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Dr C Shaw

Dr C Shaw

Show Phone Number30 Camelford Rd, New Redruth, Alberton, RSA, 1449South Africa
4.3 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00

Popular Treatments

Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck
Eyelid surgery
Breast Reduction
Fat Transfer
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About Dr C Shaw

Chimera Surgical Clinic is managed by Dr. Craig Shaw, a leading Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in South Africa, invites you to visit our state of the art day clinic with a few clicks of your finger. Situated south of Johannesburg, Chimera Clinic was designed and built for your best possible comfort and discretion during your cosmetic surgical journey, in the quest to create perfection. The tranquil suburban surroundings and convenient highway access of this fully licensed modern upper class facility, complemented by friendly staff who always retain the personal touch often lost in larger institutions.


After much demand, we have introduced a new company, AesthetiLogica Science Institute to further provide our clients with an aesthetic service. These range from medically formulated creams, cellulite reduction, pigmentation and a range of anti-aging solutions. We have our skin specialist, who is a practicing Aesthetic Medical Practitioner or one our aestheticians who perform the treatments. All of these additional services are to complement and further enhance the experience for our clients. 

Dr. Shaw, previously the only reconstructive surgeon at the busiest private trauma centre in Gauteng, is now concentrating solely on your cosmetic needs. A graduate from Witwatersrand Medical School, he is a certified Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has many years of intense training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Awarded the prestigious research prize twice during his specialist training, he nurtures the passion for excellence in Plastic Surgery instilled by his mentors. His microsurgical and reconstructive expertises are vital to help many sporting and other personalities in need that was featured on national television as well as the written press, has been redirected to the wellness and cosmetic genre.

He remains passionate about his vocation and superb outcomes.

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from 11 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Dr C Shaw

"The atmosphere at the clinic is warm. My concerns about the procedure were answered"
5 50Reviewed 11 Jun 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Breast Implants
I am very satisfied with the outcome of my breast augmentation surgery. 4 days post surgery I am controlling my discomfort with 1 pain tablet twice a day. Yes, I have swelling, that is expected. All that I can say is Dr. C Shaw is an aesthetician and his work is more than exceptional. I am definitely going back to him for more.

I was both sort of uncertain and anxious about having a breast augmentation But after visiting Dr. C Shaw. I couldn’t wait to have the procedure done. From the moment I entered the clinic, I met the friendliest and bubbly team. I immediately felt at home and at ease as I watched Dr. C Shaw and his team interact as a family. The atmosphere at the clinic is warm. My concerns about the procedure were answered by Dr. C Shaw and his team members.
Treated By: CP
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Lerato South Africa
"I’m satisfied with the results"
5 50Reviewed 17 Apr 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Breast Reduction
Dr C Shaw’s clinic is close to my home and there were no bad reviews. He did my breast reduction for me, and the rates were cheaper than a lot of other clinics I tried. I’ve had three follow-ups now - it was all included in the price I was quoted at our first appointment.

This is a very nice clinic. My follow-ups are just about completed now. I’ve just got another one in six weeks, I think. I’m satisfied with the results.
Treated By: CP
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Renata South Africa
"The place was clean and well-organized, I had a great experience!"
5 50Reviewed 17 Mar 2018 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Breast Reduction
Dr. Shaw was my surgeon of choice because his clinic was nominated as the best. I had my breast reduction done with him and there were no hidden costs. In my opinion, it was worth the price.

The clinic has really good hospitality and they followed up with me after the surgery. I didn’t have any complications during or after the breast reduction. Everything went perfectly. The place was clean and well-organized. I had a great experience!
Treated By: CP
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Magdaline Zimbabwe
"They really made me feel at home"
5 50Reviewed 17 Mar 2018 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Breast Reduction
Dr. Shaw was my choice for breast reduction surgery. I chose this doctor because I liked what I saw online and the reviews were also good. I’m very happy with the results and pricing. They gave me a quote before I met with the doctor.

The clinic and the facilities are impressive. My surgery went well and I’ve been for most of the follow-ups now. I’m pretty much finished with everything and I’ll have the final check-up in four to six months. The best part of my visit was probably the doctor and friendly staff. They really made me feel at home. I’d refer Dr. Shaw to anyone who wants to have work done.
Treated By: CP
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Judy South Africa
"They know what they are doing"
4.5 50Reviewed 12 Jul 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation
The doctor was really good he gave me a candid explanation about the procedure and the how it will be done.

Everything went well Dr. Shaw and his staff were very professional. The procedure was well explained. I'm happy with what I heard. They know what they are doing and they charged me within the market. I am really grateful.
Treated By: CP
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Daniel South Africa
"I am extremely happy with the results"
5 50Reviewed 10 Apr 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Calf Implants
I went in for a couple of consultations at various clinics with also comparing market prices and found that this clinic was the best ! Indeed it was ! I was made to feel comfortable and I as well informed of what to expect. I started with my Calf implants procedure and It went well right though the operation. I am extremely happy with the results.

