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.

Armpit Entry, or Transaxillary, Breast Augmentation Incision By Patricia Berbari on March 01, 2016

Attractive young brunette in white bikini, reclining on loungerCosmetic surgeons may use one of four standard incisions for breast augmentation surgery: periareolar, inframmary, transumbilical, or transaxillary. In this blog post, Dr. Patricia Berbaridiscusses the transaxillary, also known as armpit or transax, incision, as well as its pros and cons. Many patients prefer the transaxillary incision technique because it results in no scarring on the breasts, and any armpit scarring is discreet. To find out if you are a good candidate for the transaxillary breast augmentation incision, contact our Gatineau, QC practice today.

About the Incision

Saline or silicone implants may be inserted through a transaxillary incision in the fold of the armpit, where scarring is inconspicuous. Saline implants require the smallest incision, because the implants are inflated after being placed. With the transaxillary breast augmentation, a small tunnel is created between the incision and the site of the implant. A pocket is created behind the natural breast, and then the implant is inserted into the tunnel, and moved to the implant pocket, where it is positioned.

Benefits of the Transaxillary Incision

In addition to creating no scar on the breast itself and leaving a very discreet scar in the armpits, the transaxillary incision poses no risk of harm to the mammary glands, which are necessary for breastfeeding. Therefore, this incision is preferable for women who want to have children later in life.

Furthermore, skin in the armpit area tends to heal well, making recovery easy. Because implants placed via transaxillary incision will not contact the mammary glands, which can harbor bacteria, the risk for infection decreases.

Considerations for the Transaxillary Incision

Armpit incisions may require that you not wear deodorant for two weeks after surgery.

In addition, as is true of any surgical procedure, breast augmentation with the transaxillary incision poses some risks. The transaxillary incision can’t be used during implant revision surgery. Therefore, if revision surgery is ever necessary, new incision sites will be made.

Achieving symmetry is more challenging with the transaxillary method. However, when patients choose a skilled and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Berbari, they can still achieve excellent results with transaxillary breast augmentation.

An experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Berbari understands how to avoid the common potential problems associated with transaxillary breast augmentation. These include implants that sit too high, a wider than desired space between the implants, and implants that fall outward when the patient lays on her back. Proper creation of the implant pocket is required to avoid these potential outcomes. The majority of Dr. Berbari’s work involves cosmetic surgeries, primarily breast lifts and augmentation. She has extensive experience and offers procedures for both men and women.

Schedule a Consultation Today

To learn more about the various options for breast augmentation surgery, contact our cosmetic surgery center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berbari. After discussing your goals and expectations, and examining your breast structure, she will advise you on the best options for your procedure. In some cases, a breast lift (mastopexy) in combination with breast augmentation will provide the best outcome.

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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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