Arcadia Clinic - Poliklinika Arcadia | Plastic Surgery | Tummy Tuck | Zagreb, Croatia

Arcadia Clinic - Poliklinika Arcadia, Zagreb, Croatia


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Arcadia Clinic - Poliklinika Arcadia

Welcome to Arcadia Clinic

About Us

Arcadia Clinic for Plastic Surgery was established as the first cosmetic surgery clinic in Croatia. We already have more than 18 years of experience and successful work in the fields of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery and two generations of surgeons working together, adding innovation to experience and safety, devoted to the highest quality of treatment and comfort for our patients.

Our clinic is located in a beautiful place in Daruvar, a cozy small town in a region of Slavonia (Croatia) with more than 2200 years of history since the settlement of Celt tribes and then Romans due to its famous thermal waters.    We are located in the edge of the Roman Woods, which has many trails for walking and admiring the nature and easy access to the town and thermal waters.

Our Treatments & Procedures

Plastic Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial Rejuvenation (With Dermal fillers, Botox or with surgical procedures)
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Lip Augmentation and Enhancement
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
  • Face lift and Neck Rejuvenation (Neck lift)
  • Breast Lift - Mastopexy
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Calf Augmentation
  • Buttock Augmentation
  • Otoplasty for Protruding or Flared Ears
  • Female Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift - Mastopexy
  • Buttock Lift and Sculpting
  • Dupuytren's Contracture (Hand Surgery)

Pediatric Surgery

  • Cryptorchidism, undescended testis
  • Inguinal (groin) Hernias in Children - Hydrocele
  • Phimosis, Circumcision and Other Foreskin Disorders

General Surgery

  • Skin Lesions and Biopsy

Ultrasound and Radiology

  • Ultrasound examination

Anesthesia and Pain Management

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anesthesia in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Laboratory and Internal Medicine

  • Laboratory Tests

Why Choose us?

Board Certification

Dr. Ignatovski is a specialist for both general surgery and plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and a member of Croatian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

Transportation Services

To all of our clients from abroad we offer free transportation from the city of Zagreb. If you come by plane, bus or train, do not worry. Our driver will pick you up, drive you to our Clinic and back.

Our Doctors

Dr. Bojan Ignatovski (Plastic - Reconstructive Surgery)

He specialized in general surgery at the Medical School of the University of Zagreb. He finished post-graduate studies at the Medical School of the University of Zagreb in 1989. Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Bojan Ignatovski, M.Sc., M.D.He finished his specialization in plastic-reconstructive surgery at the Medical School of the University of Zagreb, passed the finalexamination and obtained the title of a plastic surgeon. He was trained in cosmetic surgery in France.

We also count with a hightly trained staff of doctors, specialists and nurses:

  • Dr. Biljana Baščevan  (Radiology Specialist)
  • Dr. Jose Varas (Specialist in Pediatric Surgery, Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.)
  • Dr. Jeronim Kovačević (Anesthesiologist for aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures)
  • Dr. Vlado Bartoš (Radiology Specialist)
  • Dr. Vladimir Bartos (Gynecology and Obstetrics)
  • Đurđica Vujnovic (Chief Nurse)
  • Željka Horina (Staff Nurse)
  • Valentino Fogl (Staff Nurse)


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About Our Clinic

Arcadia Clinic for Plastic Surgery was established as the first cosmetic surgery clinic in Croatia. We already have more than 18 years of experience and successful work in the fields of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery and two generations of surgeons working together, adding innovation to experience and safety, devoted to the highest quality of treatment and comfort for our patients.

Our clinic is located in a beautiful place in Daruvar, a cozy small town in a region of Slavonia (Croatia) with more than 2200 years of history since the settlement of Celt tribes and then Romans due to its famous thermal waters.    We are located in the edge of the Roman Woods, which has many trails for walking and admiring the nature and easy access to the town and thermal waters.

In the clinic also it’s present a team of different specialists, each one with the proper certification and training that includes Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Anesthesia and Pain Management, Radiology, Cardiology and Internal Medicine, making of the clinic a center with multiple services and where inter-specialty collaboration is possible obtaining the best outcomes for the patients.

With the team of doctors currently are working four qualified nurses that have special experience in Aesthetic and General Surgery that will take the best care of you during the consultation and surgical procedures.

The facilities available for patients are comfortable, including rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning, flat screen television, wi-fi internet and meals for patients recovering overnight. When needed, transport from the Airport, Bus Station, Zagreb and other cities of Croatia is arranged with our driver in advance for your commodity.

