Prof Wayne Smith

Prof Wayne Smith

Dr. Wayne is a South African Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgeon who has been residing in the UAE for the past 14 year. He is married to Lorraine Smith.

Dr. Wayne has based his plastic surgical practice in the Middle East for the last 12 years where he has established himself amongst his surgical colleagues and his patients as innovative, caring and committed to delivering high quality, comprehensive Plastic Surgery in a safe, confidential and caring environment.

Dr. Wayne has a firm focus on patient-based care, where all his patients are real stakeholders and are intimately involved in all aspects and decision-making of their care and treatment plans.

His practice continues to be recognised by his peers for whom he regularly fulfills an advisory role and referral source in complex and difficult cases.



  • He was educated at the prestigious King Edward VII School in Houghton, Johannesburg where he was a school prefect and vice-captain of the rowing team. In recognition of his achievements and potential, he was awarded the Hofmeyr scholarship of three years university tuition from the school.
  • His undergraduate medical training was at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (1980 – 1985). He completed his initial post graduate training in South Africa (Medical University of Southern Africa 1989 – 1994). Prof Smith then spent three years following the completion of his Plastic Surgery residency undergoing further specialised fellowship training in Glasgow, UK at the world renowned Canniesburn Plastic Surgery unit (1994/5), and then in Durban, South Africa at the University of Kwazulu Natal as a member of the Paediatric Cranio-facial team (1995/6) and finally with Dr. I.T. Jackson as his clinical fellow in cranio-facial and skull base tumour surgery, Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, USA (1996/97).
  • Dr. Wayne was Professor and Head of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa where he was actively involved in training the next generation of Plastic Surgeons (1997 -2000). Dr. Wayne then worked at Sheikh Khalifa Medical Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE between 2001 and 2006 when he left to set up his own Private Plastic Surgery practice in Abu Dhabi.

This extensive training commitment and investment in his foundational training has equipped him to be able to safely offer the full spectrum of Plastic Surgery to his patients in the Middle East. This extensive exposure to the pioneers and leaders of Plastic Surgery has allowed Dr. Wayne to consistently, predictably and successfully apply these principles in his own clinical practice.



  • Dr. Wayne has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. These have included the Hofmeyr Bursary at King Edward VII School, the prestigious Brebner Medal of the South African College of Medicine as the outstanding and top candidate across all the surgical disciplines for the FCS (SA) part 1b. His service to the faculty of Medicine at the University of the Free State was recognised by his peers when he was awarded a certificate of excellence by the same faculty on leaving the same institution.
  • Dr. Wayne was also awarded an Honorary Clinical Associate Professorship at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Al Ain, UAE for three years in recognition of his role in training local Emirati Plastic Surgeons in 2003 by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Technology, UAE.

Dr. Wayne is passionate about what he does. He has a commitment to providing quality surgery and ensuring that at all times his patients feel safe and cared for. He has been fortunate and able to, at all times, associate himself with quality physicians and other support staff who are all well-known for their professional conduct as well as their focus and commitment to delivering quality healthcare in a friendly and safe environment.

He functions well in a multi-disciplinary environment and thoroughly enjoys the regular clinical case interaction with general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, ENT surgery, bariatric surgery, vascular surgery and dermatology.

Dr. Wayne is currently fully credentialed to practice without restriction in South Africa, Oman, Abu Dhabi (HAAD GD 5905), and Dubai in Dubai Health Care City by Dubai Health Authority and UAE MOH.

Plastic Surgery is part ‘art’ and part ‘science’. Dr. Wayne is convinced that in order to give his patients the comprehensive, world class Plastic Surgery that they deserve, it is essential to communicate well with his patients so as to understand their requests and expectations in order that a unique, tailored solution can be the outcome for each surgery. This is only made possible by spending time in getting to know his patients before and after their surgery and by ensuring that he regularly attends international conferences and seminars to advance and refine his own clinical and communication skills.

Dr. Wayne values the fact that he has never been part of any litigation or long-term medico-legal issues. This is due to his focus on patient-centred care where appropriate and thorough personal communication enable his patients to view their own opinions as he assists them to make informed and appropriate decisions at all times regarding their surgeries.



Head and neck

  • Face lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Eyelid and neck rejuvenation procedures
  • Botox and fillers

Breast surgeries

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast augmentation

Trunk surgery

  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Body contouring
  • Thigh lift
  • Arm lift

Dr. Wayne also performs all reconstructive surgeries including skin cancer and malignant melanoma, cleft lip and palate and all aspects of paediatric plastic surgery, hand surgery and micro vascular free tissue transfers.

“My passion is to make a difference in the lives of our patients by offering comprehensive, quality Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in a safe, friendly and confidential environment!”




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