Plastic Surgery Can Get Your Body Ready for Summer By Patricia Berbari on June 29, 2017

Shapley woman in a bikiniSummer is a time of year that most people look forward to. For many, summer means vacation, sleeping in, enjoying time with friends, hanging out in the sun, and slipping into a swimsuit. However, for some patients, swimsuits may be the least appealing thing about this warm, sunny season. And it’s not just swimsuits that are the issue. Even shorts and tank tops can seem too revealing for those that are not completely confident about their body.

Body contouring treatments enhance the figure by eliminating unwanted fat cells and smoothing out loose, stretched skin. Patients who are dreading showing their body as the weather grows warmer should consider plastic surgery for summer at our Gatineau, QC practice. Dr. Patricia Berbari offers a full range of services that will leave patients feeling confident as they slip on their summer attire.


For individuals who are interested in improving overall body contours by getting rid of stubborn fat deposits, there is no better option than liposuction. Liposuction destroys fat cells that have been resistant to diet and exercise, and eliminates them from the body for good. This versatile procedure can sculpt nearly any part of the body, including the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and arms. Dr. Berbari offers several liposuction techniques so that every patient can find a treatment that is right for them.

  • Traditional liposuction: During a traditional liposuction procedure, Dr. Berbari uses a thin, hollow tube to suction out excess fat. Dr. Berbari inserts this tool, called a cannula, into small incisions throughout the treatment area. She then moves the cannula in a back and forth motion that effectively destroys the fat cells so they can easily be removed from the body.
  • VASER® 4D Hi-Definition liposculpture: This new innovation is quickly growing in popularity. During this procedure, Dr. Berbari performs VASERlipo® to remove unwanted fat from the treatment area. The removed tissues are then purified and placed back into the body, where they are sculpted to provide more muscle definition.
  • LaserLipo: LaserLipo is another method for destroying and removing unwanted fat cells. This procedure uses laser technology to heat up and liquefy the fat cells. The benefit of this technique is that it puts less stress on the skin around the treatment area, so it keeps the skin tight.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures leading into the summer months. For women especially, loose skin can be a problem. Particularly after pregnancy or weight fluctuations, stomach skin tends to lose its tightness and definition. During a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Berbari can remove extra skin, repair stretched stomach muscles, and re-drape the remaining skin to give the stomach a slimmer and more toned appearance.

Brazilian Butt Lift

If you listen to any music these days, it is clear that the butt gets a lot of attention. A Brazilian butt lift can create a shapelier, more attractive butt. During this procedure, Dr. Berbari removes unwanted fat from other areas of the body (such as the stomach or thighs), and purify it so it can be inserted into the buttocks. This procedure fills out a flat butt and provides tone and definition to a flabby backside.

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There are numerous plastic surgery procedures that can address areas of concern and leave your body looking fit and attractive in time for summer. If you’d like to learn more about these procedures, or any of our other body contouring treatments, contact us at your earliest convenience.

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Centre Chirurgical De La Capitale

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:

  • Collège des médecins du Québec
  • Association des spécialistes en chirurgie plastique et esthétique du Québec
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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