Dr Ken Macdonald


Dr Ken macdonald is the medical director of KM Surgical Dermatology Associates in Christchurch.

This unique specialist practice is located in a single site at the new ’Avenue Health’ facility which was opened by the  Right Honourable John Key, Prime Minister, in August 2016.

Avenue Health is a modern, purpose built facility with hospital level operating theatres and CSSD, a laser suite and accredited Mohs surgery laboratories.

This is a full service medical and surgical dermatology practice with expertise across the range of complex medical, surgical and cosmetic procedures and is at the leading edge of surgeries carried out with advanced local anaesthetic techniques and light sedation for best outcomes and safety.

Dr Macdonald specialises in cosmetic surgical procedures including facial, body and limb shaping with microcannula liposuction, VASERLipo and cryolipoysis.  Large area (breasts and buttock) fat grafting procedures are carried out with the Microaire fat grafting systems and small area (face and hand) with carefully prepared micro fat.  All procedures are performed in HEPA filtered and air quality assessed environments with closed systems and standard of care sterile technique.  The new emerging fields of regenerative therapies (nano fat, stromal vascular stem cells and PRP) are also a focus of this practice. Other surgeries for lipoedema, complex lipomas and axillary hyperhidrosis are available and effective.  KM Surgical also has very up to date experience with face lift, neck and eyelid surgeries giving exceptional natural outcomes with no serious complications after thousands of procedures.  Full facial resurfacing is also a specialty of this practice despite the short term morbidity  and this gives results which are difficult to achieve with other techniques.  Scar revision treatments for acne, burn and surgical scars is another related focus of this clinic where new techniques are emerging on an almost daily basis.   KM Surgical nurse led clinics achieve expert outcomes for non ablative laser treatments for vascular, hair,  tattoo and other pigmentation problems and photo rejuvenation.  Injectable clinics cover  botulinum toxin and dermal fillers and assist in facial shaping procedures.

KM Surgical Dermatology Associates doctors Tom Middelburg and Martin Keefe have particular expertise in skin cancer assessments, Mohs surgery and complex medical dermatology including the emergent area of biologic therapies and in patch testing and phototherapy.

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KM Surgical Dermatology Associates

(03) 379-9467




202 Bealey Avenue