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Dr. Dirk Lazarus - Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Dirk Lazarus - Plastic Surgeon

087 551 757886 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001South Africa
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Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Prices from R 1000 - Enquire for a fast quote from Dr. Dirk Lazarus - Plastic Surgeon. 4 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Plastic Surgeon Consultation R 1000 - R 1201
Breast Implants R 57000 - R 57001
Tummy Tuck R 70000 - R 100000
Gynecomastia R 35000 - R 55000
Eyelid surgery R 30000 - R 45000
Fat Transfer R 25000 - R 40000
Facelift R 87000 - R 130000
Breast Lift R 65000 - R 80000
Otoplasty R 41000 - R 50000
Inverted Nipple Surgery R 14000 - R 19000
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About Dr. Dirk Lazarus - Plastic Surgeon

My dedicated team and I will offer you the best possible care to get you through your procedure as safely, comfortably and satisfied as possible. I have 20 years experience as a specialist plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon and I am registered with all the appropriate National and International bodies. I operate in my own private clinic which is appropriately licensed and registered. For medical tourists we are well situated in Cape Town close to all attractions and we can provide accommodation too.
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from 4 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Dr. Dirk Lazarus - Plastic Surgeon

"He understood what my needs were"
5 50Reviewed 05 Jan 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Breast Reduction
I had a breast augmentation procedure done at this clinic in South Africa. I chose them because of the very good reviews I’d read and the expertise of the doctor. It’s a private clinic with its own operating theatre, first-class facilities and well-qualified staff. The doctor had excellent bedside manner and gave me a thorough consultation. He understood what my needs were.

I got the clear impression the doctor loves what he does and that he's very knowledgeable. The price I paid fell within the range I initially found on the website and included multiple post-surgery follow-ups. What I really appreciated was that the doctor explained the different possibilities and outcomes of the procedure, so I was well-informed from the very beginning. He also gave me his personal opinion of what would best work for me, but the overall decision on which route to go was mine.
Total Amount Paid R 55500
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review avatarAnonymous South Africa
"I was comfortable and happy with my results"
5 50Reviewed 19 Dec 2017 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Lip Augmentation
I had lip fillers on my top lip.

Was fantastic, highly recommend this Doctor, was comfortable and happy with my results.
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Amber South Africa
"I was made to feel very comfortable"
5 50Reviewed 13 Dec 2016 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Facelift
I had my consultation. I was made to feel very comfortable and everything was described to me with great detail. I was very impressed and will be having a facelift in March done by Dr Lazarus.
Treated By: Dirk Total Amount Paid R 900
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Genevieve Swellendam
"I don't feel embarrassed taking off my top anymore, happier than ever thanks to Gynecomastia"
5 50Reviewed 13 Sep 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation,Gynecomastia
Dr Lazarus and his team are awesome, never felt uncomfortable they gave me all the info I needed and my op has completely changed my life. Would recommend 20/10, don't feel embarrassed taking off my top anymore, happier than ever.

Thanks Dr L
Treated By: Dirk
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review avatarNoel Cape Town
"My results were beyond my expectation"
5 50Reviewed 22 Apr 2015 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Liposuction,Breast Lift
Knee lipo, breast lift and augmentation

This plastic surgeon is excellent, his team friendly, supportive and exceptional. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. Utterly trustworthy , knowledgeable, experienced and professional with quality aftercare and always accessible after surgery. My results were beyond my expectation and I am only in the first month of recovery. I entrusted Dr D with my one daughter and another will be undergoing a procedure with him. They are a caring family; unpretentious...sincere from beginning to end.
Total Amount Paid R 58000
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Jacquie Kemp Town
"The staff are lovely everything is explained"
4.7 50Reviewed 12 Apr 2011 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Eyelid Surgery,Liposuction
Eyelid Surgery, Liposuction

