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FULLY EQUIPPED
OPERATING THEATRES

OPERATING THEATRES

There are three fully equipped operating theatres and the clinic is a licensed facility. Since we are a dedicated cosmetic surgery clinic, our equipment is specialised for the surgery that we perform and for the facility itself. Once you’ve had a surgical procedure, you will be taken care of by staff who are highly experienced in post-operative treatment.

SURGEONS ON SITE

Our surgeons have consulting rooms on the premises, so the surgeon who is treating you will usually be very close by, while round-the-clock nursing staff are always on duty.

ACCOMMODATION

We have 3 double rooms (6 beds) for recovery and day patients. For patients who stay overnight, or for several nights, there are 6 overnight beds in double rooms (two beds per room) with en-suite bathrooms. A private room may be arranged if requested.

OVERNIGHT STAY

Most patients stay at least one night, depending on what type of surgery they have. Patients that have had extensive surgery, like breast surgery or abdominoplasty often stay for several nights.

CATERING FACILITIES

We outsource to the many local restaurants in the area, so there is a wide choice of menu items available, delivered throughout the day and till late at night.

THE COSMETIC SURGERY Institute STORY

It started in 1963, when three pioneering surgeons opened the clinic that would become Cape Town’s first surgical facility dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery. Dr David Davies and his partners, Dr Fanna Malherbe and Dr Bertie Binnewald, all leaders in the field of plastic surgery, had a unique vision, and the new Shirnel Clinic was born.

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Starting as a practical, close-at-hand extension of their practices, it was the beginning of something that would grow much bigger, fulfilling the vision of its founders. At first, the facility offered only smaller procedures under local anaesthetic, extending later to smaller procedures under general anaesthetic, in a day clinic with a six bed recovery ward. Other surgeons joined the practice, while some moved on, with Dr Des Fernandes, the creator of the Environ brand, becoming a driving force behind our growth and progress.

In 2003 we established a full service clinic. It was a big, bold step forward. The clinic now offered total care as a select, dedicated cosmetic surgical unit in a luxurious and discreet environment – the very first of its kind in Cape Town. In 2004 renovations began at the Breë Street building where the clinic is now located. The renamed Renaissance Clinic welcomed its first patients in 2005.

Nearly 60 years later, we’re now known as The Cosmetic Surgery Institute. There has been much growth, and many changes and improvements that we’re proud of, but the clinic retains its original mission, vision and ethos. Through the decades, we have retained our unique identity as a personalised, intimate clinic with a holistic approach, a focus on personal care and luxurious comfort in a fully equipped, world-class facility with a team of highly skilled, leading cosmetic surgeons.

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