Dr. Dirk Lazarus

Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon

MBChB (UCT), FCS (SA) Plast & Recon Surg

About Me

I am a fully qualified specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, the equivalent of board certified here in South Africa. I am experienced, having been in private practice, performing aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery, since 1998.

I am a member of or registered with the following professional bodies:

  • Registered as a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Member of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRASSA)
  • Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
  • International member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)


I trained at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, finishing my fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1997. I have worked in the UK and done some training abroad. I maintain my professional standards by regularly attending congresses and meetings and keeping up to date with the relevant plastic surgery literature.

I have presented papers both locally and internationally and published several articles in peer reviewed Plastic Surgery Journals. I am the past head of the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit at Red Cross Children’s Hospital and I continue to work as a consultant in the unit. I regularly go on missions with Operation Smile as part of a team that performs cleft surgery where none would otherwise be available.

My wife, Di, has been a source of inspiration to me for many years. We have two lovely children, Noah and Eve. Noah was born with a Stahl’s ear which we corrected with splinting, not surgery.



Dear Dr. Lazarus,

I hope all is well with you?

3 months have passed since I had my baggy eyelids trimmed back! I have to say I am very happy with the results. I suffered quite bad bruising for around one month after the surgery [redheads!], but absolutely no pain at all and I am very happy with the results 3 months later. I can just about not see the scars and can also not really feel them any longer. I am also very happy with the shape of my eyes after the surgery.

Thank you so much.

Warm regards from Hong Kong

Warm regards from Hong Kong