Dr. Bojan Ignatovski, director of Arcadia Clinic and specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, warmly welcomes and invites you to visit us personally or through our new web page that will be in constant renewal adding the latest information of our treatments as well as News in Plastic Surgery and other procedures.

Our Treatments & Procedures

Plastic Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Lip Augmentation and Enhancement
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
  • Face lift and Neck Rejuvenation (Neck lift)
  • Breast Lift - Mastopexy
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Calf Augmentation
  • Buttock Augmentation
  • Otoplasty for Protruding or Flared Ears
  • Female Breast Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Breast Lift - Mastopexy
  • Buttock Lift and Sculpting
  • Dupuytren's Contracture (Hand Surgery)

Pediatric Surgery

  • Cryptorchidism, undescended testis
  • Inguinal (groin) Hernias in Children - Hydrocele
  • Phimosis, Circumcision and Other Foreskin Disorders

General Surgery

  • Skin Lesions and Biopsy

Ultrasound and Radiology

  • Ultrasound examination

Anesthesia and Pain Management

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anesthesia in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Laboratory and Internal Medicine

  • Laboratory Tests



Treatments

Our Treatments and Procedures

Cosmetic Surgeries

Dupuytren's Contracture (Hand Surgery)

This surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon or a surgeon who also does hand surgery. The plastic and reconstructive procedure for Dupuytren’s contracture gives good results if the surgery is performed on time and if adequate post-operative rehabilitation has been carried out.

Two aspects raise special interest:

- First, it is a rare occurrence of a spontaneously occurred scar that leads to the contracture of the digits.
- Second, it is connected with other diseases of fibromatous kind, including also Peyronie’s disease and the plantar fibromatous (Ledderhose’s disease).

Buttock Lift and Sculpting

Buttock lift is a cosmetic-reconstructive procedure, which brings the buttocks into their original shape, which due to age or after weight loss have seriously deteriorated. Buttock lift can successfully be combined with liposuction by which the body is sculpted and rejuvenated. this is necessary as buttocks has lost skin elasticity, and no other procedure can bring back to its previous condition. Such changes occur as a result of the natural aging process, and they are frequent in very young women after slimming.

Calf Augmentation

The cosmetic Calf Augmentation is required in cases when the muscular mass volume is reduced from the calf as a result of an illness and injury, or for purely esthetic reasons.

The cosmetic augmentation of the calves uses silicone implants for the lower leg.  If the indication is justified, and properly selected implants placed in the right position, the surgery will give very effective results.


Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure by which specially designed prostheses are inserted between the two layers of the gluteal muscle. This cosmetic surgery considerably changes the form of the buttock and the size and proportions in relation to the rest of the body.

The insertion of gluteal implants also resolves hereditary and acquired deformities of the gluteal region. Buttock augmentation helps sculpt the body and make it more proportionate. The surgery can be performed at any age, but elderly candidates must also be informed about some other possibilities for buttock shaping such as lifting and buttock lift surgery.

Otoplasty for Protruding or Flared Ears

Flared ears are the most frequent hereditary anomaly among many deformities on the external part of the ear. The correction of the ear deformity before the child is enrolled in school may save him/her from emotional trauma. This surgery must be performed only if child feels uncomfortable with his appearance.



Female Breast Reduction

Besides aesthetic reasons, the female breast reduction procedure is sometimes required for medical or aesthetic reasons, as well because breasts due to their weight cause problems with posture and pain in females.

Excessive breast growth may occur in puberty as juvenile hypertrophy, most frequently on both breasts, and it is conditioned by hormones and inheritance. One-sided enlargement of a breast is one of the hereditary anomalies and is known as Poland’s Syndrome.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Gynecomastia is a male rediction of the breast, and it represents excessive glandular tissue, whether on one side or both. The cosmetic surgery for gynecomastia is one of the most requested procedures, both in younger and in older men.

The cosmetic surgery is performed under general or regional anesthesia. During surgery excess glandular tissue, or glandular and fatty tissue, is removed, depending on the type of gynecomastia. The patient is discharged home several hours after surgery or the following day. All of the extracted material is sent for pathohistological analysis.

Breast Lift - Mastopexy

Breast lift surgery is a procedure performed in order to improve esthetically unattractive appearance and sagging breasts caused by skin stretching and loss of glandular tissue. Breasts skin has lost its elasticity and an operation for surgical lifting or mastopexy is necessary. This surgery only includes the reduction of skin without any reduction of glandular tissue. The cosmetic surgery for breast lift results in firm and full breasts. The procedure can be performed at any age.

