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.

Restore Your Breasts after Pregnancy with Breast Lift Surgery By Patricia Berbari on March 29, 2017

A woman with a youthful, full bust lineAlthough motherhood is a wonderful experience, many women struggle with accepting their post-pregnancy bodies. An area of particular concern after pregnancy includes the breasts. Pregnancy and breastfeeding often stretch the breasts, causing them to sag and droop, leaving many women wishing to restore the perkiness of their breasts. Breast lift surgery can help. Breast lift surgery is an effective way to lift the breasts and rejuvenate the bust line, making it a popular treatment for women after pregnancy. To find out if you're a candidate for a breast lift after pregnancy, schedule a consultation with Gatineau, QC plastic surgeon Patricia Berbari.

How Does Pregnancy Affect the Breasts?

Pregnancy changes a woman's body in many ways, with the most noticeable changes affecting the breasts. Factors like hormonal changes, pregnancy weight gain, and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to become larger during pregnancy. Once breastfeeding stops or pregnancy weight is lost, the breasts may not return to their previous size or shape and often look deflated, saggy, or droopy.

Breast Lift Surgery Can Help Restore the Bust Line

Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts after pregnancy may benefit from breast lift surgery. The breast lift procedure, also called mastopexy, can address sagging breasts through the removal of excess skin and the tightening of remaining breast tissue. In addition to eliminating excess skin, breast lift surgery also helps improve the shape and contours of the breasts for an overall enhanced appearance.

The Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lift surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia. During breast lift surgery, an incision is made in the breast tissue through which excess skin and tissues are removed. There are different methods for creating incisions during breast lift surgery. The type of incision used is largely dependent on the severity of breast sagging and the patient's desired results.

In general, incisions are made around the areola to help hide subsequent scarring. Once the necessary amount of tissues is removed, the areola and nipple will be repositioned to match the new position and shape of the breasts. Finally, the incisions will be sutured closed and the breasts will be bandaged.

Recovering after Breast Lift Surgery

Some pain and swelling is to be expected during the initial recovery phase. Pain medication is generally prescribed to help manage discomfort. A compression bra may also be recommended to help reduce swelling and support the breast tissues as they heal.

The length of time needed for recovery will vary based on the extent of surgery and personal healing times. With that said, many women will be recovered enough to return to work after two to three weeks but should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity until approved by their doctor. This also means mothers of young children will need to avoid picking up their children during recovery.

Are You a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy, you may be a candidate for breast lift surgery. To find out if breast lift surgery is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berbari.

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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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