Mr Dan Butler is a New Zealand and UK-trained specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgeon based in the Bay of Plenty. Dan works privately at the Da Vinci Clinic and Grace Hospital in Tauranga and the East Bay Specialist Centre in Whakatane. His public practice is based at both Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals. With over 15 years of experience in plastic surgery, Dan provides the highest standards of care and creates tailored treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs.
After a period working in New Zealand, Dan completed his Plastic Surgical training in London, followed by two years of advanced fellowship training in cosmetic surgery (Harley Street), skin cancer, head and neck cancer and microsurgical reconstructive surgery. Dan also has extensive experience in adult and child facial palsy surgery having trained and worked at three of the UK’s busiest facial palsy services. He worked as a consultant at two leading plastic surgical centres in the UK (Charing Cross Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital), before returning to New Zealand.
Dan is currently chair of the weekly Bay of Plenty skin cancer multidisciplinary meeting, bringing together experts in skin cancer to optimise the care patients in the region receive. Outside of work he can be found enjoying the active lifestyle the Bay of Plenty offers.
Offering a contemporary practice with patient safety and satisfaction at the forefront is central to Dan’s approach. To remain up-to-date, Dan regularly attends national and international plastic surgery meetings,
Dr. Lia Brugha, is a doctor trained in both the UK and New Zealand with a career spanning 15 years. Known by her patients for her wealth of knowledge and personable approach, Lia consistently delivers treatments that result in a natural, fresh appearance. Her proficiency in achieving these outcomes is a testament to her extensive training and meticulous attention to detail.
Renowned for her results, Lia takes pride in the positive feedback she receives from her satisfied patients. Her experience in the medical field, complemented by her role as a local GP, enriches her work in the realm of appearance medicine.
Her comprehensive understanding of overall health and well-being informs her approach to aesthetic treatments, ensuring holistic care for her patients.
What Lia finds most rewarding is the ability to help her patients feel their absolute best, both inside and out. Her philosophy extends beyond physical enhancement—she is committed to fostering confidence, and a sense of inner wellbeing in all her patients, enabling them to truly shine in all aspects of their lives.