It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that we can announce the re-opening of the Landings Surgical Centre — our official opening date will be June 4, 2020

The past few months have forced all small business create a new way of managing their business and for physicians offices it is more of a re-invention.

New regulations created by governments to create a safe environment for patients and employers are the new normal as a result of Covid-19. Previously we have offered our patients a safe and highly professional environment and we will strive to do this and more as we go forward. Our focus on giving you the best plastic surgical care will remain our number one priority. In achieving this there will be a need to add some protocols to each and every visit to our offices. Please bear with us and be patient with our staff as there will be growing pains for everyone.

Our staff will commence contacting patients after May 27, 2020. This will be done in order of canceled date. We hope to resume surgical procedures near the end of the first week in June. We will resume our facial filler and Neuromodulator injection practice the first week in June. All patients must now follow the Nova Scotia Provincial Guidelines listed below.

NS Guidelines

If you are sick or have been sick you must be-book your appointment until 14 days after you feel better.
If you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 you must reschedule your appointment to 14 days after that contact.

Arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment, please do not be late.
It is important to be on time as physical distancing does not allow for clients to wait in the reception area.
All registration and information forms MUST be filled out and forwarded to us before your appointment.
You may be asked to wait in your car to receive a text if too many people are in the reception area.
You are asked to wear face covering to the appointment. If you do not have one, a surgical mask we will provided to you for a small fee.
You may have your temperature taken by thermal imaging.
All clients will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting the clinic
Please follow physical distancing and the markers on the floor that we have all become accustomed to.
We will frequently clean all high touch areas.

We are excited to welcome all of our regular clients and new clients into the Landings Surgical Centre.

The Extended Tummy Tuck Technique

By The Landings Surgical Centre on January 17, 2014

Nova Scotia Extended Tummy TuckMultiple factors can result in loose pockets of fat and skin around the abdomen, even after a diet and exercise regimen; age, weight loss, pregnancy, and genetics are just a few reasons for this stubborn excess tissue. To help our patients address this, we offer various body contouring procedures at our Nova Scotia surgical practice, including the popular tummy tuck.

Because each patient’s body is different, not everyone requires the same technique. For instance, larger amounts of excess tissue require larger incisions and areas of removal. To this end, an extended tummy tuck may be the most effective technique.

Candidates for an Extended Tummy Tuck

All candidates for tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty, should have loose skin that they wish to remove from around the stomach. A full tummy tuck typically deals with the upper and lower abdominal area, whereas a mini tummy tuck is limited to tissue below the navel. Due to longer incisions that reach around the hips, an extended tummy tuck can address the upper and lower abdomen as well as the flanks and lower back. Therefore, the best candidates for an extended tummy tuck are those who wish to see improved contours all around their waist, as opposed to just the stomach.

Additionally, candidates should possess the following characteristics:

  • Realistic expectations: An extended tummy tuck can provide significant results, but patients must also have accurate expectations for what the surgery can accomplish. Consult your doctor for an individual assessment and explanation of what you can expect to gain from treatment.
  • A relatively healthy body: After surgery, your body will need time to heal and recover. Speak with your doctor if you have any health problems that may compromise your immune system or increase the risk of infection.
  • Steady weight: Before undergoing surgery, make sure that your weight is not likely to change in the near future. Dramatic weight gain or loss, including pregnancy, can alter the effectiveness and longevity of your results.

The Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure

If you and your doctor determine that an extended tummy tuck is right for you, the plastic surgery procedure will be performed as follows:  

  • Anesthesia will be administered to curb discomfort during surgery. If your doctor recommends general anesthesia, be prepared for extended drowsiness and similar side effects following the procedure.
  • An incision is made from behind one hip, extending across the lower abdomen and around the other hip. A second incision is made around the navel.
  • Excess skin is trimmed from the stomach, flanks, and lower back as necessary. While some fatty tissue may also be removed, many patients also opt for liposuction in conjunction with an extended tummy tuck. This allows a greater amount of fat to be removed and contoured.
  • Muscles are tightened, most notably the abdominal muscles, creating tighter and smoother curves.  
  • Remaining skin is tightened and sutured, and the belly button is repositioned to align more naturally with your stomach’s new form.

Recovering from an Extended Tummy Tuck

Unlike full or mini tummy tucks, which are usually outpatient procedures, an extended tummy tuck most often requires patients to rest for 24 hours before returning home. Throughout the first week of recovery, patients should take additional time to relax, only exerting minimal energy for occasional light walks and tasks to promote circulation.

Common side effects of surgery include light bleeding, swelling, bruising, and soreness. Through the use of an elastic compression garment, these side effects can be reduced, as can the risk of infection. After one or two weeks, patients should be able to return to most daily activities, including work.

While the results of surgery will be partially noticeable early on, the onset of swelling will prevent an accurate image of the treatment’s final results. After a month, swelling should be greatly decreased, allowing a better representation of the body’s curvature.

Schedule an Appointment

Through a consultation with one of our highly experienced surgeons, you can learn whether this treatment is well suited for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment or ask about our range of body contouring options.

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