ESTHETIC TREATMENTS

From the medical point of view, plastic surgery is not only used to improve self-image, it is also taken into consideration after accidents, when this type of treatment is necessary.

In recent years, immense progress has been achieved in this area in terms of types of treatment and surgical methods.

Lower, you can see what kind of treatments can we offer to you:

BREAST AUGMENTATION

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Dinko Tončić, dr. med.

By inserting the top quality breast implants, by reputable manufactures, we can easily achieve the desired breast enlargement.

Our team use silicone implants by Mentor, Polytech Silimed, Eurosilicone or Allergan, reputable and renowned breast implants producers. After the operation, our patient receives the certificate for her implants.

After the surgery, breasts are available for medical examinations because the implants are placed under the pectoral muscle or above the muscle, i.e. directly under the breast gland.

To undergo breast augmentation surgery, patients have to be at least 18 years old.

Surgical incision is placed in the armpit, around the nipple or below the breast. Considering these locations, the scar is not visible after the operation. Prior to the breast augmentation operation, the patient goes through a routine.

This operation is done under general anesthesia given by a top anaesthesiologist, medical doctor. The patient is asleep during the operation and the whole procedure is painless.

The patient stays in the clinic for 12 hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, and around an hour and a half for the operation itself after which the patient rests.

Postoperative recovery after breast augmentation is individual, usually lasting 10 days after the operation. The stitches are removed ten days after the surgery, and our patient can resume her personal and professional activities.

Price: 4588 $

BREAST LIFT

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Mr.sc.dr. Rajko Tončić

This procedure enables lifting of sagging breasts into normal, higher position.

Method of small vertical incision is used in procedure, due to the range of advantages it has: best aesthetic effect, quick recovery and simplicity of the technique.

Small vertical incision technique gives the best aesthetic effect possible, primarily because it leaves very small scar on the breasts. The scar is on the edge of the nipple, and thus invisible. Also, there is a small vertical scar (5-8cm) below the nipple, which fades with time and becomes barely noticeable.

This operation is done under general anaesthetic given by a top anaesthesiologist. The patient is asleep during the operation and the whole procedure is painless.

The patient stays in the clinic for 24 hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, around three hours for the operation itself after which the patient rests.

Postoperative recovery after breast uplift is individual, usually lasting between 10 to 14 days after the operation. The stitches are removed 10 days after the surgery.

Price: 4588 $

NOSE SURGERY – RHINOPLASTY

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Mr.sc.dr. Rajko Tončić

The surgery doesn’t take more than 30 to 60 minutes.

During the preoperative medical examination and consultation in the clinic, surgeon decides for the best method in every individual case.

There are two basic approaches in rhinoplasty: so called closed and open rhinoplasty. Closed technique enables us to perform the surgery through the incisions placed inside the nostrils. Using this technique makes sure there are no visible incisions on the outer side of the nose.

Open approach is also called outer or decortication approach. Using this technique, we make a tiny incision in the columella, which leaves tiny, hardly visible scar.

Also, we offer revision rhinoplasty, i.e. re-operation of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is performed under enhanced local anesthetic. That means that besides the local anesthetic, a patient is also given a light sedative.

A patient stays in the clinic for approximately 5 hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, 1 hour for the operation itself after which the patient rests for 3 to 4 hours.

The final result of the operation depends on the course of the operation, the experience of the surgeon and his team, but to a significant extent, it also depends on conscientious and detailed postoperative monitoring and control.

Price: from 2000 €

EAR SURGERY – OTOPLASTY

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Dinko Tončić, dr. med.

Innate deformations manifest in an irregular shape or position of the auricles (protruding, deformed or low ears). Protruding ears are the most common imperfection. Protruding ears are the most common deformation which can be present on only one or on both ears, and according to the intensity; it can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.

Adult patients coming for the otoplasty are mostly younger people.
Surgical procedures are also performed in children. This is a very practical approach to the problem because, on one hand, deformation of the auricle has completely developed and the auricle itself has completed its growth while, on the other hand, the child comes to a new social environment without any obvious abnormality.

