Dr Vadia is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon. He operates from Netcare Rosebank Hospital which is located in the heart of the prestigious northern suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg, as well as the Netcare Milpark Hospital situated in Parkview Johannesburg.
He is a double board certified Plastic Surgeon and General Surgeon and a member of the Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa.
After practicing as a Specialist General Surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital and New Somerset Hospital in Cape Town, he then trained as a Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon at Wits University and Johannesburg General Hospital.
Dr Vadia completed a 3 month fellowship at the Unversity Ziekenhuis, Gent, Belgium in 2015. During this time he gained experience in micro-surgical Breast reconstruction, micro-surgical Head and Neck reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery. He also spent time in Seoul, South Korea and Taiwan for further exposure to microsurgery.
In South Africa he has completed an 18 month apprenticeship in cosmetic surgery with one of Johannesburg’s most experienced and revered surgeons, Dr. Saul Braun.
He has a keen interest in cosmetic surgery procedures, specifically breast augmentation and lifts, rhinoplasty (nose jobs), facelifts and body contouring (tummy tucks and liposuction). Non-surgical procedures include botox and fillers.
The practice’s mission statement is to use the best scientific evidence for the artistic enhancement and reconstruction of every individual, going beyond the specific anatomical issues to treat the patient holistically be it an emergency or elective procedure.
Dr Vadia strives to enhance the patient’s natural beauty in every procedure he performs.
Reconstructive procedures of interest include :
- Reconstruction after cancer (including skin cancer, breast cancer and head and neck cancer, urogenital cancer)
- Post-burn Reconstruction
- Acute and Chronic Post Traumatic Reconstruction
- Reconstruction following “botched operations”
Emergency reconstruction is done at Milpark hospital as part of the Emergency Room and Trauma surgery team.
Dr Vadia is a Johannesburg-based Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. The practice specialises in cosmetic and reconstructive treatments.
Reconstructive surgery is a type of plastic surgery that is intended to restore function and form to abnormalities of the body by means of specialised surgery. Abnormality may be due to an accident, trauma, disease or a birth defect.
Aesthetic plastic surgery is used mainly to improve the patient’s appearance through medical and surgical techniques. It focuses on the aesthetics of beauty and an improvement in ones looks.
In ancient times Plastic Surgery operations were performed by different surgeons across the globe. Nasal reconstruction and rhinoplasty was performed by Sushruta by 800 BC in India. British Physicians traveled to India to see rhinoplasties being performed by Indian methods. Reports on Indian rhinoplasty performed by a Kumar Vaidya were published in the Gentleman’s Magazine in 1794.
Formalisation and recognition of Plastic Surgery as a branch or field in Surgery can be credited to Sir Harold Gillies, Archibald McIndoe and others. During World War One Gillies took to reconstructing the faces of the multitude of soldiers with gunshot and blast injuries. Most of these injuries could not be reconstructed by other surgeons. He convinced the Chief Surgeon at the time to create a ward specially for patients with facial injuries.He was then instrumental in the establishment of the Queen Victoria Hospital in 1917 in Sidcup. This hospital focused solely on Plastic surgery and became the training ground for surgeons from around the world. He was joined there by Archibald McIndoe.
When World War Two broke out, McIndoe developed new techniques for the treatment of Burn wounds, conceptualised and practiced the physical, emotional and social rehabilitation of burn victims. As time progressed, advances in anaesthesia, antibiotics and intensive care led to other surgical disciplines performing newer surgery for problems that could not previously be operated on. While these surgeons could remove cancers and deformities, the patients were left with functional loss and or no skin to cover the wounds. These patients were then left to Plastic Surgeons to reconstruct.
Today Plastic Surgeons either lead teams or form teams with other surgeons to cure and restore the form and function of the patient. The knowledge, experience and techniques gained from reconstructive surgery contributed to the rise of Cosmetic surgery.
People unhappy with some aspect of their appearance called on Plastic Surgeons as early as 1923 to change their appearance. The fear of being called vain, the desire not to reveal the secret of one’s beauty and fear of the surgeon for operating on patients without a disease led to Cosmetic Surgery being kept a closely guarded secret.
As the reputation of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery increased by the transformation it was bringing to patients lives so too did the acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery increase. Cosmetic Surgery can greatly improve self confidence and create a greater sense of well being, and this has helped to fuel our virtual romance electronically and in print with Cosmetic Surgery .
The wider media exposure of excellent results and the modified beauty seen in celebrities has propelled cosmetic surgery from taboo to trendy, from shroud in vanity to acceptance of a new norm in beauty. The practice of Dr Vadia continues this great tradition and spirit of Plastic Surgery: the transformation of lives through reconstruction and enhancement of the normal to the new beautiful norm.