Dr. Dirk Lazarus

Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon

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

Facial Procedures:
Surgical and Non-surgical


Your face is what you present to the world. It is what other people see and it greets you in the morning when you look in the mirror. Rightly or wrongly you may be judged by your facial appearance. Many patients consult with me because they feel they look old or tired or are dissatisfied with one or more facial features.

Facial plastic surgery is an art. It is often about finding the hidden beauty or lost youth within a face. Modern techniques are less invasive and with a greater understanding of how the face ages, these techniques are entirely more appropriate. The tight, windswept, operated look of over-pulled facelifts is something of the past. A greater emphasis on three-dimensional rejuvenation to re-create the curves and form of youth results in a far more natural and pleasing appearance.

Forever young

Forever young. There are good procedures that can help retard or slow the facial aging process. These include Botox and Dysport, fillers and minor operative procedures.

Younger faces can benefit too. Individual features may be enhanced (lips, cheeks, ears, noses, etc) or the face can just be made generally more attractive, often with relatively simple procedures. Eyelid surgery and fat grafts are typical for this age

Men’s faces are different from women’s and require a different approach. Some procedures can feminize the face, which is often undesirable in men. Men need smaller, simpler procedures, often with less downtime. Frequently these procedures focus on the eyes and the neck.


We have met before – about 10 years ago – I was kicked in the face by my horse and you performed the surgery (rather brilliantly). Now I am interested in something else…

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I just want to thank you again:) I’m super happy. Could you please send the before and after u fixed it pics, I would like to show my mum.

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From a cleft patient who had secondary surgery to help her speech:
It is one year ago that i was blessed to meet and know you. Thank you very much for the support you rendered to me while I was in South Africa. I will never forget your acts of kindness. I am fine now and my speech has greatly improved! I think I don’t need another operation. Even though I don’t communicate that often, you are always at heart.


I would just like to take the opportunity to say THANK YOU to Dr. Lazarus and his team.
I have had a very good experience due to the pleasant staff and of course Dr. Lazarus himself.

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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.

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Actually drove past your surgery this morning and thought I should pop in to say hello. Am very happy with the way the surgery has turned out, has made a huge difference and am very grateful. I will endeavour to pop in sometime in the near future to let you have a look.

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Dear Anneli

I came to Capetown from UK about 9 years ago and sought out Dr Dirk for cosmetic surgery. He performed a tummy tuck, lipo, and facelift on me during my time there and I don’t think I have ever written to thank him for the wonderful work he did. Thank You to him and all you ladies on his staff. I attach 2 shots of me on the beach in France, showing my nice flat tummy.

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Hello again, Dr. Lazarus!
Once again I would like to say how pleased I am with the result of your handiwork!

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You are such a STAR thank you for all your assistance.

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Just a quick thank you to all the staff – felt in safe professional and caring hands from the moment I walked through the door this morning.

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