About

doctor ria smit paarlDoctor Ria Smit grew up in Paarl and attended Girls’ High School where she matriculated. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2000.

She spent a number of years working overseas in the UK and Canada. It was during this time that she developed a passion for preventative healthcare with a special interest in women’s health and aesthetic medicine. She was part of an aesthetic clinic in Canada up until when she returned to South Africa with her family.

Her practice is specifically focused on women and she practice with an holistic approach taking into consideration the physical, mental and spiritual aspects pertaining to health. When it comes to aesthetic medicine her approach is to enhance and optimize the beauty of a woman without her looking unnatural.

She regularly attends courses and training to ensure that she remains up to date with the newest evidence and approaches in medicine.

Her practice provides a relaxed yet professional atmosphere in a very private setting.

Apart from work she enjoys an active lifestyle, spending time with her family especially in the outdoors and has a love for music.

She obtained the following qualifications:

  • MB.Ch.B – University of Stellenbosch
  • Licentiate of the medical council of Canada
  • Certificate in Aesthetic medicine from the American Aesthetic Association
  • Lazlo Tabar course in Multimodality Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Diseases
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