About Dr. Elise Bernier
Specialist in Family Medicine
With a doctorate in medicine from the University of Sherbrooke and professional licenses in Quebec – Dr. Elise Bernier, a specialist in family medicine, has been practicing medicine and cosmetic surgery for over 35 years. Dr. Bernier’s curiosity has allowed her clinics to utilize state-of-the-art equipment and offer a wide range of treatments.
About our clinics
We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards to ensure your surgery will go smoothly and achieve the results you desire.
Meet Dr. Elise Bernier at the Centre de Chirurgie et de Médecine Esthétiques at Sherbrooke, Montreal or Val-d’Or.
Dr. Elise Bernier: More than 35 years of service to beauty
Her practice includes eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty), breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction) and abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) for more than 15 years, liposculpture (including liposuction) for the past 25 years, and varicose vein treatment for the past 35 years.
Dr. Elise Bernier is the pioneer in the Estrie region for injectable implants. She owns the only specialized medical centre offering both surgical and non-surgical treatments such as laser rejuvenation, varicose vein treatment, injectable implants and skin firming treatments (Fotona, Venus Freeze), among other treatments options.
You can find our clinics in Sherbrooke, Montreal and Val-d’Or.
Dr. Elise Bernier: Her Practice in Phlebology
Dr. Bernier has been practicing phlebology since 1980.
Trained by famous Quebecers of this period: Dr. Hélène Sans-souci, Dr. Jocelyne Trempe, Dr. Louis Grondin, Dr. Robert Prescott. She also completed internships with French figures (Dr. Wallois, Dr. Gritton, Dr. Marzin, Dr. Sapin), authors of several books in this decade.
The 90s were marked by the appearance of echodopplers ( her first courses in Detroit by Biosound in 1988) and the practice of phlebectomy as much on the French side (with Dr. J-F Van Cleef, Dr. Alain Cuffit, and Dr. Dortu) as on the American side with Dr. Pauline Raymond.
The 2000s were marked by foam sclerotherapy and the beginning of endovenous laser treatments.
Another major step was taken in 2010 when the U.S. Venous and Lymphatic Disease Boards became available to experienced Canadian physicians. It is important to understand that in Canada, unlike many other countries in the world, phlebology is not recognized as a specialty. In France, as in the United States, at least 2 years of specialized vascular training are required to obtain these specialty diplomas (boards). Dr. Bernier qualified, passed her exams and is proud to have maintained her status as a member of the AMERICAN BOARD OF VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC MEDICINE.
You will be well taken care of before, during, and after the treatment
Regardless of the treatment, Dr. Bernier always takes the time to assess your needs properly. Once the treatment has been determined, the patient is assured of the necessary follow-up and explanations during the whole process. The centre’s staff regularly contact the patient throughout the process.
Dr. Elise Bernier: A career built on continuous training
In 2001, to pursue her quest for excellence and meet the needs of her patients, Dr. Bernier began her training in breast and abdomen surgery under the supervision of a well-known plastic surgeon at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke.
The Collège des médecins du Québec supports and supervises general practitioners during their training for specialized treatments. A panel of physicians is then in charge of verifying and confirming Dr. Bernier’s skills to ensure that her patients receive safe and medically optimal procedures.
For more than two years, from September 2001 to December 2003, she received plastic and cosmetic surgery training. She has assisted and performed various breast and abdominal surgeries under the supervision of a plastic surgeon.
Then, to complete her training to deal with the potential complications of these procedures, Dr. Bernier completed an internship in general surgery at Maisonneuve-Rosemont University Hospital.
She has obtained the surgeon trainers’ approval and the attestation of her skills from the Collège des médecins du Québec.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Bernier has completed and updated her knowledge through lectures and training seminars, particularly in the United States and Europe.
You can consult Dr. Bernier’s detailed curriculum upon request at one of our clinics.
Member of the following professional associations:
- Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Canadian Society of Phlebology
- ISHRS International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
- International Union of Phlebology
- American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
- American Society for laser medicine and Surgery inc.
- Canadian Academy of esthetic Surgery
- American Society of liposuction Surgery
- American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
- American Board of Phlebology
Our Quality Commitment
We make it a priority to act in the patient’s best interest to ensure his or her safety, comfort and the highest quality of service.
Why choose us?
More than 30 years of experience
Dr. Elise Bernier, a specialist in family medicine, has been practicing medicine and cosmetic surgery for over 35 years.
You will be well taken care of, before, during and after the treatment
Dr. Bernier always takes the time to evaluate your needs. The patient is assured of having the necessary follow-up and explanations.
A career built on continuous training
Always striving for excellence, Dr. Bernier completes and updates her knowledge through various training seminars.
Get to know Dr. Elise Bernier a little better
Do you have a pet?
4 (2 dogs, 2 cats)
How many children do you have?
Your best memory?
When I learnt learned that the fourth child I was carrying was healthy.
The poet by Michael Connelly
« It is the time you spent for your rose that makes your rose so important. » The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
What job would you have liked to do other than medicine?
Explore our blog
Discover all our articles, guides and tips and find answers to your questions regarding the cosmetic surgeries and treatments we offer.