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Dr. George M. Varkarakis, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

3661 S. Miami Ave # 902 Miami FL, 33133



A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. George M. Varkarakis diagnoses and treats patients at GV Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL. He also practices at several local hospitals, including Mercy Hospital. Academically, he is an active editorial board member and reviewer for peer-reviewed medical journals. As a plastic surgeon, he has dedicated training and unique experience in the surgical and non-surgical treatments of the face, breast, and body. His professional journey as a plastic surgeon spans ten years. His expertise covers plastic, craniofacial, and reconstructive surgery with an emphasis on bone reconstruction, soft tissue reconstruction, and pediatric craniofacial, facial, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Varkarakis has previously served as Plastic Surgery Consultant with North Florida Dermatology in Jacksonville, Florida (2012 – 2014). An art and museum enthusiast, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as playing soccer and ping pong, swimming, and skiing.

Education and Training

University of Athens in Greece Medical Degree 1997

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

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Dr. George M. Varkarakis, MD, FACS
Dr. George M. Varkarakis, MD, FACS's Expert Contributions
  • Does a jawline lift actually work?

    Jawlilne lift in my mind is the augmentationo of the angle of the mandible with any type of filler material, ie. FAT or HAs. Yes it does work if it is done correctly. Besides the fact that some people have genetically small mandibles with aging we are losing bone tissue too, so augmentation of the bone is beneficial. Thank you for your question. Dr Varkarakis READ MORE

  • Can neck skin be tightened without surgery?

    Yes, it can, but not on the extent of a facelift/necklift. It can be done with bipolar radio frequency and micro needling known as Morpheus. It works by tightening the ligaments between the skin and the muscle. The satisfaction rate is very high on appropriately selected patients. READ MORE

  • 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 cream are contributing factors to prevent An infection. Early identification of the infection is key ( redness tenderness ). READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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. 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. READ MORE

  • 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.). 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE


  • Top Surgeons in America Year Consumers Research Council of America 
  • Patients Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2020) Year  
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2020) Year  
  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2020) Year  

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons  
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery  
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons  
  • American College of Surgeons  


  • The Craniofacial Center in Dallas craniofacial surgery 


  • New York Medical College / University of Mississippi Medical Center


  • The Craniofacial Center in Dallas

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Dr. George M. Varkarakis, MD, FACS's Practice location

George M. Varkarakis, M.D., P.A.

3661 S. Miami Ave # 902 -
Miami, FL 33133
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Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. George M. Varkarakis, who serves patients in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Varkarakis is an award-winning plastic surgeon working with GV Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida. He specializes in a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments of the face, breast, and body with a focus on bone and soft tissue reconstruction. His current subspecialties include aesthetic/cosmetic, pediatric craniofacial, facial plastic, and reconstructive surgery. 

“I take pride in the quality of my work and helping my patients achieve all their beauty goals; providing them with all my knowledge and the best of my interest at heart,” states Dr. Varkarakis. 

Born and raised in Greece, Dr. Varkarakis attended the University of Athens in Greece and obtained his medical degree in 1997. “His Greek upbringing and love of art and life instilled in him a dedication to his patients. He spent years of his medical training refining his reconstructive skills and expertise specializing in both bone and soft tissue reconstruction”, Dr. Varkarakis is affiliated with the American Society of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Following his training, he attained board certification in plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery through the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Placing an emphasis on compassionate and comprehensive patient care, she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

According to his website “Dr. Varkarakis has acquired respect and renown through his years of work in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His broad experience in the surgical field and the many patient interventions he has undertaken have earned him a solid reputation among the global community of plastic surgeons.” 

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.

Dr. Varkarakis was listed among Top Surgeons in America by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He was also honored with the Patients’ Choice Award for 2014 from Vitals.com. Considered as one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami, Dr. Varkarakis loves spending his spare time with his wife and son. He enjoys playing soccer, swimming, ping pong, and skiing. Dr. Varkarakis is also an art and museum enthusiast.

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