Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in South Africa

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Dr Nerina Wilkinson

Dr Nerina Wilkinson is a leading, specialist plastic surgeon with more than 2 decades of experience. Dr Nerina Wilkinson specialises in cosmetic surgery procedures of the breast and face, and alongside her team of Aesthetic Doctors, also provides a range of minimally invasive, non-surgical aesthetic couture procedures.

Her private practice, Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, is based in the prestigious V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. 

We believe in a holistic approach and our team of renowned experts has an innate understanding of our client’s needs and concerns. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of care and a bespoke surgical or aesthetic treatment plan. 

Learn about the types of cosmetic surgery procedures we provide below, and contact us to start your treatment journey.

Types of

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

We are considered go-to experts in the field of facial and breast rejuvenation, and we provide a distinctive focus on medical skin care, aesthetic medicine, and signature surgical procedures.

Our cosmetic surgery procedures encompass many types of facial surgeries including eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift surgery, ear surgery, stem cell facelifts, neck improvement surgery, facial fat grafting, as well as signature procedures which utilise a number of innovative surgical approaches.

In addition to facial surgery, we also specialise in breast surgery procedures, including breast lifts, breast reductions, breast fat grafting and breast augmentation surgery and labiaplasty surgery for vaginal rejuvenation.

Find out about each type of cosmetic surgery procedure below, and contact us to start your consultation journey.

Facial Surgery

Facial plastic surgery procedures are bespoke and tailored to each client’s unique needs – whether it’s looking more youthful, changing the shape of aspects of the face such as the nose or ears & more. Read on to find out more.

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery procedures are sought-after among women for many reasons, including boosting self-confidence, alleviating chronic pain or discomfort and more. Find out more.

Labiaplasty Surgery

Labiaplasty is an increasingly common solution to rectifying the dissatisfaction some women feel regarding their genitals, in particular, their labia. This procedure reduces the size of the labia majora, minora, or both to achieve a tightening and rejuvenating effect. Read on to find out more.

Preparing for Cosmetic surgery

We strongly urge all our patients to read through these recommendations when planning for their cosmetic surgery procedure and travel arrangements. Should you have any specific queries please do not hesitate to contact us. Read on to find out more.

Cosmetic surgery recovery

Each cosmetic surgery procedure is different, which means recovery time differs too. Some procedures need a longer recovery time than others and have certain guidelines to follow closely during your recovery, depending on your surgery. Find out more about our recommendations for recovery.

Where do I go – Post Surgery Accommodation

Choosing the right accommodation for the days following your surgery is vital. We work closely with several expert postoperative care facilities which we know are more than capable of providing you with the best care. Find out about post surgery accommodation in Cape Town.

This Is Your

Consultation Journey

Upon entering our practice, you will be greeted by a member of our team. Our waiting area is designed to immediately put you at ease while you enjoy our signature scent, beautiful ocean views and a refreshment of your choice. Here you will also be informed on the steps we will follow with your consultation.

Our practice prides itself on being completely paperless. While you enjoy your refreshment, you will be asked to complete our digital consultation card. Once we have confirmed all your personal details you will be taken to the private room for further preparation.

Once in the Sea View room we will present you with the required sanitising protocols as well as a clean and fresh space within which you can comfortably remove your make-up and prepare for your consultation ahead.

A face wash is of utmost importance to your consultation as this creates a blank canvas for our specialists to study during your consultation and allows the Next Motion Photography and VISIA Skin Analysis to provide us with accurate information and results.

Once your preparation is complete, you will be taken to our Next Motion Photo Lab to take detailed photographic images. These images guide your consulting doctor with regards to your facial features and structures, and also helps us track your progress along your aesthetic couture treatment plan.

After your Next Motion Photography, you will continue to your VISIA Skin Analysis. This unique and comprehensive consultation is completed with one of our experienced Skincare Specialists for you to discuss and analyse your skincare concerns and to assist in providing you with bespoke advice and recommendations for a truly individualised treatment / home care plan.

Once your assessments are complete you will be guided to a consultation or treatment room to continue your journey with Dr Nerina Wilkinson where you will have ample time to discuss all your concerns and goals.

