About Mr Bulent Yaprak
Mr Bulent Yaprak is a qualified, registered plastic surgeon with over 14 years post-training experience overseas and in New Zealand. He has an extensive portfolio covering all aspects of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery.
He studied Medicine at Hacettepe University in Ankara (the capital of Turkey) and went on to complete 6 years additional training at the Istanbul Medical University (one of the busiest hospitals in the world) specialising and gaining comprehensive training in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery. He observed, assisted, and was supervised by 12 professors (all experts in their field) to gain an extensive, hands-on knowledge and excellence in plastic surgery.
His post-training experience includes over 6 years of surgical experience in all aspects of plastic surgery both overseas and 11 years in New Zealand.
Mr Yaprak holds a sub-speciality interest in hand and wrist surgery and on top of his general plastic surgery training, was offered a specialist placement at Middlemore Hospital for a year gaining extra training and practice in the hand and wrist surgery field. He treats bone, ligament, tendon injuries of hand and wrist; peripheral nerve injuries and compressions (both lower and upper extremity); Dupuytrens contracture; traumatic, degenerative and inflammatory arthritis of the hand and wrist; congenital hand differences; tendinitis of hand and wrist.
More recently, he has begun to perform hair transplants on patients to restore hair loss. He is the only Plastic Surgeon in New Zealand to provide such a service.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Waikato Hospital since 2012.
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon in private practice since 2014. Currently at Waikato Specialist Centre, 83C Tristram St, Hamilton Central.
Areas of Specialisation
- Reconstructive & Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
- Skin Cancer
- Hand Surgery
- Hand injuries & Reconstruction
- Wrist Surgery
- Wrist Injuries & Reconstruction
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries & Compression
- Reconstructive Microsurgery
- Skin Grafts
- Breast Surgery
- Facial Surgery
- Body Surgery
- Surgery After Weight-loss
- Hair Transplant Surgery
M.D, Op. Dr, FEBOPRAS, NZAPS
On top of 6 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship training, he participated in a year long hand surgery fellowship at Middlemore Hospital, specialising in hand and wrist surgery. He has been practicing in New Zealand since 2010.