IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT re Covid-19

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.

Understanding the Drawbacks of CoolSculpting and other Non-Surgical Liposuction 


In recent years, non-surgical liposuction treatments such as CoolSculpting® and SmartLipo™ have grown in popularity. While less expensive up-front, these treatments are often not as effective as traditional liposuction. Because they can require regular re-treatment, they may even cost patients more over time.

Founded by Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau, the Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is committed to ensuring that every patient receives personalized, discreet, and safe treatment. Our surgeons can answer any questions you may have and help you determine which procedure can best achieve your cosmetic goals. 

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Liposuction offers reliable results at a good value for patients who struggle to eliminate small pockets of fat despite regular dieting and exercise

What Treatments are Considered Non-Surgical Alternatives to Traditional Liposuction? 

There are a number of non-surgical alternatives to liposuction currently available, each working through a different mechanism. Some of the most advertised procedures include: 

  • CoolSculpting: Intended to eliminate fat cells through controlled cooling, the results of this treatment are often much less noticeable than those offered by liposuction. 
  • SmartLipo: Where Coolscupting uses cold temperatures to eliminate fat, SmartLipo melts it away using the heat from a laser. It is typically recommended to treat small areas of fat. 
  • Belkyra®: This synthetic substance is intended to remove a patient's double chin via injection. In many cases, patients will need several treatment sessions to see results. 

Patients are often drawn to these non-surgical methods of fat reduction because of the lack of downtime, up-front costs, or surgical risks. However, none of these services can provide the same high-quality results that patients have come to expect from liposuction

Advantages of Traditional Liposuction 

Liposuction is the preferred treatment for addressing localized fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. It is the only such treatment that can provide reliable results after a single appointment. Above and beyond creating better value, it is also a trusted fat removal service that has gained a reputation for impressive results. Liposuction is also flexible enough that patients can combine it with a number of other body contouring procedures, from fat grafting to breast augmentation

With contributions to research, extensive study, and an outstanding record of successful treatments, our surgeons can provide exceptional results through liposuction that cannot be duplicated with alternative procedures.

Because liposuction requires extensive training and certification, only a highly trained surgeon can perform the procedure. As a result, liposuction is a safe, minimally invasive treatment. In contrast, many newer alternative procedures are often provided by doctors with only minimal training. 

Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau both have over 20 years of experience helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals. Dr. Boileau in particular trained at one of the clinics that played a vital role in the original study and introduction of liposuction as a medical procedure. With contributions to research, extensive study, and an outstanding record of successful treatments, our surgeons can provide exceptional results through liposuction that cannot be duplicated with alternative procedures.  

Providing Safe, Professional Liposuction Procedures

At The Landings Surgical Centre, we have made the safety and health of our patients a key focus of our practice. By performing liposuction at our independent surgical center, we can provide a safe, clean environment for every procedure. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us online or call us at (866) 928-0023. 

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