Face Lift and Neck Rejuvenation (Neck lift)

Face Lift is a cosmetic surgery of rejuvenation, which symbolizes all the positive aspects of cosmetic surgery. The skin of the face is exposed to all kinds of atmospheric influences, harmful substances from the environment. For this reason the skin of the face ages fastest. While the other parts of the body are covered by clothes, the face is always exposed to looks.

External factors have adverse effect on the elasticity of the skin, and some bad living habits will accelerate the aging process.

This procedure removes the wrinkles from the forehead, face and neck, acne scars and other processes, minimizing the signs of aging. Face lift is not recommended to women under 40, unless there is a justified need or the expressed wish of the patient.

Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the upper and lower eyelids. It is one of the procedures for rejuvenation. The skin on the eyelids ages most rapidly because of its histological characteristics.

Changes on the lower eyelids can already be observed after the age of thirty, the skin becomes dark, loose, the first wrinkles appear, and the fatty bags become more conspicuous.

Lip Augmentation and Enhancement

In general for Lip Augmentation there are several possibilities: dermabrasion, chemical peel, surgical correction method, filling the lips with fatty tissue and injection therapy, all of them give excelent results and satisfaction to the patient. The use of injections and filling the lips with fatty tissue is growing in cosmetic lip shaping is also used.


Abdominoplasty - Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic and reconstructive procedure by which loose front abdominal wall is tightened, and redundant skin is removed from the abdomen. If abdominal muscles are dislocated (separated) by placing permanent stitches they are returned to their original form. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction if necessary.

The surgery can be performed at any age. Women who are planning pregnancy after abdominoplasty should be warned that the condition has the tendency to recur.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure for the removal of fatty tissue on places where it cannot be achieved in any other way. The term liposculpture describes the “sculpturing of the body” and the main goal will be nicer body contour and proportions.

Liposuction does not resolve overall obesity, but it has been observed that weight is easier to lose after this procedure. The treated body areas can be reduced even by two clothes size numbers.

Liposuction can be performed on all parts of the body where subcutaneous fatty tissue is accessible and by whose removal better physical appearance is achieved, including:

  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Above the breasts
  • Breasts
  • Waist
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles.

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Aging is a continuous process throughout life, already starts in the 20’s and advances progressively during life due to the physiologic changes of the skin and underlying tissue. It’s most noticeable on the face and neck.

Innovative measures and treatments like Dermal Fillers and Botox are designed to revitalize your skin and expression giving back a look of youth and freshness.

Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty is the surgical procedure with many variants and technical details adjusted to your needs that can help you achieve balance and beauty in your face.

Rhinoplasty is sometimes a reconstructive surgical procedure in order to improve or modify the shape of the nose or correct its function. This surgery can be combined with other surgical procedures such as chin augmentation to enhance the aesthetic results and other cosmetic surgeries like blepharoplasty, ear surgery, and lip augmentation for example.

The cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure is very technical and requires a long period of clinical practice and training so it is very important to choose an experienced plastic surgeon.

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is called augmentation mammoplasty, consists in the surgical augmentation of mammary volume through a breast implant, being one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures to be performed along rhinoplasty and liposculpture.

Among the multiple benefits of breast augmentation, after improvement of shape and size will be related to a better self-perception, with an enhancement of the body contour, balance and proportion.

We recommend breast augmentation to patients over 18 years of age, when full growth of the breast tissue is already been reached and the patient will be fully cooperative with the procedures and follow up care.

Laboratory Tests

The laboratory Labor Center is part of the group Synlab GmBH & Co. KG, founded in 1998 in Germany, which recognized the quality of this institution, offers more than 200 tests (Hematology, biochemistry, microbiology) and allergy tests, being possible to detect more than 600 allergens.  All the rest of the tests are analyzed in collaborative accredited laboratories.

Educated and experienced staff assures the completion of all laboratory tests according to the higher scientific-technical standards, leading to precise results that will be delivered to  Arcadia Clinic and the patients.

