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.

Plastic Surgery and Smoking Don't Mix By Patricia Berbari on July 30, 2015

A cigarette burning downPatients of Dr. Patricia Berbari appreciate her patient-centered approach to aesthetic enhancement. When patients visit her Gatineau cosmetic surgery and skin care centre, they receive ample information that helps them make smart choices about their aesthetic treatment options.

Before undergoing surgery, we often stress the importance of avoiding tobacco products. Let's discuss why that is so important right now.

Smoking Makes the Risk of Infection More Likely

When you smoke—or use any tobacco products, for that matter—you seriously increase the risk of infections as you are healing. This goes for oral surgeries as well as general medical procedures and elective procedures. In fact, smoking increases your risk of gum disease, which is an infection of the soft tissue of the gums. This is regardless of a surgery being performed.

For this reason, plastic surgeons will often as their patients to avoid smoking for a few weeks prior to surgery and for a few weeks after the surgery has been performed. This is just a common sense precaution to ensure that there is as low an infection risk as possible in those crucial early days of surgical recovery.

Smoking Can Extend Healing Times

In addition to increasing the risk of infection, smoking has been shown to slow down the body's ability to recovery. Following a surgery, that could mean more time for incisions to fully heal, or for bruises and swelling to clear up. Again, it's just a common sense solution to avoid smoking before and after surgery to ensure the best healing experience possible.

Smoking in General Can Have a Negative Effect on Aesthetics

In addition to causing problems as patients heal, smoking has been shown to affect the look and appearance of a person. For one, cigarettes can cause teeth to become yellow and dingy, making your smile appear less than stellar. Over time, nicotine stains can show up on the fingers as well, in an off-putting yellow color.

A number of aesthetic flaws have been linked to smoking as well, including advanced signs of age such as bags under the eyes, lines on the forehead, wrinkles around the mouth, dry or unhealthy-looking skin, thinning of the hair, and so forth. Ironically, the reason you may wish to undergo a facial plastic surgery procedure may be because you smoked for many years.

So Many Compelling Reasons to Quit

There are so many compelling reasons to quit smoking, and it's important that you look into all options out there to help you quit. If you need that assistance, be sure to consult with your general practitioner. He or she will be able to provide pointers and give you direction.

As for addressing the negative cosmetic effects of smoking, our team has a number of different surgical and non-surgical treatments that can restore the beauty, glow, and health of your skin.

Learn More About Wrinkle Reduction and Anti-Aging Treatment

For more information about plastic surgery and how it can help you reduce wrinkles and look your absolute best, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery centre today. Dr. Patricia Berbari looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

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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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Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is. Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient

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