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The New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons is a non-profit, professional association devoted to the maintenance of excellent ethical and professional standards within the field of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

NZAPS represents most of New Zealand’s plastic surgeons and provides a strong voice for plastic surgeons in discussions with the government, the Ministry of Health and bodies such as the Medical Council. Our Education and Training Board oversees matters regarding the training of plastic and reconstructive surgeons in New Zealand and liaises closely with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Our Aims

  • We are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical practice in which the patient’s safety and welfare are the first consideration.
  • We are committed to upholding the highest standards of surgical excellence, both in clinical practice and in the training of future specialists.
  • We are committed to fostering the growth and spread of knowledge within our discipline by the promotion of research and adherence to the principles of evidence-based practice.