Dr. Ridwan Mia holds a fellowship with the College of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa and is a member of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa. He is a previous winner of the best research paper at the congress of plastic surgeons for research done on collagen and wound healing, as well as a prize winner at the Burt Myburg surgical research forum at Wits University.
He is a trustee on the burns charity Children of Fire and an active member of the Smile Foundation which operates on young children with facial and hand deformities. Dr. Mia is also well known for his charitable and philanthropic work and is a patron of the World Memon Organisation, a social and community charity, in addition to being the brand ambassador of Project Distinction, a school learner incentive program.
Dr. Mia was awarded the National Order of the Baobab in April 2013 by the President of South Africa after he made world headlines for a groundbreaking procedure done on a young child where the skin was cloned to cover her extensive burn wounds.
He has much experience in advising, coordinating, and judging cultural, beauty, and fashion-related events. He has a particular interest in cosmetic procedures since he believes that everyone deserves to love themselves and feel confident in their own skin.