||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 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,
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.
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.
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
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
•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
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