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.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction? By Patricia Berbari on March 04, 2015

A woman's contoured rear and thighsDespite a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can seem impossible to get rid of stubborn body fat. For those who are unhappy with fatty trouble spots, liposuction can help. Liposuction is useful for removing stubborn fat deposits to reveal a sculpted and more contoured appearance. Though liposuction can be beneficial for a variety of problem areas, it is not suitable for everyone. To find out if you're a candidate for liposuction, schedule a consultation at the Gatineau practice of Dr. Patricia Berbari.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a type of plastic surgery used to suction fat out of targeted areas. There are different liposuction techniques, any of which can be combined with other plastic surgery treatments. The different types of liposuction include traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction, and laser-assisted liposuction. Tumescent liposuction involves injecting the treatment area with a special solution to help break up the fatty tissue while anesthetizing the area. This solution also includes epinephrine to reduce bleeding. Laser-assisted liposuction uses a laser to gently liquify fat and ease in fat removal, and reduce swelling and bruising after treatment. Liposuction can be used to treat many areas of the body. Besides the more widely known areas, like the inner thighs and lower abdomen, liposuction can also be performed on the neck and arms.

Who Are Candidates for Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical treatment that is not appropriate for everyone. Though liposuction can help you achieve a contoured, sculpted look, it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and it cannot be used to remove excessive fat throughout the body. This means candidates for liposuction should already be within a healthy weight range and must be healthy enough to undergo surgery. Candidates for liposuction include:

  • Those who are unable to get rid of stubborn fatty areas: Even after dieting and regularly exercising, some people may be left with areas of body fat that will not go away. Common problem areas include the lower abdomen (especially after childbirth), the inner thighs, above the knees, double chin, and upper arms. Liposuction can treat these areas and improve contour and appearance.
  • Those within 30 percent of their ideal weight: Liposuction is not intended as a method for full body weight loss. Candidates for liposuction should be at or close to their ideal weight.
  • Those with firm skin: Those with firm, elastic skin are most suitable to liposuction treatment because their skin is more likely to adjust to fat removal.
  • Those who are healthy enough for surgery: People with major health problems are not appropriate candidates for liposuction. Patients choosing to undergo liposuction must be healthy enough to tolerate surgery. Good health is also important for a speedy recovery.
  • Those with realistic expectations: When undergoing any plastic surgery treatment, it is important to have realistic expectations in regards to final results.
  • Non-smokers: Smoking can severely inhibit the body's ability to heal itself, which is why smokers do not make good candidates for liposuction.

Schedule a Consultation

To find out if liposuction is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team today!

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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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