facial rejuvenation and reshaping


  PHONE 04 801 7642
  FAX 04 384 9408

  6th Floor, 186 Willis St


All Surgeons are registered by the NZ Medical Council as specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

All Surgeons are Fellows of the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons.


Skin surgery

We can surgically remove growths on your skin. There are two main types of these:

  • malignant (cancerous) growths such as carcinomas and melanomas
  • benign (non-cancerous) growths such as moles, cysts, warts, and skin tags.

Malignant growths

Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are generally slow growing and unlikely to spread to other parts of the body. However, they can invade the tissues around them, causing pain and bleeding, and can be unsightly.

Melanoma is a serious skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. You need to have melanomas removed urgently.

Benign growths

Moles, cysts, warts, and skin tags can be unsightly or cause you discomfort when they are knocked or rubbed. You can have them surgically removed to stop them growing or causing discomfort or to improve your appearance.

Our surgeons at Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute are Affiliated Providers to Southern Cross Health Society for skin lesion and skin cancer surgery.

The operation

You can have most surgery for skin growths with a local anaesthetic.

After the operation

You have most of these kinds of operation as day procedures. You may need to take a few days off work after the surgery.

Your specialist will let you know what to expect when you discuss your operation at your consultation.

The end result

The outcome for you is the removal of the skin cancer or growth, with the best possible scar.
All skin surgery will leave scars, although we take as much care as we can to place these in "hidden" areas or natural skin creases.

Risk of complications

As with all surgery, complications are always a possibility. Your specialist will inform you fully at your consultation of any complications.

Arrange a consultation

Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss your needs for skin surgery.

Arrange a consultation

Other skin treatments

We also offer skin rejuvenation and other treatments for your skin. Use the link below to find out more.

Skin rejuvenation and other treatments