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Dr Stuart Geldenhuys


Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
M.B.Ch.B (Stel), M.Med (Plast), FCS (SA)

“I like to play the role of facilitator; I see myself as the patient’s ambassador, assisting them in making the best decisions.”
Dr Geldenhuys has been a cosmetic surgeon for over 15 years and is based
 in Cape Town at The Cosmetic Surgical Institute.
 He is the Chairman and shareholder of The Cosmetic Surgery Institute and a director and shareholder of Renaissance Skin Science.


Dr Geldenhuys


After graduating then completing his internship in 1991, Dr Geldenhuys moved to the UK to work as a Senior House Officer, returning home in 1995 as Registrar in General Surgery and then Plastic Surgery (1999) at UCT.
From Consultant To Private Practice
In 2003, Dr Geldenhuys was appointed as Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital, and accepted as a fellow of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa.

“I left the hospital in 2006 for private practice,” he says, “but I’ve remained involved as a part-time consultant, training registrars – something I’m passionate about.”

Special interests
Dr Geldenhuys’ core focus and passion includes rhinoplasty, breast surgery and facial aesthetics, both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

He also regularly attends local and international cosmetic surgery conferences and courses, to stay up to date with global techniques and advances.

Good communication achieves the best result
Dr Geldenhuys believes in aiming for natural results to achieve beauty. “Aesthetically, I like to achieve a harmony and balance,” he says, stressing the importance of proportion.

“In order to achieve a result a patient is happy with, I need to have a thorough understanding of their requirements, which is why informative communication between us is vital.”

He stresses that patient safety takes top priority, which is something he takes great care with. “Predictability in cosmetic surgery is something that a patient values, and I appreciate the need for a predictable outcome.”

Supportive and nurturing
“My personal approach is to be kind, friendly and comforting. As a surgeon I try to be supportive and nurturing, to make the patient’s experience as positive as possible.

“Cosmetic surgery is about minimising physical imperfections, and I am a perfectionist – one who strives for excellence every step of the way.”

In addition to his role at The Cosmetic Surgical Institute, Dr Geldenhuys is also National Assistant Secretary ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)

He has published in leading Plastic Surgery Journals, and his other credentials include:

President-Elect and founding member of SORSSA (Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons of South Africa)
Sessional Specialist at the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Cape Town & Groote Schuur Hospital.
Membership of the Allergan Medical Institute (AMI), and previously a consultant to Allergan and mentor for Breast Augmentation training.