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Changing the face of plastic surgery in Cape Town- South Africa - Mediscapes
by James Johannisen

A few years ago, people went to small clinics for extended periods of time in secret, to have their plastic surgery. But, today plastic surgery is simple, safe and so convenient that it can be incorporated into your holiday itinerary.

In support of the advances in Plastic Surgery, which truly has made it an outpatient procedure, but in appreciation of that a person would like to take a few extra days to recuperate, which can be arranged through one company, taking the hassle out of sourcing the best surgeons and suitable accommodation.

These “cosmetic holidays” have appeal to both the local and international visitor, especially with the rising cost of plastic surgery in Europe and USA. For example, a person may fly into Cape Town, take a few days to enjoy the city, and then undergo their respective procedure, followed by a few days afterwards to recuperate and relax.

The concept of international visitors traveling to South Africa for a “Cosmetic Holiday” is not new but our clinics have distinguished from the rest with the level of professionalism and complete attention to pro- and post- operative care.

The Clinic

The Cape Town, South African private clinic is dedicated to the highest standards of surgical excellence and patient welfare. The clinic offers an extensive range of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, as well as skin care therapy.
One of the important philosophies of the clinic is to provide each patient with appropriate treatment for their particular condition. To achieve this the Clinic has bought together some of the finest Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Theatre Sisters and Skincare therapists, all under one roof.
This is just one example of the top exclusive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeries in Cape Town, South Africa. With a choice of these types of clinics or whether you go to a Surgeon with one of our top hospitals, you shall always be in good, trusted hands.
South Africa is becoming more and more popular with foreign patients coming for various types of surgery, due to the international standards our Surgeons have and the favourable currency for the foreigners to afford only the Best.

Addressing the Concerns

One of the biggest concerns of both local and international visitors when traveling to a foreign city for Plastic Surgery is that they are alone. Surgery at the best of times, can be concerning, but when in a foreign city, without family or friends, that concern is magnified. We have various solutions, such a private theatre nurses and personal assistants at hand to deal with all pre- and post- operative requirements, and to assist every step of the way.

Surgical Options

In Cape Town our Plastic Surgeons offer procedures such as Laser Skin Resurfacing, Eyelid and Face-Lift procedures, Nasal Surgery, Ear Repair, mini Abdominoplasty and Breast Lifts. Non-Surgical procedures include Chemical Peeling, Laser Hair Removal, Botox injections, Microdermabrasion, Restylane and Perlane injections. An important philosophy of the clinic is to be fully conversant and up-to-date with the latest technology and procedures. The Blue Peel, for example, is the latest in chemical peels which is performed in our clinics.

Conscious Sedation

Most procedures today, except for abdominoplastics and breast reductions, are performed under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation. The Medical and Dental Professions have accepted the concept that high-quality sedation can replace general anaesthesis for some surgical procedures. Many outpatient procedures previously done in hospital theatres under general anaesthesia can now be performed at the private clinic where the cost are considerably lower compared to public/ general hospitals.

There are many advantages when doing sedation in the clinic:
•Recovery is more rapid and patients can go home sooner
•It is convenient
•Patients are satisfied
•Enormous saving as far as costs are concerned
•Less side-effects, as the patients do not get a general anaesthetic
•Can return to their work sooner

Plastic Surgery has advanced not only in its techniques and results, but also in minimization of side effects, that for anyone, who has been born with a disfigurement or as a result of an accident, there are so many solutions. And for those wishing to merely improve an area or reduce the number of fines lines and wrinkles, why not invite a friend and go on a cosmetic holiday to the wonderful lands and coast of Cape Town.
Visit us at www.mediscapes.com or Contact us at +27 (21) 422 3932


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