Category Archives: Advice

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 […]

How to choose the right plastic surgeon

best plastic surgeon in south africa

Plastic surgery is the only field in medicine where unqualified non-plastic surgeons work without the necessary training, knowledge or experience. If you plan to have plastic surgery do your research. Make sure you are in safe and qualified hands of a specialist Plastic surgeon.  In this article I will go through the basics of what to look […]

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 […]

Big strides in Bone Sarcoma surgery

Big strides in Bone Sarcoma surgery

Bone cancer or bone sarcoma is a very rare tumour of the bone. Until quite recently, amputation was inevitably required to treat such tumours. But doctors at the Cape Orthopaedic Reconstructive Unit (CORU) are taking big strides in the treatment of bone sarcoma with limb-sparing techniques. Before 1970 bone sarcomas had a dismal survival rate […]