Dr. Des Fernandes

About me

After qualifying M.B.; B.Ch. at the Witwatersrand University, I became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh. Following my training as a Cardiac Surgeon with Prof Christiaan Barnard, I started specialising in Plastic Surgery. My mentor was Dr David Davies who generously showed me the heights of creative plastic and cosmetic surgery. I started private practice with Dr David Davies in 1980.

Since about 1990, I’ve concentrated on facial plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery only. This is because I wanted to gain a more focussed experience in order to deliver the best results I could.

The Winner of the Best Medical Skin Care USA  – 2019 

DASIL for outstanding Lifetime Achievement for introducing Skin Needlings and Percutaneous Collagen Induction

Dr. Des was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor of Surgery in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the University of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Winner of the Best Medical Skin Care for Environ – 2018 

In 2016 Dr. Des was Awarded the INNOCOS First prize for Cosmetic Innovation and formulation.
Dr Des is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 28th Edition
Dr. Des Fernandes