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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

“I study that which comprises individual beauty. My aim is to achieve subtle, authentic and durable results.”

Dr Deon van der Westhuizen qualified as a medical doctor (MB ChB) at the University of Pretoria in 1984 where he graduated with a distinction in general surgery and was awarded the Smith and Nephew prize for the best orthopaedic final year student.

Between 1990 and 1994, Dr Van der Westhuizen served as a Registrar in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch, completing both M.Med and FCS (SA) Plastic Surgery degrees.


Dr van der Westhuizen


Integrating Modern Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment Techniques.
“I started my private practice in 1994 and I maintain an office and surgery in the Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Cape Town,” says Dr Van der Westhuizen.

He specialises in aesthetic surgery, skin cancer reconstruction and the integration of modern surgical and non-surgical treatment techniques to restore and maintain faces and bodies affected by ageing and disease.

Modern Facial Surgery Procedures
Dr Van der Westhuizen’s modern facial surgery procedures include small scar keyhole brow lift and repositioning, minimally invasive restoration of eyelids, structural facial fat grafting, facial implants and modified extended deep plane face and neck lift procedures.

“I also perform body sculpting surgery with the SAFE liposculpture technique and PAL system for safety, and the short scar breast lift and reduction method for superior results,” he says. Dr Van der Westhuizen also performs non-touch breast implant placements, aimed at restoring proportion and recovering poorly functioning implants.

“We work hard to reduce pain, expedite recovery and aim to achieve results which are defined synergistically with patients as far as possible.”

Minimally Invasive Options
A minimally invasive Facial Rejuvenation clinic helps to maintain patients’ faces before and after surgery, and offers alternatives to surgery.

“We use injectables such as body own tissue and HA (Juvederm) synthetic fillers, neuromodulation (Botox),” says Dr Van der Westhuizen, “as well as Thermage radiofrequency face and body collagen stimulation treatments.”

Dr Van der Westhuizen travels regularly and extensively in order to stay in touch with new surgical and non-surgical treatment developments.

Authentic and Durable Results
“I am interested in what comprises individual beauty and what motivates and informs the quest for beauty and performance by patients,” he says. “My aim is to achieve subtle, authentic and durable results that are better, not different.”

Dr Van der Westhuizen is registered as a Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon with The Health Professional Council of South Africa.

He is a member of:

The Association of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa (APRASSA)
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).

Dr Van der Westhuizen has served as a National Trainer and Mentor for the Allergan Medical Aesthetic Institute (AMI), and has given training in filler injection and facial anatomy.

At the Cosmetic Surgery Institute, he has trained senior Plastic Surgery registrars in facial and body contouring surgery and nonsurgical fillers.

Dr Van der Westhuizen’s presentations at national conferences include topics on fat grafting, facial aesthetic surgery, as well as skin cancer reconstruction. He presides regularly as a course leader and participant in facial filler education and seminars.