If you can’t resist the allure of beauty…

Cape Town is one of the world’s most desirable destinations for plastic surgery. The reason is clear when you consider what it has to offer. World-class surgery, specialised surgical facilities, beautiful surroundings and a favourable exchange rate. What more could you wish for in an ultimate rejuvenation experience.


World-class surgery

Dr Mark van der Velde is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Apart from having his own practice at the Cape Town Mediclinic, he is also one of the team of top surgeons at The Cosmetic Surgery Institute. When faced with a difficult case he may consult with his network of skilled fellow surgeons. This is only done with the patent’s consent and to ensure the best clinical outcome. It is Dr van der Velde’s philosophy to include honest communication and always use safe, trusted surgical procedures.

World-class facilities

All surgeries take place in licenced operating theatres, right in the heart of Cape Town. The theatres are all fully equipped with state-of-the-art specialised surgical and medical equipment.

The nursing staff are well trained in post-operative treatment are always on duty to take care of you. And Dr van der Velde is usually very close by.


breast procedures
body procedures
face procedures
Reconstructive Procedures

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Words can not describe how thankful I am that I chose to fly from Australia to South Africa to have my life-changing surgery. I now have a perfect tummy!! You and your team made me feel I was in great hands through the whole process. Thank you for all the kindness that you and your office staff showed me through all the long-distance calls and numerous emails, even the follow-up visits after my surgery. You are a great team and made the whole process very special. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Just to tell you that I am so happy with what you have done on me and that you are an amazing artist! I don’t feel much pain and I feel good about myself now! Thank you once again!

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This is just a tiny way to let you know what a MASSIVE impression you have had on my life. I was able to go on holiday in December and go swimming at the beach! In April I am going to do everything you can do in Mauritius! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and happy tears in my eyes. I will forever be grateful

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A year ago you patched up Nina and the result is really very good! We as a practice were very appreciative of your service to our patients. We like it that you write reports – 5 stars for that and our patients are always happy. That says a lot these days.
Doctors Rooms on Kloof.

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You have given me support, such compassion, and reassurance, I could not have found such expertise and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you and your family. Fran.

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Thank you for your expert surgery and your gentle approach to what was for me a traumatic experience to experience again after a 22-year break. I am pleased that I chose the reduction route. Warm wishes and thank you again, Di.

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I’m really grateful for the love and kindness you have shown me. All the planning, operations, going the extra mile in order for me to get my life back. May god continue to bless the works of your hands. Many thanx, Perceive.

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Thank you so much for doing a fantastic job on my face! You are a truly great person. Thanks for your contribution to SA Education.
God bless you, Irene

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Thank you so very much for all your kindness and for fixing me up. For procedures that require your dignity to be left far behind – thank you for handling it with laughter and grace. The effects are truly life changing and I am forever grateful!

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Thank you for helping me walk this part of my journey. You are an artist, an amazing surgeon and an awesome person. Thank you for helping me be ‘whole’ again.

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Thank you for being kind and compassionate and very patient. I am so happy that I decided to go with reconstruction and am happy that my ‘girls’ are in such safe hands. With gratitude, Mirna.

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