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Get to Know Our Experienced Plastic Surgeons


At The Landings Surgical Centre, we are dedicated to producing the most natural-looking, beautiful results through advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures. We serve patients coming from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland at our office in Halifax. Cosmetic surgeons Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel and his partner, Dr. Louis Boileau, have helped countless patients achieve the elegant look they desire. Their meticulous attention to detail combined with an aesthetic flair has helped them earn the trust of many individuals seeking cosmetic surgery services in the area.

Meet Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel

Dr. Richard Bendor-SamuelDr. Richard Bendor-Samuel is the President of the Canadian Society for Plastic Surgery.This prestigious position was effective September 22, 2018. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon bringing 25 years of experience to the Maritimes. The President and Director of the Landings Surgery Centre since its inception, he has a vision for change and keen eye for the enhancement of the human form. Dr. Bendor-Samuel is recognized globally as as an expert in aesthetic plastic surgery living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a longstanding member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of both the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, CSAPS and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ISAPS. 

He is a faculty member of the Dalhousie Universities, Division of Plastic Surgery and is an active scholar and teacher whose specialties include cosmetic surgery and craniofacial surgery. He is a Philanthropist, having provided significant support to numerous initiatives at home and abroad. A library is named after him in Bondo, Kenya. He continues to support this initiative to this day along with other important local charities.

Dr. Bendor-Samuel co-created the Landings Surgery Centre in 2005 and has a vast experience in cosmetic surgery. He is known across eastern Canada as a highly skilled and respected cosmetic surgeon with empathy towards his patients. Because of his knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery he acts as a consultant to patients from all over our country. He is also frequently asked to be a national and international consultant to industry.

Dr. Bendor-Samuel completed Medical school in Manitoba and then completed his internship and Plastic Surgery Residency in Winnipeg, Manitoba before embarking on a Craniofacial fellowship in Taiwan. He has added training and experience in Cosmetic Surgery and in Neurosurgery. He has more than 20 surgical peer-reviewed publications in plastic surgery literature and has presented at many national and international meetings. Dr. Bendor-Samuel will always offer you an honest assessment and deal with your concerns in a warm and professional matter. He looks forward to meeting with you to help address your aesthetic concerns.

  • Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery,  President
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery
  • The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Atlantic Plastic Surgery Society, Past President (twice)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Doctors Nova Scotia

Meet Dr. Louis Boileau

Dr. Louis Boileau is a cosmetic surgeon who brings over 25 years of clinical experience to The Landings Surgical Centre. Upon graduating with a Medical Degree from the University of Alberta, he completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through the University of British Columbia. He then traveled to Switzerland, where he trained in cosmetic surgery at one of the few key clinics involved in the study and introduction of liposuction to the medical community. Since then he has been a key contributor to the advancement of the science and art of cosmetic surgery, expert in all facets of this surgery.

Dr. Louis Boileau then opened his own plastic & reconstructive surgery practice in Prince George, British Columbia. He was instrumental in establishing the first private surgical facility in the province’s central interior and also served as a consultant surgeon at the False Creek Surgical Centre in Vancouver.

In 2004, Dr. Louis Boileau moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he now offers his wide breadth of surgical expertise to clients at The Landings Surgical Centre (the first free standing private surgical facility in Atlantic Canada). Licensed in Nova Scotia and board-certified with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Louis Boileau is dedicated to furthering education and expertise in the practice of plastic surgery. He has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters dealing with various aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery.

Memberships and Organizations

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Atlantic Plastic Surgery Society
  • Canadian Medical Association

Schedule an Appointment at Our Halifax, Nova Scotia Practice with an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Louis Boileau are experienced surgeons who utilize the latest techniques and technologies to provide patients with natural-looking surgical results. Please contact The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, today to schedule an appointment with a skilled cosmetic surgeon.

Meet Our Team

Joan WhynottJoAnne Reid is an expert in non-invasive facial rejuvenation. As Clinic Director at The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, JoAnne is at the leading edge of non-surgical revitalization techniques and is one of a highly trained professional in her field. She is the first and only nurse in Canada to have a Delegated Medical Function approval from the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia/College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia for the purpose of injecting Botox. JoAnne is also a Senior Technical Aesthetic Trainer, educating nurses and physicians on the latest injection techniques throughout the country. She is involved directly with the teaching of Dalhousie plastic surgery residents in the art and science of facial fillers and Neuromodulators such as Botox. With over 25 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, she is now entering her 11th year injecting dermal fillers and Botox on a full-time basis.

In a market now brimming with Botox and dermal fillers, the value of a highly capable medical professional has never been more important. JoAnne’s unparalleled skill is the result of her unique extensive experience and training. With a keen eye for perfection and the gentlest touch, JoAnne masterfully restores facial volume to recapture a natural, healthy glow for her clients. She is a most trusted name in facial rejuvenation which she does in combination with Dr. Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Boileau.

"With rejuvenation, the results are cumulative over time, so a well-designed treatment plan is truly an investment in looking your very best,” she says. “The greatest moment in my work is the look in my clients’ eyes when they see immediate results. My personal goal is for my clients to look as youthful and natural as they possibly can. You could say it’s my mission."

JoAnne looks forward to warmly welcoming you to the Landings Surgical Centre to consult our team about refreshing your facial appearance.

Tricia Dauphinee-BishopatThe moment you meet Tricia Dauphinee-Bishop at the Landings Surgical Centre, you will come face to face with her passion: your skin.

As a Clinical Skin Care Therapist since 1999, Tricia has exceptional training and knowledge in the most current medically proven skin treatments.

But what makes Tricia truly stand out as one of the region’s leading skin care experts is the unique combination of her advanced clinical knowledge and her decidedly holistic approach.

"Absolutely everything a person does affects their skin. A successful program for healthy skin must consider all aspects of a person’s lifestyle,” she says. “And with recent breakthroughs in skin care technology, a youthful radiant complexion is now within everyone’s reach."

Known for her warmth and her commitment to her clients, Tricia cites collaboration as the key to her success. "When my client becomes my partner in their skin care, I know we are going to achieve the best results possible. My job is to provide the tools and knowledge while my clients commit to a daily practice. When this happens, we consistently see astounding results."

Tricia looks forward to welcoming you to the Landings Surgical Centre to talk about how you can achieve your most youthful and radiant glow.

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"Our doctors and staff are cheerful, friendly, calm, courteous, and efficient. They have an excellent rapport with each other and work very much as a team."

JoAnne Reid, Nursing Director, The Landings Surgical Centre

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