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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.

Dr Craig Wittstock

Dr Craig Wittstock

President


Prof Tim Christofides

Prof Tim Christofides

Past President, Treasurer


Dr Mark Phipson

Dr Mark Phipson

Coding


Dr Dirk Lazarus

Dr Dirk Lazarus

Scope of Practice, Mentorship, Insurance


Dr Manti Makakole

Dr Manti Makakole

Mentorship, Scope of Practice


Dr Kenneth Segwapa

Dr Kenneth Segwapa

Education


Dr Isabel Do Vale

Dr Isabel Do Vale

Congress, Social Media


Dr Nick Kairinos

Dr Nick Kairinos

Coding, Education


Dr Mark van der Velde

Dr Mark van der Velde

Guidelines, Education, Assistant Treasurer


Dr Marshall Murdoch

Dr Marshall Murdoch

Education, CPD


Candice Penfold

Secretary


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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