The clinic was very professional, well organized and the atmosphere felt more like a hospital which was great.
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Anonymous Polokwane
"I would highly recommend Dr Shaw for this type of surgery"
5 50Reviewed 15 Oct 2016 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Calf Implants
I had calf augmentation surgery from Dr Shaw and I was totally impressed: He explained everything in detail, took into account my needs and discussed both risks and benefits of what I wanted - giving me the ultimate choice of what I wanted to do. He is a great plastic surgeon and clearly knows his stuff - cause the op went flawlessly without any complications. Post op consultations have been great so far with Dr Shaw supporting my recovery all the way. I would highly recommend Dr Shaw for this type of surgery.

When I arrived at the clinic the first time and saw what it looked like on the outside, I was a bit worried because it wasn't what I expected. However, when I went inside it was world class and on par with any private hospital I had visited. The nurses were friendly, supportive and empathetic - and everyone there offered to help or checked in with me while I was there both before and after the op. Such a great team of people - I couldn't have selected a better clinic. I'm giving this review against previous surgery that I had at another clinic and I can say that the two are miles apart: Dr Shaw and his team are the best in the business.
Treated By: CP
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South Africa
"Since I had it done, my quality of life has improved 100%."
5 50Reviewed 18 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Breast Lift
I had my breast augmentation procedure done in 2011 with Dr. Shaw. Five years and one baby later, I still have nice and perky breasts. People are often surprised to hear that I have had surgery, as I always get told, "I thought you have naturally nice boobs". Prior to this augmentation I had no confidence. My breasts were very saggy and not symmetrical due to scoliosis. Dr. Shaw gave sound advice on how to rectify my problem. He explained the whole surgery in detail to me, and also always took a lot of time to answer any questions when I had consultations with him. I would recommend his work any time. Since I had it done, my quality of life has improved 100%. I would urge anyone thinking about breast augmentation to have it done as soon as possible with this doctor. Dr. Shaw's work is second to none. Many, many thanks to him and his professional team.

I chose this clinic because my mom had had her facelift done there, and she was very impressed with Dr. Shaw. His work on her was also excellent. His clinic is clean, neat, and modern. It's not too big that you feel like a lost cow on a cattle ranch, but spacious enough for comfortable recovery. To this day, Dr. Shaw's rooms and operating there have been the best hospital facility I have seen and been in.
Treated By: CP Total Amount Paid SAR36,000
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Catherine South Africa
"Enhanced my self-image and self-confidence"
5 50Reviewed 04 Nov 2015 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Breast Implants
I had breast lift done as well as breast implants. Dr Shaw advised on what would work best for my body and he done an amazing job. The operation enhanced my self-image and self-confidence so much. I would recommend Dr Shaw to anyone, he is a very talented doctor and always makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.
I have scoliosis, so the abnormal lateral curvature of the spine caused my breast to develop uneven, my one nipple was 5cm lower than my other one. Also over the years I had gained and lost some weight causing stretch marks and sagging of breasts. I just felt at 27 years of age to have breasts that were full of stretch marks, uneven and saggy was embarrassing and made me feel very insecure about myself.
The best parts was of course the end result. But other than that, i would say the way Dr Shaw and his staff treated me was great. I likes
His clinic was amazing, it's actually enjoyable to be there, because it feels so comfortable but still has a very modern edge to it.
I also liked Dr Shaws honest and informative approach. The fact that he was very honest and told me what he could and could not do. In my case he had told me that i would need more than one surgery as it was more reconstructive surgery rather than just a normal breast enlargement or lift that i needed to have done. It ended up that i needed to have 3 operations done in one year to get my breasts looking the way we had planned.The worst part was probably the pain of the three operations. And with every operation the disappointment that there had to be a next one, but he had told me that perhaps we will be very lucky and i will only need one operation, but every time improvements could be done that could not have been foreseen with the previous op."

Dr Shaw's operating rooms are clean and modern but have a very comfortable feel about it. You are well looked after before and after the surgery, Dr Shaw and nurses are around all the time to keep you comfortable and assist if needed.
"As Dr Shaw told me, ""don't do it for other people, do it for yourself and if you not doing it for yourself, then you should not be considering doing this"" I think this is very true because you might end up resenting a partner sending you because he likes big breast and perhaps you don't. -So do it for yourself.
And know that things do and can go wrong, as Dr Shaw explained to me, you could lose a nipple, you might get very bad infection, your body could reject the saline implants, there are so many risks and you need to know them to be able to make an informed decision so that you can not blame the doctor or anyone else if there are complications like these that happen. So make sure you very well informed on everything that could possibly go wrong. You need to remember that doctors can also not foresee what will go wrong on an operating table or how your body will react after the surgery, it's a risk- it's always a risk and you need to take responsibility.."
I paid more than most people would for my breasts but Dr Shaw is one of the more expensive plastic/reconstructive surgeons but he is also one of the best. I think when you do something that is literally changing you, your body, you can not try and take short cuts by going to the cheapest doctor. If you want to do that then rather don't have surgery done, because i do think-and have seen, that you get what you pay for. I paid a lot but I also have a great end result to show for it.
Treated By: CP Total Amount Paid SAR40,000
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Catherine South Africa
"Price is reasonable."
5 50Reviewed 01 Apr 2015 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation
Plastic Surgeon Consultation. I am booked for an augmentation on the 9th April. Price is reasonable as I am going for the autumn special. Will give feedback on results soon.
Total Amount Paid SAR37,600
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Chanelle South Africa
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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) 


