Glenn  Bartlett  [ FRACS ]   Auckland  Plastic  Surgeon.   Tel: 09 529 5783

  BIO   Mr Glenn Bartlett is a New Zealand trained Plastic Surgeon based in Auckland. His Plastic Surgical career began in the 1980's. In the 1990's he sought post-graduate training in Aesthetic and Craniofacial Surgery. Craniofacial Surgery is a branch of Plastic Surgery dealing with deformities of the head and face. It has been described as “advanced surgery of the nose” signifying the pivotal role that the nose plays in facial appearance. Many of the world’s top Rhinoplasty surgeons began their careers as Craniofacial surgeons. It was through a combination of Aesthetic and Craniofacial Surgery that Mr Bartlett developed a passion for Rhinoplasty.

Mr Bartlett currently divides his time between his private practice at the NZ Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and his public practice at Middlemore and Starship Hospitals. He has an ongoing commitment to teaching and training and has lectured both locally and internationally on the subject of Rhinoplasty.

He is an examiner in Plastic Surgery for The Royal Australasian College of surgeons, an ex-councillor of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons, Past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, Past-President of the New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Surgery, and is a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He has participated in several charity expeditions providing Plastic Surgery to the Pacific Islands as well as working with local charity groups to bring Pacific children to New Zealand for treatment. His work has been featured on several television documentaries.

  Philosophy   A beautiful nose does not dominate the face.It is in harmony with the other features. It is said that a beautiful nose is seen in the eyes, in other words the nose enhances the eyes, which should be the central focus of the face.

Thus the art of Rhinoplasty is to create a nose that is intrinsically beautiful itself, yet is balanced with the face. This can only be achieved by an expert assessment of the overall facial aesthetics, a skill inherent to Plastic Surgery.

The operated nose should look natural, as if it has not had an operation. The over-resected noses of the 1960s and 70s have been replaced by less extreme, more sculpted appearances, individualised to the patient.

We have many different ethnic backgrounds in New Zealand. A well-judged Rhinoplasty should maintain the ethnic character whilst enhancing the face. It is not appropriate to apply the same techniques to all ethnic backgrounds. Many noses of English origin are large, long and narrow and require a size reduction, whereas noses of Polynesian origin tend to be broader and may benefit from tip augmentation and base reduction. Asian noses may be small and deficient in bridge height and may benefit from bridge augmentation.

Thus the art and science of Rhinoplasty is as much about deciding what to do as it is about performing the operation.