Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery is indicated when structures in the body are abnormally formed or damaged by disease processes. Common pathologies and conditions that I treat include tumours, trauma, infection, and degenerative conditions. Less frequently congenital defects and developmental abnormalities require my care. For each patients’ condition the disease process is corrected and the appropriate reconstruction performed – optimising form and function.


Mr Rawlins has a general plastic surgery practice that encompasses most areas of the specialty.  General plastic surgery services are provided both publicly and privately.  Examples include: Benign skin lesions, lipomas, cysts, ganglions and scars.  Mr Rawlins provides scar revision and improving techniques utilising the full spectrum of non-invasive and surgical techniques. General plastic surgery of the hand and upper limb is offered by Mr Rawlins.  Examples include: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, DeQuervains Tenosynovitis, trigger finger, dupuytrens contracture, and osteoarthritis of the digits. Mr Rawlins works closely with other specialties providing reconstructive plastic surgery to complex wounds in general surgery, urology, orthopaedics, and ENT.  This often involves reconstructions including microsurgical ‘free flaps’ where tissue is moved from one part of the body to another.