WE'RE BACK!

 

We missed you! As of June 1 2020, we will be reopening the doors of the CCCPB surgical center and the MedicSPA.

 

NEW APPOINTMENT POLICIES

 

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.

 

PROCEDURES FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

 

# 1 BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

           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.

 

# 2 THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT:

           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.

 

# 3 ONCE IN THE CLINIC:

          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 to Expect during Your Liposuction Recovery By Patricia Berbari on May 29, 2014

A woman in a bikini with a toned bodyThere are many areas of the body that can appear less-than-perfect due to the presence of excess fatty tissue. In many cases, this fat is impossible to get rid of, even for those patients who are physically active and careful with their eating habits. For fat pockets that fail to respond to diet and exercise, liposuction offers a surgical solution that allows patients to permanently eliminate fatty deposits. Plastic surgeon Patricia Berbariperforms liposuction to sculpt areas of the bodyand allow patients to achieve the body contour they desire. While liposuction is a highly successful procedure, it may take time for patients to see the results they desire. Dr. Berbari ensures that her Gatineau patients understand the liposuction recovery timeline and what can be expected throughout this process.

The Day of the Procedure

Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure; patients will return home shortly after treatment is complete. However, in most cases, liposuction is performed under the effects of deep sedation or general anesthesia. Because of this, patients will need a ride home and should have a family member or friend stay with them for the first 24 hours of recovery. The anesthetic may still be partially in effect and the patient is likely to sleep for most of this first day of recovery.

First Week of Recovery

The side effects of liposuction are likely to be the strongest during this first week of recovery. Patients are likely to experience swelling, bruising, redness of the skin, and minor to moderate discomfort. Most patients describe the treated area as feeling like it is tender and bruised. Dr. Berbari will prescribe pain medication, which may be used as prescribed to help manage discomfort. It is important to follow all post-surgical care instructions that have been provided by Dr. Berbari. It is especially important to limit physical activity, stay well-hydrated, and wear compression garments as instructed, all of which will aid in recovery and help in bringing down swelling.

Week Two

During the second week of recovery, most of the side effects of liposuction will begin to subside. Although swelling is likely to persist for several weeks, swelling should have subsided enough by six weeks after surgery that the results of the procedure should become more noticeable. In the second week of recovery, patients can begin to return to their regular routines (with the exception of exercise, which should still be avoided). Most patients are able to return to work during the second week of recovery.

Six Weeks after Liposuction

By six weeks of recovery, patients should feel completely recovered. It is at six weeks of recovery that we no longer recommend the use of compression garments. Exercise and other strenuous activities can be resumed at this point as well. The results of liposuction should be pretty apparent at this point, but the patient may continue to see changes for the next several months, as the body adjusts to the alterations that have been made.

Schedule an Appointment

Many patients are frustrated when diet and exercise fail to produce the body contouring results they are seeking. Liposuction may be the ideal solution for patients who are looking to sculpt away those stubborn deposits of fat. To learn more about the liposuction procedure and find out if it is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patricia Berbari at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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