I spent hours on the internet researching cosmetic surgeons in Cape Town and by a process of elimination for various reasons i.e years of experience , price , safety etc etc. Dr. Lazuras ticks all the boxes for me. I had my upper eyelids done , some Lipo to define my jawline. This was my first cosmetic procedure and I really felt comfortable with everything. Annilli communication is excellent (thank you Annilli) as I organised it from aboard. The staff are lovely everything is explained verbally and in writing. Going back tomorrow as they say actions speak louder than words.
Treated By: Dirk
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Helen Ireland
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  • HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa (South Africa) 
  • FCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa (South Africa) 
  • APRSSA - Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa (South Africa) 
  • MPS - Medical Protection Society (International) 
  • ISAPS - International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (International) 
  • Department of Health, Western Cape (South Africa) 
  • FCMFOS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa (South Africa) 
  • AHPCSA - The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (South Africa) 
  • ASPS - American Society of Plastic Surgeons (US) 


Medical Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery



Clinic Services

Emergency service - No, but I am available to my patients 24/7

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel - Flights are best arranged from your end.

Local travel - We can arrange airport and other transfers

Local accommodation - I have a small, self-catering guesthouse

Translation services - Only English

Local guide - But can be arranged

Tours and vacation services - But can be arranged

Pick up service from hotel - Can be arranged

Pick up service from airport - Can be arranged

Plastic Surgery

R 40000 - R 60000
Arm Lift (2 hours, 4 sessions)
Excess arm fat can be treated with liposuction. If there is excess skin and fat, then a brachioplasty is performed to excise the excess. This leaves a scar from armpit to elbow, but patients usually find this scar, which is placed on the inner aspect of the arm, acceptable.
R 57000 - R 70000
Breast Implant Revision (1 hour 40 mins, 4 sessions)
R 57000 - R 57001
Breast Implants (1 hour 5 mins, 4 sessions)

Breast augmentation with implants is done to increase the size of your breasts. My default method involves an incision in the crease underneath the breasts and placement of implants in a sub-glandular position above the muscle. I may vary from this if your anatomy determines that another approach would be better.  I use silicone gel filled implants (textured surface, cohesive silicone gel), usually round and sized with you so that you can determine what you want. Surgery is performed in my own facility under sedation and local anaesthesia. Recovery is quick and you will be discharged on the same day as surgery. Normal activities can be resumed within a week or two of surgery. Patients not from Cape Town should stay in Cape Town about 12 days or more to allow for a pre-operative consultation, surgery, recovery and check ups. 

R 65000 - R 80000
Breast Lift (2 hours 30 mins, 4 sessions)
Breast lift - mastopexy - lifts the breasts, corrects nipple and areola height and position and provides firmness to the breasts. I use a modern technique which raises the tissue that has drooped right up to provide a breast implant like affect, an auto-augmentation. Breast lift can be combined with implants if a size increase is desired or a breast reduction. The final scar left is a lollipop shape: circumareolar and then down to the crease. Recovery takes a couple of weeks and complications are unusual. The result is long lasting.
R 35000 - R 40000
Brow Lift (1 hour, 4 sessions)
Brow lift is a procedure to shape and elevate the brows. This can create a more awake look and is an effective rejuvenation procedure. Brow lift is performed under sedation and local anaesthesia and can be combined with other facial rejuvenation or enhancement procedures. 
R 20000 - R 50000
Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment (1 hour 40 mins, 4 sessions)
R 30000 - R 45000
Eyelid surgery (1 hour, 4 sessions)
Eyelid surgery - blepharoplasty - is a commonly performed operation. 

With the upper lids, excess skin is simply excised. The muscle is tightened and shaped and sometimes fat may be removed or added to enhance the upper lid contour. 

Lower lid blepharoplasty may involve any of a number of manoeuvres, in order of frequency, lower lid fat grafting, pinch skin removal, eye bag removal.

