Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay has been practicing plastic surgery in Banff since 1983.
“I am fortunate that I have always truly enjoyed my profession,” said Dr. Hall-Findlay. “I love the design element in plastic surgery.”
She has had extensive training in both aesthetic (cosmetic) and reconstructive surgery in both Canada and the United States. Dr. Hall-Findlay completed her plastic surgery residency in San Francisco and New York City. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Hall-Findlay’s contributions to breast surgery are recognized around the world as the “Hall-Findlay” technique. Her procedure for breast reductions and breast lifts (with or without an implant) provides a better and more long lasting breast shape with fewer scars (lollipop rather than anchor scars). She has been asked to present and perform surgery for teaching purposes around the world – in fact, she has performed surgical demonstrations on every continent except Antarctica! The American Plastic Surgery Society recognized her contributions to plastic surgery with a prestigious “Special Achievement” award (given to only one plastic surgeon a year) in 2010. Her textbook on breast surgery, Aesthetic Breast Surgery – Principles and Techniques, was published in 2010 and she has received awards for her editorial work on other textbooks. She is frequently asked for her expert opinion and discussion of published articles in the major plastic surgery journals and she has served on the editorial board of the two major plastic surgery journals.
She is asked to give teaching courses and workshops at the annual American Plastic Surgery meetings on breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast lifts with implants and breast re-reduction. She has also presented on the successful use of quilting sutures with tummy tucks. Her most recent (2017) publications were an article on breast re-reduction (with Dr MacLennan) as well as a chapter titled Breast Surgery Planning in Three Dimensions: Footprint, Shape and Nipple Position, in the Atlas of Breast Cosmetic Surgery, published in Italy. Her full CV (Curriculum Vitae) can be accessed here.
Dr. Hall-Findlay and Dr. MacLennan are now giving workshops in Banff for plastic surgeons to learn their techniques in breast and body contouring procedures as well as labiaplasty.
“These are the procedures I love and look forward to performing,” Dr. Hall-Findlay says simply when asked why she focuses exclusively on cosmetic breast and abdominal surgery. She has helped thousands of women feel better about their bodies, from mothers in Ft. McMurray and Calgary, to grandmothers from British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and teenagers from Edmonton and Red Deer. And while her reputation as a specialist has created an international demand for her services she restricts her practice to patients in her local area of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.