We pride ourselves on affording our patients the best service through their journey with us. Whether you are having a skin treatment with one of our Skincare Specialists, aesthetic medical treatments or having cosmetic surgery, the team at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates will be there for you, every step of the way.

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Frequently asked questions about cosmetic surgery

What Is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a form of plastic surgery that focuses on enhancing parts of the body or skin for aesthetic appeal, increased self-confidence and comfort/esteem.

The right plastic surgeon provides cosmetic surgery procedures that are highly personalised around each client’s specific needs. We pair your desired outcomes with our team’s expert knowledge and decades of experience.

Learn about our consultation journey and the types of cosmetic surgery procedures we provide. You can also contact us today to book your consultation.

What Are The Benefits Or Advantages Of Cosmetic Surgery?

Plastic surgery has often been seen as something that’s only skin deep, but for many, plastic surgery provides real benefits to their physical and mental wellbeing. From improved mental health and lifestyle habits to reduced pain and improved vision, the right cosmetic surgery procedure done for the right reasons can have a significant impact on an individual’s overall wellbeing.

What Is The Right Age For Cosmetic Surgery?

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, there any many important factors to consider in determining whether or not you are a good candidate for a particular procedure, age being only one of these factors. Ultimately, a patient’s eligibility/suitability for any plastic surgery procedure is determined by the surgeon and may depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Lifestyle
  • Medical conditions/Medications
  • Medical/Surgical history
  • Smoker status
  • Expectations for surgery
  • Possibility of future pregnancies

Expectations for surgery
Possibility of future pregnancies

What Are The Reasons For Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery?

Just as vast as the list of cosmetic surgery procedures available are the reasons patients cite for wanting to undergo these procedures. The main reasons our patients present for wanting cosmetics surgery is to improve their confidence and to aid physical discomfort.

Whether it is reshaping your ears, enhancing the size and shape of your breasts, turning back the hands of time, or treating severe sun damage to your face, cosmetic surgery can improve your confidence and even enhance your quality of life. Wanting improved self-confidence is one of the soundest reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery.

There are also many cosmetic surgery procedures aimed at relieving physical discomfort.

Any woman who underwent breast reduction surgery will contest to the enhanced quality of life experienced after ridding themselves of the excess tissue, and the list of uncomfortable side effects that goes along with it.

Labiaplasty is another procedure that assists physical comfort (and confidence) due to the increased comfort while exercising, improved clothing fit, and improved intimate hygiene.

We often also see patients who experience physical discomfort due to excessive eyelid skin. Not only can this cause reduced peripheral vision, but due to the the constant raising of eyebrows to help improve vision, it can also lead to brow ache.

Which Medical Aid Schemes Cover Cosmetic Surgery?

It has been our experience that most cosmetic procedures are not covered by medical aids/insurance plans. Our clinic is not contracted into medical aid/insurance companies, therefore you are required to settle all accounts prior to the date of service and claim back directly from your medical aid/insurance, should the procedure be authorized prior to the date of service.

What Is The Difference Between Plastic Surgery And Cosmetic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is the process of reconstructing or repairing parts of the body by the transfer of tissue, either in the treatment of injury or for cosmetic reasons.

With this in mind, it is important to know that there are two types of plastic surgery:

Reconstructive plastic surgery (treats parts of the body affected aesthetically or functionally by infection, tumors, disease, congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, or trauma) and cosmetic plastic surgery (that enhances or reshapes parts of the body).

What Are The Benefits Or Advantages Of Cosmetic Surgery?

Plastic surgery has often been seen as something that’s only skin deep, but for many, plastic surgery provides real benefits to their physical and mental wellbeing. From improved mental health and lifestyle habits to reduced pain and improved vision, the right cosmetic surgery procedure done for the right reasons can have a significant impact on an individual’s overall wellbeing.

Start Your

Cosmetic Surgery Consultation Journey

We provide highly personalised consultation procedures and bespoke rejuvenation treatment plans, taking our clients on an ultimate curated journey to beauty and confidence. Book your consultation with our team of experts today.