Best trained in the world

New Zealand’s plastic surgeons are among the finest in the world. Local people are fortunate to have one of the most experienced plastic surgeons, Dr Martin Rees, based two days a week at Marina Specialists, in the Compass Building at Half Moon Bay Marina.

A Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, who has been in private practice since 1988, he founded the Auckland Plastic Surgical Centre in Remuera in 1996.

With the assistance of Dr Bruce Page, Mr Rees established the Marina Specialists in 2009. Mr Rees began his plastic surgical training at Middlemore Hospital, passing his final exam for his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1979.

Returning to New Zealand in 1985, he co-founded the Cranio Facial Clinic at Middlemore Hospital, specialising in cleft/cranio maxillo facial surgeries. His pioneering work with facial and jawbone distraction technology has enabled Mr Rees and others to effectively treat previously untreatable conditions.

Dr Martin Rees

The bulk of Mr Rees’ work at Half Moon Bay covers skin cancer. His field of expertise also encompasses cosmetic facial, breast and abdominal surgeries, liposculpture, cleft lip and palate, cranio maxillo facial, micro-vascular and hand surgery.

His main interests now are facelifts, blepharoplasty (eyelids), rhinoplasty (noses), otoplasty (ears), hand and skin cancer surgery.

“Minor surgeries for skin cancers, hand surgeries and minor cosmetic procedures can be done under local or intravenous anaesthetic in the Marina Specialists Theatre,” he says.

“While I can do consultations and after-care for major surgeries at Marina Specialists, patients who need a general anaesthetic are treated though my Auckland Plastic Surgical Centre rooms and Remuera Surgical Care in the One Health Building at 122 Remuera Road.

“If you are considering surgery, do see a local plastic surgeon for high quality work and great follow-up care. Our surgeons are among the best trained in the world,” he says.