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Dr DH (Manoj) Bagwandeen

Dr DH (Manoj) Bagwandeen qualified with a MBChB degree at the University of Natal – Medical School (now called the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine) in 1992. After successfully completing an internship at the internationally renowned Groote Schuur Hospital during 1993, he re-joined the University of Natal Medical School as a Registrar in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for a year during 1994. Dr Bagwandeen practiced as a General Practitioner in Durban (1995 to 1999) before joining the University of the Western Cape as the Head of Campus Health Services and later, as Director of Dr DH Bagwandeen and Associates Incorporated, a private company, which now provides medical services to the University.


Having always had a keen interest in the aesthetic aspects of medicine, Dr Bagwandeen decided to formally pursue this interest since 2010. He has since attended numerous specialised courses and conferences in medical aesthetics and has successfully completed the internationally recognised courses in aesthetic medicine offered by The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). Dr Bagwandeen graduated Cum laude at the top of the class during the Board Certification examinations (August 2013) and is currently one of less than 300 doctors worldwide who is Board Certified by the AAAM.


In his pursuit to keep abreast of the latest and most effective treatment modalities in this exciting field, Dr Bagwandeen is constantly expanding his already vast experience and knowledge through ongoing studies and attending relevant courses throughout the world. Dr Bagwandeen has since also graduated Cum Laude and (once again) Top Student in the Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine by The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) – November 2014. This is the only formally registered post-graduate course in Aesthetic Medicine offered in South Africa.


Dr Bagwandeen is qualified to perform the more advanced procedures using Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX® or Dysport); fillers and medical skin peels and has a special interest in Laser and Energy based devices in Dermatology and Medical Aesthetics. He has trained in liposuction/liposculpture procedures using water-assisted liposuction (‘Body Jet’) and he has completed the ‘Master Course in Liposculpture Techniques’ (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine – Dubai March 2014).



Dr Bagwandeen is also certified in the use of ‘Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction’ (tickle lipo) by ‘EUROMI’ (Belgium) using the ‘Euromi EVA’  machine. Dr Bagwandeen is further trained in the use of Laser-Assisted Liposuction procedures and fat grafting/fat transfer techniques. Hair restoration and surgical hair transplantation procedures is another field within Aesthetic Medicine that is in big demand. Dr Bagwandeen is trained in the use of the Medicamat Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) system of hair transplantation and he is also a certified trainer in this procedure.

Dr D H Bagwandeen is a registered member in good standing with:

Dr Bagwandeen is a qualified General Practitioner with a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine:

  • MBChB -University of Natal 1992

  • Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (cum laude) – FPD – 2014

  • Board Certified (cum laude) by The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM)

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