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Dr Stephen Mills - Plastic Surgeon

Private Service, Plastic Surgery



Dr Stephen Mills is one of New Zealand's most accomplished and highly regarded plastic surgeons.

Stephen studied medicine and trained as a plastic surgeon in New Zealand, gaining his surgical fellowship (FRACS) in 1996.

He then worked overseas with some of the world’s top plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons in Britain and Australia. Returning from overseas in 1999, Stephen became a plastic surgery consultant at Middlemore Hospital where his work has been internationally acknowledged.

2004 also saw him become a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. From 2012 – 2014, Dr Mills was chairman of this committee as well as a trustee of NZBCF.

Dr Mills has been in private practice since 2003 and in 2016 he decided to work solely in the private sector focusing on:

• Cosmetic Surgery including non-surgical rejuvenation (Botox® and fillers)
• Skin Cancer and Melanoma
• Hand Surgery and general reconstruction

  • Breast Surgery: Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift and Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction and Gynaecomastia

  • Cosmetic Surgery: Tummy Tuck, Arm Reduction, Eyelid Surgery, Browlift, Facelift, Liposuction, Necklift and Otoplasty
  • Skin Surgery: Scar Revisions, Mole and Benign Lesion Removal.
  • Hand Surgery: Carpal Tunnel Release, Dupuytrens and Ganglions.
  • Botox and Fillers
Dr Mills consults from the three locations shown on the left and operates at Brightside Hospital, Laparoscopy Auckland and Auckland City Surgical.
Michele is our practice nurse manager.

What is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery covers a wide range of different surgical procedures that repair, reconstruct or replace structures in many different parts of the body including the skin, face and head, hands, breast and stomach. Plastic surgery does not involve the use of plastic materials.
Plastic surgery can generally be divided into two main types:
  • Reconstructive surgery: is performed on parts of the body that are abnormal or have been affected by a birth defect, accident or disease. This includes cleft lip and palate repair, scar revision or reconstruction (including skin grafts) following burns. Surgery is usually performed to improve function, but may also be performed to bring the appearance of a part of the body as close as possible to normal.
  • Aesthetic or cosmetic surgery: improves appearance or body image by reshaping features of the face or body e.g. breast enlargement, face lift, liposuction.


Referral Expectations

You will have an initial consultation with your plastic surgeon who will assess your general health and discuss the best type of surgical procedure for you. You will be given instructions on medications to avoid before surgery.


All costs and charges will be discussed with you. Finance may be available - please click here to read more

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Skin Lesions, Skin Checks, Carpal Tunnel Release and Functional Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Naevi

    A naevus is a common skin growth composed of special pigment-producing cells.… More

  • Breast Reconstruction

    When a breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer or other disease, it is possible in most cases to reconstruct a breast similar to a natural breast.… More

  • Hand Surgery

    Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions.… More

  • Scar Revision

    Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision.… More

  • Skin Cancer

    Overexposure to the sun and ultraviolet radiation can lead to the formation of skin cancer.… More

  • Skin Lesions

    Skin lesions can be divided into two groups: benign (non-cancerous): e.g.… More

  • Skin Grafting

    If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed.… More

  • Breast Enlargement

    Surgery to increase breast size involves inserting silicone sacks (implants) filled with silicone gel or salt water (saline) under the chest muscle and skin.… More

  • Breast Lift

    This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts.… More

  • Breast Reduction

    Surgery to reduce breast size involves making a cut (incision) around the areola (the dark area around the nipple) straight downwards and along the crease beneath the breast.… More

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

    This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall.… More

  • Liposuction

    This procedure removes unwanted pockets of fat from under your skin in specific parts of the body such as the chin, neck, upper arms, stomach, hips and thighs.… More

  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    Excess skin and/or fat can be surgically removed from your upper and/or lower eyelids to give your skin a less wrinkled and puffy appearance.… More

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding (‘bat ears’) can be improved surgically.… More

  • Face Lift

    A face lift can include several different procedures such as a neck lift and/or a brow lift, all designed to reduce lines and wrinkles and lift sagging skin.… More

  • Facial Implants

    Implants can be put into your chin, cheeks or jaw to improve or change the shape and/or size of the bones in these areas.… More

  • Botox and Fillers

    Appearance medicine can be restorative to help undo the visible effects of aging or it can be preventative in its approach.… More

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This page was last updated at 11:03AM on August 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Stephen Mills - Plastic Surgeon.