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.

What Tummy Tuck Patients Should Know About Compression Garments By Patricia Berbari on April 28, 2014

What Tummy Tuck Patients Should Know About Compression GarmentsThere are many different ways that you can enhance the overall appearance of your frame. One of the most common and most popular options for advanced body contouring is the tummy tuck surgery, which helps patients achieve a much trimmer, slimmer, and more appealing waistline. When you meet with a plastic surgeon, you'll be able to discuss all of your body contouring options in greater detail, allowing you to look your very best.

Right now, we'd like to consider some of the basics with regard to tummy tuck surgery, with a special focus on the compression garment that is worn after the surgery is performed.

About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Some basics about the tummy tuck first.

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is performed to make the stomach area look much more appealing after a patient has lost a lot of weight or has given birth. This means removing loose skin and adjusting the underlying structures of the abdominal area in order to reduce sagging and eliminate stretch marks.

What is a compression garment?

The recovery period following tummy tuck surgery will require patients to (among other things) refrain from strenuous physical activity, monitor their surgical drains, and wear a compression garment. The compression garment is a special undergarment that provides support for the muscles and any tissues that are treated through surgery. The garments themselves are made of breathable blends of spandex and other stretchable fabrics.

Why is a compression garment so important?

Many patients who wear compression garments report that they feel less post-operative discomfort and feel greater peace of mind by having the garment in place. While there is no scientific data of the benefits of wearing a compression/binder garment, patient anecdotes suggest that the compression garment will help reduce swelling and improve the overall healing experience.

What happens if a compression garment is not worn?

There is no scientific evidence that not wearing a compression garment after surgery will lead to negative side effects or complications. In fact, if a compression garment is too tight, it can lead to soreness and discomfort rather than alleviating it, which is why it's so important to find a binder that fits properly. Each surgical treatment and post-surgical recovery procedure needs to be customized to the patient.

During your consultation, we will be sure to go over all of the risks and benefits related to compression garments and whether or not they would be best for your situation.

How long will tummy tuck patients wear their compression garments?

As alluded to above, this will vary from patient to patient based on their needs. In general, patients can expect to wear their compression garment for about two weeks after surgery, with a secondary compression garment likely for the two weeks after that. This will be discussed during the consultation process, and it's important that you follow the instructions for post-operative care to the letter.

Learn More About Advanced Body Contouring Surgery

If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery and your many options out there for body sculpting and contouring, be sure to contact our Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. Dr. Patricia Berbari and our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible choices about your health, wellness, and overall 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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