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.

Tummy Tuck Gatineau - Ottawa

Tummy Tuck drawingIf dieting and exercising doesn't seem to flatten and tone your abdomen, tummy tuck surgery performed at our Gatineau practice can help you. Dr. Patricia Berbari excels at helping her patients achieve the toned, youthful tummy they desire.

General Information

An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a body contouring procedure that tightens the skin on your abdomen and brings together the muscles of your abdominal wall. The treatment works well for both men and women who have good overall health and want to alter the appearance of their mid-section. A tummy tuck is most commonly performed on patients who have completed significant weight loss, and mothers who have had several pregnancies. Dr. Berbari performs a comprehensive consultation with patients at her Gatineau office who are interested in tummy tuck surgery to better evaluate their needs and desires for having treatment. Taking into account the complexity of your situation and personal goals for surgery, Dr. Berbari configures a course of action that will yield the best results for your unique body. There are two types of the procedure that can be performed on patients depending on their specific needs:

The scar in the lower abdomen cannot be seen when a bathing suit is worn. A second scar, in the umbilicus, is usually well hidden. The length of the horizontal scar depends on the amount of skin to be removed. If there is not too much extra skin on the hips, your scar will be between 15 and 20 cm long. Abdominoplasty is performed on a patient under general anesthesia and  liposuction can be done at the same time, if needed, to give a more slender shape and a better defined contours.

Are You An Ideal Candidate?

A tummy tuck is ideal for patients who desire a flatter, tighter abdomen. If you are a non-smoker who has recently lost a significant amount of weight, or if pregnancy has cost you skin and muscle tone in your abdomen, a tummy tuck can help you achieve the youthful midsection you desire. After a pregnancy, the tissues do not always regain their elasticity and even if the patient returns to her normal pre-pregnancy weight she will still have excess abdominal skin that neither dieting nor exercise can eliminate. It is strongly recommended that you lose weight and maintain the resulting weight loss BEFORE abdominoplasty, as the procedure will not get rid of intra-abdominal fat (especially in men), which is usually found in large amounts around the intestines and stomach. Only dieting will solve this problem.

Risks & Complications

  • Infection, bleeding, a seroma or a hematoma may occur, but only in rare cases.
  • Numbness is unpredictable and may occur in the abdominal area, between the umbilicus and the scar above the pubic zone. It may be temporary or permanent, as with patients who have had a caesarean section.
  • Tissue necrosis: Specifically in smokers, poor blood flow in the skin resulting in a lack of oxygen in the area may lead to the formation of a black crust, especially if there are other scars (gallbladder, hernia…) on the abdomen.
  • Deep venous thrombosis, or even a fatal pulmonary embolism if the patient keeps on taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy that affect blood flow. During the consultation, we will go over all the contraindications, to reduce risks.
  • Smokers cough following anaesthesia; this may cause the abdominal muscular tightening to rupture.
  • Lymphatic drainage will help the swelling disappear more quickly (see the section on massage to find out more about lymphatic drainage).

Recovery

One of the concerns patients express before having tummy tuck surgery is scaring. Although scaring is unavoidable when surgery requires incisions, Dr. Berbari will follow you closely to help optimize the healing. She will offer you a number of treatment options in case of bad scaring. 

A drain is left in for 5 days after the procedure, to prevent a seroma or a hematoma formation. A compression girdle must be worn for 6 weeks after the procedure to help the skin and the deep tissues to tighten. The healing period following undergoing a tummy tuck is anywhere from three weeks to six weeks, with no physical exercise for at least six weeks.

Contact Us about Tummy Tuck Surgery

Contact our Gatineau surgical centre to learn more about how you can achieve the body tone you desire through tummy tuck surgery.

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:

  • 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!

Contact Us Today

Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is. Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Gatineau Office

555 Boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 8N7

Open Today 8:30am - 6:00pm

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(819) 243-7667 Send a message