New Zealand’s leading plastic and cosmetic surgeons work out of Ormiston Hospital, we now offer a team of eight highly experienced plastic surgeons. This skilled team bring a vast array of overseas and local experience and have been working with patients to treat all types of cosmetic and reconstructive needs.
Plastic surgery is rising in popularity – and is no longer limited to celebrities and has less “stigma”. Anyone can get plastic surgery, and there are a range of options available. From browlifts, to liposuction, to breast augmentation our surgeons are able to perform surgeries from our hospital for most plastic surgery options. Plastic surgery is not just about enhancing a person’s visual appearance it can also transform lives. Appearance medicine is more than just a “nip tuck” for a lot of people it improves both physical and mental wellness. Corrective plastic surgery often results in improved self confidence not just overall wellness.
The benefits of plastic surgery are not always appreciated – these extend to physical, emotional, mental, social and even work-related. Some examples of procedures that help to improve the quality of lives of our patients; breast reduction, rhinoplasty, face rejuvenation, fat loss and reduction, and reconstruction. For someone suffering an unwanted deformity or condition plastic surgery can transform their life.
For example, women who have large breasts often suffer all kinds of health conditions, from shoulder pain to the inability to exercise. This can easily be eliminated through surgery in order to improve not only posture but quality of life. It is much the same for Rhinoplasty, where this surgery is not just a cosmetic procedure, it is also a method for repairing damaged septum which impacts breathing. Another positive outcome of plastic surgery is our patients who undergo liposuction or tummy tuck in order to have fat cells removed from their body. In these procedures they are not only improving the way they look but they also have fewer fat cells in the body which is positive for many health outcomes including fatty acids, diabetes, and blood pressure.
The biggest benefit we see is through reconstructive surgery, where physical differences such as a cleft palate, can be fixed. Cleft lip and cleft palate occur in 1 in every 1,600 babies and can sometimes result in bullying later on in life. For these children cosmetic surgery improves their physical appearance but also their speech, breathing and eating. Further to this is our cancer patients who can undergo reconstructive surgery as part of their post-cancer treatment. This is especially helpful for women who have undergone a mastectomy and wish to feel feminine again through options like breast augmentation and 3D areola creation.
Some surgeries are funded or partially funded by health insurers – it is worth checking to see what you are entitled to if you have health insurance. Alternatively, there are finance companies who can assist with finance, such as Nova Medical.
Depending on what you need, procedures can be performed in a few hours and make a lasting impact on your life. If you are considering plastic surgery, or know you require plastic surgery, all you need to do is book a consultation to learn more about what is involved. Booking a consultation with a surgeon does not mean you have to go ahead with surgery, it is a chance to meet and discuss your options with a medical expert.
Two of our consultant Plastic Surgeons available for appointment out of Ormiston Specialist Centre include:
Both Ormiston Specialist Centre and Ormiston Hospital offer a luxury private healthcare experience for anyone looking at plastic surgery. When you book a consultation with Ormiston you are getting the best, and you expect the best when it comes to your health.