Education & training
Dr Yang is a New Zealand-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He was born in Taiwan, grew up in New Zealand and attended medical school at University of Auckland, where he was awarded the Novartis Prize for Therapeutics. After completing an elective in Africa he developed a passion for surgery, and was awarded the prize for Top Junior Registrar in Waikato Hospital, New Zealand in 2010. He underwent his plastic surgery training in Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton.
Reconstructive surgeon performs operation on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumours or disease. Cosmetic surgeon improves a person’s aesthetic appearance by altering or reshaping a bodily feature. Plastic surgeon encompasses both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.