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.

Combining Breast Surgery with Areola Reduction By Patricia Berbari on April 30, 2016

A woman showing off her beautiful new frame after undergoing breast surgery with areola reductionAt her state-of-the-art plastic surgery practice, Dr. Patricia Berbari offers a comprehensive range of breast surgery options, each of which can be customized to meet the precise needs of each individual patient. She combines her years of surgical experience with her exceptionally artistic eye to produce consistently natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results for her breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction patients. In order to achieve such results, she often has to reduce the size of the areola, or the circle of dark-colored skin that surrounds the nipple, to match the newly resized and reshaped breast.

Dr. Berbari discusses the possibility of combining breast surgery and areola reduction during consultations at her Gatineau, QC practice with patients who might benefit from such a treatment plan. She explains to patients what areola reduction would entail, and is even able to give them a preview of what their results will look like using the sophisticated Crisalix 3D imaging system. Ultimately, she wants her patients to make confident, informed decisions that they will be happy with years and even decades after their surgeries.

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts and the size of your areolae, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with plastic surgeon Patricia Berbari today.

What Is Areola Reduction?

By itself, areola reduction is a fairly simple, straightforward procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Berbari strategically places an incision along the outer border of the areola. She then places another incision a couple of millimeters inside of that incision to remove a strip of skin roughly resembling a thin doughnut. Once the areolar skin has been removed, she pulls the outer border of skin toward the inner border and sutures the two borders together. Because the skin changes color at the border of the areola anyway, the resulting scar from the procedure is usually well concealed. Patients emerge from the procedure with more proportional areolae that look completely natural on their breasts.

While areola reduction can be performed by itself, many patients choose to combine the procedure with another type of breast surgery, most commonly breast lift or breast reduction. When combined with one of these surgeries, areola reduction can truly help to rejuvenate the breasts, making them look lighter and less stretched. Sometimes areola reduction is necessary to achieving the most natural-looking results, as larger areolae simply look even more disproportionate on breasts that are smaller and tauter.

While most patients who undergo areola reduction are female, the procedure is also commonly performed on male patients who require breast reduction surgery. Men with enlarged breast tissue, a condition known as gynecomastia, often have overly large areola, as well. Areola reduction can help these patients to look more masculine and give them an overall more natural appearance.

Learn More about Breast Surgery and Areola Reduction

If you would like to learn more about breast surgery and areola reduction, or you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patricia Berbari, please contact our plastic surgery practice 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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