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.

A Timeline for Facelift Recovery: What Patients Can Expect as They Heal By Patricia Berbari on June 30, 2014

A woman smiling in a fieldDr. Patricia Berbari has helped countless patients enhance their appearance through the latest in facial rejuvenation techniques at her practice in Gatineau. One of the most popular options for facial rejuvenation is the facelift, which reduces wrinkles and tighten skins to reverse the signs of aging.

The facelift has proven effective for years, and it remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments in the world. Let's take a moment right now to consider the recovery process and timeline for facelift surgery so you have realistic expectations about the procedure.

What to Expect In the First 24 to 48 Hours After Facelift

In the first day or two after a facelift, soreness, bruising, and swelling are all normal. It's important that patients get a lot of rest with their head elevated and to avoid sleeping on their side. Any bending, stretching, or lifting should be avoided early on as this can affect the results of the surgery. To address any post-operative pain, patients should take their pain medication as recommended.

In addition to avoiding strenuous physical activity, the following should be avoided early on as you heal:

  • Smoking
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Makeup
  • Earrings
  • Swimming
  • Using blow dryers
  • Sexual activity

What Patients Experience in the First Week After Facelift

Within the first week after surgery, patients will have returned to the practice for a follow-up visit. Any sutures or stitches will likely be removed by this time. Additional recommendations for healing can be made at this time based on the patient's overall condition.

What Patients Experience One Month After Facelift and Beyond

Within the first month, patients will have returned to work and a number of normal activities that they would do every day. Swelling will have subsided significantly by this point, though it may last for a few months simply given the nature of surgery.

In the months ahead, the results of the facelift will continue to improve and normalize, with any numbness and tingling around the incision sites abating with time. Scars will generally continue to fade over the course of the year, though this can vary from patient to patient.

How to Improve Treatment Time and Healing Experience

The sure way to improve your overall treatment time and healing experience for a facelift is to follow your pre-operative and post-operative instructions to the letter. These instructions provide optimal conditions for healing that are free from complications.

In addition to following your instructions to the letter, we recommend the following for the healing process:

  • Wear sun protection when outdoors (i.e., sunblock, sunglasses, a hat with a brim)
  • Avoid saunas and steam rooms for several months after facelift
  • Avoid consuming alcohol for a few months after surgery
  • Quit smoking and using tobacco products
  • Eat healthy and stay well-hydrated

Stay In Contact with Dr. Berbari as You Heal

In those first few weeks after your facelift, it's a good idea to stay in close contact with Dr. Berbari and the staff. This will allow you to have urgent needs addressed as soon as possible. Even though you will have a few follow-up visits in the first month, having urgent concerns addressed as soon as possible is ideal for short-term success and great long-term results.

Schedule a Consultation for Facial Plastic Surgery

For more information about facelift surgery as well as other options that are available for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and helping you look years younger, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. When you meet with Dr. Patricia Berbari, you will be able to learn more about all of your options for advanced aesthetic enhancement and anti-aging treatment.

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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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