Useful instructions for our patients - otoplasty

Although otoplasty is preformed regularly in our clinic, the professionalism of our surgical team headed by Dr Toncic, makes us pay special attention to the preoperative preparation of our patient.


  • Prior to the otoplasty, the patient goes through a routine preoperative analysis, which comprises examination and consultation in our clinic and blood test analysis.
  • We have a special arrangement with our foreign patients. Prior to the operation and preoperative examination, we hold consultation through emails, photos and by phone. This way, our surgeons get a deeper insight into the individual case, according to which they can estimate whether the patient is a suitable candidate for the desired operation. This procedure allows our patient to come to Zagreb for the operation one time only. When our patient arrives, we hold final preoperative consultation and medical examination (including blood test), where we discuss the details of the otoplasty together with the patient. After the consultation, we perform the surgery.
  • To ensure the success of the cosmetic ear surgery, during the final preoperative examination, the surgeon makes a detailed and precise drawing and plan of the operation. Before the operation, in our correspondence and detailed conversation, we instruct our patients to discontinue painkillers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, containing acetylsalicylic acid like Aspirin, Andol or Acisal. This is very important factor in patient’s preparation for the surgery, as this way we prevent possible bleeding and haematoma during and after the procedure. Following this instruction makes the recovery quicker and more successful, and the result of the operation is improved.


  • We perform this procedure under local anesthetic, and if performed on young children, it can be done under general anesthesia. The complete procedure is painless.
  • 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. Once discharged from the surgery the patient is sent to home care.


  • 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.
  • Great success of the operations in Dr Toncic’s clinic is largely due not only to the experience of our surgical team, precise and enhanced techniques, but also to well organized professional postoperative care.
  • To be sure of the success of the operation and wellbeing of the patient, Dr Toncic and his team insist on regular check ups and everyday contact with the patient.
  • For our patients’ safety, successful recovery and postoperative monitoring, we recommend optimal length of stay in Zagreb. This way, we leave nothing to chance. We monitor our patient’s recovery completely, which is crucial for our patient’s health and the result of the operation.
  • Postoperative recovery after otoplasty is individual, usually lasting around 7 days after the operation. The stitches are removed 7 days after the surgery, and our patients can resume their personal and professional activities 10 days after the operation.


  • Beside the operation, we can arrange travel and accommodation for our foreign patients. We are here to assist you in every step of the way. Therefore, we can book your flight, and private or hotel accommodation in Zagreb. Our driver will welcome you at Zagreb airport and take you to your accommodation.
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Useful instructions for our patients - otoplasty