Date: 31/07/2015

Author: Rochelle Hall (A2 Magazine)

At the age of 18 a cyst developed on my left earlobe. It never stopped me from wearing my hair up, but it was rather unsightly and even though I “lived my life” I was to a degree self-conscious about it.

Aside from having the cyst removed for aesthetic value, it was a hard ball in my earlobe that felt uncomfortable and overall shouldn’t have been there in the first place. I sought out a plastic surgeon to have said cyst removed.

Below is an account of my experience along with pictures and a video. The images and video are GRAPHIC! If you’re overly sensitive to blood, cutting and scalpels do not watch :) I’m very squeamish and even posting these were difficult. Oh the things we do for our readers...

What did I review?

A cyst removal from my earlobe.

Where was it?

With Dr Gabriel Doucas, plastic and reconstructive surgeon situated with Pure Aesthetics Clinic in Linksfield Netcare Clinic, Johannesburg.

What was my experience?

I was nervous, but my excitement to have the cyst removed overpowered that. After arriving for my appointment, Dr Doucas and I sat down in his office to discuss the procedure, what he’ll be doing, and forewarned me of any scarring etc. We ticked all the boxes and proceeded to his in-office theatre where he does small procedures such as this, anti-wrinkle injectables, fillers and pretty much anything that’s not invasive (all of his major surgeries are performed in the hospital theatres of course).

My favourite thing about Dr Doucas is that he his a perfectionist and clean/neat freak which translates into superb results for his patients including myself. I also found his bedside manner incredibly comforting and calming.

See how my procedure unfolded in the pictures below and be sure to read the captions...

What are my final thoughts?

I am completely and utterly beyond ecstatic with the final outcome of this procedure. After the initial procedure I had two follow up appointments, one to remove the stitches and the second as a final check up. From start to finish I felt incredibly comfortable and well looked after by Dr Doucas and his team. Regarding scarring, I thought there’d be some remnant of a scar, but the stitching job was so clean that I’ve healed with no noticeable markings.

Anything else you should know?


Dr Doucas is well-known for being the doctor women go to when they need to have their ‘botched’ breast surgeries fixed. His other cosmetic interests include:

  • Breast aesthetics
  • Facial rejuvenation (anti-wrinkle injectables, dermal fillers etc.)
  • Body contouring
  • Non-surgical rejuvenation
  • His reconstructive interests include:
  • Removal of skin cancers and lesions
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Hand and lower limb deformities
  • Breast reconstruction

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