Services & Treatments

Areas of Specialisation
Facial Rejuvenation, Eyelids, Nose Reshaping, Three Dimensional Face Lipostructure, Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Breast Augmentation & Reduction, Body Contouring by Ultrasonic & Superficial Liposculpture & Abdominoplasty, Skincare including: Laser Resurfacing, Botox, Collagen & other Fillers, Skin Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic Cosmetic Surgery

About Dr Stephen Thomas James Gilbert

Mr Stephen Gilbert is founding co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. His private practice is at 243 Remuera Road, Auckland. He is credentialed and operates at at the 243 Remuera Rd Surgical Centre,the Ascot hospital, Greenlane and the Southern Cross managed Auckland Surgical Centre, St Marks  Rd, Remuera. He is also Visiting Plastic Surgeon to Chelsea Hospital, Gisborne and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland where he worked for 18 years before resigning to concentrate on his private practice.

Plastic Surgery – Philosophy
Stephen is proud to continue the traditions and surgical excellence that were established by three New Zealand-born knights of plastic surgery, Sir Harold Gillies and Sir Archibald McIndoe who trained the third, Sir William Manchester. He was Sir Williams registrar for two years and supports his philosophy that perfection in plastic surgical operations should always be sought.

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery – Procedures
Mr Gilbert and his staff provide a full range of cosmetic plastic surgical services, specialising in facial enhancement such as endoscopic brow lift, face and neck lifts and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). All modern forms of face lift are available at the Institute, with the emphasis on achieving a natural, more youthful or rested appearance.

Stephen is New Zealand’s most experienced face lift surgeon and has trained with experts in London (Harley Street), France, New York and Los Angeles. His practice also offers a comprehensive skincare programme through Prescription Skin Care, who specialise in dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, facial peels, IPL and laser enhancement.

He is also an experienced cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty (nose) surgeon, treats and repairs a lot of facial skin cancers and specialises in the correction of prominent ears. Much of his cosmetic surgery is performed at the Institutes on-site day surgery facility.

Mr Gilbert is equally interested in breast and body contouring. He introduced liposuction to New Zealand with a colleague in 1981 (the year it was first demonstrated in the USA). Where necessary this has now become a sophisticated three-dimensional liposculpturing procedure, using ultrasound to correct long standing disproportions of the lower body.

He is also interested in abdominoplasty to smooth out and strengthen the abdomen, even in the younger person or after childbearing. The emphasis here is to achieve a narrow waist with three-dimensional contouring.

Mr Gilbert has considerable experience with breast enhancement using only the most modern and softest implants (usually breast shaped rather than round implants, cohesive gel or saline and measured to fit the patients figure). He has visited Per Heden in Sweden who has the worlds largest experience of breast augmentation using cohesive gel implants.

Gender: Male

Cosmetic Surgery Definition

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery is undertaken by a Cosmetic Surgeon or Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Cosmetic Surgery modifies, corrects or improves the appearance of a physical feature, irregularity or defect.


MBChB (Otago), FRCS, FRACS (Plastic)

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New Zealand Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Phone09 529 5780
Fax09 524 6043
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New Zealand Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
243 Remuera Rd

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