Dr. Dirk Lazarus

Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon

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

86 New Church Street

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.

I don’t market on RealSelf anymore, but here are some reviews:

RealSelf Patient Reviews of Dirk Lazarus, MD

Dr. Lazarus

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!

Dr. Lazarus

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.

Page last updated: 17 November 2023


Incredible Doctor

I saw Dr Lazarus 3 years ago for BA. I am so pleased by his work, his professionalism and that of his entire staff and clinic. I came all the way from Canada and was not disappointed. Even after so much time every time I’m in CT I’m welcomed with a free follow up,. He is highly skilled and gives incredible advise and the atmosphere is very helpful and supportive .
Thank you again Dr Lazarus


20 January 2021

“I had my BA done with Dr Dirk Lazarus, and I am absolutely in love with my results!!

We settled on 300ccs demi profile and they look beautiful and natural. Much better than I expected to look.

The whole team at the tranquillity clinic are absolutely AMAZING!! they really treat you so well, my experience was 5 stars for sure.

Would 100% refer Dirk as an excellent surgeon who really specialises in the natural look women go for!”

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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

“What a freakin amazing fantastic job you did!!!!! Im going to write one long very good review, I cant stop looking at them thank the lord I chose Dr Dirk Lazarus. Amazing. “


19 August 2019

“Just looking at some pics and once again realized what a talented surgeon you are. This photo was taken 7 years ago … we both looked bliksemse good for 55 year olds!”


21 March 2019

“I hope you are doing well.
I had breast surgery with you about twenty years ago and I have to say that I am still satisfied and impressed with the work you did. It has really been one of the best decisions i have made with your help. I have also breastfed my son for a year with an abundance of milk and without any issues.
I would like to have the blepharoplasty surgery done on my upper lids since I have a lot of excess skin and I’m always looking tired and older than my age. I would like to have this procedure done with you because i know the exceptional quality of your work and I trust you completely.”


13 May 2018

Hello Doctor!

You have done a great job, I really like the result. Thank you for the photos.


22 Aug 2017

Dear Doc

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.

Kind regards



21 July 2017

Dear Dr Lazarus
I just want to say thank you again for my face. Everyday I look in the mirror I am amazed at the work you have done and how good my face looks. You gave me my confidence back and I can never thank you enough for this. I feel more human now than I have for a long time. I hope you are enjoying your holiday. God bless you and your family.


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 think Dirk is really great – the kind of attention which he paid Ethan was really moving and one which I will not forget.