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My practice is at the Bowen Centre on the Bowen Hospital campus in Wellington. I have a small team of experienced staff to manage your care from the first enquiry, through all the treatment process and aftercare. Our goal is to provide a personal and private service to you, and to make every effort to reach your goals.

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  • DAVID GLASSON

    After graduating MB ChB from Otago, I trained for my Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Wellington, Melbourne, and Oxford, England. Since returning to Wellington in 1988, I have been a surgeon at the Wellington Regional Plastic Surgery Unit (Hutt Hospital), and in private practice at Bowen Hospital. I have been in full time in private practice since 2005.

  • THE CLINIC

    My public hospital work included all areas of the specialty e.g. hand and microsurgery, burns, repair of injuries, breast surgery, and the management of skin cancer. Together with a Neurosurgeon, I developed the Craniofacial Surgery service, to correct deformities of the skull and face resulting from birth anomalies, trauma, and tumour surgery. Corrective surgery for facial paralysis was another long term part of my portfolio.

    Over the last 15 years, breast surgery has made up an increasing proportion of my workload. Reduction and augmentation are always popular. Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the breast at the time of mastectomy for cancer, or later, after cancer surgery and adjuvant therapies. Often surgery of the other breast is required for symmetry e.g. reduction, lift, or even augmentation.

  • Top of the Line

    Facial rejuvenation requires careful analysis of each patient’s aging changes to select the best options from the menu of surgical procedures, fillers and laser resurfacing. I have been performing laser resurfacing since 1996, and the technique has an important role in the treatment of facial aging, either on its own, or as an ancillary procedure with facelift and eyelid surgery. Achieving an harmonious result with a combination of modalities gives a great deal of satisfaction to both patient and surgeon.

    I maintain a Continuing Professional Development programme, and belong to several professional societies.

    I have had a busy practice in Wellington since 1988, and I continue to enjoy providing a high quality, ethical, and personal service.