The operation lasts for an hour. The incision is made behind the ear, on the back side. During the surgery, beside the skin tailoring, we also form new shape of the auricle and ears. As the main incision is behind the ear, the scars will not be noticeable.
After the operation, the ears are fixed in the desired position. The patient wears a bandage around the head for seven days, when the stitches are removed.

The patient stays in the clinic for several hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, and around one and a half hour for the operation itself after which the patient rests.

Price: from 1350 €

COSMETIC EYELID SURGERY - BLEPHAROPLASTY

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Mr.sc.dr. Rajko Tončić

Excess skin and fatty pads on the eyelids can be removed by cosmetic surgery procedure – blepharoplasty. Excess skin and fatty pads can be removed from upper and lower eyelids.

We use radio surgery for the cosmetic correction of the eyelids, because this technology enables the surgeon to make very precise incision without damaging the surrounding tissue. This gives optimal aesthetic effect and quick patient’s recovery. In order to achieve the best aesthetic effect possible, we use sutures that are as thin as a human hair. We put the sutures below the skin layer, so there are no visible stitches. The incision is placed in the natural creases of the skin.

Blehpharoplasty is often performed combined with some other cosmetic surgery procedures.
The patient stays in the clinic for 6 hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, and around one and a half hours for the operation itself after which the patient rests.

Price: 1730-2674 $

FACELIFT

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Mr.sc.dr. Rajko Tončić

Facelift comprises tightening of the skin of the face and neck.

It is a technique that comprises making surgical incisions according to the aesthetic surgery principles. The scar is hidden in the ear and in the hair. Using this technique, after the facelift, there is a tiny, well hidden scar left that is hardly noticeable.

Deep Lift is the most effective technique used in facelift surgery. It has been in use for the past 20 years. The operation is very demanding for the surgeon but the results are remarkable. Beside skin tightening, this operation involves lifting of facial muscles back into their natural position. This gives the face a more natural appearance and optimal rejuvenation effect that lasts much longer than the effect achieved by classical facelift. With deep lift the effect lasts about 10 years. The operation can be repeated up to 3 times.

This operation is done under general anesthesia given by a top anesthesiologist. The patient is asleep during the operation and the whole procedure is painless.
The patient stays in the clinic for 24 hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, and around three hours for the operation itself after which the patient rests.

Price(face lift): 5191 $

Price(mini face lift): 3461 $

BOTOX

Botox is a natural purified protein produced by Clostidium botulinum bacterium.

It is used for:

  • Removal of horizontal forehead lines (furrows)
  • Removal of vertical forehead lines (frown lines, between the brows)
  • Removal of fine lines at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Removal of fine lines above the upper lip
  • Removal of the nasolabial lines
  • Removal of uneven chin areas
  • Removal of neck lines
  • Combination with other aesthetic surgical procedures of the face

Botox affects only the areas to which is has been applied to and its injection is almost painless. The results of Botox become visible 72 hours (three days) after the injection.

The result of Botox treatment lasts approximately 4 months or longer for some patients. Botox injection can be repeated unlimited number of times at certain intervals.

Price: 525-787$

CHEMICAL PEELING

Chemical peel comprises the removal of the superficial skin layer using chemical agents. The target effect of the chemical peel is rejuvenation. This is the only procedure in which chemical agents are used. While penetrating deep into the skin layers and removing furrows, chemicals also stimulate the skin to produce its own collagen.

By changing the concentration of the main ingredients of Baker’s formula, Dr. Hetter developed his own formula for chemical peel procedures which gives much better results but uses lower concentrations of the main ingredients, resulting in a shorter recovery period and that’s the formula we use.

This operation is done under local anaesthesia and the whole procedure is painless.

The patient stays in the clinic for several hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, and one hour for the operation itself after which the patient rests.

Price: 1966 $

MECHANICAL DERMABRASION

Dermabrasion helps to remove small facial furrows (around lips), acne scars, tattoos and some types of pigmentation and some types of scars, after the cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist have recommended it.