Medical Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery



Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy - We have a pharmacy with in 1km from our premisis

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

Local accommodation - There are a few guest houses that are in 1km - 5km radius

Languages spoken


Plastic Surgery

Abdominal Etching
Arm Lift
Belly Button Reshaping
Bra-Line Back Lift
Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Brow Lift
Buccal Fat Removal
Buffalo Hump Removal
Butt Implants
Butt Reduction
Calf Implants
Cheekbone Reduction
Chin Implant
Dimple Creation
Eyelid surgery
Asian Blepharoplasty
Eye Lift
Mini Facelift
Fat Transfer
Genital Reshaping
Inverted Nipple Surgery
Lip Reduction
Neck Liposuction
Muscle Implants
Neck Lift
Nipple Reduction
Pectoral Implants
Nasal Tip Surgery
Open Rhinoplasty
Sliding Genioplasty
Thigh Lift
Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck
Full Abdominoplasty
Mini Abdominoplasty

Medical Aesthetics

SAR895  -  SAR4400
Deep Chemical Peel (30 mins)
Dermal Fillers
Fat Filler
Lip Augmentation
From SAR450
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
Treatment for Wrinkles
From SAR3500
Vital Skinboosters (1 hour )
Treatment for Wrinkles

The Vital injector is a revolutionary new treatment for the skin. This unique device provides a skin boosting treatment that allows a uniform, precise depth and dosage of stabilised hyaluronic acid coupled with the benefits of needling.

This approach hydrates and nourishes the skin, providing immediate results. In this it differs from other delivery systems that can be washed  from the surface of the skin. The skin boosters improve the quality of your skin by increasing hydration levels deep inside your skin. This in turn improves

the smoothness, elasticity and firmness of your skin. 

SAR850  -  SAR8500

VelaSmooth® is a non-invasive body smoothing and contouring treat ment, for cellulite reduction. VelaSmooth enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well-shaped bo dy . Typically, treatments are administered twice a week for a period of 5 weeks for the best results. Thi s results in making you look and feel more youthful and have an overall smoother skin . VelaSmooth provides results without downtime or significant discomfort.

Cellu-Reductor Injector

The Cellu-Reduction Injector, also know as the CR Injector is a technique for the treatment of cellulite by uniform, metered, subdermal deposition of treating product. A set of 9 needles precisely  positioned by skin vacuum, the CR injector allows precise depth and dosage of product coupled with  the benefits of needling. This reduces the cellulite deposits by shrinking the fat cells below the dermis. This revolutionary system allows the product to be deposited in  the problem area, resulting  in consistent results. A treatment consists of 4 consecutive days of injections into the affected area,  coupled with a anti-cellulite serum, that penetrates through to the cell ulite to further accelerate fat  cell reduction.

General Practice

From SAR450
Skin Specialist Consultation (1 hour )
The consultation with our Skin Specialist/ Aesthetician Medical Practitioner will be in connection with all skin or weight loss concerns

From SAR960
Plastic Surgeon Consultation (1 hour )
The consultation with specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Shaw, will be with regards to all medical and surgical related concerns
SAR2900  -  SAR3300
Weight Loss Consultation (1 hour )
We offer a clean eating weight loss program, which is a lifestyle program. 

The product offer weigh-ins, personalized eating plans, recipes and other valued added services provided by our Skin Specialist.


From SAR3500
Acne Scars Treatment
From SAR3500
Acne Treatment
From SAR3500
Age Spots Removal
From SAR3500
Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation Serum is a pigmentation, dark spot and blemish solution, is described as an intensive skin lightening cream which is a natural treatment for pigmentation. The product evens out your skin tone by controlling melanin production which helps prevent skin darkening. It also helps eliminate dark spots, freckles, and blemishes. When used in conjunction with a Glycolic acid skin peel

, the results are drastically improved.

Body Treatments

From SAR845
Cellulite Treatment

ellulite Solution is a high concentrated anti-cellulite and firming serum with 40X higher-quality natural actives in high concentrations, for enhanced synergy and maximum results. Baobab seed oil

being one of the main contributors to the success in our products. Most ingredients are of >95% purity and in liposome form or other fast absorption matrix for enhanced penetration and assimilation by the skin. This is in contrast to the usual one or two cheap active ingredients in low concentrations, found in most anti-cellulite creams.

Payment Information

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Private Patients Welcome

Public Health Insurance - This will be claimed back from the medical aid in the patients personal capacity

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Show Phone Number30 Camelford Rd, New Redruth, Alberton, RSA, 1449South Africa