About Mr Michael Klaassen
We are a boutique plastic surgeon service and the practice was opened by Mike Klaassen and Karen Smith in April 2012.
Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. Though cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is the best-known kind of plastic surgery, most plastic surgery is not cosmetic: plastic surgery includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.
In the term plastic surgery, the adjective plastic denotes sculpting, and derives from the Greek πλαστική (τέχνη), plastikē (tekhnē), the art of modelling of malleable flesh.
Our philosophy in this practice is: doctors first, surgeons second. We aim to offer a personalised, tailor-made and discreet approach to your plastic surgery needs. Surgery has been described as a negotiation with the human tissues. It is a sort of 3 dimensional language, with time as the 4th dimension.
We offer: consultations, second opinions, medicolegal reports, minor surgery, major surgery, complex surgery and surgical education.
Mike’s main interest is facelifting with the modern congruent facelift as pioneered by Dr Ho of Sydney. Now that Dr Ho has retired Mike is the only plastic surgeon with experience in this technique and their book CONGRUENT FACELIFT is set to be published in early 2017.
We have a long history of surgical education and volunteer surgery with Interplast in the third world. Excitingly, these two passions are now combined for a new initiative for surgery in the Pacific.
Areas of Specialisation
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Face, Breast & Hand.
Dr Klaassen is experienced in facial rejuvenation with the Labbe Cervicofacial Lift from France. He also has an interest in neonatal ear molding and keloid scar revision using cryotherapy.
Hospitals Practicing at: Remuera Surgical Care 122 Remuera Rd, Anglesea Hospital Hamilton, Grace Hospital, Oripi, Tauranga
Carpal tunnel release, Comprehensive skin examinations (including dermoscopy), Incisional biopsy, Punch biopsy, Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, Skin cancer surgery
MBChB (Otago), FRACS (Plast)