Stephen Gilbert – Meet our Medical Director

About our Medical Director – Mr Stephen Gilbert

Stephen GilbertOur Medical Director, Mr Stephen Gilbert is a plastic surgeon in Auckland, specialising in cosmetic plastic surgery. Mr Gilbert is experienced in all kinds of plastic surgery including facial enhancements such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), breast surgery and liposuction. A founding co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Mr Stephen Gilbert trained with Sir William Manchester, following in the expertise and traditions of New Zealand’s best plastic surgeons, whose philosophy focuses on perfection.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Mr Stephen Gilbert and his team at Prescription Skin Care offer a full range of plastic surgery procedures for the face and the body. Facial enhancements include endoscopic brow lifts, face and neck lifts, and eyelid surgery. The aim of facial cosmetic surgery is to create confidence, slow down the natural ageing process and restore beauty while giving a natural, youthful look.

Reconstructive Plastic surgery – Rhinoplasty

Mr Gilbert is an experienced rhinoplasty (nose) surgeon, a procedure known as nose reshaping or “nose job” to change the shape and size of the nose to improve appearance, and often improve breathing. Mr Stephen Gilbert also repairs skin damaged by sun cancer, and carries out otoplasty procedures to correct prominent ears.

Plastic surgery – breast enhancement and reduction

Mr Gilbert has considerable experience with breast enhancement and reduction techniques. He uses the latest, softest breast shaped implants to achieve natural results. With breast reduction surgery, Stephen gives women relief from the self consciousness and discomfort of large breasts, while using minimum scarring techniques.


Mr Stephen Gilbert is an expert in body contouring; he and a colleague introduced liposuction to New Zealand in 1981. He offers a sophisticated three-dimensional liposculpturing procedure, using ultrasound to correct long standing disproportions of the lower body.

Plastic surgery training and experience

Stephen has studied plastic surgery in the UK, USA and New Zealand, and recently visited the world’s leading breast reduction surgeons in Brazil and Switzerland to study short scar techniques. While in the United States he studied breast reconstruction techniques and is an expert in post mastectomy surgery. Mr Stephen Gilbert is plastic surgeon to Chelsea Hospital, Gisborne and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon to Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland where he worked for 18 years.