A friend recommended me. The nurse and doctor were friendly and professional. I felt important.

Considering how extensive this surgery was, he did a great job afterward to make the pain very bearable. I didn't have to take as much pain medication as I thought, which made the healing process faster. After having four children and not being able to work out because of severity of diastases recti and an umbilical hernia, it was so hard mentally and physically. He is amazing at what he does and he has changed my life. I can do more as a mom because I got my body back. It has been a process mentally knowing I look like I did prior to having babies. It has been a blessing from God having Dr. Joe give me the ability to also be healthier.


Dr Joe was my second consultation and he was so thorough. I knew immediately he was the surgeon I wanted and needed. He was great with my health needs and I knew I was safe under his care.


This was my second surgery with PSI and both times I've been delighted. From my very first phone call 7 years ago to today, you've gone above and beyond to help me. I received respect and support for my decision, and you make every effort to work around my difficult schedule. Thank you for the excellent care. I couldn't be happier.


Your associates are so warm and welcoming. I appreciate your beautiful waiting area and that promptness of my appointments. My procedure was clearly explained and I was always made comfortable.

I did a lot of research online before I called. Tina is fantastic! I don't feel like a number. Kaley was very king before I went in. She made me very comfortable and kept me relaxed. Just a big thank you to everyone. The whole staff is wonderful! Dr Joe is a fantastic surgeon! I am very happy!


Absolutely very professional and friendly. Always able to take a phone call and answer any questions I have. Great communication.


Thank you so much for helping me regain my confidence in my body! I am so thankful for the caring staff from start to end. I have referred many people to Dr. Joe! I loved the consultation process. Lori as so thorough & attentive. She listened and cared what we had to say. I felt like I was meeting with a friend.


Staff made me feel at ease. Felt like it was a NO judgement zone. Hard to show our imperfections to others. I would recommend letting patients know about other services you provide. I would recommend to others.


A friend recommended me. The nurse and doctor were friendly and professional. I felt important.

Doc, you are amazing and professional. Your staff especially Lori, Tina and Kaley made me feel soooo safe. I refer people to your office often. I really believe you ALL provide stellar service.


The team as a whole cared about my whole person. This type of surgery is about more than just a final look and the team appreciates that and truly cares about every aspect of their patient. I selected this office from a recommendation and my great initial experience at the consultation.


I came in for a mini facelift. The staff and Dr Joe are just the best! Always treat me like I'm their favorite - LOL


Love Plastic Surgery Innovations -
Plastic Surgery Innovations was the first office to respond to my email of interest in my breast augmentation procedure. Lori answered all the questions I had and set my first appointment up. She was very kind as well as the other staff. Once again all my questions and concerns were answered at my first appointment and soon after I booked a date for my procedure. The staff continued to stay in contact we me through text, email and even actual phone calls. The day of my procedure could not have gone any smoother. The staff eased my nerves and informed my husband very well with all the post-op information. They checked in on me post-op and my post-op visit went really well. I am very pleased with my procedure and Dr Mlakar did a fantastic job making me look very natural with my augmentation. I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Innovations to others.


I am thrilled with the work that Dr Joe and Lori did. They're professional and personable. I had breast implant revision and tummy tuck. I healed quickly. My breasts are dramatically improved. The way he makes your new belly button completely hides the typical tell tale sign of a tummy tuck. Incisions are perfectly done. if you're not already sold, a tummy tuck can have a huge positive impact on your sex life & satisfaction because of everything below the belt indirectly being lifted! Thrilled!


Dawn was very professional and explained things as she was doing them. I would highly recommend her. Such a sweet personality. RH

The time and dedication of Dr. Joe and his staff were wonderful. The way everyone worked together to answer questions I had helped so much. Dr. Joe's reputation superseded all others in the Fort Wayne area. I have so much respect for him and what he does for everyone, especially children.


The Good Dr. and his Muse (Ms Lori) are genuinely great people and they make the experience everything it is! Would never see anyone else!


Awesome visit! Everything was explained in detail. Was told what to expect and what was next.


"Dr. Joe took time to answer my questions and concerns. Other doctors I had consults with did not. Tina [patient care coordinator] was great at being there every step of the way!"


