Banff Plastic Surgeon
317 Banff Ave., Ste. 340
Banff, Alberta T1L 1B7 CA
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5 out of 5 stars Inspira Breast Implants

25 Years Old, 5'9", 125lbs, Finally Getting Boobs!! - Banff, AB

Dr. Hall-Findlay is very knowledgeable and has written textbooks about breast augmentation. She's friendly and knows how to get exactly the look you're going for. At first I was worried that the size she suggested would be too small but she told me I would not look in proportion if I went any bigger and she was totally right. She always nicely evened out my differently sized pre-op breasts. They are nice and symmetrical now.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

31 Years Old, Breast Fed 3 Kids, Saggy NO Muffin Top AAA Breasts with a Mild Tuberous Breast Deformity - Banff, AB

Dr. Hall-Findlay was my third consultation and last! I knew right away! The other two plastic surgeons wanted me to have a lift and go under the muscle (after having breastfed 3 babies I had saggy tripple A breast size with no muffin top at all) I was very nervous Dr. Hall-Findlay wanted to go over the muscle as I am very thin, broad shouldered and love to weight lift. I didn't want the "ball" look. But she told me it wouldn't be that way unless I was going to hike them up like Victoria beckham. She explained that since I had also a slightly tuberous breast deformity, that it would not be in my best interest to go under. I may end up with the double bubble deformity and would for sure end up with even more wider cleavage! There's just a way about her.... She's artistic.... So I told her to work her magic. WELL!!!! I am 3 weeks post opp and I feel GREAT!!! I only felt a bit sore the first 2 days! And even then, I kept trying to carry on with life and my kids! My husband kept trying to keep me resting but for me, not much takes me down lol. They look perfect! I've NEVER had nice looking breasts ever and I can truly say they are beautiful boobies lol. I also competed in a fitness competition prior to the operation and when the girls had to spray tan me naked, you could've heard a pin drop! I said "dang kids" to break the ice and that someday I wanted to get an augmentation. Both the girls said "you have to go to Banff!!! She does BEAUTIFUL boobies"!! They'd know! And they were right! Over the muscle ALL the way! Absolutely no ball look unless my hands are stretching behind my back or up behind my head (you only see that when naked....the ball look). But my cleavage looks 100% natural and I finally look completely proprtionate. I can't say 1 thing bad at all!!! I could go on forever about how awesome this whole thing was!! This was my fourth surgery (my wisdom teeth were impacted, I had severe varicose veins from pregnancies, and I broke my hand) and this was by far the easiest and best surgery involving going under. Brutal for only being 31! But just because I have 3 kids under the age of 6, does not mean I have to look it!!! Worth the saving, arguing with my husband about this, and the 2 days of healing (which were easier than the flu). It's honestly like you are engorged from the first couple days of breast feeding. I got 400ccs in both over the muscle and in a couple more weeks I'll get to know what my new bra size will be. I'm truly loving this and could not be any more thankful to Dr. Hall-Findlay and her staff about EVERYTHING!!! I would spend every cent and do this 10 times over again no problem if need be! I can't say enough good things about her! The surgery took a bit longer than an hr, and they took 3 hrs to bring me around, giving me meds and directions and gingerale....I am SO happy!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

31 years old. 5'7" 130lbs. Breastfed 2 babes. Got gummy bear moderate profile 405cc's.

Great consultation. Very warm and welcoming. Great bedside manner. Seems to have a sense of humor. A little behind on day of surgery but I was well taken care of. All of the staff were so wonderful. Absolutely great place to have chosen to have this done.

37 Yr Old Mom of 1, Ready to Ditch the Double Push-up Bras for the Real Thing - Banff, AB

I met with Dr. Hall-Findlay and her team in December and made a commitment to myself that if I lost 20 lbs I was going to book a BL and BA. The time has come! Less than 2 weeks away and I have to admit I haven't been obsessing about this at all. I am very confident about the Hall-Findlay team and while I haven't been "under" in a long time I am not too nervous about that aspect either. The...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

31yrs Old, 2kids, Breastfed, 50lbs Weightloss. Much Needed Lift and Augmentation - Banff, AB

Pre op photo & day 1 photo post op. 400cc cohesive gel above muscle implant with bi lateral lift. Week 1 done! I've seen changes all week & I'm loving the results so far!! Pain is only mild discomfort, similar of that to overdoing the chest fly work out. Breasts feel "normal". I have no pain, just a mild pull or tug feeling if I stretch too far. ;-) I am very pleased...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

23 Yrs Old Tired of Living in Shadows - Banff, AB

Ive always thought about having a breast reduction. Large breasts are definitely something that runs in the family. Growing up I was never proud of my well endowed chest. I was a C cup by grade 5. The teasing and bullying that ensued was unimaginable. Why would somebody taunt and tease someone for having a large chest? That answer is beyond me. By grade 9, I was sporting a lovely DD cup and I...

