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5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants
My augmentation is set for April 7 2016! I had my second sizing appointment today. I wanted 450cc mod plus but my doctor said they were to big bc my chest measures 13". He did say I could do 450cc High profile... But in worried they will look to fake so I decided to play it safe and go with 425cc. Anyway, I am going with mentor implants. I have been "nesting" my home for the last month now! It...
5 out of 5 stars Facelift
I met with Dr Joe and his staff, it took only a short time for me to feel extremely comfortable with everyone involved in the decision-making as to how to proceed with what would be a life-changing event. Four months after having my eyes done, I chose to have an entire face lift procedure. It was truly the best decision I have ever made.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
I Am a 54 Years Old with 2 Grown Daughters. Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck Were Way Overdue - Fort Wayne, IN
If there are anymore procedures in my future,they will be done by Dr. Joe!! I highly recommend him to everyone.
5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift
Dr. Mlakar is a wonderful Plastic Surgeon. His office staff are all kind, professional and bend over backward to help through your recovery. I have had several procedures done by Dr. Joe and have been extremely happy with every one of them. I would highly recommend this doctor and all of his staff for anyone looking for a plastic surgeon.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
I used to be a D cup but after kids down to A cup and deflated. Want my D's back. Went in for first consultation with my hubby tried on sizers and took pictures. We had already decided to use Dr Jo . So we scheduled the BA and had Second consultation all in one day... I'm so excited just can't believe I'm getting my girls back.(plus a little) :) Really swollen in the center of my chest. Is...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
Dr. Mlakar truly cares about his patients, and it shows.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
Joseph Mlakar and all of his associates were fantastic from the minute I walked in the door. The office is very well kept. Front staff were friendly. I felt very comfortable with everyone. They took pictures, showed me a computer image of myself with different sizes of implants. I then tested sizers to see what I would feel comfortable in. The day of surgery was smooth. I was really...
5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover
I would highly recommend Dr. Joe and his staff. They are professional and personable from beginning to end. I have never met such a down to earth and easy to talk to surgeon in my life. He answered questions in detail without talking over my head. Dr. Joe and his staff make sure your experience with Plastic Surgery Innovations is positive from the first consult to the final check up. My results are fantastic!
Dr. Joe makes me feel completely comfortable, and his staff is equally amazing. I've had plenty of personal references from his office, and I've loved all the results I've seen of his work.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
“Dr. Joe” has extensive experience in performing cosmetic facial, eyelid, and nasal surgery, breast enhancement surgery, and surgical body contouring, as well as breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and pediatric reconstructive surgery.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Awards & Recognition
Listed in "Top Doctors in Fort Wayne" by Upstate Indiana Business Journal
Recipient of the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award
Recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Science Award
Recipient of the Golden Scalpel Award
Has won clinical teaching awards as an outstanding plastic surgeon in Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Indiana
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: BS/MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Completed a six-year BS/MD program - Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine (1985)
Completed a combined general surgery/plastic surgery residency - Michigan State University and Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1990)
Completed an advanced fellowship training in Burn Surgery and Critical Care - University of Texas Medical Branch (1991)
Completed an advanced fellowship training in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery - University of Southern California, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital (1992)
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies: General & Plastic Surgery, Michigan State University and Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fellowships: Burn Surgery and Critical Care, University of Texas Medical Branch
Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital
Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Innovations
- Acne Scars Treatment
- African American Rhinoplasty
- Arm Lift
- Asian Eyelid Surgery
- Asian Rhinoplasty
- Birthmark Removal
- Blue Peel
- Body Lift
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Implant Revision
- Breast Implants
- Breast Lift
- Breast Lift with Implants
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Brow Lift
Most popular answers from Joseph Mlakar, MD
I'm Pre-med, interested in becoming a surgeon: Do you have time for your families and other hobbies?
Becoming a surgeon is time consuming. I tell patients I finished the equivalent of the 27th grade. It is demanding. Med school leaves minimal time for... READ MORE
Since Accutane can affect post operative healing and scarring, most doctors recommend stopping Accutane and waiting for 6 to 12 months prior to... READ MORE
Nasal tip swelling after rhinoplasty is frustrating for both patient and surgeon alike, as its duration and degree can be quite variable. Wait it out ... READ MORE
The extra fold on an inner lid is called an epicanthal fold, and there are a number of surgical treatments that can be done in order to reduce it or... READ MORE
Recovery time will depend on how much you have done. Based on your photographs, I suspect he would do best with a circumferential procedure, such as a... READ MORE
For some patients, a scar will always be at risk for sunburn because it does not have the same protective mechanisms of normal skin. If you have a... READ MORE
While nipple grafts are an option for breast reduction surgery, most patients can be safely completed without the use of a nipple graft using modern... READ MORE
The risk of double bubble deformity after breast augmentation depends on the anatomy of your breasts, the size of your selected implant, occasionally... READ MORE
I say go for it ! As long as the incisions are well-hidden, and healing well, I allow my patients to return to tanning as early as two weeks post-op,... READ MORE
I had a bad Breast Implant Revision, now I have too much tissue on the bottom of my breasts. What are my options? (photos)
A low-hanging lower breast is called pseudo-ptosis, and is a correctable problem. Tell your surgeon that you are unhappy with your current result, and... READ MORE
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