Dr. Joseph Mlakar, MD

Dr. Joseph Mlakar, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Mlakar, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Fort Wayne, IN. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Mlakar is affiliated with South Texas Surgical Hospital, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Dupont Hospital and Parkview Regional Medical Center.

9933 Dupont Circle Dr W Ste 120

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 490-4673

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Encore
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Indiana Children's Special Healthcare Services
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


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Wound Repair
very high
more than 91% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 85% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 76% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mlakar "We're here to help people.  We deal with babies, older people, and mainly people in between.  We help people with skin cancer and breast cancer.  We help babies born with congenital deformity such as cleft lip and palate.  We do a lot of cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. And we help many people who just want to look and feel a little better about themselves in their appearance, whether changes are associated with aging, weight loss, or post-pregnancy.  We are here to help you look and feel your best."


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  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Birthmark
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Gynecomastia
  • Large Breasts
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Chin
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kent State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Butterworth Hospital Mich St University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Butterworth Hospital Mich St University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Gramec
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Chldns Hospital Usc School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Shriners Hospital University Tex Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mlakar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mlakar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mlakar to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Mlakar Says:

 Our best ideas and our best directions come from our patient's feedback.  Most of the feedback we hear is very positive, and that is encouraging.  Occasionally, we hear how we can get better, or how we didn't meet the mark on some issue with some patient.  If we hear about it, we try to fix, especially if it's a problem or an issue that we can fix.  There is some...

Dr. Mlakar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Fort Wayne |
Dr. Joe is an amazing plastic surgeon. He did my breast augmentation in June 2017. My experience with Dr. Joe and his staff at Plastic Surgery Innovations has been so great. I felt like I was their #1 patient from my consultation to my post op check ups. Karen, my nurse went above & beyond for me. I am so pleased with my new body. My breasts look absolutely perfect and natural. They look better than I even hoped for. Thank you Dr. Joe!
in Fort Wayne, IN |
I had a previous plastic surgery that ended in disappointment. I sought out Dr. Joe to see if there was something that could be done to repair the previous errors from a surgeon years prior. He listened to all my concerns and after an exam, he explained that he could help me. He took extra time and met with me a few separate times. I wanted to be very informed the second time around.I had all my questions answered and felt confident in his abilities and knowledge.It was a success!I am so pleased
in Fort Wayne IN |
I have worked with dr Mlakar more than once. Numerous times actually. There is a reason I keep coming back to him and his staff. He is by far the best there is. And to let u all know- I have been to others. I have had hands on comparison and I will NEVER go to anyone else as long a he is practicing. dr Mlakar is a very passionate, devoted, talented, professional, kind, understanding, flexible, genuine doctors I have had the pleasure of dealing with. His staff especially Karen are just as good.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Mlakar accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
  • Encore
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Indiana Children's Special Healthcare Services
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mlakar has admitting privileges

Dupont Hospital
2520 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
7950 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Parkview Regional Medical Center
11109 Parkview Plaza Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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South Texas Surgical Hospital
6130 Parkway
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
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