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.

How to Maintain Results after Liposuction By Patricia Berbari on March 29, 2019

Female midsection shows slim stomach  You have taken a key step toward improving your appearance by undergoing liposuction at our Gatineau, QC practice. Now, you will need to follow certain lifestyle and nutritional changes to maintain your results.

Following your cosmetic surgery, Dr. Patricia Berbari and our staff will provide you with a customized recovery plan and tips for maintaining your new weight. Here, we discuss how to maintain your results after liposuction.

Common Causes of Weight Gain after Liposuction

The underlying causes of your initial weight gain will not disappear after liposuction. Many of those factors (poor diet, little exercise, excessive drinking) may again lead to weight gain and limit the cosmetic benefits of your initial surgery.

The first step toward maintaining your new body is to understand the factors that lead to weight loss. These include:

  • Aging: As we age, our metabolism slows. Older individuals also tend to exercise less and have lower muscle mass.
  • Stress: Food can be used as an unhealthy coping mechanism to deal with stress and anxiety.
  • Poor diet: This should come as no surprise. Both the quality and quantity of your diet is a leading factor in how much weight you gain or lose at any stage of your life.
  • Fatigue: While the science is not totally clear on why, sleep studies have shown that getting eight to nine hours of sleep each night leads to better weight outcomes.
  • Regular exercise: We all know that exercise keeps you healthy and helps you lose weight. Maintain a regular exercise schedule to keep the pounds off.

Tips for Keeping Off Unwanted Pounds

A combination of these proven tips will help.

Work with a Nutritionist or Dietician

Working with a nutritionist will help you stay accountable when it comes to making healthy eating choices. A nutritionist will look at you holistically while developing custom dietary guidelines that are realistic and sustainable.

Weigh Yourself Regularly

Transparency is key to maintaining weight. By tracking your weight daily, or at least weekly, you can stay ahead of weight gain trends.

Stop Eating Fast Food

With few exceptions, most fast food establishments use low-quality, high-calorie ingredients. Fast food is notoriously short on substantial nutritional value. By cooking at home, you can become more mindful of what you are putting into your body.

Use a Smaller Plate

It sounds almost too good to be true, but using a smaller plate has been proven to psychologically trick the body into using smaller portions.

Drink Plenty of Fluids

Drinking water reduces hunger and flushes toxins from your body.

Increase Consumption of Greens and “Superfoods”

Vegetables and plants that are high in nutrition tend to also be low in calories.

Find Creative Ways to Exercise

You do not have to join a gym or run a marathon to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Walking is a great way to burn calories. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator while on errands or at work. Parking your car away from the store is another way to get in those extra steps.

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Maintaining your new weight is not about obeying a rigid set of rules and laws. There is much joy to be found in cooking at home or taking extended walks outdoors. The boost in self-esteem and the potential added years to your lifespan should be reason enough to look forward to life after liposuction.

If you are interested in learning about our body contouring procedures, contact us online or call (819) 243-7667.

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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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