Mechanical dermabrasion is the process of mechanical grinding and polishing the skin with a high-speed diamante grinder.

The entire face can be treated at once or a specific area only, either on face or other body parts, depending on the medical condition being treated.

On the 3rd day after the treatment the epidermis regeneration begins (regeneration of the outer skin layer). For then days after the procedure, the skin is swollen and red. It usually takes several weeks and sometimes up to several months for the skin to regain its normal appearance and color.

This aesthetic surgery procedure is performed under enhanced local anesthesia, and it is therefore painless.

Price: 1966 $

LIPOSUCTION

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Mr.sc.dr. Rajko Tončić i dr.med. Dinko Tončić

Liposuction is a surgical procedure by which cellulite is selectively removed from the parts of the body where it has accumulated. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted into a small incision in the skin (0.5cm) and used to remove the fatty layer by vacuum. This way, fatty cells are permanently removed from the area.

HYDROLIPOSUCTION is a method of liposuction that is considered to be the most successful and efficient. It comprises the injection of a pH saline containing capillary contraction agents into the operation area. This enables the extraction of a larger amount of pure cellulite and less suction of blood.

Very often, men and women are looking for liposuction to remove the double chin or ‘love handles’ or the fatty tissue from the abdomen and waist line. The most popular areas that are treated with liposuction among women are the inner and outer sides of the thighs and knees.

If larger body area is treated (stomach, thighs), this operation is done under general anesthesia given by a top anesthesiologist, medical doctor. When we remove the fat pads from the smaller area (abound the knees, double chin, etc.), we perform it under enhanced local anesthesia. The patient is asleep during the operation and the whole procedure is painless.
The patient stays in the clinic between 8 to 24 hours, depending on the extent and type of the liposuction.

Price(legs): 2359 $

Price(stomach): 2622 $

ABDOMINOPLASTY-TUMMY TUCK

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Dinko Tončić, dr. med.

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure by which we remove excess skin, which presents a significant aesthetic and often a medical problem. This is a method by which we tighten the skin of the whole stomach wall.

To make the postoperative scar least noticeable, we place it in the bikini line. The scar is, therefore, covered with underwear after the recovery period. We sew the scar with precision and with the finest threads, following the aesthetic surgery principles. Six months to one year after the surgery, in the majority of cases, the scar almost completely fades away.

From the technical point of view, this procedure is not too demanding, and it can be performed relatively quickly and very successfully.
Tummy tuck can be considered somewhat more demanding from the patient’s point of view, especially regarding the postoperative recovery, during which, the patient should be disciplined and strictly follow the surgeon’s instructions. Because of the incision position, it is essential for the patient to rest as much as possible in the first 7 to 10 days following the surgery.

Tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia given by a top anesthesiologist, medical doctor. The patient is asleep during the operation and the whole procedure is painless.
The patient stays in the clinic between 1 – 3 days, depending on the extent and type of the abdominoplasty.

Price: 5243 $

Price(mini): 4326 $

ENLARGED LEG VEINS SURGERY

Method of atraumatic stripping in removing enlarged leg veins. The main advantages of atraumatic stripping compared to standard methods are a significantly shorter recovery period and sick leave.

Enlarged leg vein operation in this case consists of implementing a special sonde into the previously tied superficial vein through a small incision in the groin area and its removal just under the knee joint, also through a small incision. Through small (2-3 mm) separate incisions left over enlarged vein offsets are removed.

Atraumatic vein stripping in our clinic is performed in local anesthesia under sedation, and the patient is discharged a few hours after the procedure for home care.

Elastic bandages are to be worn for 10 days following the surgery and after that it is sufficient to wear firm, elastic stockings for a period of two weeks.

The final result of this operation depends on the course of the operation, the experience of the vascular surgeon and his team, it also depends on conscientious and detailed postoperative monitoring and control.

Ten days following the surgery the stitches from the small (2-3 mm) incisions, through which the procedure was done, are removed. In their place are left minimal, almost unnoticeable scars.

