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.

Five Signs it May Be Time for Facelift Surgery By Patricia Berbari on July 01, 2016

Woman with signs of facial agingAging is a natural process, so it doesn’t come as a big surprise when time begins to take its toll on a person’s appearance. Still, just because these signs of aging may be expected, that doesn’t mean they are appreciated. Most people choose to treat the common signs of aging with cosmetic procedures that restore a more refreshed and youthful appearance. The most popular procedure for addressing the signs of facial aging is a facelift. A face lift effectively smooths and tightens facial skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. Here, Dr. Patricia Berbari discusses five signs that indicate it may be time for facelift surgery at her Gatineau, QC plastic surgery practice.

1. Lines and Wrinkles Have Become More Defined

Fine lines and wrinkles may appear on the face by the time patients reach their 20s. In their early stages, lines and wrinkles only show when a person is smiling, frowning, or making some other facial expression. However, when these lines and wrinkles become more defined, it may be time to consider treatment. Deep creases that stay in place even when the face is at rest may be treated with facelift surgery.

2. Facial Skin is Sagging

As a person ages, the texture of the skin is likely to change. Skin that once appeared firm may look looser as skin elasticity is lost. A minimal loss of skin elasticity may not affect facial appearance too greatly. However, as sagging becomes more severe, it becomes more noticeable. A facelift is especially effective in treating loose skin around the cheeks, chin, and neck.

3. The Cheeks Appear Hollowed Out

Sagging is one effect of aging that affects the facial features. Another is the loss, or shifting, of fatty deposits. Most commonly, the fat pads that sit beneath the cheeks and provide facial definition will begin to diminish. When these fat deposits are lost, the cheeks take on a hollowed appearance that makes the face look aged and worn down. A facelift is the most effective method for lifting the cheeks and restoring facial definition.

4. People Frequently Remark on Your “Tired” Appearance

Aside from their individual effect, the signs of aging combine to impact a person’s overall appearance. Not only do these effects make a person look older, but they also can give the impression that a person is tired or angry. Cosmetic surgery is not just about restoring a youthful appearance, but also about preserving a fresh and alert look. If people are frequently commenting that you look “tired” or “worn down” it may be time to consider facelift surgery.

5. Less Invasive Treatments Are No Longer Effective

There are several minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can address the signs of aging and improve the appearance of the face. Some popular treatments include BOTOX®, fat injections, and laser treatments. It is a good idea to consider these treatments before committing to surgery. However, if these treatments are no longer providing the desired results, or if a patient is looking for more permanent results, then facelift surgery is probably the best option.

Schedule an Appointment

There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding if it is the right time for facelift surgery. If you would like to learn more about this procedure, and whether you are an ideal candidate for treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patricia Berbari at your earliest convenience.

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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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