Michael Woodfield BSc, MBChB, Dip PAED, FRACS (Plas)

Dr Woodfield
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Paediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Hand and Microsurgery

Michael Woodfield is a New Zealand trained and qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon with specialised training from world renowned surgeons in hand and microvascular surgery, paediatric plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Now resident in Hamilton, Mike is passionate about providing the highest standard of surgical expertise and care for the people of the Waikato, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty regions.

Mike is currently on the Council of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons, and is a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. As part of being a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Waikato Hospital, Mike is a member of Multidisciplinary Working Groups on Melanoma Skin Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Vascular Anomalies, Non-melanotic Skin Cancer, and Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery. He is also involved in the ongoing teaching and training of future plastic surgeons.

Providing the highest standard of surgical care, Mike is an affiliated provider with Southern Cross Healthcare and a regular provider of surgery for ACC.

Mike graduated from Otago Medical School in 1998, and was President of his class. He went on to complete a Diploma in Paediatric Medicine from the University of Auckland before pursuing surgical training. He gained valuable experience in general surgery, paediatric surgery and neurosurgery before completing his Plastic and Reconstructive surgical training and becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2010.

After achieving his FRACS, Mike was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

He then chose to pursue further fellowship training in Melbourne, Australia, at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Working with leading plastic surgeons Mike specialised in paediatric plastic surgery and hand and microvascular surgery. He gained specific experience in brachial plexus reconstruction, complex hand surgery, congenital hand surgery, microtia, and smile reconstruction for facial palsy.

While in Melbourne Mike was also involved in numerous cosmetic procedures including facelifts, eyelid rejuvenation, advanced rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and reduction, body contouring and abdominoplasty. Mike also held a Plastic Trauma Consultant post at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne.

When not busy with surgery, Mike is busy at home with his four young children, or can be found relaxing with a fishing rod, or, more infrequently now, a surfboard or skis.

Consultations and processes

Mike is happy to meet and discuss your reconstructive or cosmetic surgical needs and to answer any questions you may have. Mike recognises that each individual has unique circumstances with specific needs and requirements, and he will ensure that you are given the very best advice for your circumstances.

Should you decide to continue with a surgical option, Mike and his team will ensure that you receive the very best care and surgical expertise available.


Mike has had specialised training in a full range of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures including:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast lift (mastopexy)
  • Breast Augmentation-Mastopexy
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Face lifts
  • Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift)
  • Brow lifts
  • Neck lifts
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Facial fillers
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Botox
  • Head and Neck reconstruction and cancer treatments
  • Cranio-maxillofacial surgery
  • Trauma injury revisions (ACC)
  • Liposuction
  • Body contouring
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Hair removal
  • Mole reviews and skin checks
  • Melanoma excisions and sentinel node biopsy
  • Skin cancer excision and reconstructions, Mohs excisions
  • Scar and burn revisions
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Dupuytren correction
  • Ganglion excision
  • Trigger Finger release
  • Basal thumb osteoarthritis surgery
  • Hand Joint replacements
  • Hand Injury treatment
  • Tendon repair and reconstruction
  • Rheumatoid hand treatments
  • Otoplasty (prominent ear correction)
  • Congenital and trauma hand corrections
  • Mole, birthmark and scar treatments
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Smile Reconstruction
  • Nerve injury
  • Salivary control surgery
  • Trauma corrections