Meet Dr Chris Snijman

Plastic Surgeon, Father, and Enthusiast – Wrapped in Professionalism with a Sense of Humour

Qualified hands

Dr Chris Snijman is a qualified Plastic Surgeon in South Africa , the equivalent of Board Certification in the USA, and is a member of The Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa ( APRASSA ), the International Society of Aesthetic Surgeons ( ISAPS ), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons ( ASAPS ) and the Rhinoplasty Society of South Africa ( SORSSA )

Chris, as you will soon call him, is humble about his status but testimony to his commitment to the Discipline of Plastic Surgery is that he has served on the Executive Committee of APRASSA for the past 12 years, was the President of APRASSA from 2016-2018, is the Immediate Past President of APRASSA and holds the position of Chief Ombudsman Plastic Surgery South Africa. In addition Chris represented Africa on the ICOPLAST Board ( International Confederation of Plastic Surgeons ), and currently is the South African representative on the Global ALCL Network as well as a Key Opinion Leader in Breast Surgery for Allergan International

He also maintains Academic affiliations by hosting and mentoring other surgeons as well as by being a Peer Reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgical Journal as well as the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open Journal. These are international journals detailing the latest advances in surgical technique and clinical data.

The man away from his surgery?

Whilst Chris is extremely gregarious at work and passionate about this surgery, that same passion follows through into everything that he tackles and sets his mind to. Chris has a wide range of outside interests and hobbies but is solitary and private by nature. You will therefore find him pursuing the fine art of flyfishing on some remote stream or chasing a little white ball around a golf course. Chris is a Scratch golfer and represents Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in their Mid Amateur A side.

Chris unfortunately lost his wife, Shelley, to breast cancer in 2015 and their son, Christian, is Chris’ pride and joy. As such, Chris spends a lot of his weekends travelling to and from the Natal Midlands, where Christian attends Hilton College.