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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.

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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

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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

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 […]

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 […]

Speed up your recovery after surgery

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“How long until I am back to normal?” This is one of the most frequent questions my patients ask. Simply put, recovery time will vary depending on the complexity and length of a particular surgery. Fortunately there are some things you can do to help your recovery. Here are some helpful tips for a healthy […]

Vitamin supplement can reduce skin cancer recurrence risk

skin cancer surgery

A vitamin supplement, nicotinamide, reduces recurrence of common skin cancers by 23%. This is exciting. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa according to CANSA. The two most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). In third place is malignant melanoma, which is the […]