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.

Types of Tummy Tuck By Patricia Berbari on March 26, 2013

Gatineau Mini Tummy TuckFor some, child birth, weight loss, and aging can stand in the way of a beautiful, flat stomach. If you suffer from excess skin around the abdomen that won't go away with diet and exercise, you may already be considering a tummy tuck. Though you may be aware of the tummy tuck procedure, you may not know that you have options. There are different types of tummy tucks designed to treat specific needs. To determine which treatment is right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at the Gatineau plastic surgery practice of Dr. Patricia Berbari. Before your consultation, we've compiled this overview to help you understand the different types of tummy tuck procedures.

The type of tummy tuck that is right for you is based on your needs and desired results, and is best determined between you and your surgeon. There are three types of tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, procedures available. These treatments include mini tummy tuck, traditional tummy tuck, and extended tummy tuck.

The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

The mini tummy tuck is a great option for people with excess skin that is isolated to the lower abdominal area. The mini tummy tuck, sometimes called a partial or mini abdominoplasty, is the least invasive of the tummy tuck procedures largely due to the fact that smaller incisions are required. The mini tummy tuck is performed by making a small incision along the lower abdomen; excess fat is then removed and the skin and muscles are pulled taut. Once the excess tissue is removed, the incision is stitched closed. Because mini tummy tucks require smaller incisions, they have a quicker recovery time and less scarring than other tummy tuck methods.

The Traditional Tummy Tuck Procedure

The traditional tummy tuck procedure is suitable for those wishing to contour their entire abdominal area. Sometimes, liposuction is performed in conjunction with the tummy tuck procedure to further shape the stomach. The traditional tummy tuck is performed by creating an incision along the lower abdomen. This incision extends from hip to hip. Excess fat and tissue are removed and the skin and muscles are tightened. Once the proper amount of contouring has been achieved, the incision is closed. Scarring is to be expected with this treatment, however, most undergarments and swimwear will cover the scars.

The Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure

For those who suffer from significant amounts of lose abdominal skin due to extreme weight loss, an extended tummy tuck may be the best option. Extended tummy tucks are used to remove skin from the abdomen, upper hip, lower back, and flank areas (or “love handles”). Extended tummy tucks include a traditional tummy tuck along with the removal of excess skin and fat along the back and flanks.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Berbari

For our patients in Gatineau, tummy tuck treatment results in many long term benefits. Patients who have undergone the tummy tuck procedure feel increased confidence from finally having the flat, sculpted stomach diet and exercise were unable to provide. To see which tummy tuck procedure is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berbari. 

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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!

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