Dr. Louis-Philippe Germain is a certified plastic surgeon with a fellowship in Breast and Cosmetic surgery. He is fluently bilingual.
Dr. Germain's philosophy is simple and obvious right from the first consultation: patients must be listened to and respected. Dr. Germain understands that the first meeting with a medical specialist may be unsettling so, no effort is spared to make you feel completely at ease.
Dr. Germain is not a salesman, and will not try to sell you a surgery. He will know how to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction according to your needs. There are no obligations. It is up to you to decide when and if you are ready for treatment, whether it is a surgical procedure or a non-surgical intervention, such as laser treatments, or injections (Botox, fillers). Many non-invasive treatments with minimal downtime are available at Incognito Medispa; the medical spa and laser centre he and his colleague have developed and continued to grow over the years.
Dr. Germain is a plastic surgeon certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He started his practice in 2005 working in the Montreal region at the McGill University Health Center and at Charles-LeMoyne Hospital.
Dr. Germain completed a Bachelor's degree in Toxicology (H.BSc) at the University of Toronto in 1996. He studied medicine at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 2000 and then specialized in plastic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, from 2000 to 2005. After starting his practice in Montreal, Dr. Germain completed a fellowship in breast and cosmetic surgery in Banff, Alberta, under the supervision of the world renowned surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay. Following his fellowship, he returned to his practice in Montreal.
In November 2006, Dr. Germain joined Dr. Thompson and together they created the Gatineau Cosmetic Surgery Clinique. They have also created Incognito Medispa and Laser Center, an extension of the Gatineau Cosmetic Surgery Clinique. Incognito provides you with an array of non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatments, such as Thermage for skin tightening, Ultrashape for body contouring, Botox and fillers for facial shaping, but also state-of-the-art laser resurfacing, with Fraxel, Fraxel Dual, CO2 , and Sciton Erbium lasers. These treatments complement the surgical procedures offered at the Gatineau Cosmetic Surgery Clinique. For more info on Incognito please visit www.incognitomedispa.com
The main focus of Dr. Germain's practice is cosmetic surgery. In keeping with his fellowship training, Dr. Germain's primary areas of expertise include the breast and body. At the Gatineau Cosmetic Surgery Clinique they provide all types of breast surgery. They will see you on at least two occasions before you embark upon your breast procedure. The first visit is the consultation where you will discuss your concerns and learn about the various options, as well as discuss before and after photographs. The second visit allows you time to reflect and decide about breast implant size, and also during this visit we will thouroughly prepare you for the pre-operative and post-operative phases of your journey.
Dr. Germain has a general plastic surgery practice based at the Gatineau Hospital, in the Gatineau and Hull pavilions. He performs reconstructive procedures such as breast reconstruction following mastectecomy for breast cancer and also hand and maxillofacial surgery, primarily post-traumatic. Dr Germain and the Gatineau Cosmetic Surgery Clinique raise funds annually for breast cancer research, and participate in charitable events for this cause.
Dr. Germain is a member of the following professional associations:
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: CRMCC/RCPSC
• Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons: CSPS/SCCP
• American Society of Plastic Surgeons: ASPS
• ASCPEQ: association des specialistes en chirurgie plastique et esthetique du Quebec
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery ASLMS
• College des Medecins du Quebec
• Federation Des Medecins Specialistes du Quebec
• National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons