We missed you! As of June 1 2020, we will be reopening the doors of the CCCPB surgical center and the MedicSPA.




Dr. Berbari and her team prioritize patient and staff safety. Please familiarize yourself with these new procedures:


          Services will gradually resume from June 1 2020, respecting the social distancing guidelines issued by Public Health.


          Long-term follow-ups will resume as of June 22 2020 and will be carried out by telemedicine. Appointments will be given after July 6 2020 as needed.





           We have extended the time slots (fewer appointments per day) to give our employees time to disinfect the rooms between each patient.

           According to the above policies and dates, the contactless payment method will be favoured when making an appointment. Our staff will take your credit card number and the receipt will be emailed to you.

           You will then be invited to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire when booking the appointment (whether it is by email or by phone).

           N.B. follow-up appointments: we will contact you for follow-ups, as visits are now restricted to avoid contamination.



           Please show up on time out of respect for other patients.

           Once you arrive in the clinic parking lot, please announce your arrival by phone (819-243-7667).

           A member of our team will welcome you in the doorway for an evaluation (questionnaire, temperature, mask, hydro alcoholic gel).

           N.B .: Only patients will have access to the clinic, anyone else must remain in the parking lot.



          You will be taken directly to the treatment room.

          We opened door A for the aesthetic care (laser, radiofrequency, PRP etc.) of the MedicSPA and door B for surgery appointments and injections.

          After the appointment, you will be accompanied to the exit by a member of the team.


An explanatory video will be available on social media (@medicspa.gatineau on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM) and the website (drpatriciaberbari.com) on May 29 2020, to summarize these new procedures.


When interacting with our staff, understand that they have received strict directives, we ask you to respect them for your safety.

Skin Tightening after Weight Loss By Patricia Berbari on February 06, 2013

Skin Tightening after Weight LossMaintaining a healthy weight is a great way for you to look your best and, most importantly, be your healthiest. If you are morbidly obese, this weight loss can be difficult to achieve, but it will be well worth it in the end. Of course, after losing weight, many people still have issues with body contour that need to be addressed. The only way for these problems with skin laxity and body contour can be addressed is through Ottawa plastic surgery. We'd like to look at these body contouring and skin tightening surgeries right now in a little detail so you have some understanding of what to expect.

Major Weight Loss and Skin Laxity

As you gain weight, your skin stretches out to accommodate the added girth. When you lose a lot of weight, your skin will shrink back to some degree, but only to a certain extent. This is the normal nature of skin laxity, so there is nothing abnormal about having loose or baggy skin after major weight loss.

Customizing a Body Contouring Procedure Just for You

Exercise and diet cannot eliminate this excess tissue, which is why surgery is necessary. Each body contouring treatment will be customized to the needs of the patient since each patient will have unique needs for body sculpting. Below are some of the most common ways that the skin can be tightened in different parts of the body.

Body Contouring Surgery for the Abdominal Area

The most common body contouring surgery that will be performed to improve the overall appearance is the Ottawa tummy tuck. This surgery will involve the removal of excess skin around the lower stomach area in order to leave you looking your trimmest.

Body Contouring for the Upper Torso/Chest Area

The chest and breasts can both be affected by major weight loss. In such cases, breast reduction surgery is the ideal option. Both male and female breast reduction surgeries are available in order to improve the overall tightness and firmness of the chest area.

Body Contouring for the Lower Body and Extremities

The arms, legs, and lower body can also be affected by skin laxity issues following weight loss, which is why there are also surgeries to improve the contour of these parts of the body. For the upper arms and triceps, there is the arm lift; for the hips and buttocks, there is the butt lift; and for the upper leg area, there is the thigh lift.

Body Contouring for the Face

Even the face and neckline can be affected by major weight loss, which is why some body contouring patients also undergo facial rejuvenation surgery. These surgeries tend to target the lower face, which is most affected by weight gain and loss. To remove excess skin of the lower face area, there is the lower facelift and the neck lift.

Contact Our Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Practice

For more information about boy contouring and body sculpting following major weight loss, it's important that you contact our Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to discussing all of your concerns in greater detail and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results in the process.

Related to This

Centre Chirurgical De La Capitale

Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies including:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation, call us at (819) 243-7667 or contact us online today!

Contact Us Today

Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is. Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Gatineau Office

555 Boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 8N7

Open Today 8:30am - 4:00pm

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(819) 243-7667 Send a message