which procedure you wish to have done. There are various accommodation options on offer if you are unable to stay with a friend or a family member in Auckland. Depending on type of procedure, patients stay in Auckland for 1-5 nights.
The Consulting Suites
One Health Building
Level 2, 122 Remuera Road
Auckland, 1050, New Zealand
Phone: 09 522 0652
Fax: 09 522 0435