The procedures are performed under sedation and local anaesthesia and can be combined with each other or with other facial rejuvenation or enhancement surgery. The results are long lasting and complications are uncommon.

R 30000 - R 45000
Blepharoplasty (1 hour, 4 sessions)
R 87000 - R 130000
Facelift (4 hours, 5 sessions)

A facelift procedure done to improve the contour of the neck, reduce cheek wrinkles and jowling. While this effectively rejuvenates some areas of the face, facelift is best performed with some neck liposuction to further improve neck contour and fat grafting to rejuvenate the middle of the face.

I do a mini (or short scar) facelift with a SMAS plication (tightening of the layer under the skin). The operation is performed in the morning in my own facility and you will be discharged later that afternoon for a check up the next day. Recovery takes about 10-12 days.

R 85000 - R 90000
Mini Facelift (4 hours, 4 sessions)

All facelifts involve a cut in front of the ear and a mini facelift is merely one with a shorter incision behind the ear. This procedure is suitable for patients who do not exhibit advanced signs of facial aging. The procedure is usually combined with neck and lower face liposuction and fat grafting of deflated areas of the upper face. Surgery is done under sedation and local anaesthesia as day case surgery. Recovery is around 2 weeks, complications unusual and results long lasting.

R 25000 - R 40000
Fat Transfer (1 hour, 4 sessions)

Fat transfer is frequently done in the face to improve volume, provide some lift, enhance skin and provide an overall improvement in the face.

Large volume fat transfer may be done to the breast or the butt to increase size and improve shape.

Autologous fat breast augmentation is a procedure suitable for some patients: minimal increase in breast size desired, enough body fat to harvest, no past or family history of breast cancer or breast cancer risk factors, a willingness to have the procedure a second or third time to allow for a greater volume of fat to be placed.

Butt augmentation requires a full liposuction to harvest fat which is then recycled into the butt.

R 35000 - R 55000
Gynecomastia (1 hour 40 mins, 4 sessions)
R 14000 - R 19000
Inverted Nipple Surgery (1 hour, 3 sessions)
Usually performed as a simple local anaesthetic procedure as a day case.
R 30000 - R 35000
Neck Liposuction (1 hour, 4 sessions)
Neck liposuction is done to improve the contour of the neck in both older and younger patients. In older patients it is frequently combined with facelift. The fat removed from the neck can be recycled to enhance other parts of the face like hollows below the eyes or the lips or elsewhere. Recovery is quick, complications rare and results long lasting.
R 100000 - R 120000
Mommy Makeover (4 hours, 4 sessions)
Mommy makeover is a combination of procedures including breast surgery (lift, augmentation or reduction), tummy tuck and often liposuction too. It may be split into 2 procedures.
R 80000 - R 99000
Neck Lift (4 hours, 4 sessions)
The neck is lifted from above so the operation is actually a facelift: a cut around the ears and under the sideburn and then sutures are used to lift the neck. The procedure is performed under sedation and local anaesthesia, recovery is 2-3 weeks, complications unusual.
R 14000 - R 19000
Nipple Reduction (45 mins, 3 sessions)
Nipple reduction is performed under local anaesthesia as day case surgery.
R 41000 - R 50000
Otoplasty (2 hours 20 mins, 3 sessions)
Otoplasty is usually performed to correct prominent or bat ears. The surgery is done as day case surgery under sedation and local anaesthesia. A cut is made behind the ear and the ear is set back with permanent sutures. A head bandage is required for 5 days, but thereafter recovery is quick and the results usually permanent. Complications are rare.
R 1000 - R 1201
Plastic Surgeon Consultation (45 mins, 2 sessions)
New cosmetic patients will receive as much time as is required so that you are fully informed prior to surgery, all your questions answered and you feel at ease about your surgery and the follow up. Aside from time with Dr. Lazarus you will also have an opportunity to talk to Danni, our practice sister who is very familiar with all the procedures we do, what the surgery entails, the recovery, the possible complications and the outcome.
R 70000 - R 100000
Tummy Tuck (3 hours 10 mins, 4 sessions)

A variety of tummy operations exist, including full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck and lipo alone. I will determine the best option for you at consultation. Most surgery is carried out in my own facility as day case surgery.

