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Dr Lionel Jedeikin Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr Lionel Jedeikin Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Show Phone NumberAlchimia Clinic, 2nd Floor, 39 Kloof Street, Gardens, Western Cape, 8001South Africa
4.2 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday08:15 - 17:00
Tuesday08:15 - 17:00
Wednesday08:15 - 17:00
Thursday08:15 - 17:00
Friday08:15 - 13:30
Prices from R 507 - Enquire for a fast quote from Dr Lionel Jedeikin Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.2 from 2850 votes. 5 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Plastic Surgeon Consultation from R 500
Breast Implants from R 425000
Rhinoplasty from R 50000
Eyelid surgery from R 21500
Facelift from R 54500
Breast Lift from R 50000
Chin Implant from R 30500
Brow Lift from R 35500
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About Dr Lionel Jedeikin Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

We operate from the Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital in the heart of Cape Town. It utilizes state of the art equipment and technology and I am backed by experienced and highly qualified staff and registered specialist anaesthesiologists - all of whom are committed to quality care. Dr. Lionel Jedeikin's qualifications: MBChB, LRCP&S(Edin Glasgow Dundee), FCS Plast (SA).

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from 5 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Dr Lionel Jedeikin Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

"I have honestly been impressed"
4.5 50Reviewed 18 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Breast Implants
I love my new and improved breasts. I was happy with my initial size C, but I just hated their saggy / droopy appearance, and I wanted a more rounded and lifted look. This would have been difficult without implants. Dr. Jedeikin was so helpful, professional and explained everything in a way that I could understand (which included physical examinations and pictures of before and after). He was very comforting throughout the process. I ended up going for a breast augmentation with a lift and silicone implants (over the muscle). It has been 3 months now, and I have honestly been impressed right after the surgery. Each day they continued to take better shape and feel. I am now a fuller and perky C with no loss of sensation to my nipples. There is scarring with this procedure, but this is fading more and more every day.

I was really anxious the day of the surgery, as one does hear horror stories. I would do it again without question and recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. There is no actual pain just some soreness. I was up and going within a day or two afterwards, and the soreness went away before I knew it.

It’s all definitely worth the results!

I chose this clinic mainly for Dr. Jedeikin's reviews, but all the staff were so helpful, kind and the clinic is immaculate with a zen feel! I would also recommend the recovery retreat. It is so peaceful, comfortable and my nurse was honestly the best - such a sweet lady!

Thank you for everything!
Treated By: Lionel
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Patricia South Africa
"The preparation and after care for my operation was excellent"
4.5 50Reviewed 28 Nov 2016 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation
I had old implants removed and new ones put in their place.
The preparation and after care for my operation was excellent.
I would recommend Dr Lionel and his staff to anyone wanting this type of operation.
I am happy with my results and my scars are healing very well.

My experience having the operation and the after care was very good, from the first visit I felt confident I was in good hands and my impression of the Doctor and his staff were excellent..
Treated By: Lionel
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South Africa
"was so impressed"
5 50Reviewed 11 Jun 2015 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Facelift,Neck Lift
Facelift, Neck Lift

Had a facelift 5 years ago
I had a really hanging neck
And my eyes needed doing
I would recomed a face and neck lift .
Down time 6 or 7 days
I would recommend it to everyone over sixty not painfull and I feel go when I look in the mirror best thing I have ever done

Was recommended by friend . Met DOctor and was so impressed with the time he spent explaining the whole prosecudre. I would have it done again tomorrow,but he did such a good job I won't need it
The staff are fantastic very helpfull
Always a smile on their face .lovely practice Best surgeon in Cape Town
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Sandra. South Africa
"I have every confidence"
4.8 50Reviewed 21 Nov 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation
I have had an initial consultation with Dr Jedeikin regarding a rhinoplasty. He was thorough and explained the procedure carefully. I have every confidence in him and have arranged to have the operation in February.
Total Amount Paid R 710
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Anya Lewes, East Sussex
5 50Reviewed 23 Sep 2013 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Facelift
Upper and lower facelift

It's now 6 years since my facelift and I'm still happy every day when I put on my make-up that I went to Lionel. His work was life-changing for me.
Total Amount Paid R 45666
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Savyra South Africa
"A true artist"
5 50Reviewed 15 Jul 2013 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Blepharoplasty
Upper blepharoplasty

