Mr Martin Rees
Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Hand and Cosmetic Surgeon
About Mr Martin Rees
Martin Rees is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice since 1988. His areas of expertise encompass cosmetic facial, abdominal and breast surgeries, liposculpture, skin cancer, cleft lip and palate, cranio maxillo facial, microvascular and hand surgery.
Graduating from Otago Medical School in 1972, Martin began his plastic surgical training with Sir William Manchester at Middlemore Hospital in 1977 and later passed Part II in 1979. Advanced specialty training in Britain and Australia saw Martin develop and publish new techniques for studying vascular anatomy and superspecialising in cleft/ cranio-facial/ head and neck surgery and microvascular free flap reconstructive surgery.
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 Martin to effectively treat previously untreatable conditions.
Dedicated to helping children born with facial deformities, Martin also undertakes annual, voluntary surgical missions with the charitable Interplast organisation, providing free reconstructive treatment to needy children with facial clefts, burns and hand abnormalities in Asia and the Pacific.
Even though his professional responsibilities keep him busy, Martin enjoys boating, scuba diving and off road 4WD driving with his wife and adult children.
Areas of Specialisation
- Fat Grafting
- Dupuytrens Contracture
- Carpal tunnel
- Ganglions etc
- Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Facial Plastic Surgery
I am committed to education, surgical excellence and patient welfare
Carpal tunnel release, Comprehensive skin examinations, Curettage or diathermy, Incisional biopsy, Punch biopsy, Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, Skin cancer surgery
MBChB (Otago) 1972, Part I FRACS 1975, Part II FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery awarded 1980
Year of NZ Registration
Medical Practitioner: 1974
Registrar - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Unit, Middlemore Hosp 1977-79
Australasian Fellow - Frenchay Plastic Surgery Unit, Bristol, UK 1980-82
Microvascular Research Fellow - Royal Melbourne Hosp 1983
Cranio-Facial Fellow - Adelaide Children's Hosp 1984
Tutor Specialist (Full-time) - Plastic Surgery, MMH 1985
Consultant Plastic Surgeon (Full-time) - MMH 1986-87
Visiting Plastic Surgeon - Plastic Surgery Unit, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland 1988 to 2007
Full Time Private Practice at Marina Specialists, 1st Fl, Compass Building, Ara Tai Dr, Half Moon Bay Marina 2012, Ph: 09 534 4040
Also Monthly Private Clinic -
New Plymouth at Care First, 99 Tukapa St, New Plymouth, Ph: 027 431 5152
Private Hospitals Attended
Remuera Surgical Care
Auckland Surgical Centre
Southern Cross Hospital, New Plymouth