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About us and Dr Bagwandeen

About Us

The Medical Practice

Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre (CapeMAC) is part of the professional medical practice of Dr D H Bagwandeen, based in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. The Practice also provides medical services to the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and has been doing so since 2003.

Dr Manoj Bagwandeen, who is the Director and Principal Clinician at CapeMac, has been a Medical Practitioner since 1994 and has a special interest in Medical Aesthetic Procedures. Dr Bagwandeen is also the Head of Campus Health & Wellness Centre at UWC.


CapeMAC offers a comprehensive choice of non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment options for a range of skin and other body aesthetic conditions which are effective for almost anyone – regardless of age, skin type or gender.  We have invested in state-of-the-art products and equipment which allows us to perform quick, relatively safe and very cost effective procedures able to treat unsightly skin conditions, wrinkles, facial asymmetries, excessive sweating, hair loss, body disproportions and weight problems. The relatively short and gentle treatment sessions, which are performed at the consulting rooms or in a theatre, allow you to go right back to work with minimal, or even no down-time.


Patients look and feel great without spending vast amounts of money; having to take large amounts of time off work nor endure the risks of major surgery.  All the treatments and procedures are done by qualified and experienced personnel in a fully equipped and comfortable medical facility. Being a large and reputable medical practice which is also based at a leading South African University, we subscribe to the highest medical standards and ethics. We are not driven by commercial pressures to prescribe or sell unwarranted treatments or products and you can be assured that at CapeMAC you will not be pressurised into buying services or products that are of questionable benefit to the condition/s being treated.

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 at the top of the class during the Board Certification examinations (August 2013) and is currently one of less than 200 doctors worldwide who is Board Certified by the AAAM.

Given that modern medicine is rapidly evolving, and medical aesthetic procedures even more so, Dr Manoj Bagwandeen seeks to keep abreast of the latest and most effective treatment modalities in this exciting field by constantly expanding his already vast experience through ongoing studies and attending relevant courses throughout the world. His latest accomplishment has been graduating Cum Laude and once again, as 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®); fillers and medical skin peels and has a special interest in medical weight management. 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 sp6’ 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:


  • HPCSA – Health Professions Council of South Africa: www.hpcsa.co.za
  • AAMSSA – Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine Society of South Africa: www.aestheticdoctors.co.za
  • SAMA – South African Medical Association: https://www.samedical.org
  • AAAM – The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine: http://www.aaamed.org
  • AAAM – Board Certified by The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine: http://www.aaamed.org
  • DASIL – The Dermatological & Aesthetic Surgery International League: http://www.thedasil.org

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) http://www.aaamed.org


Dr D.H. Bagwandeen
(Principal Clinician &
Managing Director)

Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre Dr DH Manoj Bagwandeen-1

Vanessa Engelke-Smit (Floor Manager & Receptionist)


Anchen van Dyk (Receptionist)

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