Page cached at 2014/04/20 14:28:26
  • Patient Login  |   Clinic Login
  • Add your clinic

KM Surgical

Plastic Surgery Clinic Richmond

Filter 2 Medical Aesthetics Specialists Christchurch

Filters cached at 2014/04/20 14:11:30

More clinics in Richmond

KM Surgical

09-887 7848 ext: 67632 KM Surgical Ltd, 202 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8013

Opening Hours

Please contact clinic for their opening hours
Click to see larger map for KM Surgical

Popular Treatments

Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
Mole Removal
Dermal Fillers
Tattoo Removal
See all treatments & prices

from 1 reviewReviews & Feedback

Very supportive and helpful - Skin pigment damage from another inexperienced beauty therap...Sara, New Zealand, 02 Oct 13
Lovely email back and definitely on my list when I take the plunge!Sian, New Zealand, 24 May 13

About KM Surgical

Christchurch in New Zealand is the location of this surgical facility where surgical and nonsurgical procedures are performed by an expert and experienced team. The team is led by a renowned dermatologist and dermatological surgeon with wide experience in enhancing the appearance of patients by performing high quality procedures. Financing is offered to make procedures at the clinic affordable for patients. Services provided include the surgical reshaping or augmentation of the face, surgical body sculpting, the administration of age reversing facial injectables, laser based hair removal and skin resurfacing, Platelet Rich Plasma procedures and beauty treatments.

Get Quote


Beauty Salon Treatments

Body Treatments


Facials and Makeup

Medical Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery

Waxing and Hair Removal


Private Patients Welcome


Plastic Surgery

Eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) enhances and rejuvenates the appearance of eyes by removing excess skin, muscle and/or fat from the eyelids. Best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and woman who are physically healthy, psychologically stable and have realistic expectations. Most are aged 35 years or older, but if there is a family history of droopy and baggy eyelids blepharoplasty can be undertaken at a younger age.


The MACS-Lift (minimal access cranial suspension) is an effective face lift operation that is designed to lift the lower two thirds of the face in a relatively straightforward manner with minimal inconvenience. Only a limited amount of excess skin is removed, resulting in an inconspicuous scar in the crease in front of the ear. In contrast to most other face lift techniques, the MACS-Lift can be performed under local anaesthetic and light sedation. Liposuction under the chin may also be carried out at the same time for an improved result in the neck.

Many individuals between 35 and 70 years of age may be suitable for this type of superficial plane face lift. It is best for people whose neck and facial skin has begun to sag, but who still have some elasticity and muscular tone.

The following features can be improved:

- Deep grooves that run from the corner of the mouth to the nose
- Wrinkles and sagging skin near the cheek bones
- The jaw line where there is early squaring off and jowling
- Loose skin of the neck and under the chin

A MACS-lift is also an excellent procedure for patients who have previously undergone a face lift and require a touch up procedure.

Fat Transfer

Lipostructure is a term which refers to augmentation and contouring of the face using the patients own fat.

This technique involves the transfer of fat from a region in the body such as the abdomen or thigh and transplanting it into areas such as the face to augment or recontour and add natural volume.

The technique is quite labour intensive and time consuming. It is carried out under light oral sedation.

How is it done?

Fat transter involes removing fat from an area such as the abdomen or thighs where there is a reservoir of fat. This fat is then refined and reinserted into the face through tiny punctures and then laced into the structures of the face in layers to gradually build up contour. It can be used to augment folds and to conceal hollows.

Small stitches may be placed which will be removed in a few days. The puncture sites heal without a visible mark in most instances. Sometimes several treatments may be necessary and bruising and swelling can be noticeable for several weeks.


Tumescent liposuction is a liposuction technique which has been specially developed by cosmetic dermatologists. Tumescent liposuction is performed entirely under local anaesthetic and is recognised as the safest form of liposuction. The objective is to improve body contours by removing unwanted fat in a very careful manner. The small cannulas used also give the best results.

What is Tumescent Liposuction?

The word tumescent means swollen and firm. Tumescent liposuction relies on large volumes of saline solution, local anaesthetic, and adrenaline being infiltrated into the fatty areas. These areas then become swollen and firm. This state enables the surgeon to insert a small instrument called a cannula through tiny incisions in order to remove unwanted fatty deposits so as to create an attractive body contour.

What areas can be treated by liposuction?

