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.


Just wanted to drop a quick line to say thank you so much for all your help and your patience with me!

Back home in a not so warm England, missing the warmth already. Was very impressed with the service provided by yourself and Dr Lazarus and not only will visit again but will recommend to my colleagues and friends.

I know from my own industry people are quick to complain but not so much to compliment so thought I would just say how happy I am and once again thank you!


Dear Dr Lazarus,

I wanted to say that you are amazing! My face is beginning to settle down nicely.

The best thing is the comments I have received from some of my colleagues. One said, ‘Your face is unbelievable. The surgery must have been very advanced.’ Another person said, ‘Oh My ***, you look so YOUNG … I am shocked!

I will send you a photo but it is not a close up just a normal one to give you an idea. I am wearing a little concealer. I will send you close ups soon.

I wanted to email you to say thank you for giving me back, perhaps more than 15 years.

Best wishes