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.

Lifestyle Changes before Plastic Surgery By Patricia Berbari on July 30, 2016

Woman exercisingFew people are completely satisfied with their appearance. Fortunately, plastic surgery offers patients the opportunity to address areas of concern and enhance their natural beauty. Dr. Patricia Berbari offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures to improve body contours, reverse signs of aging, and increase a patient’s confidence. Dr. Berbari’s extensive experience ensures that these cosmetic treatments will safely and effectively provide patients with the aesthetic results they desire. However, patients must do their part as well. It is important that patients prepare their body for surgical treatment. Here, we suggest a number of lifestyle changes before plastic surgery that our Gatineau, QC patients should make to minimize the risks of treatment, speed up the recovery process, and optimize the results of surgery.

Preparing the Body for Surgery

Prior to any plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Berbari will perform an extensive exam and consultation to ensure that the patient is an ideal candidate for cosmetic treatment. Surgery will never be performed on a patient who is found to be at an increased risk of surgical complications. That being said, even ideal surgical candidates can benefit from some lifestyle changes before plastic surgery. The following changes will further increase the likelihood of a safe, successful surgery and optimal surgical results:

  • Maintain a well-balanced diet: Everyone is encouraged to maintain a well-balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and nutrients and low in sugars and fats. However, a healthy eating plan is especially important in the weeks leading up to plastic surgery. A diet that is high in fiber and protein and rich in vitamins and nutrients will help the body heal after surgery and promote a speedy recovery.
  • Stay active: The body is designed to be physically active and it is important to take advantage of that. Patients should aim for at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity three to five times a week. This activity level will help patients maintain a healthy weight and will keep the body strong and healthy so that it heals properly after surgery.
  • Avoid tobacco products: Any patient who smokes or uses chewing tobacco will need to quit several weeks before surgery. These products should be avoided during the patient’s recovery period. Tobacco products can lengthen recovery time and increase the risk of infection.
  • Refrain from using aspirin: Aspirin thins the blood, which can be dangerous before surgery. In order to minimize the risk of post-surgical complications, patients should refrain from using aspirin in the weeks leading up to surgery. There are other medications that may also increase the risks of surgery, so it is important to let Dr. Berbari know about any medications that you take. During a pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Berbari will make any necessary recommendations regarding medication use prior to treatment.
  • Abstain from alcohol: Moderate drinking does not pose any serious health risks. However, alcohol and surgery are not a good combination. To ensure that the body is as healthy as possible prior to surgery, it is a good idea to abstain from alcohol in the weeks leading up to surgery, as well as during the recovery period.

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Patricia Berbari is a highly experienced plastic surgeon. If you are interested in plastic surgery to enhance your natural beauty, you can count on Dr. Berbari to provide you with the highest quality of care. To learn more about our wide range of cosmetic treatments, schedule an appointment with Dr. 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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Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is. Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient

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