Professional Statement

Plastic surgery is the marriage of art and medicine. A good plastic surgeon sees the body as a sculptor does, but also understands its complexities as a physician. I was destined to do plastic surgery. I grew up in a family of artists, and I love the visual arts. My vocation for caring for people led me to medicine, but I chose plastic surgery because it offers intellectual and technical challenges and artistic satisfaction. I first studied medicine in South Africa, where I was born. During my plastic surgery residency there, I was exposed to reconstructive surgery, head and neck, burn, microsurgery, and cosmetic surgery. Because of South Africa’s political and social instabilities, I left to continue my training with a research fellowship in the Cleft/ Craniofacial division at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and Residencies at Case Western Reserve University Hospital and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena (USC).


26 years


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Best Plastic Surgery Practice14623 Hawthorne BoulevardLawndale, CA 90260


  • General Surgery

Areas (10)

  • Belly Button
  • Body
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Eyebrow
  • Lower Eyelid
  • Neck
  • Skin
  • Upper Eyelid

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


  • Residency


    Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena

  • Graduate School

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AEDIT is taking the stigma out of plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures and injectables. Welcome to the future of beauty.

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