LABORATORY TESTS

  1. HEMATOLOGY
  2. COAGULATION
  3. URINE ANALYSIS
  4. ENZYMES
  5. METABOLITES AND SUBSTRATES
  6. ELECTROLYTES
  7. TRACE ELEMENTS
  8. PROTEINS
  9. LIPIDS
  10. HORMONES
  11. TESTS FOR THYROID AND PARATHYROID GLANDS
  12. TUMOR MARKERS
  13. BONE MARKERS
  14. TESTS FOR ALLERGIES
  15. INFECTIOUS DISEASE MARKERS (serological tests)
  16. FUNCTION TESTS
  17. TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
  18. STOOL ANALYSIS
  19. MICROBIOLOGY TESTS

General Surgery

Skin Lesions and Biopsy

The treatment of skin tumors depends on their characteristics. Some are excised for cosmetic reasons, especially if they are on the face. Others are excised because they represent such a diseased group of tumors that surgery is required.

Moles are a large and complex group of round efflorescences on the skin with intensified pigmentation. They appear at birth or during lifetime. This skin growth does not change during lifetime or grows proportionally with the area of the body where it is located. They can be benign, but mechanical stimuli and micro-trauma are particularly dangerous because they can lead to a malignant change.

Malignant skin cancer is called melanoma. It is usually dark brown or black. Its color originates from the cumulated pigment of melanin. It primarily appears on the skin, more frequently on the face, legs (particularly on the feet) or on the genitalia, but it can also appear on any other part of the skin.

Ultrasound and Radiology

Ultrasound Examination

Ultrasound examinations can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness.

Ultrasound is used to help physicians evaluate symptoms such as:

  • * pain
  • * swelling
  • * infection

Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body's internal organs, including, but not limited to the:

  • * heart and blood vessels, including the abdominal aorta and its major branches
  • * liver
  • * gallbladder
  • * spleen
  • * pancreas
  • * kidneys
  • * bladder
  • * uterus, ovaries, and unborn child (fetus) in pregnant patients
  • * thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • * scrotum (testicles)
  • * prostate

Ultrasound is also used to guide procedures such as needle biopsies, in which needles are used to extract sample cells from an abnormal area for laboratory testing.


Qualifications

Our Doctors and Medical Staff

Dr. Bojan Ignatovski

He specialized in general surgery at the Medical School of the University of Zagreb. He finished post-graduate studies at the Medical School of the University of Zagreb in 1989. Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Bojan Ignatovski, M.Sc., M.D.He finished his specialization in plastic-reconstructive surgery at the Medical School of the University of Zagreb, passed the finalexamination and obtained the title of a plastic surgeon. He was trained in cosmetic surgery in France.


Dr. Biljana Baš?evan

Dr. Biljana Baš?evan finished high school in Daruvar and then completed studies in General Medicine in Zagreb, where she graduated in the year 2005. After her professional exam she started to work in Arcadia Clinic for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery. Currently she is a trainee in Radiology.


Dr. Jose Varas

Specialist in Pediatric Surgery, Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Currently Dr. Varas is a resident of General Surgery in Dubrava Clinic Hospital in Zagreb and is a trainee for Aesthetic Surgery in Arcadia Clinic.



Dr. Jeronim Kova?evi?

Dr. Kova?evi? started to study Medicine in Zagreb, finishing with success in the year 1979. He practiced internship and two years of general medicine in Virovitica Hospital. In 1984 he started the specialty of anesthesia, reanimation and intensive care in Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Zagreb, under mentorship of Prof. Dr. Maša Formanek. He passed the specialist exam with honors in the year 1988 in the Clinic Hospital of Zagreb. Currently he works as staff anesthetist in Poliklinika Arcadia, where he gained grest experience in the management of local, regional and general anesthesiology for aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Kova?evi? is a member of the Croatian Medical College and the Croatian Society for Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Dr. Vlado Bartoš

Dr. Vlado Bartoš studies Medicine at the Medicine Faculty of the University of Zagreb, where he graduated in 1973.  During the years 1976 to '78 he worked as a resident of surgery in Pakrac Hospital and then started the radiology specialty in Bjelovar hospital and Vinogradska Hospital in Zagreb (1979-1982), graduating in the year 1982. From the year 1991 works in the General Hospital of Bjelovar and from 1999 he is the head of the Radiology service, participating in the professional and educational activities developed in the hospital.

He has been President from the Croatian Medical Chamber, Bjelovar branch, between 1997 and 2001. Currently Dr. Vlado Bartoš attends in Arcadia Clinic as a consultant, sharing his long experience in ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound with the patients of the clinic.

