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main concern

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Some procedures or treatments may not be an emergency. However, today we all appreciate how much an improved appearance can enhance self-esteem, confidence and generally improving a patient’s quality of life.

In our operating theatre you’re as safe as than you’d be in the best private general hospital. There are fewer patients in our wards, and virtually no diseases since none of our patients are ill. They’re all healthy people having elective surgery in a clean and sterile environment.

comprehensive screening

We are up to date with the latest recommendations and guidelines, and we have a thorough screening process:

Screening before entering the building through security
Hand sanitizer at all entry and exit points
Regular group staff testing
Patients screened and tested before admission
Surfaces and handles cleaned regularly

Limited exposure

Our surgeons have consulting rooms on the premises, so the surgeon who is treating you will usually be very close by, while round-the-clock nursing staff are always on duty.


We know you probably have questions about surgery and the different procedures and treatments. Here are some frequently asked questions.


How does the Cosmetic Surgery Institute compare to a regular hospital in its ability deal with emergencies? (i.e. if anything goes wrong during surgery?)

At the Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we’re as well equipped as any general hospital to deal with emergencies that may arise. The only difference is that at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute our smaller size means we’re able to run more smoothly and efficiently than a busy, bigger, general hospital.

How will my experience at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute differ from surgery through a regular cosmetic surgeon in private practice?
Some individual surgeons do have their own facilities but the Cosmetic Surgery Institute is the most sophisticated and well equipped in Cape Town. Many individual cosmetic and plastic surgeons will perform the bigger and more complex procedures through large private hospitals, and complete only the smaller procedures in their consulting rooms.
Are cosmetic procedures considered non-essential and therefore not covered by medical aid?
The vast majority of procedures will be classified by your medical aid as non-essential, and the costs will not be covered, with the exception of certain reconstructive procedures and some eye procedures, depending on the terms and conditions of medical plans, which do vary, so be sure to find out first whether your procedure may be covered. Some medical plans will cover a percentage of the costs of breast reductions.

Interested in a procedure?
We’d love to hear from you.