"Dr. Joe and Lori were amazing! They made me feel so comfortable and answered all of my questions so truthfully. My experience was perfect from my initial phone call through my recent checkup!"

A. M

"I live in Chicago and have access to many well known Plastic Surgeons, and would choose Dr. Joe any day over them. His bed-side manner along with caring and professional staff are so worth the extra drive. Will have other surgeries here in the future!"


You came highly recommended from a previous patient. I had inquired at a different doctor’s office for an augmentation, and my experience was less than desirable.

I felt like my desire to have an augmentation was completely supported at your office. All my questions were professionally answered and everyone treated me as a person, not just a patient spending money. I can’t stress enough how impressed I am with my entire experience with you all! JM


Time spent with Lori both before and after surgery was extensive & helpful. She was always available to answer questions. The surgical results were exactly what I needed - very satisfied. The staff made effort to accommodate distance I had to travel. gl

I was recommended by co-worker. It was a pleasure meeting the team! Thank you for going above & beyond for me. Extremely satisfied with my results. Wish I would have scheduled a consultation sooner & wasn't so nervous about the process. Thank you for everything!


How would you rate your final results? - 10


Superb in every fashion. Nice to go to a doctor that actually listens to what my concerns are...Karen is, as always, fantastic! Thank you for my excellent care. - CW

My visit was a very positive experience. Karen was very knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Joe gave me the answers to my questions and explained things very well. ld

I went through a bad surgery in 2016. Then friends at work told me about Dr Joe and his crew. I made my appointment. Never go anywhere else - ww


"Thank you for making me feel important and being sensitive to what I wanted to accomplish! I like that I was treated with respect and with no judgement!"


I was treated as a person, not a number or $. I felt like I was #1 - ww


I was put at ease and felt very comfortable. The nurses and staff were awesome. - nh


I wanted to send a quick thank you to you, Dr. Joe, Tina and Uilani for making my experience this morning so pleasant. Not only am I happy (and still a tad swollen ;)) with the results, but it was a pleasure to do business with such a friendly and professional establishment. I was telling Uilani what a positive energy you've all seemingly crafted over there. Kuddos and I appreciate it. - AM


I chose Plastic Surgery Innovations because Dr Joe is outstanding doctor in his field. Items that stand out are the kindness of staff and Dr Joe. He was able to address all my concerns & questions. I was made to feel I was "important"


I felt as if I was the only patient. Very personal. ALL the staff is friendly, and felt I had special attention.


Researched doctors in area who did Vaser Liposuction which is better for Lymphadema and Dr Joe was the one! I am overall happy with my results. I still feel like I am in healing stages. I may need a few more spot treatments. I free much better - I can fit into jeans better.


I had a tummy tuck. Bedside manner was 110%. I always feel comfortable! Staff always very professional & friendly!


Friendly Staff and Doctor-19 Jun 2019
After meeting Lori and Dr. Mlakar I knew I had found the right place to have my rhinoplasty. They answered all my questions and addressed any concern I had. This was my first major surgery but I felt very pampered and at ease. Thanks to this wonderful team and Dr. Mlakar's expertise, I now have the nose I've wanted for a long time.

Received a facial from Dawn. She has an amazing touch. Love the products that she uses. Recommend to everyone (male or female) just to pamper yourself.


What did you like about the way you were treated? - Everything! Always felt welcomed & important. Could not be happier w/my results & care.


Always made me feel like a priority & not an inconvenience. When I met w/Dr Joe I voiced concerns about procedures & my future weight lifting abilities. He assured me I would be well w/recovery & suggested an over the muscle approach.


"Everyone was very nice and accommodating. All of my questions were answered, and everything they told me was true. There was no sugar coating or unrealistic expectations."


I had augmentation. I liked everything about the experience. Always felt welcomed & important. I chose Plastic Surgery Innovations from referrals and excellent reviews. I could not be any happier with my results & care.


