ISAPS Congress 2019 in South Africa (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)


*A2 Magazine is a Media Sponsor of this congress*

*This event is not for public participation*

Dear Colleagues,

Doctors Eva Siolo, Peter Scott, Marshall Murdoch and Stuart Geldenhuys have great pleasure in inviting you to the annual ISAPS meeting which will be held in Cape Town, 22 – 24 March 2019 at The Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.

It will be preceded with workshops hosted by Allergan and Genop on 21 March at Jonathan Toogood’s clinic in Somerset West.

It will comprise of live demonstrations by local and overseas presenters.

There are have 5 international overseas guest speakers thus far:  Dr Giovanni Botti from Italy, Dr Christine Hamori from Boston, Dr Amin Kalaaji from Oslo, Dr Mario Pelle-Ceravolo from Italy and Dr Greg Pataki from Budapest, with the chance of some unexpected last minute surprise speakers for you.

The topics of the meeting will cover all aspects of aesthetic and non-surgical techniques with emphasis on the face and breast.

This year will also introduce an entire session on female genital rejuvenation which is a fast expanding area in aesthetic surgery worldwide.

The Lord Charles Hotel is being used as the venue which is well known to most of you. The Ballroom will be used for all plenary sessions and all the Trade will be accommodated in the Somerset Suites where the meals and refreshments will be served as well.

Somerset West is a wonderful area to relax so you are all welcome to bring your families to explore and enjoy the leisure facilities offered at the hotel, the beautiful scenery, the vineyards and surrounding wonders of this coastal region.

The meeting will give you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and exchange ideas with the overseas guests.

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The congress organiser is Hendrika van der Merwe and her email address is

The website address is

More about the overseas guests who are partaking in the congress:

Dr Giovanni Botti comes from Salò, Lake Garda, Italy and is the head manager and the main surgeon of Villa Bella Clinic.  He will be talking on the Motiva Breast Implants and facial surgery.

 Dr Christine Hamori from Boston, is an Ivy-League trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in facial and body contouring surgery. She is a certified expert injector and she also provides many non-surgical cosmetic treatments in her plastic-surgeon supervised Skin Spa. Dr Hamori’s topics will cover invasive and non-invasive female rejuvenation.

Dr Greg Pataki from Budapest, is the director and founder of the Premium Plastic Surgery Clinic with Operation Facilities located at the Clinical Block of the Semmelweis Medical University on the Gellert Hill, close to the city centre.  Along with his career in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, Dr Pataki does philanthropic surgical work on children with birth defects and on others suffering from trauma and cancer.  Dr Pataki talks will be on the breast and lipo filling to the face.

Dr Amin Kalaaji is clinic chief and consultant plastic surgeon at Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic in Oslo, Norway. He has held this position for 16 years. For 10 years prior, he was a consultant plastic surgeon/vice chief and chief in the plastic surgery departments at Telemark Central Hospital and Oslo University Hospital in Norway. Dr Kalaaji’s talks will cover breasts, gluteal augmentation as well as intimate vaginal surgery.

Dr Mario Pelle Ceravolo is board certified in general and plastic surgery. He trained in Brazil with Prof. Pitanguy and in the United States for 8 years. He is the President of the International Medical Academy, a member of several international societies (ISAPS, American ASAPS, American ASPS), a Professor of plastic surgery at the University of Padova and San Marino, Italy, and was elected President of the Italian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  His interests cover Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery, Dermatology, Medicine, Dermatologic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Skin Care.  We are still waiting for his list of talks which will be announced shortly.


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