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.

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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