Most people severely burned in the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption do not yet know what has happened to them.
One week on, 14 patients remain in burns units around New Zealand; eight of them in Middlemore Hospital.
Earlier this year, Christchurch Hospital staff were treating patients with gunshot wounds. This week, it was critical burns.
The New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons would like to pass on its sincere condolences to those affected by the…
A breast cancer lobby group says health officials must look closely at the worries surrounding some types of breast implants.
Hilary had been feeling unwell for a long time before she realised her breast implants may have been the cause for her illness.
When Janelle Brunton-Rennie became ill, she never thought her breast implants could be the cause.
A specific brand of textured breast implants is likely to be recalled in New Zealand, following the issuing of a global notice.
Plastic surgeons offering free procedures to online influencers in return for publicity are blurring ethical lines, some doctors say.
Breast implants have been making headlines as both France and Canada ban use of textured versions of the devices because of concerns about risks to health.
Social media posts by cosmetic surgeons can be harmful to patients.
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons believes greed-driven surgeons are damaging the industry's reputation by looking at a patient as a commodity to be exploited.
A rise in the incidence of a rare cancer is being linked to textured breast implants.
Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. But with a number of women with implants suffering from illness and inflammation, Nicky Pellegrino finds out about the breast explant trend.
Most people wouldn't consider a jog around the block to be a luxury, but for 21-year-old Jess, it was the first time she'd been able to run since she was just 10.
A Kiwi woman flew half way across the world for a breast lift and implant, a Brazilian butt lift, and a face graft.
Now, Nicole Reed has a gaping flesh wound under her breast from a botched surgery, and she can't even lift her handbag.
When Maddie was born, mum Rachael Blitvich was told to give her the best life she could as it would only last a fortnight.
Two-and-a-half years and four surgeries later, the Auckland girl has "baffled everyone".