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.

The Different Types of Breast Implants By Patricia Berbari on May 14, 2013

The Different Types of Breast ImplantsBreast augmentation surgery is a great option for women to consider if they want to increase the size and/or enhance the contours of their breasts. When you meet with a skilled Gatineau plastic surgeon to discuss you surgical options, you'll be able to find out if breast enlargement surgery is the ideal option for you and your needs.

With that in mind, we should note that there are many different decisions and options that have to be made regarding the surgery. This is especially true when it comes to the breast implants themselves. There's more to breast implants than just their size, so let's consider the types of breast implants that are out there right now.

Composition of Breast Implants

In terms of filling/composition, there are three different kinds of breast implants:

  • Saline breast implants - Saline breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with a saline solution.
  • Silicone breast implants - Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with silicone gel.
  • Cohesive gel breast implants - Cohesive gel breast implants consist of multiple layers of silicone around specially formulated silicone gel. These kinds of breast implants are sometimes referred to as "gummy bear breast implants."

We'll be sure to discuss all of these composition options in more detail during your visit to our cosmetic surgery centre in Gatineau.

Size of Breast Implants

Breast implants come in many different sizes depending on the needs and wishes of the patient. We would like to note at this time that bigger is not always better when it comes to breast implants, as some women will find that just slight boosts in size can lead to major improvements in overall figure.

Shape of Breast Implants

There are two different types of breast implant shape commonly used during Gatineau breast augmentation surgery:

  • Round breast implants - Round breast implants are breast implants that are shaped a bit like a sphere that has been partially smashed.
  • Teardrop-shaped breast implants - Teardrop-shaped breast implants are breast implants that are more narrow and thin at the top and then slope out. The contour is similar to the appearance of a natural breast.

Projection/Profile of Breast Implants

Profile and projection of the breast implants refers to how far the breast implant will project forward. There are generally three profiles for breast implants:

  • High-profile breast implants
  • Moderate-profile breast implants
  • Low-profile breast implants

The higher the profile, the more the breast implants will project. Most breast implants are moderate-profile by default.

Texture and Breast Implants

Breast implants come in either smooth or textured form. The majority of breast implants are smooth, though textured implants are used to help keep the breast implant from shifting out of place. This texture on breast implants is usually ideal with teardrop-shaped breast implants given their shape and contour.

Which type of breast implants are ideal for me?

There are many different factors that will determine the best breast implants for you and your needs, and a Gatineau plastic surgeon will be able to make those decisions during your consultation. Generally the following factors will determine the best implant to use:

  • Body type
  • Aesthetic goals
  • Existing breast tissue
  • Incisions used for surgery
  • Placement of the breast implant in the breast pocket

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Enlargement Surgery

If you would like more information about breast augmentation surgery and your many other options for aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgery practice today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

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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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