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.

What to Expect after Breast Reduction Surgery: Possible Side Effects By Patricia Berbari on December 29, 2016

Close-up of a woman’s chest after breast reduction surgeryAt the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Patricia Berbari, it is very important to us that patients know exactly what to expect from a procedure before they commit to undergoing surgery. Even an extremely safe procedure that offers an extraordinary number of benefits such as breast reduction surgery has side effects associated with it. This is true of any surgical procedure, no matter how minimally invasive or time tested. For this reason, Dr. Berbari takes the time to sit down with each patient and discuss breast reduction side effects in detail during consultations at her Gatineau, QC plastic surgery practice.

Ultimately, most patients who are good candidates for breast reduction find that the benefits far outweigh the side effects, especially since the risk of serious complications is extremely small. For patients with disproportionately large and heavy breasts, breast reduction can be a truly life-changing event, helping to resolve back, neck, and shoulder pain while restoring their self-image and self-confidence. However, the decision to undergo breast lift is a highly personal one, and only you can decide for yourself whether it is the right decision once you have been provided with all the facts.

And the best way to get those facts is to meet with Dr. Berbari for a one-on-one, confidential consultation at her state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility at your earliest convenience. We invite you to schedule your consultation today.

What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Breast Reduction Surgery?

As stated above, serious complications from breast reduction surgery are extremely rare. Some side effects, however, are inevitable with any surgery, including breast reduction. When breast lift is performed by a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Berbari, these side effects are generally mild and, for the most part, temporary. As a patient, you can help to minimize side effects by following Dr. Berbari’s post-surgical instructions to the letter.

Common breast reduction side effects include:

  • Discomfort: You will almost certainly feel some discomfort after breast reduction, most likely in the form of soreness at the incision sites. Dr. Berbari will prescribe pain medication to help manage discomfort. Dosage levels can be adjusted if necessary.
  • Numbness at the incision sites: Loss of sensation at the incisions sites is a common side effect, but this usually subsides over time. In a small percentage of patients, however, some degree of sensation loss is permanent.
  • Swelling, itching, tenderness, and bruising at the incision sites: Again, these side effects are common, but temporary. Dr. Berbari will provide instructions on how to limit these side effects.
  • Visible scarring: Although Dr. Berbari will do her best to minimize visible scarring, and scars will fade over time, some degree of permanent visible scarring is inevitable with any surgery. Patients must be able to accept this fact before they will be considered good candidates for breast reduction surgery.

Learn More about Breast Reduction Side Effects

To learn more about breast reduction side effects, please contact the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Patricia Berbari 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

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