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.

Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty By Patricia Berbari on June 26, 2020

Illustrated diagram of open vs closed rhinoplastyIndividuals who wish to enhance or adjust the appearance of their nose can benefit from rhinoplasty at our Gatineau, QC, plastic surgery practice. Dr. Patricia Berbari performs two types of rhinoplasty techniques: open and closed. Both approaches offer benefits, and one is not considered superior to the other

The treatment that is most appropriate depends on several factors, including the complexity of the case. In this blog post, we discuss open vs. closed rhinoplasty and explore the pros and cons of each option.

About Open Rhinoplasty

Also referred to as an external rhinoplasty, open surgery is performed by making a small incision in the columella, the piece of tissue that separates the nostrils. This allows Dr. Berbari to easily access the underlying tissues, offering optimal accuracy. This technique is most often used when addressing issues with the middle portion of the nose and the nasal tip.

Open Rhinoplasty Candidacy

Candidates for open rhinoplasty often require more dramatic changes to the nose structure. This procedure is almost always recommended for revision surgeries because the underlying structure has already been altered.

Eligible patients should be in good overall health. They should also be able to safely undergo sedation or anesthesia with no contraindications.

Pros and Cons of Open Rhinoplasty

The most significant advantage of open rhinoplasty is that your Gatineau surgeon will have full and complete visibility during the procedure. As a result, accuracy and precision are improved.

The only disadvantage to the open approach is that it may leave a small incision scar across the columella. However, in most cases, this scar heals well and is very discreet. Most patients find that the benefits outweigh the negatives for this procedure.

About Closed Rhinoplasty

In contrast to an open rhinoplasty, a closed rhinoplasty hides all incisions inside the patient’s nose. Therefore, no external incision is made. Dr. Berbari creates separate surgical openings inside each nostril. This approach is often recommended for patients who require modifications to the nasal bridge.

Closed Rhinoplasty Candidacy

In general, closed rhinoplasty is recommended for those requiring minor reshaping or corrections. Candidates must have a full understanding of the pros and cons of treatment, and must be free from any serious medical condition which could impede healing.

Pros and Cons of Closed Rhinoplasty

The obvious advantage of closed rhinoplasty is that there is no external scarring. Because of its minimally invasive approach, closed rhinoplasty results in less swelling and shorter recovery time compared to open rhinoplasty.

As mentioned, however, closed rhinoplasty does not offer the same precision and accuracy as open rhinoplasty. There may be challenges when repositioning the nasal cartilage and skin during the procedure. Therefore, it may not be recommended in some instances.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation Today

If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, rhinoplasty could be a solution for you. To learn more about this procedure, or to schedule an appointment at our Gatineau plastic surgery practice, call us at (819) 243-7667. You can also contact us online anytime.<

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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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