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.

Eyelid Surgery Side Effects and Risks By Patricia Berbari on March 03, 2014

Gatineau Eyelid Surgery Side EffectsThe eyes are one of the most telling characteristics of a person’s face. Therefore, eyes that appear tired or worn can negatively impact one’s overall appearance and persona. To help revitalize your appearance and combat the effects of aging or genetics, we offer eyelid surgery at our Gatineau clinic. This safe and effective cosmetic procedure can be a great way to correct a number of common problems in the upper or lower eyelid.

Before any surgery, though, we want all patients to be aware of the side effects they can expect during recovery. If you are considering eyelid surgery or have recently undergone treatment, take note of the following side effects and risks associated with the procedure.

Side Effects of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, typically has a short and easy recovery when compared to other, more invasive plastic surgery procedures. Still, patients should be aware of the following common side effects of surgery:

  • Swelling: The eyelid and surrounding area will most likely swell over the first few days. Due to the placement of swelling, you may experience blurred or double vision for a few days. This will also make the results of your treatment difficult to judge at first, as any swelling will impact the appearance of your eye.
  • Soreness: The incisions used in eyelid surgery are small and minimally invasive, resulting in limited pain. Nevertheless, your eyelids will probably feel sore and tight in the first few days of recovery. This discomfort may be more noticeable when closing the eyes, which may also make it more difficult to fall asleep initially.
  • Corneal irritation: The eye’s cornea may become irritated due to its contact with the eyelid. However, the eye itself should not be in any particular danger.
  • Changes in tearing: You may find yourself tearing up more often or, on the other hand, not enough. Both of these conditions are temporary and should subside as recovery goes on.
  • Drooping eyelids: Eyelids may appear droopy while they are still healing. Try to refrain from judging the results of your treatment until you have fully healed and your eyelids have adjusted to their new shape.

Risks and Complications of Eyelid Surgery

Any long-term risks of eyelid surgery are extremely rare, making the procedure considerably safe. Still, potential complications are not impossible. In some cases, patients of eyelid surgery have suffered from wound separation, cysts, external scarring, temporary eyelash loss, hematoma, or changes to vision. Thankfully, with an experienced plastic surgeon, these risks can be largely mitigated.

As with any surgery, blepharoplasty also carries an inherent risk of infection. If your symptoms persist or worsen over time, or you develop a fever during recovery, speak with your doctor about the possibility of infection.  

Discuss Your Risk Factors with Your Doctor

Before eyelid surgery, it’s vital that you discuss your medical history and possible risk factors with your doctor. By understanding your health, your doctor can help you have a more successful procedure. Possible risk factors specific to eyelid surgery include:

  • Systemic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and liver disease
  • Tobacco use
  • Glaucoma
  • Detached retinas
  • Dry eyes
  • A history of eye problems

Only by speaking with your doctor can you accurately gauge your personal candidacy and risks for eyelid surgery.

Speak with Dr. Berbari

Come in for a consultation with Dr. Berbari to learn exactly how eyelid surgery can benefit you. Contact our office to schedule an appointment, and take the first step toward rejuvenating your appearance.

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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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