Dr. Vladimir Bartoš

Dr. Vladimir Bartoš started to study Medicine in the Medicine Faculty in Zagreb. After internship and final exam in 2000, starts his specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics in the Clinical Hospital Merkur in Zagreb.   From the year 2001 he is a staff doctor from the Service for Health Care of Women in Bjelovar, and finished his education for the specialty passing the final exam in the Clinic for Women Pathology and Pregnancy in Zagreb in 2005.

Sr. ?ur?ica Vujnovi?

Nurse ?ur?ica finished technical school for nursing in Bjelovar, Croatia, with mention in Medicine Nursing. Her practice was done in the County Hospital in Bjelovar, passing the her final exam in the year 1993. She works in Arcadia Clinic since the year 1998 as nurse and surgery instrumentalist. In the year 2008 she received added training as surgery instrumentalist for plastic and aesthetic surgery in the Clinic for Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Zagreb, Croatia, Section of Plastic Surgery.

From the year 2008 she has the position of Chief Nurse in Arcadia Clinic for Plastic Surgery.

Sr. Željka Horina

Željka finished high school with mention in Medicine Nursing in the year 2005. She made her practice in General Medicine Unit from the Health Center and then in Bjelovar Hospital, Croatia.  She passed her final exam in 2007 and then started to work in Arcadia Clinic, where she received added training for aesthetic and plastic surgery and gynecology. She currently works as staff nurse.

Mt. Valentino Fogl

Valentino Fogl finished high school with mention in Medicine Nursing in 2006. He did is practice internship in the County Hospital in Pakrac and after that passed his final exam in 2008 in Zagreb, obtaining his work license. Since 2009 he works in Arcadia Clinic, where he received added training for aesthetic and plastic surgery and gynecology. Currently he works as staff nurse.


Testimonials

Testimonials

The accommodation was comforting and also they arrange a day trip for my spouse at the same weekend.  After the procedure, the staff monitored my condition and explained what to expect in the next couple of weeks.  My experience at Arcadia was better than expected.  No language barrier, No uncomfortable feeling, just a trust worthy experience all they way around".

Jonh M. (American patient living in Aviano, Italy)

The accommodations were wonderful and way better than expected. The staff was extremely pleasant, there was no language barrier, the doctor was honest and able to calm any concerns that either myself of my spouse had (even weeks after the surgery via email). Breakfast (great rolls with butter, jam, and tea) were brought to us both mornings and they even went out of their way to assist with the entertainment of the spouses during the procedure (local tour). It was nice to be able to get my mind off of worrying about the procedure and having someone take us around and explain the wonderful history of such a small town. We ate at the restaurant in Termal Park and the food was absolutely amazing, I am so glad we had someone with us who knew exactly what to order. We returned from our day out just in time to tend to our spouses when they awoke from the procedure. All in all given the circumstances, I could not have asked for the weekend to go any better. We were even able to make it to the pharmacy to pick up the Rx’s prescribed by the doctor on Sunday before they closed at 1100! Thank you Arcadia, this will be an experience that we will remember forever".

Have a good evening and Thank You and your Staff!

Selina (wife of a patient)

"I had a wonderful experience at the Arcadia Clinic. The facility was very nice and the staff was outstanding. They greeted me upon my arrival and made sure all of my questions were answered. The team of doctors made me feel very comfortable and provided me exceptional care. Arcadia Clinic will definitely be my first choice for any future services I may need. Thank you."

DB, Texas

"My experience at the Arcadia clinic was outstanding. Not only was the area beautiful and atmosphere friendly but the Staff at the clinic took excellent care of me. I was a little nervous before coming to the Clinic as I never had surgery in my life. After talking to the doctors a few times, they gave me all the confidence I needed to going through with the procedure. They explained everything from start to finish.  The knowledge from the doctors took any doubts or fears away immediately. The whole staff was extremely professional and took care of me before, during, and after my procedure. I am extremely pleased with my experience there and the final results. The Arcadia Clinic is the BEST!!"

Derek - Tennessee, USA

"I would definitely recommend the clinic to everyone" 100%.   I had abdominal liposuction almost two weeks ago, and I am extremely pleased with the results even though I am still swollen, a little. I should have done it years ago.   I would definitely recommend the clinic to everyone. Dr. Bojan Ignatovski and Dr. Jose Varas do outstanding work. The staff treated me great throughout the whole experience."

Douglas, USA

"I am very much happy with the results. Most of the swelling has gone down and I back to normal exercising".

Kimberly, USA (American patient 2 weeks after liposculpture)


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