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About Us

The mission of APRASSA is to support their members in their efforts to provide the highest quality plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic care to the public.

We undertake to attain and maintain high professional and ethical standards.

South Africa is truly a unique country with tremendous diversity. Our country's uniqueness and diversity are reflected in the spectrum of Plastic Surgery that is practised, which ranges from technically demanding microvascular reconstruction, to high-end aesthetic surgery. APRASSA’s Plastic Surgeons are board-certified Plastic Surgeons who have completed a post-graduate residency programme.

Our members have undergone a rigorous standardized training programme of a minimum of 4 years of Plastic Surgery residency from a recognized teaching facility at an accredited university, following which they are then eligible to sit for the College of Plastic Surgery Examination. In this way, standards are maintained from a grassroots level.

In addition, APRASSA has a very strong peer review and Ombudsman system in place to allow for continuous monitoring of its standards.

APRASSA Plastic surgeons are located across South Africa and are available to help treat birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. The mission of APRASSA is to support its members in their efforts to provide the highest quality plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic/aesthetic care. This objective is achieved by maintaining professional and ethical standards.

For more about plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, visit our patient centre.

The Executive Committee

The Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa was formed in 1956 and currently has 169 members. The mission of the Association is to support its members in their efforts to provide the highest quality patient care and attain and maintain professional and ethical standards.

Prof Tim Christofides

Prof Tim Christofides

President


Dr Vivien Jandera

Dr Vivien Jandera

Past President


Dr Peter Scott

Dr Peter Scott

Treasurer


Dr Isabel Do Vale

Dr Isabel Do Vale

Congress and Social Media & Website Liaison


Dr Craig Wittstock

Dr Craig Wittstock

SAPPF, Healthman & Coding


Dr Dirk Lazarus

Dr Dirk Lazarus

Scope of Practice / HPCSA
/ Mentorship


Dr Manti Makakole

Dr Manti Makakole

Scope of Practice / HPCSA


Dr Mark Phipson

Dr Mark Phipson

SAPPF, Healthman & Coding


Dr Mark van der Velde

Dr Mark van der Velde

In Rooms Guidelines


Dr Marshall Murdoch

Dr Marshall Murdoch

CME, Education & Social Media


WHEN YOU CHOOSE A DOCTOR WHO IS A MEMBER OF APRASSA, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT YOUR SURGEON IS QUALIFIED IN ALL ASPECTS OF COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

Find a Surgeon

The Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of Southern Africa was formed in 1956. It currently has over 169 members from all around South Africa. All our members are fully qualified Plastic surgeons that have been approved for APRASSA membership and will endeavour to provide you with excellent care throughout your plastic surgery journey.









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