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Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute

Private Service, Plastic Surgery


15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington


Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute is a private cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice situated in Wellington City. Our plastic surgeons are registered by the New Zealand Medical Council as specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeons. We are committed to excellence in our plastic surgery services.

Our surgeons are Mr Craig MacKinnon, Mr Christopher Adams, Dr Sarah Usmar and Dr Sandhya Deo. 

We offer a full range of plastic surgery procedures and treatments to reshape your features, improve your body contour, and rejuvenate your appearance.

We offer a complete range of reconstructive plastic surgery and are approved by ACC to perform plastic surgery needed following injuries including scar revisions and hand surgery.  

Mr Adams, Mr MacKinnon, Dr Usmar and Dr Deo are also Southern Cross Affiliated Providers providing skin services and eyelid surgery.  

Services available within the Wellington region:

  • Consultations and local anaesthetic procedures are carried out at Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute.
  • Wakefield Hospital - (Florence Street Newtown) Mr Chris Adams, Mr Craig MacKinnon, Dr Sarah Usmar and Dr Sandhya Deo carry out operations here mostly under general anaesthetic.
  • Boulcott Hospital - (High Street, Lower Hutt)  Dr Sarah Usmar carries out operations here as required.  Dr Usmar also runs a consultation only clinic at Boulcott on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 
  • Bowen Hospital - (Churchill Drive - Crofton Downs) Dr Sandhya Deo carries out operations here as required.

Additional clinics outside the Wellington region:

  • Specialists @132, Nelson: Mr Chris Adams does a clinic once a month at this location. Address: 132 Collingwood St, Nelson. To make an appointment call Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute (04) 499 7642.
  • 21 Carroll Street, Palmerston North: Mr Craig MacKinnon does a clinic once or twice a month at this location. To make an appointment call (04) 4997642


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Mr Chris Adams

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington, Health@132, 132 Collingwood Street, Nelson

  • Dr Sandhya Deo

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington

  • Mr Craig MacKinnon

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington, Crest Specialist Centre, 21 Carroll St, Palmerston North

  • Dr Sarah Usmar

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    Available at 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington

Referral Expectations

In most cases a GP referral is not necessary to visit our surgery.  You will need a letter from your GP for an ACC referral.  

Our plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery specialists will:

  • give you the best possible advice on appropriate procedures
  • fully discuss any proposed treatment, answer your questions, and address your concerns
  • explain any risks
  • be realistic about the outcomes you can expect from your plastic surgery. 

When you come to the Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute, you will:

  • have the best possible experience of our surgical or other treatment
  • receive the best possible care and follow-up after your treatment
  • have your privacy respected at all times
  • know that the confidentiality of your relationship with us is guaranteed.


We are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers for skin services and eyelid surgery and are approved by ACC to perform plastic surgery needed following injuries.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

15 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 AM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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

  • Botox and Fillers

    Botox® and Fillers are non-surgical treatments we offer for rejuvenating your skin and improving its appearance.… More

  • Breast Augmentation (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 (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

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    The appearance of ears that are misshaped 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 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

  • Hand Surgery

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

  • Lip Enhancement

    A surgical procedure can be performed to make your lips to appear fuller without having foreign material injected into them.… 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

  • 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 Care

    With today's medical knowledge about how skin functions and ages, it is possible to use highly advanced homecare products to stimulate the skin's natural systems and produce improvements in its appearance and health.  These products can be used with or without facial cosmetic surgery procedures to produce a desirable result.… More

  • Skin Grafting

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

  • Skin Lesions

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

  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Head and Neck surgery generally refers to the treatment of major head and neck cancers.… More


Filtered water is available.  Tea and coffee will be made available to patients who have been unavoidably delayed.

Travel Directions

Level 6, 15 Murphy Street, Thorndon,  Wellington

Take Murphy St exit travelling south on State Highway 1.  5 minute walk from the railway station.

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Public Transport

There are buses passing in the general vicinity of the practice with the main bus hub within walking distance.

The Wellington train station is also within walking distance.

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Metered public parking is available on the street outside. There are also a number of parking buildings within a few minutes walk.


There are several hotels nearby within a short walking distance.

There are flats available at Wakefield Hospital for patients having surgery there.


There are two pharmacies nearby on Molesworth Street, Thordon Pharmacy and Unichem.


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This page was last updated at 3:07PM on August 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute.