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Marina Plastic Surgery

Private Service, Plastic Surgery

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Compass Building, The Marina, Ara Tai Drive, Half Moon Bay, Auckland

Description

Our consultants are Martin Rees, Amber Moazzam and Paul Baker.
  • Martin is one of NZ's most senior practicing plastic surgeons with over 30 years of broad clinical experience in plastic, reconstructive, hand and cosmetic surgery. He was a consultant at Middlemore Hospital for over 20 years and founded the Auckland Plastic Surgical Centre and Marina Plastic surgery. He has a special interest in face-lifts and blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty and abdominoplasty.

  • Amber has over 20 years in clinical practice currently as a consultant at the Middlemore Plastic Surgery Department and the National Burns Unit, with his private practice here at Marina Plastic Surgery. He has a special interest in skin cancer treatment, hand surgery and breast reconstruction in addition to his extensive experience in skin grafting for burns and the management of difficult scars.

  • Paul is commencing private practice with Marina Plastic Surgery at Marina Specialists October 2021. He is an internationally trained plastic surgeon obtaining his medical degree and an honours degree in science at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He passed his FRCS (UK) qualifying as a specialist surgeon in 2012. He has done sub-specialist Fellowship training in hand and burn surgery in Australia and breast reconstruction at Middlemore Hospital where he is now a member of the Burns Surgery Team at the National Burns Unit. Paul will be concentrating on treatment of skin cancer and hand surgery with an interest in cosmetic eyelid surgery, breast and abdominoplasty surgery in his private practice.

 

Our three surgeons keep up to date by meeting the requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Continuing Medical Education Programme on an annual basis.

This means they can offer you good advice about your particular problem and give you appropriate options to help you achieve your expectations. We pride ourselves on the quality of our surgery and excellent supportive post-operative care. Our team of nurses and support staff are highly trained to take care of you and help you make a good recovery. We all love working with our patients to achieve excellent outcomes whether it be for removal of a facial skin cancer, breast augmentation or a facelift.

Martin Rees's main focus at Marina Plastic Surgery is facial plastic surgery for skin cancers, face-lifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, hand surgery and breast and abdominal surgery.

Amber Moazzam's main focus at Marina Plastic Surgery is treatment of the skin cancers basal and squamous cell carcinomas and melanoma. He also does hand surgery. In his public practice at Middlemore he treats burns in the National Burns Unit and does breast reductions, reconstructions and hand surgery.
 
Paul Baker's main focus at Marina Plastic Surgery will be management of skin cancers and hand surgery conditions. He also has an interest in cosmetic eyelid surgery, breast and abdominoplasty surgery in his private practice.
 
 
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/abdomen. 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.

Staff

Receptionist/Administrator

Lee-Ann Masters is our lovely 'front desk' person who takes your calls, makes appointments, sends text reminders, deals with the emails and arranges consultation and surgery approvals for Southern Cross members.

Christine Clarke is our other lovely receptionist who works Tuesday afternoons and Fridays. She has the same range of duties as Lee-Ann.

Nursing staff

Alayne Radd is a State Registered Nurse with a nursing degree and 40 years' experience including theatre nursing, intensive care, coronary care and post-operative care. She is our theatre manager who makes sure all the theatre supplies and equipment are up-to-date and the instruments are sterile. She also assists with surgery and does post-operative dressings and wound care to a very high standard.

Marianne Mahoney is a State Registered Nurse who did her nursing training in Christchurch then, like Alayne, worked in the Plastic Surgery Unit at Middlemore Hospital for many years. She has very extensive experience in theatre nursing, joining Marina Plastic Surgery 11 years ago. She shares the surgical assisting, sterilizing of instruments and ordering of consumable supplies with Alayne and also does dressings and post-operative wound care to a very high standard.

Jodie West is a State Registered Nurse who has worked in the surgical ward at Mercy Hospital then has spent 11 years working in the surgical ward and theatre at Ormiston Hospital which included the post-op care of plastic surgery patients especially those with skin grafts. Josie joined Marina Plastic Surgery in September 2021 to assist running the busy outpatient operating theatre.

Typist

Rebecca Timmins does all the typing for Martin Rees and also is receptionist for the Physiotherapy Practice in the same building. She makes sure your doctor gets a copy of the consultation notes, treatment plan and operation notes and does the applications to ACC for those people with ACC cover for their injuries.

Consultants

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Phone 09 534 4040

E: info@marinaspecialists.co.nz

Make an appointment

Call Lee-Ann or Christine on 09 534 4040

Referral

HealthLink EDI: marinasp

Fax 09 537 0147

Phone 09 534 4040

Walk in

If you come to our reception desk you can make an appointment in person, but as our clinic appointments are booked several weeks to months in advance you are unlikely…

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Website / App

We do not have an 'App' you can use to access your information held on our practice computer, nor do we have an online service for repeat prescriptions. If you…

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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.

Charges

Martin, Amber and Paul are all Southern Cross Affiliated Providers. SX will advise you/us of any co-payment you have to make if you do not have full 'cover'. Estimates of costs are given to non SX members so they can get prior approval from their insurance companies. Our staff will get prior approval for your surgery over our internet connection with Southern Cross if you have insurance with them.

For patients having cosmetic surgery, after consultation and the extent and nature of the surgery needed has been established, an estimate of costs based on current hospital prices will be sent to you by email shortly after your consultation.

For ACC patients, after consultation, a written application is made to ACC by the surgeon to get prior approval for the required surgery. ACC's processes take 3-4 weeks, so you have to be patient! About 90% of our applications get approved, so we cannot guarantee acceptance of your surgery by ACC. If you have insurance and you are declined by ACC then you can apply to your insurance company with the aid of a supporting letter from your surgeon. If you have an ACC number relating to your injury that requires surgery then the insurance companies universally will not provide 'cover' for surgery unless you have had your surgeon apply to ACC first and get a written letter declining ACC 'cover'. Only then will the insurance company consider your case under the terms of your policy with them.

For self paying patients our receptionist can tell you what the consultation and follow-up fees are. The surgeon will arrange for the cost of surgery to be given to you after consultation.

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Martin's hours are as follows:

Wednesdays: 8am - 6pm
Thursdays: 8am - 7pm

Martin is available in the weekends for urgent problems/emergencies.

Time is kept available for urgent consultations and surgery each week particularly for melanoma treatment.

Amber's hours are 8.00 a.m -5.00 p.m. Tuesdays

Paul's hours are 13.30 p.m. - 1800 p.m. Thursdays, currently, but will expand as demand grows.

Compass Building, The Marina, Ara Tai Drive, Half Moon Bay, Auckland

Mon8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed – Thu8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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

  • Asian Cosmetic Surgery

    There are many cosmetic surgical procedures available that relate more to Asians than Europeans.… More

  • Breast Enlargement

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

  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

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

  • 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

  • Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

    A cleft lip occurs when there is a failure of normal structures to join together during embryological formation of the lip, resulting in a gap in the lip.… More

  • Craniosynostosis

    This occurs when the bones of an infant’s skull fuse together before the brain has finished expanding.… More

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    The appearance of ears that are mis-shaped or protruding (‘bat ears’) can be improved surgically.… 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

  • Face Lift

    A face lift generally refers to a cheek/jawline/necklift but can include several extra procedures such as a brow lift and eyelid tightening (blepharoplasty), all designed to reduce lines and wrinkles and lift sagging skin.… More

  • Facial Implants

    Enhancing facial appearance with facial implants is becoming very popular.… More

  • Hand Surgery

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

  • Haemangiomas

    The two most common types are 'port wine stains' and 'strawberry ' haemangiomas, these are non-cancerous, vascular skin lesions.… More

  • Labiaplasty

    Reduction of excessively large labia minora (the inner ‘lips’ or folds) is becoming popular now that women realise this can be done relatively easily with a good cosmetic appearance.… More

  • Lip Enhancement

    Lips can be augmented by either injecting temporary or permanent fillers into the tissues just under the skin.… 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 (abdomen), hips and thighs, inner knees and calves/ankles.… More

  • Naevi

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

  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

    Surgery can be carried out to improve the appearance of your nose e.g.… More

  • Scar Revision

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

  • Skin Grafting

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

  • Skin Lesions

    Skin lesions can be divided into two groups:

    Benign (non-cancerous): e.g.… More

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Refreshments

There are numerous cafes and restaurants, a Pub and a First Choice Supermarket at Half Moon Bay Marina.

Travel Directions

As most people have a GPS either in their phones or in their cars these days we suggest you use your GPS to find the Half Moon Bay Marina.

The access road to the Marina is 'Ara Tai' but most people call it Ara Tai Drive or Road. When you come down Ara Tai you will see three big buildings in front of you. The centre one houses the First Choice supermarket and numerous cafes and restaurants. There is a large carpark in front of it. The building to your right contains Burnsco and marine associated businesses. The building to your left is called the 'Compass Building' and has a stylized compass painted on it, though it is not obvious. This building has a chemist on the ground floor and the medical practices upstairs. The entrance, stairs and lift are to the right or north side of the chemist. At the top of the stairs turn right to access the Marina Specialists/Marina Plastic Surgery practice adjacent to the 'Gym'. Turn left if you want the General Practice.

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport Journey Planner will help you to plan your journey.

Parking

There are many parking spaces available around the supermarket area adjacent to the medical practices in the Compass Building, the most westerly of the three main buildings on the site.

Pharmacy

Find your nearest pharmacy here

There is a pharmacy on the ground floor of the Compass Building below Marina Plastic Surgery, so you can pick up your prescription on the way home.

Contact Details

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Marina Specialists,
1st Floor, Compass Building
Ara Tai Drive
Half Moon Bay Marina
Auckland 2012

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Street Address

Marina Specialists,
1st Floor, Compass Building
Ara Tai Drive
Half Moon Bay Marina
Auckland 2012

Postal Address

Marina Plastic Surgery
PO Box 54140
The Marina
Half Moon Bay Marina
Auckland 2144

This page was last updated at 3:26PM on September 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Marina Plastic Surgery.