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.

Saline Breast Implants vs. Silicone Gel Breast Implants By Patricia Berbari on December 30, 2013

Saline Breast Implants vs. Silicone Gel Breast ImplantsBreast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery options out there, and with good reason. By enhancing the size or improving the shape/contour of the bustline, women can enhance their curves and look their absolute best in the process. Even a subtle change in cup size can lead to a much enhanced appearance.

There are two common options available used for breast augmentation surgery: saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. We'd like to take a moment right now to consider the various pros and cons related to saline breast implants and silicone breast implants.

What are silicone breast implants?

Silicone breast implants are implants that consist of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. For a few years, silicone breast implants were taken off the market in the US. After years of research with regard to safety, they were approved for use by the FDA.

The Pros and Cons of Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants offer very natural results with regard to their texture and their appearance. This is one of the reasons that so many women opt for silicone breast implants.

While the results are quite natural, silicone breast implants can be harmful in the case of breast implant rupture or leakage. The silicone gel is toxic, so it's important that patients be attentive in the case of implant rupture (commonly caused by falls and major impacts to the chest area). Following implant rupture, women with breast implants should contact the proper people for emergency care so that the matter can dealt with in a timely fashion..

What are saline breast implants?

For a few years, saline breast implants were the only implants that were used in the US for breast augmentation surgery. These implants consist of a silicone shell that is filled with a saline solution.

The Pros and Cons of Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are very safe. In the case of breast implant rupture, the saline solution disperses and is absorbed into the system harmlessly. The saline leaks faster than silicone gel, so ruptures and leaks are quicker to detect as well. The saline solution also allows for hidden incisions to be used during the surgical process.

While the results of saline breast implants are good, they sometimes do not feel as natural as silicone breast implants. There are also issues with rippling to consider, which involves the implant being visible through the skin.

Which kind of breast implants are right for me?

Patients have different needs to consider when it comes to breast implants, and it's important that we consider all of these matters during the consultation process. There are also cohesive gel breast implants which can be used, which involve specially layered silicone gel that does not leak; texture and appearance of these cohesive gel implants is often even more natural in terms of results.

During your consultation process, we'll be sure to consider all of your aesthetic goals and provide you with answers to all of your questions about the surgical process.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation and Enhancement

For more information about your many different options for breast augmentation and enhancement, be sure to contact our Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgery center today. During your consultation, we will be sure to go over all of your options for advanced surgical care so that you can make well-informed decisions about all of your aesthetic options.

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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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