Located in Churchill Square, Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute is a new facility featuring the latest in treatments, care, and privacy. Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute is also the only facility of its kind in Newfoundland operated by a certified Plastic Surgeon.


At Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute, you’ll find a world-class facility featuring a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures, medical-grade skin care products, expertly-trained staff, and a focus on helping you achieve your body and beauty goals safely and effectively.

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Dr. Shane KF Seal


Born and raised in British Columbia, Dr. Seal moved to Vancouver after high school to study at the University of British Columbia where he completed his undergraduate degree and attended Medical School. He was honoured to be chosen as Valedictorian of his medical school graduating class. From Vancouver he moved to St. John’s where he started his Orthopedic Surgery residency.

In St. John’s, Dr. Seal discovered his passion for plastic surgery while on rotation with the Plastic Surgery team at the Health Sciences Centre. He then transferred into the Plastic Surgery Training Program at McMaster University in Hamilton.

It was in Hamilton where he completed his training and was awarded the best clinical research paper during his Chief Residency year. He published several articles while a resident in Hamilton.

Moving again to Vancouver for additional fellowship training, Dr. Seal enrolled in two fellowships: Breast Reconstruction and Craniofacial Surgery. His time in Vancouver also led to further research projects and journal publications.

He moved back to St. John’s in 2010 and has been in active practice ever since. He enjoys the diversity of his work, both at the hospital and within his private practice and cares for patients at the Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Hospital and the Janeway. He was the President of the Medical Staff association in 2015-2016, and has been Chair of the Breast Disease Site Group since 2016.

A devoted husband and father, Dr. Seal is kept quite busy during downtime and can usually be found cheering on his four children at hockey, soccer and dance events.

Dr. Seal is passionate about keeping up-to-date in all developments within the field of plastic surgery. As CEO and Chief Surgeon of Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute, the newest and most modern facility of its kind in the province, he brings the utmost in quality, safety, and privacy to his patients.

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Jordan Harrington


Originally from Caledon, Ontario, Jordan completed her Bachelor of Medical Sciences, her Master of Science in Anatomy, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at Western University in London, Ontario. Her work experience spans several fields including Ortho/Trauma, Medical/Surgical, and Nurse Manager in long-term care. She has completed training in Botox injection and has laser certification.

Jordan moved to St. John’s in December 2012 and has been working with Dr. Seal since 2014. Jordan will be involved in your pre-op, intra-op, and post-operative care and is looking forward to being part of your transformative journey from start to finish.

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Bernetta Pennell


Originally from Trepassy, Newfoundland, Bernetta comes highly trained having graduated from Concepts School of Cosmetology, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010 with advanced training in skin analysis and medical aesthetics.

After working for 2 years as an aesthetician in Halifax, she made the decision to move back to St. John’s and continued to further her career in the aesthetic field.

As a clinical aesthetician, Bernetta takes her time to get to know her patients and is devoted to working with them to always find the right treatment for optimal results. Her top priorities are always to provide the highest level of expertise, safety, integrity, and customer service.

When she isn’t changing lives at Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Insitute, she is with her 3 children in the beautiful town of Logy Bay. You can also find her out running, going to the gym, and spending lots of quality time with family and friends.

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Paula George


Meeting the new people who walk through Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute’s door is Paula’s favourite part as the facility’s receptionist.

Paula has over 25 years’ experience in a wide variety of office roles, from a background in insurance to the oil industry; which includes working with adjusters, lawyers, camp managers, and now a plastic surgeon. She has seen many changes over her career; her latest challenge involved intensive training in skin care products, such as the Vivier line, new terminology, and medical techniques.

Paula has a variety of pastimes such as hiking the East Coast Trail, being on the water in Conception Bay, and reading. Her true passion is cooking and trying new recipes. With this hidden talent, Paula can be found making delicious healthy meals for her family and friends and even doing a little catering on the side.

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Julia Macdonald


Originally from St. John’s, NL, Julia completed her nursing training at Memorial University before moving to Toronto to work as a labour & delivery nurse at North York General Hospital. After a little time away, she returned to NL to further her education and then joined our team in May of 2019.

When she’s not assisting Dr. Seal with procedures at the Institute, she can be found spending time with family, baking, or hiking the East Coast Trail with her pup, Norman.

Julia will be there to guide you through your pre-op, intra-op and post-operative care and is looking forward to being a special part of your transformative journey.