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Please click on the links below to print and complete your new patient forms in advance of your consultation. Please bring the completed forms to your appointment and give them to the front desk staff when you check in for Dr. Elzinga to review. 

If you are coming to the Plastic Surgery Clinic to discuss one of the following conditions, please complete the applicable additional worksheet below as well:

If you are interested in private surgery, not covered by Alberta Health, please see our surgical booking policy.


Pre-operative instructions can be found here

General post-operative instructions are available here

Compression garments can be helpful for managing swelling and pain after surgery.  They can be purchased online or in-store, here are some ideas for where to purchase.  Please bring the garments to your surgery if recommended by Dr. Elzinga. 

Here are additional post-operative instructions for patients undergoing breast implant removal. 

Different types of anesthesia can be used for surgery.

Pain Management after Injury and/or Surgery

Information about pain management can be found here:

Breast Cancer


For patients with breast cancer, information from Alberta Health Services about Your Journey Through Breast Cancer Surgery can be found here.

Recommended physiotherapy exercises to be done after abdominal free flap (DIEP or TRAM flap) breast reconstruction can be found here

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