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Dr Stuart Geldenhuys: Longevity Magazine


Stuart Geldenhuys matriculated from Hilton College in 1984, and completed both undergraduate and postgraduate training at UCT, qualifying as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in 2003. He has a private practice which focuses on facial aesthetics (both surgical and non-surgical), rhinoplasty and breast surgery. He is a member of APRSSA and ISAPS, and sessional specialist at GSH. He is also a consultant for Anatomical Breast Implants and a member of the Allergan Academy.

My greatest health asset is my mental attitude.

The piece of life-changing health advice I can give others is if there is something that has been bothering you aesthetically, change it – so many patients say they wish they had made the change years ago and that it had literally changed their lives once they had done it.

My greatest achievement so far has been the small changes I am able to effect in each individual to enhance their self-confidence and their quality of life.

The health lesson I have learned is to always eat well, stay fit and keep working - longevity is about both the body and mind. I haven't thought about how I would like to die, because I am too busy living. I will cross that bridge when I get to it.

SAFM (Health Matters): Discussion about gynecomastia

According to Cape Town based Plastic Surgeon, Dr Stuart Geldenhuis, breast reduction surgery in men (Medically known as gynaecomastia) is one of the top five cosmetic procedures performed on men. 

Listen to his SAFM radio interview about this topic here.


"Boob Jobs" and breastfeeding : Living and Loving, September 2012

Some say that the "yummy mummy" is a myth and that, unlike celebs, the average new mom takes at least a year to get her figure back after having a baby.

Fact: more ordinary women are now considering lifts and implants because they want to look their best both before and after motherhood.

Cape Town cosmetic surgeon, Dr Stuart Geldenhuys, helps women achieve their dream of having better breasts, and says that this surgical procedure is becoming one of the most sought-after.

Read the full article published in Living and Loving, September issue  (page 120 - 121) 


Health Matters - SAfm radio Interview

Following the article "Breast augmentation and babies - the Yummy Mummy Trend", Dr. Stuart Geldenhuys, was recently interviewed by Karen Key from SAfm radio - Health Matters.


Breast augmentations and babies – the Yummy Mummy trend

Having a child is life-changing, but although babies bring tremendous fulfillment women are often dismayed at the physical changes in their bodies. 

Post-baby breast lifts and augmentations are more popular than ever among mothers, especially in the "yummy mummy" era.

Breast augmentation, also known as an augmentation mammaplasty, breast enlargement or colloquially as a "boob job", is the most commonly requested surgical procedure, with an extremely high overall satisfaction rate.


The fatty boom-boom jab

Fat is the new elixir of youth. As plastic surgeons discover the extraordinary rejuvenating properties of fat grafting, the emphasis is shifting to combination therapies, incorporating both the traditional "nip and tuck" with facial volume restoration to re-contour, shape and even beautify patients.

The aging process manifests itself variably in a combinations of sagging and skin excess, progressive facial volume loss and skin changes. Consequently, comprehensive facial rejuvenation requires not just the traditional nip-tucks but restoration of facial volume.


Silicone breast implants - are they safe or not?

Breast augmentation is currently the most requested plastic surgery procedure worldwide. However, a recent widely publicised health scare involving sub-standard breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP), has generated concern about the overall safety of breast implants.

South African plastic surgeon, Dr Stuart Geldenhuys, reviews the situation and the issue of whether silicone breast implants are safe or not.

In the wake of reports that followed an investigation by regulatory authorities in Europe, PIP implants have been found to contain an inferior industrial grade of silicone that does not meet the same stringent quality requirements as medical grade silicone, and their rupture rate appears to be five times higher than other implants. Ruptures expose breast tissue to this toxic industrial grade silicone resulting in chronic inflammation.

The French government issued a statement indicating that all PIP implants should be removed based on their findings of a projected 11.2% implant rupture rate and the use of non medical grade silicone which would lead to severe inflammatory reactions in contact with breast tissue.