Relaxing environment. Doctor even answered my call on a Sunday afternoon during my post-op phase.
The reason I selected Plastic Surgery Innovations? I went to a few doctors for consultations and they were trying to change my mind on the size I wanted- called a lot - very pushy


"Dr. Joe took extra time in surgery to make sure he got a great result"


The honest care & continued follow up. Everyone with Dr Joe are warm friendly & very attentive


I am giving plastic surgery innovations 5 stars because this place is wonderful! I had went to another consultation at a different office located in Indianapolis and did not feel as welcomed and comfortable as I did with Dr. Mlakar and his staff. Dr. Mlakar is very patient, and listens to your wants/needs. He is very professional and made sure all of my questions were answered every time I seen him. He did a perfect job on my surgery, I couldn't have asked for better results. His staff is awesome and patient, every one there truly makes you feel like family. Plastic Surgery Innovation is excellent. Thank you Dr. Mlakar and staff for making me feel comfortable, and welcomed!


"Lori [patient care coordinator] was awesome. I felt comfortable and well educated by Dr. Joe and Lori at the same time."


"Dr. Joe-highly skilled, compassionate, and attentive. Thank you for being so patient with me, and for exhibiting such an outstanding bedside manner. Tina- Knowledgeable, patient, and kind. Thank you for answering all of my "many" questions. OR staff- great teamwork! Even though I do not really re-call your faces due to sedation, I do re-call feeling very comfortable and at ease. Thank you. Front desk- always responsive and welcoming. Atmosphere- serene, calming, and tranquil. Beautifully decorated with an amazing view!"


"Non-judgemental attitudes. My questions were answered and the staff and Dr. Joe made sure I didn't walk out of the office unprepared. During my post-op and follow-up appointments, the staff was genuinely concerned for my well-being!"


“I was impressed from the first consultation to the last post surgery visit. All of the staff is professional and very friendly. Dr. Joe has amazing talent and is compassionate with the client. Tina made my experience perfect, she helped me every step of the way. Thank you.”


"Going into the process, I was very uneasy, but after talking with Dr. Mlakar, I became confident and comfortable"


"I loved that nothing felt rushed in the office"


"Everyone was very friendly, and made me feel at ease"


"I liked the genuine warmth and compassion of everyone"


"Personal care and touch throughout the initial consultation all the way to surgery. I felt I was a person and not just a routine surgery. Lori [patient care coordinator] was thoughtful and nice!"


"I can't praise Dr. Mlakar enough for the beautiful job that he did on me to correct the botched surgeries I received in the past. Thank you, Dr. Joe!"


"You are truly a master of your craft. Thank you for your professionalism, knowledge, and commitment to improve my “self image”. Your staff performed perfectly, and the environment is beautiful. A wonderful experience. Thank you."


"Karen [patient care coordinator] was very helpful and friendly!"


"I really like how your office personnel always called me by name and greeted me as if they are happy to see me. Shannon [patient care coordinator] is exceptional at making your clients feel like and important. When I felt like I was rushed out of the surgery center after surgery, Lori [patient care coordinator]was right on top of that and was in contact with Inverness about that.


"I like that my surgery started on time, and the way everyone acted towards me the morning of my surgery. They were very caring, concerned, and super nice. Very professional."


"Dr. Mlakar and Lori [patient care coordinator] answered all of our questions, and even stayed after hours. We did not feel rushed at all. The staff is very friendly and professional."


"The office/staff are excellent. Everyone was always caring and concerned with my well being. Dr. Joe does excellent work. He also has a positive attitude and made sure I was 100% satisfied"


"The care was great, and if there was a problem, it was handled."


"Everyone was kind and attentive"


"I got to try on every different size of bra....10 times! until I decided! Thank you Lori [patient care coordinator]"


Everyone was very knowledgeable, and willing to sit and listen to my concerns, expectations, and answer multiple questions. It was very nice to get a follow-up call the next day"


" Office staff were very friendly and kind. Dr. Mlakar is very talented and also kind. The service is excellent. I could not have asked for a better experience."


"I was made to feel very comfortable at every appointment even though it could have been a very embarrassing situation. I was never made to feel that way!"


"Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Dr Joe answered all of the questions we had!"


"Dr. Joe had to help me on a Saturday night, and going that extra mile really makes me feel that I had a good outcome because I had a team that really cares!"