R 85000 - R 100000
Lipoabdominoplasty (3 hours 40 mins, 4 sessions)
Most patients who undergo abdominoplasty also benefit from liposuction to remove fat and optimally shape the trunk. 
R 65000 - R 70000
Mini Abdominoplasty (3 hours, 4 sessions)
A mini tummy tuck is performed when the problem is mostly confined to the lower abdomen. Excess skin is removed, fat is liposuctioned and the muscles may be tightened. The procedure is performed as day case surgery under sedation, spinal injection and local anaesthesia.

Medical Aesthetics

R 5000 - R 7000
Dermal Fillers (45 mins, 2 sessions)
R 30000 - R 40000
Fat Filler (1 hour, 4 sessions)

Fat grafting not only provides filling to areas such as tear troughs, naso-labial folds, marionette lines, lips, etc, but because fat grafts are stem cell rich, an improvement in the overlying skin also occurs

R 5000 - R 18000
Lip Augmentation (45 mins, 3 sessions)
Lip augmentation is usually done with [Treatment name removed], [Treatment name removed] or fat fills. Fat fills are more permanent, but for optimal results may need to be repeated.
R 1000 - R 1201
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation (45 mins)

Beauty Salon Treatments

R 25000 - R 35000
Hand Rejuvenation (1 hour)
Hand rejuvenation is achieved with fat grafting which improves the skin quality and hides prominent tendons and veins. The procedure is performed under sedation and local anaesthesia and can be combined with other procedures. Recovery is quick and complications are rare.

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Dr Dirk Lazarus

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
  Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetic Medicine, Cosmetic Surgery, Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics, Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery

MBChB, 1985

FCS(SA) Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1997

I am a certified, registered specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an interest in facial rejuvenation surgery, breast surgery and cosmetic surgery in general. Apart from some social responsibility work with children with cleft lip and palate, my private practice is exclusively cosmetic surgery. I have been in practice 20 years. I am member of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Plastic Surgery and various other professional bodies.

Mrs Anneli Hubberstey

Job Title:
  Head / Senior Receptionist
Anneli has been with Dr. Lazarus since 2005. She will liaise with you regarding all your arrangements about consultations and surgery. She will also help with travel and accommodation arrangements.

Mrs Danielle Stein

Job Title:
  Practice Nurse
  Aesthetic Medicine

Qualified as a nursing sister 1998.

Experienced in surgical care, aesthetic medicine and has been with Dr. Lazarus since 2007 where she has worked as a clinical advisor, scrub sister, recovery nurse, anaesthetic nurse as well as fulfilling other duties.

Danni currently advises patients about what to expect from their surgery and provides a comfortable interface for patients to freely discuss their desires, concerns and anxieties relating to their surgery.

Ms Nancy Chiyaka

Job Title:
  Specialist Nurse
Nancy is my scrub sister who assists me with surgery. She also will take care of you from when you arrive in the clinic, until when you leave.

Mrs Elmare Du Toit

Job Title:
  Nursing Assistant
Elmare qualified as a nurse in 1996. Prior to that she worked as a teacher. Elmare has a diploma in anaesthetics and works as an anaesthetic and recovery nurse, She has been with Dr. Lazarus since March 2009. Elmare is a kind and caring person who will take care of all your needs.

Dr Sue Gardner

Job Title:
Sue has been the principle anaesthetist for Dr. Lazarus for many years. She will be responsible for keeping you asleep, painfree and unaware during surgery. Sue is a fully qualified and registered specialist anaesthetist.

Ms Nokonwaba

Nokonwaba (V) looks after cleaning and catering.
087 551 757886 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001South Africa