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.

Pros and Cons of the Areolar Breast Augmentation Incision By Patricia Berbari on November 28, 2015

Woman with large, shapely breastsBreast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that has a personal meaning for each patient who chooses to undergo treatment. Breast augmentation enhances the size of the breasts in order to improve body contours and proportions, and give women the confidence they desire. Because Dr. Patricia Berbari wants each patient to achieve her personal goals for surgery, she is very thorough when it comes to customizing treatment to address the specific needs and desires of each of her patients. One aspect of surgery that is important to this outcome is the choice of the surgical incision. The areolar breast augmentation incision is commonly performed at our Gatineau, QC practice because it allows a lot of control and precision during surgery. Dr. Berbari discusses the pros and cons of the areolar incision prior to surgery so that her patients feel confident with the surgical technique that is chosen.

What Is the Areolar Incision?

The areolar incision is a small circular incision that surrounds the areola, or the dark area of skin around the nipple. Although this incision is placed directly on the breast, the scar that is left after surgery blends in nicely with the transition between the tissue of the areola and the skin of the breasts, so that it is hardly noticeable once it has healed.

Benefits of the Areolar Incision

It is common for patients to choose the areolar incision for breast augmentation surgery. This is one of the most common breast augmentation techniques because it offers a number of surgical benefits. Below are some of the pros of this surgical technique:

  • The areolar incision allows a clear view of the breast tissue and the implant pocket throughout surgery.
  • The areolar incision allows for the placement of the breast implant either above or below the chest wall.
  • Either silicone or saline breast implants can be placed using the areolar breast augmentation incision.
  • Should any complications result in the need for a second surgical procedure, the same incision site can be used.
  • The scar left behind is small and should blend in nicely with the breast tissue. Patients can wear a small bikini or low-cut top without revealing the breast augmentation scar.

Cons of the Areolar Incision

While the areolar incision does offer many benefits, there are some drawbacks to this technique as well. It is important for patients to understand the cons associated with this technique before deciding whether this is the best approach for the breast augmentation procedure. Below are some of the cons of the areolar incision:

  • The areolar incision requires cutting through some of the mild ducts, which may increase the risk of breastfeeding complications later on.
  • The risk of infection, while still low, is greater with the areolar incision, because of the high number of bacteria in the breast ducts.
  • There is a small risk that the sensation of the nipple will be altered following areolar breast augmentation.

If patients decide that the cons of the areolar incision outweigh the pros, Dr. Berbari will be happy to discuss the inframammary incision, which is another popular technique for breast augmentation surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have been considering breast augmentation, Dr. Patricia Berbari would be happy to meet with you to discuss all of the ways in which surgery can be customized to meet your needs and aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about this highly popular cosmetic procedure.

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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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