Plastic Surgery New Zealand

Mr Gilbert – The highest quality Plastic surgeon in New Zealand

Mr Stephen Gilbert is New Zealand’s leading facelift and plastic surgeon, he graduated MBChB from the University of Otago and completed his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS). This fellowship, and his subsequent one in plastic surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), carries with it the title Mr (Mister). This title distinguishes the properly trained surgeon from the non-surgeon doctors and physicians.

As well as studying in England, Mr Stephen Gilbert has also pursued his education in France. This extensive history and experience make him a pioneer of not only facial cosmetics but a wide array of techniques associated with cosmetic surgery.  Mr Stephen Gilbert was the first to introduce TRAM Flap (lower abdominal tissue) and latissimus dorsi (back muscle and implant ) breast reconstruction procedures to New Zealand.

Mr Stephen Gilbert’s philosophy is founded firmly upon meeting his patient’s needs and expectations in the most simple and economic way possible.


Mr Stephen Gilbert is a highly experienced plastic surgeon residing in Auckland, New Zealand. Renowned as the most experienced face lift surgeon in the country, Mr Stephen Gilbert specialises in a number of cosmetic procedures associated with facelifts including Blepharoplasty (eye surgery), foreheadyplasty (forehead surgery) and rhinoplasty (nose surgery).

In addition to these forms of treatments, Mr. Stephen Gilbert is also highly skilled in a number of other cosmetic procedures. Having assisted in the development of a comprehensive skin care program, Mr Stephen Gilbert studied in Sweden, USA and Brazil , in order to develop skills with breast reconstruction, enhancement and reduction.

Aside from being a forerunner of cosmetic surgery, Mr Stephen Gilbert is also an industry leader in practice. Mr Stephen Gilbert is an honorary consultant plastic surgeon to Middlemore Hospital and has performed innumerable surgical presentations in a variety of different institutions. Mr Gilbert not only performs surgery, he teaches others how to do theirs better.

About Facelift Surgery

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic, surgical means of reducing the signs of aging from one’s face. Most typically, this form of surgery will involve the application of more than a single form of treatment, although many tend to place specific emphasis on the reduction of wrinkles. Other procedures accompanying facelift application can include blepharoplasty (eyelid modification) and forms of non-surgical alteration, such as botox. The modern facelift usually involves restoring youthful volume with fat or other fillers.

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Surgical Application

Facelift surgery involves a physician adding volume with fat where appropriate, detaching facial skin from muscle, tightening an underlying layer of tissue known as SMAS (the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system). Following this, fat may also be removed from the face via liposuction, depending on the desires of the patient. Finally, the surgeon will return skin to the face, removing excess in order to minimise sagging and wrinkles.

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About The Surgeon

Mr. Stephen Gilbert is the founding co-director of The New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and Stephen Gilbert Plastic Surgery is his own, private practice.

Mr. Gilbert has an extensive history in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Auckland being the location of Middlemore hospital, where he was employed for 18 years. Mr. Gilbert now holds the impressive title of Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at this hospital.

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Facelift Surgery in New Zealand

Stephen Gilbert Plastic Surgery in Auckland, is renowned for its high calibre of plastic surgery. Mr Gilbert is widely considered a forerunner in both facial restorative surgery.

As the social norms regarding cosmetic surgery change, the number of patients receiving face lift surgery in New Zealand are also increasing. The increased competition experienced in this growing industry has identified Stephen Gilbert Plastic Surgery as not only a provider of exceptional plastic surgery, but also a market leader.