Covid-19 Notice. Update 9 July 2020
I am open but with several protocols in place to prevent the transmission of covid-19. These protocols as well as a special consent form and declaration regarding covid-19 are available by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further we have implemented several measures including screening, ubiquitous mask wearing, social distancing, temperature checks, no waiting in the rooms, etc. In addition, consultation are being kept short to minimise contact. Please arrive as close to your scheduled consultation time as possible as you will be required to wait in your car and will be summoned from there.
If you just want to find out prices, please simply send an email to email@example.com and you will receive an auto-reply email with my price list.
New patients wanting a consultation: the first step is to check out my site, especially the procedure you are interested in and the planning section. Once you have read that, then you can contact me here directly. Please include as much information as possible and follow the instructions for proper photographs. I can often provide an opinion and a way forward based on what you send me.
Old patients who have seen me before can schedule in the usual manner or contact me here.
Check out my Facebook page for updates.
Plastic surgery can be life changing. My web site, like my practice, aims to make your plastic surgery experience as easy and positive as possible.
I am an experienced plastic surgeon. I work with a small, dedicated team, and together, we will care for you from start to finish. Apart from some social responsibility work (for children with cleft lip and palate), my practice is exclusively cosmetic surgery.
My philosophy is to keep things simple, that less can be more, that safety is paramount and that the patient – you – come first. My goal is satisfied patients. Satisfaction is achieved when your expectations are met and you achieve your goals. Satisfied patients are what keep me happy in my work and my practice busy.
Operation Smile mission, Feb 2014, on the Cavour, an Italian aircraft carrier. It docked in Cape Town and we did some cleft surgery on board. In the picture above I am giving a TV interview. Not sure why I am looking so battle weary!
A note on before and after pictures
Many plastic surgeons display large galleries of before and after pictures on their websites. Plastic surgeons in South Africa are discouraged from doing so according to our HPCSA guidelines. Patient confidentiality is important to me and my practice and therefore I have limited my site to display only a handful of before and after pictures merely to demonstrate typical patients and usual outcomes. All pictures are of my own patients and displayed with consent from the patient. A picture is worth a thousand words and the internet is a visual medium. I believe that the pictures add value and they are displayed with the intent of helping patients and prospective patients better understand a procedure. I do not email a bunch of pictures to patients making enquiries either. I will, however, show you the before and after galleries at the time of consultation. I hope this approach is understood.
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18 Feb 2020
“Once again, a big thank you for the terrific service from both you and Annelie and formost your phenomenal surgery. All went above and beyond my expectations. 😊 You were truely very gentle and this past week has been a piece of cake.
Please forward my gratitude to Annelie and Elle aswell. Your staff and clinic is terrific!”
9 September 2019
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22 Aug 2017
Thank you so much! I cannot stop looking at the amazing artwork that is my chest!
I will never forget what you have done for me – I am forever grateful to have worked with you.
21 July 2017
1 March 2017
27 yrs, Female, CT Local, 7 star treatment
“Being a little nervous for my procedure prior to surgery, I resulted in feeling very safe in the hands of Dr Lazarus and his team, who are by far the most attentive medical practitioners that I have ever experienced. From the moment you walk into his practice, you feel as though you are at home. From my consultation period, right through to the follow up consultations post surgery, the Tranquility Clinic team have been incredible- always available for any questions and extremely patient and compassionate. I highly recommend Dr Lazarus and couldn’t thank him enough for the incredible artwork that he has created for me.”
“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.”
I am feeling uncomfortable and not very proud of myself! I did not get round to expressing my gratitude and appreciation to you.! Dirk, thank you so very much for all your kindness and understanding throughout my dealings with you and it has been always been a pleasure dealing with your entire practise.