Lateral thighs (saddle bags) and buttocks
Medial thighs (friction sites) and knees
Upper and lower abdomen (tummy)
Thickened calves and ankles
Male flanks and waist (love handles)
Back and upper back (buffalo hump)
Enlarged male breasts
Female hips and waist
Upper arms
Chin, cheeks and neck

Who is a good candidate for liposuction surgery?

Anybody can have tumescent liposuction but the best candidates are relatively fit individuals who exercise regulary and are of normal body weight or slightly over weight and who have body contours which are out of proportion.

Patients who are significantly overweight can still be good candidates for liposuction to some body areas. It is important to have realistic expectations and positive attitude. Age is not significant factor. Patients should be in good general health, but tumescent liposuction is a very safe technique and can be under taken despite some medical conditions

Plastic Surgeon Consultation

Medical Aesthetics

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

How and why our skin changes

As we age the skin undergoes visible changes such as irregular pigmentation, increased pore size, damage from the suns rays and loss of volume and elasticity. Other factors such as cigarette smoke can lead to pre-mature ageing of the skin. The pursuit of a suntan through sun exposure or sun bedding?is now known to be a major cause of damage to the skin. Also known as photoageing, this is believed to be responsible for almost 80% of the skin changes attributed to the ageing process.

Why wrinkles form

Many wrinkles occur when we use our facial muscles to create expressions and??these are known as dynamic wrinkles. When we smile our eye wrinkles become more prominent and when we frown the vertical lines between our eyebrows become more noticeable.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are becoming an increasingly popular treatment option. With minimal down time patients can resume? normal activities? after the treatment and have the benefit of an immediately obvious improvement.

Dermal Fillers can be used to:

- Increase lip volume
- Enhance lip borders
- Remodel or enhance cheeks
- Correct volume loss
- Fill tear troughs and pre-jowl sulci
- Smooth nasolabial folds
- Soften marionette lines and mental crease
-Lift mouth frown and eyebrow droop
- Soften forehead lines and crows feet

Combination treatments with Treatment for lines and wrinkles?? or [Treatment name removed]?? are often preferred.

Dermal Fillers we use at KM Surgical

Non permanent


-[Treatment name removed]??
-[Treatment name removed] [Treatment name removed]??
-[Treatment name removed] Sub Q??

-[Treatment name removed] Ultra??
-[Treatment name removed] Ultra Plus??
-[Treatment name removed] Voluma??



Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
Mole Removal
Tattoo Removal

Medlite C6 Laser Tattoo removal

The Medlite™ C6 laser removes tattoo ink with short blasts of light energy. A laser is a device which is designed to produce??one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by??using this specific wavelength which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of the light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the bodys lymphatic system. The Medlite??? C6 laser provides maximum tattoo removal while??leaving the surrounding??skin unharmed. Medlite??? C6 laser can remove professional and amateur tattoos. KM Surgical offer a complimentary consultation with our laser nurses who can asses your tattoo and give you a quote for removal.

Does the laser remove coloured tattoos?

At KM Surgical we have the latest Medlite C6 laser, it is the most advanced laser at removing all colours of ink. Dark (blue, black) and red inks will resolve best. Orange and purple colours??usually fade as well. Green, yellow, light blue and cream are the most difficult colours to remove and might take multiple treatments. Our Medlite C6 laser has four wavelengths, 1064nm, 532nm, 585nm, 650nm, which can remove a wide range of colours.

How many treatments will I need?

On average, professional tattoos require 6-8 treatments, while amateur tattoos require 4-5 treatments.

Is the treatment painful?

The Medlite??? C6 laser emits light in very short pulses. The impact of the energy from the pulse of light is similar to the snap of a small rubber band on the skin. The majority of patients do not require anesthetic, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. Anaesthetic creams are available if needed.

We also can surgically cut out your tattoo if it is small.

Prices start from $87 upwards, prices depend on the size & colours of your tattoo/s we offer a complimentry consultation with our laser nurses who can give yo


Vaser Liposelection

VASER LipoSelection ®uses an ultrasonic technology that is tissue-selective. The ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat, but preserves other surrounding tissues—such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue— to promote smooth contours and rapid healing. Maximum results and minimum downtime are what you can expect with VASER LipoSelection.®

1.A special saline solution is injected that helps numb the site and shrink the blood vessels (to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising).

2.A thin probe is inserted that emits ultrasonic waves. The energy delivered to the area breaks down the fat into a liquid form.

3.The liquified fat and saline solution is removed with gentle suction and massage.

