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.
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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.
Dr Craig Wittstock
Prof Tim Christofides
Past President, Treasurer
Dr Mark Phipson
Dr Dirk Lazarus
Scope of Practice, Mentorship, Insurance
Dr Manti Makakole
Mentorship, Scope of Practice
Dr Kenneth Segwapa
Dr Isabel Do Vale
Congress, Social Media
Dr Nick Kairinos
Dr Mark van der Velde
Guidelines, Education, Assistant Treasurer
Dr Marshall Murdoch
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.
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.