Price(1 leg): 2687 $

Price(2 legs in one treatment): 3801 $

CUBITAL AND CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Cubital tunnel syndrome is manifested through tingles and loss of sensation in half of the ring finger and the little finger, pain in the hand and forearm, weakening of the hand muscles. It develops because of the pressure on the ulnar nerve in the elbow area.

Procedure is performed by an experienced surgical team, and the operation itself consists of cutting the structure in the elbow area which can be the source of the pressure on the nerve.

The operation is carried through under general anesthesia or under block type anesthetics (the patient is awake the entire time of the operation and the hand is numb) and is painless for the patient.

After releasing the nerve, it is left in the same place if it was a gentle pressure, and if it is a stronger pressure, the nerve is transferred in the front of the elbow, under the skin or inside the muscle. After the operation a drain is placed inside the wound and left there for two to three days.

Carpal tunnel syndrome manifests itself through tingles in the thumb, point finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger, pains that are especially strong during the night, a feeling of clumsiness and a gradual muscle loss in the base area of the thumb.

Procedure is being performed by an experienced surgical team. The operation is usually carried through under local anesthetics and is painless for the patient. During the operation we cut through the ligament that makes the roof of the tunnel in which the nerve goes through. With that we release the pressure on the nerve and allow for it to recover.

The surgery usually lasts 30 to 45 minutes, and the patient is discharged to home care.

CORRECTION OF CLEFT LIP, NOSE AND PALATE

Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common congenital malformations in the head and neck area.

To repair a cleft lip, the surgeon will make an incision on either side of the cleft from the mouth into the nostril. The goal in lip repair is to create a structure of normal appearance and function. This is accomplished by reconstructing the normal anatomical landmarks such as the philtral ridge, vermilion cutaneous border, nostril floor, and orbicularis muscle for lip function. The inclusion of muscle in the prolabium of the bilateral cleft lip is important to bring motion to a structure which otherwise would remain virtually without animation. The surgeon will then turn the dark pink outer portion of the cleft down and pull the muscle and the skin of the lip together to close the separation. Muscle function and the normal “cupid’s bow” shape of the mouth are restored.

Repair of the palate is directed at producing normal speech, restoring Eustachian tube function, attaining closure of oronsasal fistulas, and minimizing alterations in maxillary growth. In some children, a cleft palate may involve only a tiny portion at the back of the roof of the mouth; for others, it can mean a complete separation that extends from front to back. Just as in cleft lip, cleft palate may appear on one or both sides of the upper mouth. The soft palate may be repaired at the time of lip repair if it is involved, also. This is usually done at 3 months. The hard palate is done when the baby is older and the teeth have erupted (avoiding growth disturbance to the teeth and maxilla), usually at the age of 18 months.

To repair a cleft palate, the surgeon will make an incision on both sides of the separation, moving tissue from each side of the cleft to the center or midline of the roof of the mouth. This rebuilds the palate, joining muscle together and providing enough length in the palate so the child can eat and learn to speak properly.

Most repairs are done at about 12 weeks of age. This allows the appearance of any birth-related illness to be noted and treated, the child to gain weight and establish a reasonable hematocrit. This is frequently referred to as the “Rule of 10s” (10 weeks old, weight of 10 pounds and 10 grams of hemoglobin). Repair before age 1 is generally thought to produce the least visible scar.

SURGICAL REMOVAL OF SCARS AND TATOOS

Time of injury is very important for the result of removing the scar. Usually the scar correction is done 6 months after injury. Exceptionally, in some cases, the scar can be corrected before.

The process of the conventional surgical tattoo removal initially involves the injection of a local anesthetic so that the area to be treated will be numbed before the surgery is commenced. The tattooed skin is then incised, after which the edges are sutured together.

The surgical tattoo removal of larger tattoos involves the removal of the skin and the placement of a skin graft over the excised area. The skin graft is usually taken from the inside of the thighs or the underarms, where there is minimal scarring.

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