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Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. George Michael Varkarakis M.D. is a top Plastic Surgeon in Miami, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. George Michael Varkarakis M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. George Michael Varkarakis M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. George Michael Varkarakis M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Miami, FL, Dr. George Michael Varkarakis M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, M.D.
  • Miami, FL
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do to prevent an infection after plastic surgery?

The most important factor is the surgical technique and a water seal wound. From your part, avoiding scratching with your fingers, keep it clean and applying coconut oil or antibacterial READ MORE
The most important factor is the surgical technique and a water seal wound. From your part, avoiding scratching with your fingers, keep it clean and applying coconut oil or antibacterial cream are contributing factors to prevent An infection. Early identification of the infection is key ( redness tenderness ).

Can burn marks for a 5 year old be treated with plastic surgery?

Care of the wound depends on if is acute or chronic. The management of acute burn depends on the depth of the wound and the area involved. Chronic scars from burns may need skin READ MORE
Care of the wound depends on if is acute or chronic. The management of acute burn depends on the depth of the wound and the area involved. Chronic scars from burns may need skin graft , release of scar tissue and possible tissue rearrangement procedures. Appropriate Hand burn care is paramount due to the high functional nature of the hand. If is deep and full thickness skin graft most likely will be the method of reconstruction.

Can 15 year old burn marks be removed with plastic surgery?

Hello, thank you for your question. You should be able to get an aesthetically and, if needed, functionally improved scar. Several ways like microneedling or platelet-rich plasma READ MORE
Hello, thank you for your question. You should be able to get an aesthetically and, if needed, functionally improved scar. Several ways like microneedling or platelet-rich plasma to various skin flaps may be considered for your treatment. You should consult a physician certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Kindly,

Dr. George M. Varkarakis, M.D.

Does liposcution help one lose weight or does it only tighten the skin?

Thank you for your interesting question. Liposuction is not a method to lose weight. It is for reshaping the body by removing fat, which is unable to be removed with diet or exercise. READ MORE
Thank you for your interesting question. Liposuction is not a method to lose weight. It is for reshaping the body by removing fat, which is unable to be removed with diet or exercise. Some methods of liposuction may also tighten the skin, but this will take 3-6months. The healthier and more physically active you are, the better the results would be.
The advantage of the technique I use at my office is that I can perform liposuction safely under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort and faster recovery.

Dr. George M. Varkarakis, M.D.

Is botox safe for a 56 year old woman with diabetes?

Thank you for your good and interesting question. Patients with medical history of diabetes may use Botox for aesthetic indications (i.e., brow elevation, decrease wrinkles, etc.). READ MORE
Thank you for your good and interesting question.
Patients with medical history of diabetes may use Botox for aesthetic indications (i.e., brow elevation, decrease wrinkles, etc.). I would confirm though that my blood sugar values are under control before I proceed with any Botox injection. Stay well.



Dr. George M. Varkarakis, M.D.

My daughter is 4 years old and has burnt her hand by dropping hot water. Is skin grafting recommended for her considering age?

Thank you for the question. If it is minor, it should heal just with wound care. If the burn is deeper with signs of compromised skin viability, a full thickness skin graft maybe READ MORE
Thank you for the question.
If it is minor, it should heal just with wound care. If the burn is deeper with signs of compromised skin viability, a full thickness skin graft maybe appropriate. In chronic cases, if there is a decreased range of motion of the hand, then there is an indication for a skin graft. Most likely, the only care your son will need is wound care with creams like Vaseline.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

All the best,
Dr. George M. Varkarakis, M.D.