Medical innovator & pioneer
Plastic Surgeon
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Founder and Owner
Frank Graewe Inc -
Present - Cape Town


Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery , Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery, Regenerative Medicine, Aesthetic Medicine


Year completed:1993
Education level:Degree
Institution:University of Pretoria
Location:Pretoria , South Africa
Fat grafting in breast cancer reconstruction

Fat grafting has become a popular and versatile procedure in plastic surgery. Historically it is not entirely new, we find anecdotal reports and descriptions of fat transplantation as far back as the early 1900s...

By Frank Graewe 4 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2018: Plastic surgery and the power of social media

If we talk about trends in plastic surgery we have to talk about social media...

By Frank Graewe 8 Jan 2018

Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take

Worldwide, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and is the leading cause of preventable death...

By Frank Graewe 9 Oct 2017

Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?

It has been shown that adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy significantly reduces local recurrence rates and improves overall survival in node-positive breast cancer patients...

By Frank Graewe 7 Sep 2017

Keloid surgery gives a man his life back

Aaron Hairundu from Windhoek, Namibia started developing keloids in his early 20s...

By Frank Graewe 1 Aug 2017

What are craniofacial syndromes?

In the first of a series of three, Professor Frank Graewe broadly outlines the exact nature of craniofacial deformities and syndromes...

By Frank Graewe 22 Jun 2016

CSI in the health sector - why is it important?

There will always be charitable initiatives in the health sector - as long as there are people who are in need, but who face limited access...

By Frank Graewe 30 May 2016

Breakthrough craniofacial surgery: Round 2

Almost a year after undergoing life-changing operations for serious skull defects, two young girls returned to South Africa for their final surgeries...

By Frank Graewe 15 Apr 2016

Breakthrough craniofacial surgery performed at Tygerberg Academic Hospital

Professor Frank Graewe teamed up with the World Craniofacial Foundation and Smile Foundation SA to help give normal lives to two African girls who suffered from serious skull defects...

By Frank Graewe 24 Jun 2015

World's first successful penile transplant at Tygerberg

A team of pioneering surgeons from Stellenbosch University (SU) and Tygerberg Hospital in Belville performed the first successful penile transplant in the world in a marathon nine-hour operation...

By Frank Graewe 13 Mar 2015

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