In need of a lift? Nip down to Krugers­dorp

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● If you’re search­ing for the foun­tain of youth, you just might uncover it near Krugers­dorp on Gaut­eng’s West Rand.

That’s where I found my­self last Satur­day morn­ing for a not-so-typ­i­cal Youth Day event: the Medi-Sculpt Aes­thet­ics Day at the new Feather­brooke Ho­tel & Spa.

The first per­son I greet is some­one who doesn’t need to go un­der the knife — the ef­fer­ves­cent Za­keeya Pa­tel, who is wear­ing a gor­geous fuch­sia coat with, er, flip-flops.

Turns out the ac­tress and pre­sen­ter had slipped off her pumps to com­fort­ably traipse around the sprawl­ing es­tate to in­ter­view guests for SABC3 lifestyle pro­gramme Mela.

Some­one who has been keep­ing a low pro­file of late is another ac­tress, Jay An­stey, who stars in the up­com­ing flick Farewell Ella Bella and con­firms she’s hap­pily in­volved with a hunky new man af­ter her re­la­tion­ship with Top Billing’s Jonathan Boyn­ton-Lee hit the rocks.

“I thought this was a girls-only event, or else I would have brought him with me,” says the ded­i­cated ve­gan.

Then it’s hello to so­cial scene fix­tures Peta and Pe­ter Eg­gierth-Symes, be­fore I me­an­der past the still-to-be-fin­ished ho­tel to the lapa where we’re brought up to speed on the lat­est non­sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures by Medi-Sculpt owner Dr Anushka Reddy.

And it seems you can’t be a prude if you don’t want to look like a prune, with new con­coc­tions like har­vest­ing stem cells from fore­skins for a more “nat­u­ral” lift while ladies look­ing for a lit­tle help down there could opt for a vagi­nal re­ju­ve­na­tion.

“Twenty-eight min­utes in the chair, with your clothes on,” ac­cord­ing to the good doc­tor, who is dressed in a great Vanessa Gounden trench.

Le­gendary Eastern Cape hote­lier Adrian Gar­diner tells us his Man­tis Group will be op­er­at­ing the ho­tel when it’s com­pleted. Anushka’s hus­band, car­di­ol­o­gist Dr Ma­hesh Naidu, says they’re hop­ing to cap­ture a slice of the lu­cra­tive med­i­cal tourism mar­ket.

Next, guests rang­ing from Mam­pho Bres­cia to restau­ra­teur Des­mond Mabuza are in­vited to try out some of the treat­ments on of­fer — like a lux­ury hand peel, and a demo on that pelvic vi­brat­ing chair (which also treats in­con­ti­nence, es­pe­cially af­ter child­birth and weight fluc­tu­a­tions) — be­fore we tuck in to an eco-friendly pic­nic spread.

Think gourmet soups, fil­let mignon with truf­fle mush­room sauce, seafood paella and a melt-in-your mouth melan­zane parmi­giana. Dessert comes in the form of a cheese board, mac­a­roons and baklava wheels.

Za­keeya Pa­tel, left, and Jay An­stey

Pic­tures: John Lieben­berg

Anushka Reddy and Ma­hesh Naidu

Des­mond and Bi­lala Mabuza

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