I had an Upper Blephalroplasty, fat transfer to tear troughs and CO2 laser resurfacing under my eyes almost two weeks ago. I am still a little swollen, but have healed really well and I'm thrilled with the results. Dr Jedeikin and his staff were extremely warm and at the same time very professional. He is able to explain the process he has decided upon very well in layman's terms and in spite of some tricky issues with dates and payment because I don't live in the country, it was all smoothed out by his capable staff. I had almost no pain or discomfort and his post-op care instructions were great. This surgeon is excellent, a true artist in my opinion. I highly recommend him.
Treated By: Lionel Total Amount Paid R 38562
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Marguerite Cape Town
4.5 50Reviewed 23 Jan 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation,Breast Implants
I was satisfied with the information and price.
Total Amount Paid R 38562
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Lionel Jedeikin responded to this review:

Many thanks for your kind review. My clinic staff will gladly respond to any further requests, as they aim to respond as promptly as possible. Dr Lionel Jedeikin

Megan Cape Town
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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) 
  • Department of Health, Western Cape (South Africa) 
  • FCMFOS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa (South Africa) 


Plastic Surgery



Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service - Dr Jedeikin will ALWAYS be available for his patients postoperatively

Home visits - Dr Jedeikin works with a nursing facility to provide efficient aftercare service at your home if needed.This can be arranged preop with Debbie or Nancy.

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

Local travel

Local accommodation

Translation services

Local guide

Tours and vacation services

Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport

Plastic Surgery

from R 425000
Breast Implants

Depending on the type and configuration of the breast, I either insert the implant beneath the muscle (pectoralis) or above the muscle.I always use Silicone implants.

I place the incision within the fold of the breast and from time to time will make the incision around the nipple areola but this is not my foremost approach.

Results are natural and size is determined at the time of consult taking patient requests into consideration and depending on what the body proportions allow.

It is a very common surgery performed in my practice.


Breast augmentation is a relatively simple surgical procedure performed to create aesthetically pleasing breasts.    Silicone or saline breast implants, whichfeel similar to soft breast tissue, are inserted beneath the glandular tissueof the breast.    This operation can bedone to increase breast size, to redefine the breasts after childbirth, or torecreate symmetry after a mastectomy.
The following questions are often asked about breast augmentation;  the durability of breast implants, theirsafety and their long-term effect on

What are breastimplants like and are they safe?

Each prosthesis is a soft outer shell of silicone filled with eithersilicone gel or a saline  (salt)solution.    The shell may be lightlytextured or smooth.   In my experience,saline implants do not feel as natural as those filled with silicone and thereis a tendency for them to leak over time.   The choice of implant would be discussed beforehand.

There is noevidence, based on current knowledge, that silicone implants are detrimental tohealth.    Millions of breastenlargements have been safely performed worldwide since 1962 and only a smallpercentage of these have caused problems.

from R 50000
Breast Lift


This operation lifts the breast into a better position so that the nipple sitshigher. The procedure entails an incision around the nipple, with an extensionvertically down to the fold of the breast. Occasionally there will be a smallincision within the fold of the breast, but this softens, pales and becomeshardly visible with time. I often combine this with insertion of an implant.This depends on how big you would like the breasts to be.

Ifyou had to undergo the implant insertion alone, the result will be biggerbreasts but they will still droop to an extent. I realise that the formeroperation described (known as a Mastopexy) is more extensive, but I feel itwill attend to your problem more thoroughly. I will however address this infull when I consult with you. I have attached photographs of a similar case.

from R 35500
Brow Lift

BROWLIFT/FOREHEAD LIFT:please contact Dr Jedeikin for a detailed description of this procedure and before and after photographs.

from R 30500
Chin Implant


A "weak"chin often disrupts the proportions of the face, in particular the lower jawarea.

Itcan give one the appearance of having a retrusive (set back) jaw/chin aestheticunit.

Thiscan be corrected in certain cases simply by insertion of a chin implant.

Thesolid silicone implant (Mentoror Implantech) is inserted into a pre-mapped pocket under the chin skin/musclevia  a well hidden incision placed in the submental crease under the chin.

Theimplants come in various sizes and shapes.

Atthe time of the preoperative consult the correct implant will be chosen.

Insertionof the implant can be performed on its own or at the same time as otherprocedures such as face lift or nasal surgery (rhinoplasty)


1 - 1.5 hours


Intravenous sedation withDormicum (medazolam) and long acting local anaesthesia.


Usually out patient...home onthe same day.


Temporary swelling and bruisingfor  approx 7-10 days.

Stiffness when opening mouthfor approx 2 weeks.

Occasional temporary numbnessof the lower lip.

Avoid bumping or trauma to theoperated area.

