Covid-19 Update

Happy New Year to all our patients, following recommendations from public health, here are some updates on the availability of services at CCCPB and MedicSPA.

CCCPB (SURGICAL TREATMENTS)

The operating room remains open, surgeries will take place as planned.

MEDICSPA (NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS)

Appointments for injections (wrinkles and facial fillers), laser, radiofrequency, as well as spa treatments will be postponed until February 8th 2021.

All consultations (CCCPB and MedicSPA) will be carried out by video, with the exception of follow-ups for recent surgeries.

Thank you for your understanding. Your safety and health are our priority.

Stay safe.

Going Back to Work After Plastic Surgery: A Guide for Patients By Patricia Berbari on January 31, 2017

Discussing matters with your doctorIf you undergo a major plastic surgery procedure such as body contouring and lifting surgery, it can take a bit of time before you can go back to your job. We always stress wellness to patients who come to our Gatineau practice, which is why proper recovery is key.

Let's take a moment to consider how much time you may need off from work after you undergo a plastic surgery procedure.

How Much Time Off Will I Need?

The amount of time off from work will often be based on two key factors:

  • The type of surgery you have undergone
  • The nature of your job and your normal job duties

During the consultation process, we can discuss these matters in greater detail and provide an estimate of time off just for you. Keep in mind that recovery needs to be your primary focus, especially in those first few days after your procedure is performed.

Average Time Off from Work for Facial Plastic Surgery

If you undergo a facial plastic surgery procedure, you'll typically follow these guidelines for time off:

  • Brow Lift Surgery - 1 to 2 weeks off from work
  • Facelift - 2 weeks off from work
  • Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) - 2 weeks off from work
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) - 2 weeks off from work

Keep in mind that your recovery times can vary based on your occupation and how you look and feel as you recover.

Average Time Off from Work for Breast Enhancement Surgery

If you undergo a surgery to enhance the breasts or chest area, you'll typically follow these guidelines for time off:

  • Breast Augmentation Surgery – 1 week off from work
  • Breast Lift Surgery - 1 week off from work
  • Breast Reduction Surgery - 1 week off from work
  • Male Breast Reduction - 1 week off from work

Keep in mind that your recovery times can vary based on your occupation and how you feel as you recover.

Average Time Off from Work for Body Contouring Surgery

If you undergo body contouring, body sculpting, or skin tightening surgeries, you'll typically follow these guidelines for time off:

  • Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty) - 1 week off from work
  • Liposuction - 1 week off from work
  • Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) - 3 to 4 weeks off from work
  • Mommy Makeover Surgery - 3 to 4 weeks off from work
  • Body Lift Surgery - 3 to 4 weeks off from work

As above, keep in mind that your recovery times can vary based on your occupation and how you feel as you recover.

Physically Demanding Occupations May Require More Time

If you are a professional athlete or work in a field that is physically demanding (e.g., involves heavy lifting and strenuous activities), you may require additional time off from work. This is to ensure you heal fully and avoid complications related to incision sites and incomplete healing. This is a common sense precaution to ensure the best results for the patient.

Slowly Return to Normal Job Duties

As you return to work, be sure to slowly ease back into your job duties. Do not push yourself too hard as you recover. Pay attention to what feels uncomfortable and avoid those activities until you have healed a bit more. Be conservative about these matters to ensure less pain in the short run and better results in the long run.

Contact Our Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre

For more information about recovering from plastic surgery and how we can help you heal quickly and look your best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team at our practice looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you in greater detail.

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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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