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.

Enhance Your Facial Contours with Cheek Augmentation

If you are seeking to achieve plump, lifted cheeks, cheek augmentation at Dr. Patricia Berbari's Gatineau practice may be right for you. During the procedure, she will use dermal fillers or your own fat to enhance your facial proportions and create a more attractive overall appearance. Among the reasons to seek cheek augmentation are changes related to loss of volume with aging, congenital asymmetry, loss of weight, and flat face contour. To learn more about cheek augmentation and discover if you may be a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Berbari today.

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"Patients who are seeking to enhance their facial contours can turn to Dr. Berbari in Gatineau for cheek augmentation with fat or dermal fillers. [...] Dr. Berbari will review the advantages of each type of cheek augmentation during a personal consultation."

The Cheek Augmentation Procedure

We offer two different types of cheek augmentation:

Augmentation with Fat

If you are seeking the most dramatic, long-lasting results possible, Dr. Berbari may recommend cheek augmentation with your own fat. During this procedure, she will make tiny incisions at the edges of your lips and inject the fat she has suctioned previously and treated by washing and centrifugation from your own abdomen. Fat harvest is also done under local anesthesia in a sterile environment through a tiny incision in the belly button. Everything is done under local anesthetic with minimal discomfort.

The advantage of choosing fat transfer is that you can have a larger volume injected in one session, the result is more uniform in that there is less risk of getting lumps or foreign body reactions, the feel is more natural and it lasts longer.

Augmentation Dermal Fillers

As a non-surgical form of cheek augmentation, we can add volume to your face using dermal fillers. We will inject your cheeks with a specially formulated gel that contains hyaluronic acid (a compound found naturally in connective tissue) or another filler material. This minimally invasive procedure can typically be completed in less than 30 minutes. However, the results of cheek augmentation with dermal fillers will only last for approximately nine to 12 months. Many patients choose to undergo multiple treatment sessions to maintain their results.

Dr. Berbari will review the advantages of each type of cheek augmentation during a personal consultation. For even more dramatic results, we can also combine cheek augmentation with another procedure, such as a lip augmentation or a face lift.


Your healing period will depend largely on the type of cheek augmentation you choose to undergo. After the surgical procedure with fat, most patients take about three days off of work, school, and other activities to rest, with a full recovery taking about two weeks. If you augment your cheeks with dermal fillers, you should be able to return to regular activities immediately. 


Cheek augmentation is generally a very safe procedure, no matter which technique Dr. Berbari uses. However, both approaches can (but rarely do) cause infection, bleeding, swelling, bruising, and tissue damage. Dr. Berbari can further detail the complications associated with cheek augmentation, and explain the steps she takes to limit these these risks, during your initial consultation.

Discover if Cheek Augmentation Is Right for You

This relatively minor procedure can help redefine your facial features for a revitalized look. Contact our practice today to learn more about cheek augmentation.

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!

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

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