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.

Shopping List before Plastic Surgery

By The Landings Surgical Centre on December 25, 2017

Woman standing in grocery store aisle shopping for foodIf you have chosen to undergo facial plastic surgery or body contouring to improve your appearance, you are probably excited about your upcoming procedure. Being prepared for surgery can help you enjoy a safe and successful recovery.

At Landings Surgical Center in Halifax, NS, our surgeons have provided a set of pre-operative guidelines, including what to put on your shopping list before plastic surgery. When your procedure is complete, the last thing you should have to worry about is going to the store. By acquiring all necessary items before your surgery date, you can go home, relax, and enjoy a comfortable recovery.

What Should I Include On My Grocery List?

Following cosmetic surgery, it is a good idea to stock your pantry with the proper foods. Most patients find a bland diet is ideal to keep the stomach calm. Because you need to rest as much as possible, we also recommend buying food items that are easy to prepare. Additionally, low-sodium foods are helpful for alleviating post-treatment swelling.

Many of our patients make, package, and freeze bulk amounts of food in the days leading up to surgery. This way, they can simply reheat a portion for every meal. A few popular choices are chicken noodle soup, vegetable soup, vegetables, and lean meats. By preparing these meals at home, you can avoid the excessive sodium present in processed foods.

A few other recommendations for your grocery list include:

  • Yogurt
  • Oatmeal
  • Cottage cheese
  • Nuts
  • Fish
  • Whole grains
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Applesauce
  • Jell-O
  • Pudding
  • Popsicles
  • Low-sodium crackers
  • Ginger ale
  • Gatorade
  • Apple juice

It is also important to stock up on common household items. These may include toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels.

What about Pharmacy Supplies?

During your consultation, your doctor will give you detailed instructions regarding aftercare and prescription medications. It is a good idea to go ahead and pick these items up ahead of time.

Some of the most common items include:

  • All prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol
  • Ice packs or cold compresses
  • Compression garment
  • Stool softeners
  • Vitamin C
  • Thermometer
  • Medical tape
  • Gauze
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Scar ointment
  • Arnica montana
  • Baby wipes

Catch Up on Entertainment

Life is busy. Use your recovery time to catch up on a television series, read a good book, or play video games. Do anything you can to occupy your mind and keep yourself entertained while you are healing.

Be sure to make a list of these entertainments items in the weeks leading up to your procedure. A little rest and relaxation can go a long way while your body goes through the healing process. Setting aside some time for the things you love may actually help you look forward to your recovery.

A Few Considerations

When you are shopping for these items, consider how long your healing will take. Depending on the type of surgery you are having, you may need to prepare for a recovery that lasts several weeks. Be sure to ask your surgeon so you know exactly what to expect.

Contact Our Office to Learn More

If you are preparing for your cosmetic surgery procedure and you have questions about what to include on your pre-operative shopping list, reach out to one of our team members. As always, we are here to answer your questions and help you enjoy a smooth treatment process. You can call us at (866) 928-0023 or contact us online anytime.

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