Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is the process of reconstructing, removing or repairing parts of the body by transferring tissue.

These are some of the plastic surgery services we provide:

  • Skin grafts
  • Removal of benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) lesions (organs or tissues)
  • Correcting protruding ears
  • Breast Reduction and Abdominoplasty
  • Ganglion removal (removal of bengin cysts), and
  • Carpal tunnel (surgery on hand to release tingling and numbness)
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Ann McKenna
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
General Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Pathology Plastic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4800050 Fax: 021 2067745

Ms Ann McKenna

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


Ms Ann McKenna MB, M.Med.Sci, MD, FRCS (Plast) is a full time Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon at the Bon Secours Health System Cork.

Ms McKenna graduated from U.C.C and underwent basic surgical training between Cork and Dublin. During that time she developed an interest in treating athletes and completed a M.Med.Sci (Sports Medicine) with U.C.C.  Ms McKenna then completed a two year research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the immune and inflammatory response to injury. She was awarded her doctorate and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgery Medal, the British Association of Plastic Surgery Medal and the International Leucocyte Biology Society Medal for her research.

Ms McKenna then returned home to complete 6 years specialist training in Plastic Surgery and attained a FRCS (Plast). She went on clinical fellowships at the University of Toronto in the Ross Tiley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital and Sick Kids Hospital to gain subspecialty experience in hand surgery, complex wound reconstruction and the latest techniques in adult burn and paediatric burn reconstruction, including scar modulation and LASER therapy.

She has a strong academic interest and plans to continue her research in the role of both stem cells and LASER in the appearance of scarring, contractures and post radiotherapy changes. In addition to her private practice she remains committed to teaching and is a director of Advanced Trauma Life Support in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and a consultant trainer for Higher Plastic Surgery Trainees. She is passionate about providing swift, high quality care to both adults and children in a centre of excellence and innovation.

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Areas of Interest

Special Interests;

  • Skin Cancer
  • Elective and Post Traumatic Hand Surgery
  • Paediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Post-Bariatric/Post-Partum Body Re-Contouring
  • Post Cancer Reconstruction
  • Burn and Scar Surgery
  • Stem Cell Grafting
  • Laser

Contact Details

  • Ms Ann McKenna
  • Suite 17, Clinic B, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork

To access these services, you will need a letter of referral from your GP

To make an appointment, please contact

021 - 4542807 - Ms Ann McKenna

021 - 4941337 - Mr Michael O'Shaughnessy 

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