32, No Kids and No Boobs. Alberta, AB

I'm 5'6", 120lbs. Married with no kids and no boobs. Always been skinny and just wants boobs! I'm tired of feeling like a 12 yr old boy and never having clothes fit me in top. I've always been really sporty and really active. I'm tired of wearing push-up sports bra and finally taking the plug after years of thinking of having a BA. I am planning on get 250-275cc over the muscle to get my...

37 Year-old Mother of 5. Canada, CA

Tummy tuck with diastasis recti repair, mastoplexy and augmentation coming up! I live at the gym, a (heavy) weightlifter and I just can't get my body where I need it to be. I haven't had my surgery yet, but it is happening really soon. I am so excited! I live in Canada and will be seeing a surgeon in my province for these procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

28 Yr Old, 5’ 10” & 175lbs. 34J Pre-op, Aiming for a 34C After. Hall-Findlay Technique Performed by Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay

28 yr old, 5’ 10” & 175lbs. 34J pre-op, aiming for a 34C after. Hall-Findlay technique performed by Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay, no drains, at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. I just found this site a couple days before my surgery. And I was so appreciative of the information you ladies all shared that I wanted to share my story as well. Sorry mine isn't in real-time, but I'm cat...

Breast Augmentation Revision - Going Above the Muscle - Banff, AB

I'm a 40 year old active mom of two going for a revision of my 275CC saline implants that are currently under the muscle. I had the surgery done 20 years ago. All went well, my scars took a while to heal but no capsular contracture. The only problem now is that my right implant has been migrating under my armpit (not excessive but enough for me to find it annoying). I have recently been doing...

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Personal Statement

My practice is restricted to cosmetic breast and abdominoplasty surgery mainly because that is the part of plastic surgery that I love the most. I have modified the "lollipop" type of breast reduction and breast lift procedures and I am pleased to be asked to travel the world teaching.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS)
Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Please mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Trustees Special Achievement Award (for contribution to plastic surgery), October 2010
Visiting professor for American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (twice) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hall-Findlay has hospital affiliations at Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BSc, McGill University, Montreal
    Medical: MD, University of Western Ontario
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Montefiore and Einstein, New York
    Fellowship: Buncke Clinic, San Francisco

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Is there a way to still have nice looking breasts after a major reduction and not have a risk of nipple necrosis? (Photo)

The only thing that you can do as a patient to reduce your risk of nipple necrosis is to avoid all nicotine containing products - ie no smoking,... READ MORE

Tendon under my boob? (Phtoo)

I know that a lot of plastic surgeons think that these bands (common and they will disappear) are thrombosed or clotted veins and they call it... READ MORE

Subglandular vs submuscular implant for me? (Photos)

You are best to follow your plastic surgeon's advice. There is a lot of controversy about the placement of implants above or below the muscle. I... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation or Lift? (photo)

Unfortunately you would need large implants to fill your skin envelope with just an augmentation and your breasts would be even saggier. You already... READ MORE

I would like a more aggressive lift than my doctor wants and did a rendition of. Is this possible in your opinion? (Photo)

Unfortunately the 3D imaging system often does not give as good a result as you can expect. It is always better if your surgeon "underpromises" but... READ MORE

Do I need a reversed abdominoplasty? (Photo)

A reverse abdominoplasty leaves a long scar under both breasts and across the midline. A traditional abdominoplasty uses a similarly long hip to hip... READ MORE

How long do I have to wait to have an abdominoplasty after radiation treatment to the breast and why?

Radiation will continue to create changes to your breast shape over months and years - unfortunately - so you will not be sure of your final result... READ MORE

This double bubble won't fix itself will it? (photo)

There are two kinds of "double bubble" and you have the one that can result when the implant is placed under the muscle. When you contract your... READ MORE

Does Breast Augmentation limit the ability to breastfeed?

Most patients can breast feed without a problem after breast augmentation. Of course there are some patients who have trouble breast feeding with no... READ MORE

Is the anchor cut my only option for a breast lift? (Photo)

The best breast lift (mastopexy) is the one that your surgeon does the best. In other words, you need to understand that some surgeons are more... READ MORE

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