Cleft palates, burns and breast reconstructions – a day in the life of SA plastic surgeon Dr Bruce Lelala

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Dr Bruce Lalela is the second black South African to qualify as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at UCT.
Dr Bruce Lalela is the second black South African to qualify as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at UCT.

On reality shows, his job is portrayed as a day filled with injecting Botox, doing nose jobs, and chiselling the right cheekbones. 

But in reality, it's a lot more than that. Being a plastic surgeon in South Africa isn't all about the beauty industry. 

Dr Bruce Lalela spends his days working as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His job includes helping babies born with deformities and dealing with injuries. 

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