Mr Jesse Kenton-Smith
Jesse qualified as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in New Zealand in 2001 and has been in private practice since 2003. Jesse also worked for 16 years as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Christchurch Public Hospital. He gave up the public practice portion of his work to become full time in private practice in 2018.
Jesse is currently serving his second term on the Board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is one of two New Zealand representatives, for Plastic Surgery, on the Board of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Jesse also goes on annual overseas aid missions to do Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery for the charity Operation Smile.
Jesse was born in France and was brought up in rural Wales by American parents. Jesse's mother was the Health and Beauty Editor of the magazine Harpers and Queen and Jesse grew up with a strong interest in aesthetics and health. He obtained his fellowship in General Surgery in the United Kingdom in 1993 and then decided to sail, his small yacht, to New Zealand. He arrived in New Zealand in 1995.
In his spare time Jesse sails, mountain bikes, skis and farms his lifestyle block.
Jesse offers the following surgery:
Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the Body, Breast and Face
Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
- Skin Cancer-Melanoma
- New Zealand National Board Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- New Zealand Assoiciation of Plastic Surgeons
- Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgery
- International Society of Plastic Surgery