4.A small number of stitches may be used to close the tiny incision


Dermatologist Consultation
Skin Diagnostics

Beauty Salon Treatments

Beauty Salon Enquiry
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

Laser Resurfacing - Bridge Therapy with Active FX™ and Deep FX™

Bridge Therapy is the family of fractional treatments. Each procedure involves treating only a fraction of the skins surface, leaving "bridges" of untouched skin to aid in the regeneration process. Bridge therapy utilises UltraPulse Encore™ to deliver a variety of low downtime treatments that can be customised for each patient.

Ultrapulse Encore Active FX ™ and Deep FX??™ - Reduced downtime, remarkable results

The latest advance in the treatment of ageing skin, Ultrapulse Encore??Active FX ™ and Deep FX™ are fractional laser procedures performed in a single treatment with minimal patient downtime. During fractional treatment, only a portion of the skins surface is treated by the laser, this makes the healing process much quicker than with a full resurfacing procedure and enables patients to get back to their normal life styles sooner.

Active FX™

Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
Causes immediate skin tightening
Improves skin tone and texture - shrinks pore size, textural unevenness
Collagen formation - restores skin to healthy state and achieves long term effect.

Deep FX™

Heavy lines and damaged skin
Extreme photoageing
Acne scarring
Immediate collagen contraction and long-term collagen remodeling

Deep??FX??? Fractional laser resurfacing is for the treatment of heavier lines, wrinkles, scars and deeper dyschromias and significantly tightens skin. Deep FX??? has a smaller spot size than the Active FX™ and penetrates deeper into the skin.

Deeper Wrinkles and scars have a dermal component and are most effectively treated by penetrating deep into the problem areas. Higher percentage of untreated skin enables quicker healing.

Call now to make your appointment to find out how this procedure can benefit you.


Fraxel Restore DUAL system (1927nm and 1550nm wavelengths)

The technology behind Fraxel treatment is as revolutionary as the results it can deliver.

Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel treatment is able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skins surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells.

Fraxel treatment stimulates the bodys own natural healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

Fraxel can treat the following:

Wrinkles around the eye
Age and sun spots
Brown spots and melasma
Acne scars and surgical scars
Stretch marks
Skin resurfacing

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fraxel?

Fraxel ® treatments use safe, fractional laser technology to treat minor to severe skin damage, such as age or sun spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Depending on your needs, Fraxel treatment can help prevent the signs of aging, resurface damaged skin or correct severe damage.

How does it work?

Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body??s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

How long is the treatment?

Depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated, Fraxel treatment can take as little as 20 minutes. However, we ask that you reserve at least 2 hours for your appointment.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you will need depends on your goals and desired outcomes as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to weigh the aggressiveness of treatment with the downtime

Laser Lipolysis
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser Wrinkle Reduction
Skin Lightening

Body Treatments

Body Treatment
Skin Revitalisation

Facials and Makeup

Facial and Makeup Salon Enquiry
Skin Peel

Waxing and Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Light Sheer ™ Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair removal is the most effective solution for reducing unwanted hair. The LightSheer™ diode laser is a sate-of-the-art system specially designed to reduce unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliable than other methods. The light emitted by the LightSheer™ diode laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicles ability to re-grow. This process also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, LightSheer ™ is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.

An important part of the procedure is the cooling of the skin. A special contact-cooling hand piece allows your physician to treat even the most sensitive skin. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during and after each laser pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.
How does LightSheer??? remove hair?

Highly controlled flashes of light are selectively absorbed by hair-filled follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle. Some damage to surrounding tissue can occur but this can be minimised by experienced staff.

What happens during a treatment?

Treatment begins by trimming away the hair just above the skin. You may be asked to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Next, a cold gel will be spread over the treatment area. The LightSheer™ hand piece is then applied to your skin and pulses of light begin disabling your unwanted hair. When the gel is removed, much of the hair is wiped off with it. The remaining hair in the treated areas falls out over the next week or two.

What does the treatment feel like?

Each pulse of



Private Patients Welcome

Dr Ken Macdonald

Job Title:


Completed a medical degree at Edinburgh University and acquired post graduate training in Christchurch New Zealand and in several dermatological centres in the United Kingdom. He has had training in dermatological surgery and in the tumescent technique of liposuction surgery in the United States. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh and a overseas fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.


KM Surgical

09-887 7848 ext: 67632 KM Surgical Ltd, 202 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8013