Category Archives: Information

How soon can I drive after surgery?

driving after surgery

This is the number one question women ask me about their plastic surgery recovery. Far from being authoritarian nonsense (reminiscent of the lockdown curfew), the post-surgery recommendation to delay getting behind the wheel has merit. I will explain the reasoning. When we’re motivated by work, caring for children, and other family obligations, being unable to […]

The question of breast cancer risk reduction surgery

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Many women have had personal experience with breast cancer, be it themselves or someone they know who’s had or currently has breast cancer. And yet, when I was asked by a healthy 35-year-old woman planning her cosmetic breast augmentation, “can I have a mastectomy at the same time as the augmentation to prevent breast cancer?”, […]

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implants: 10 common questions about breast augmentation surgery answered. Many women considering breast enhancement do months of research before going ahead with surgery. If you are thinking about breast augmentation here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the procedure. 1. What does a ‘boob job’ entail? A breast augmentation also known […]

Your breast reduction questions, answered.

breast augmentation

Here are some of the most common questions ladies ask me about Breast reduction. WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION? Breast reduction is a kind of surgery designed to reduce the size of excessively large and symptomatic breasts. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREAST REDUCTION?  Reducing the size of breasts with breast reduction surgery can help alleviate the symptoms […]

What to do if your baby is born with funny looking ears?

congenital bat ear

Don’t panic.  Plastic surgery is not the only solution to fix misshapen ears. A new solution is available thanks to innovation in plastic surgery. Ear moulding treatment uses the intrinsic mould-ability of newborn ear cartilage to splint, mould and shape a misshapen ear, which then ‘sets’ in the correct shape as the cartilage hardens. START […]

The real benefit of the tummy tuck and mommy makeover

Plastic Surgeon Cape Town

There is great news for women thinking about a “mommy makeover’ or a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery has functional benefits. These include improvement in urinary incontinence and lower back pain symptoms. This is according to a study published in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A mommy makeover is one of the most common […]

10 Things to Know About Dermal Fillers

dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments available, used to restore volume and decrease wrinkles. More than 3 million hyaluronic fillers were performed in in 2016 according to the ISAPS global survey*. The popularity of dermal fillers stems from the increase in beauty consciousness, growing awareness of dermal fillers, increasing demand […]

State-of-the-art surgery for Lymphedema


State-of-the-art surgery for lymphedema offers a promising treatment for patients who are frustrated by their condition.  Plastic surgeons use specialised microsurgery to transplant healthy lymph nodes to the affected area to help drain the excess lymph fluid and reduce swelling in the affected limb. WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA Lymphedema is an uncomfortable and painful swelling that can occur in a person’s arms or […]

Smoking and Plastic surgery don’t mix

smoking before plastic surgery

If you have ever looked at cigarette packaging, you will know that cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health. Tobacco use is estimated to cause 35% of all cancers, 33% of all heart attacks and strokes, and 90% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including emphysema.  If you are planning on having plastic surgery – either cosmetic […]