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.

Timeline for Recovery after Rhinoplasty By Patricia Berbari on August 05, 2013

Rhinoplasty Recovery TimelineHealing times for plastic surgery procedures vary. If you’ve had or are considering having a rhinoplasty, you may have questions about the recovery process and timeline for full recovery.

How Long Will It Take to Heal?

Generally, the timeline for healing from a rhinoplasty is relatively short. Once the procedure is finished, Dr. Berbari will carefully pack the nose with gauze to minimize bleeding. Dr. Berbari will remove the gauze after 24 hours.

In addition to the gauze, a splint will be placed on your nose. This splint will stay in place for seven to 10 days.

After the splint is removed, your nose will appear swollen. However, over the coming weeks and months, the swelling will go down and the final shape will begin to appear as your nose continues to heal.  

Swelling may last anywhere from three weeks to three months. The time it takes for swelling to diminish typically depends on the patient and the operation. Specifically, the patient’s skin type and the extent of the procedure will contribute to the amount of swelling.

Swelling is generally no longer visible to the casual observer approximately two weeks after the operation; however, you will likely continue to feel that your nose looks swollen for a period of several months.

Because the swelling reduces gradually over time, the final shape of the nose will be revealed in the same manner - gradually. Try to be patient during your healing, and avoid scheduling any important events where you may be concerned the appearance of your nose due to swelling.

Post-Surgical Precautions

While you are healing from your surgery, you want to make sure you are careful to avoid injury or damage to your nose. To properly care for the nose after your rhinoplasty, Dr. Berbari may advise that you avoid the following activities for up to two months while your nose heals:

  • Running
  • Lifting weights
  • Climbing
  • Yoga/pilates
  • Sex

The activities listed above are generally not recommended for patients who’ve just had a rhinoplasty because they may elevate blood pressure and result in bruising and bleeding.

You should also avoid sunbathing or spending too much time in the sun. Sun exposure can cause scars to darken from hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure may also increase swelling.

Also, because the skin on your nose is very delicate from the surgery, you are more likely to get sunburnt; and surgery temporarily reduces your nose’s ability to heal from a sunburn.  

Other Considerations

In some cases, the tip of the nose may remain firm after rhinoplasty and need to be massaged to soften the tissues. Lymphatic drainage may be used to speed up the healing process in these cases.

If you are considering surgery, Dr. Berbari will discuss all of your concerns and answer your questions regarding the surgery and any recovery considerations.

To discuss healing time, or any other aspect of rhinoplasty, please contact us today for a free, personalized consultation. 

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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

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