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.

A Good Tummy Tuck Recovery Begins with Good Planning


Close up of a woman's bare abdomen.Recovering from any type of surgery can be a daunting prospect for many patients. Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau and their team at The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, NS, can help you prepare for your tummy tuck procedure so you know what to expect before and after your surgery. Knowing how to prepare and following your at-home care instructions will help improve the speed and success of tummy tuck recovery and overall healing.

Planning Your Recovery

A good recovery begins with good planning. Before your scheduling a surgery, you will need to meet with one of our surgeons for an in-depth consultation. During this discussion, Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau will want to know as much as they can about your medical history in order to minimize risks, prevent complications, and determine the ideal time for your surgery. Once they have established this information, they can begin to design a treatment plan and prepare you for what to expect in the weeks after your surgery.

Ensuring good health ahead of time is one of the most important steps in minimizing post-operative complications. Because fluctuations in weight can undermine your results, it is especially important for patients to reach a steady weight before their surgery. Furthermore, our doctors will ask that you abstain from cigarettes and nicotine as well as certain hormonal supplements or medications in the weeks leading up to your surgery and for 4 weeks after you surgery in order to reduce their effects on the healing process. 

Immediately After Your Surgery

In most cases, tummy tucks patients stay overnight at our lovely waterfront location in Halifax. We perform most tummy tucks under a general anesthetic and provide overnight accommodations at the Landings Surgical Centre. You will rest overnight under the care of a registered nurses who will ensure that you are comfortable during your stay. Before leaving our private surgical facility, our doctors will provide you with a compression garment to reduce swelling, pain medication to ease discomfort. Patients will also receive specific instructions on the best way to care for the incision sites. You will typically be asked to come back at one week after the surgery and then again one week later to monitor your recovery. Further scheduling will depend on how well you heal. Scheduled appointments are usually at six weeks, three to four months and one year postoperatively.

Recovering from a tummy tuck can be exhausting, but with thorough preparation, we can help minimize complications and maximize your results.

As with most surgeries, patients should expect some swelling in the first few weeks of recovery. If your procedure includes liposuction, bruising is fairly common, as well. However, if you notice a notable increase in pain, swelling, or redness, you should contact our office as soon as possible. 

How Long Will My Tummy Tuck Recovery Take?

The length of recovery varies from patient to patient, but depends heavily on the type of procedure and how closely patients follow their post-operative instructions. For example, because a mini tuck focuses on the area below your navel and requires only one set of incisions, patients can return to some activity within three to seven days.

For patients undergoing a standard or a more extensive tummy tuck, recovery is usually longer. Both of these more invasive options require the placement of drainage tubes and weeks of limited activity. While patients who work an office job can usually return after two to three weeks, those with more physically demanding jobs may need up to four to six weeks to recover fully. 

Learn How to Prepare for Your Procedure

Recovering from a tummy tuck can be exhausting, but with thorough preparation, we can help minimize complications and maximize your results. If you are interested in learning more about tummy tucks and the recovery process, contact our office online or call (866) 928-0023 to schedule a consultation.

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1477 Lower Water St
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Halifax, NS B3J 3Z4

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