Avoid sunburn for approx 6-8weeks.


Back towork:                  5-7days

More Strenuous activity: 2 weeks

Normal activity:              4-6 weeks


The chin implant will improvethe aesthetic proportions and enhance the jawline.


Due to new regulations, I havehad to temporarily remove the sample pictures. 

I will gladly send you examplesof my w

from R 21500
Eyelid surgery

BLEPHAROPLASTY.....please contact Dr Jedeikin for a detailed description of this procedure and before and after photographs.

from R 54500

Aface lift (rhytidectomy) is an operation in which the loose muscles ofthe face and neck are tightened, the skin re-draped and the excess trimmed offto provide an improvement in facial contour.   It is a procedure done to give a rejuvenated appearance and isbeneficial whenever there is excessive sagging of facial and neck skin.    It is never possible to remove all thefolds of the skin nor eliminate all the wrinkles.  Only as much skin will be removed as issafely possible.   Occasionallyadditional procedures may be done at the same time as a face lift, such aseyelid surgery, neck surgery or a brow lift. Laser skin resurfacing of certain areas can also be done concurrently.    These options would all be discussed in fullpre-operatively.    Here are somefrequently asked questions about face lifts.

Is major surgeryrequired?

A face lift is a majorsurgical procedure which takes approximately three hours.    It may be performed under either a local anaesthetic with sedation or a full sedation or a full anaesthetic.     To minimise swelling, drainage tubes areplaced beneath the neck skin after the operation.    These will be removed after 24 hours.    After the operation there will be swellingof the face and bruising of the eyelids.       This bruising will be most noticeable on the second and third days anddiminishes from between one to six weeks after surgery although this depends onyour type of skin, age and healing ability.

Will I be scarred?

Although the surgicalscars are permanent, the incisions are placed so that they are barelydiscernable.    The exact position of thescars will be discussed at your consultation.

What are the costs?

from R 500
Plastic Surgeon Consultation

Consultation inclusive of description of procedure, photography and reading information.

from R 50000

Rhinoplasty,  or surgery to reshape the nose is a plastic surgery procedure.     Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the div of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.    

It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.

If you are considering Rhinoplasty, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure – when it can help, how it is performed, and what results you can expect.   It cannot answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient.    Please ask Dr. Jedeikin about anything you do not understand.

The Best Candidates for Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it will not necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently.

Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Jedeikin.

The best candidates for Rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look.   If you are physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.

Age may also be a consideration.    Many surgeons prefer not to operate on teenagers until they have completed their growth spurt – around 14 or 15 for girls a bit later for boys.   It is important to consider teenager’s social and emotional adjustment, too, and to make sure its what they, and not what their parents really want.

All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty And Risk.

When Rhinoplasty is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon,complications are infrequent and usually minor.  

Beauty Salon Treatments

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment


For sun-damaged skin, wrinkles and acne scars.

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Lionel Jedeikin

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
After having completed my ‘A’ levels in Zimbabwe, I began my undergraduate, MB.CHB. Degree in 1977 at the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, University of Rhodesia which then became the University of Zimbabwe after independence in 1980. I completed my degree in 1982. There had been an association with Edinburgh University Medical Faculty at that time, and our entire class of 1982 travelled to Edinburgh to sit the final exams in Edinburgh, This being the LRCP&S (Edinburgh & Glasgow). I attained my final FCS (plast SA) degree in1995, which is my specialty postgraduate degree in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. The College of Medicine of South Africa administered this degree.

Debbie Arelisky

Job Title:
  Practice Manager
Debbie Arelisky is the longest serving member of the practice. She has been with Dr. Lionel Jedeikin for 11 years and her service is exemplary. As you will probably discover, she is extremely knowledgable as well as being very helpful , kind and efficient. She is prompt with her responses and will do whatever she can to make your operative/consultation as comfortable as possible . Debbie essentially runs the practice and she will provide you with whatever information you require.  

Ms Ingrid Onia

Job Title:
Ingrid deals with all the practice enquiries and will gladly send you before and after pictures.Once you have enquired about a particular procedure she will send you important information documents to be completed which you must email back to her. She will also request that you send her photographs of the areas you are concerned about .(She will send you instructions regarding the taking of pictures .) Once Ingrid has received all this information she will pass it onto Dr Jedeikin for his comments and it is from this information that he will be able to give you a more accurate costing.
Show Phone NumberAlchimia Clinic, 2nd Floor, 39 Kloof Street, Gardens, Western Cape, 8001South Africa