"Dr. Joe was always interested in my feelings"


"I never felt uncomfortable with any of the staff. They were very professional and made me feel at ease"


"The staff and Dr. Joe are kind, knowledgeable, caring, and down to earth everyday people like me. I felt like they respected me and my surgery choice"


"Dr. Joe before surgery made me feel so relaxed"


"I loved that this surgery was scheduled in conjunction with my other surgery. I loved at he did not just care about the results of his surgery- but cared about my overall health including my other surgery. He is a really kind man"


"It has been a year since my surgery, and I am very pleased with the results. Thank you for all of the care, before, during, and after surgery"


"Everyone I've dealt with in the office has been outstanding! The personalized service and care was really remarkable!"


"Everyone was very polite and professional. They made you feel at ease!"


"I can't say enough great things about Dr. Joe, Lori [patient care coordinator] and the staff. They were understanding and caring. They didn't make me feel like another number or "customer", but rather a friend! Excellent work!"


"Both Lori [patient care coordinator] and Dr. Joe made me feel very comfortable. They were friendly and informative"


"Karen [patient care coordinator] is excellent, professional, kind, and has great bedside manner!"


"Dr. Joe was very patient with us, as well as very informative. I would definitely have other procedures done at this office"


"The wonderful nurses and incredible staff are very caring and helpful!"


"I loved everything from beginning to end. I was treated amazing! And, I look great!"


"Karen [patient care coordinator] is wonderful! Her sweet, calm personality was very reassuring. Dr. Joe was so compassionate and gentle in helping me to not be afraid. Thank you both very much!"


"Tina [patient care coordinator] was absolutely outstanding!! The whole experience was personal- NOT clinical. Thank you so much for the outstanding service and care"


"The staff & Dr. Joe were incredible! Very thorough, friendly, and caring"


"I loved the personal attention from the doctor and the comfort level with the nurse I was assigned to"


"Dr. Mlakar was awesome, funny, and a great person! He has an outstanding staff, especially Tina [patient care coordinator]. They have such a positive impact not just in office, but for people's future lives. Her positive personality brings light to his office"


"All of you treated me as if I were a family member! I never felt hurried or rushed. All questions I had seemed important to you"


"The staff was great! Any questions that I had, they answered and called back when I had questions after my surgery. They didn't treat me as a patient, but like family!"


It is always a nice experience when I have any treatment done. I am well taken care of and love everyone in the office.


"The description of expected results were honest, and I was given good options. As a result, my surgery met and exceeded my expectations"


"Everyone was very pleasant and put a very personal touch on the process"


"I liked that it was a very personal approach by all of the staff and the doctor. I never felt rushed"


"I loved the professionalism by the doctor and staff. I also liked the atmosphere of the office"


"I was well informed of what to expect from start to finish,. Everyone was warm and welcoming and made me feel extremely comfortable, like I was in good hands!"


"I liked that Dr. Joe did not give up on me when I thought my surgical situation was a lost cause. He was very patient and supportive in helping me get the results I wanted."


"The staff is very friendly. I am very pleased with my results and my experience"


"I liked that there was an open avenue for communication prior to surgery. I also wasn't pushed into anything I didn't want"


"I received a lot of information and definitely felt prepared before surgery. After surgery I felt like any concerns I had were immediately taken care of. In general, I just like coming to the office!"


"He spent plenty of time going over the procedure and what to expect after. Dr. Joe & the staff are kind and compassionate. I loved the whole experience"


"There was no judgement and I always felt taken care of"


"I felt that all of my questions were answered promptly and completely. There were no questions that were too insignificant. He was very caring"


"I felt I was treated with care and was given answers/info for all of the questions I asked. I was very comfortable!"


"The doctor would call personally to answer questions. The staff was AMAZING! Everything was prompt and personal!"


"The staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. They were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions!"


"I felt like Dr. Joe was very caring and took his time with me to make sure I was happy"


"Dr. Joe and the staff were awesome!"


"I liked that the staff is well informed and friendly! But Dr. Joe and Tina [patient care coordinator] were an amazing team!"


"Everyone was very caring"


"It was all good! I felt very calm, and I trusted everyone"


"Everyone is very kind, thoughtful, caring, and smiling"


"I was treated like an intelligent adult. I was always seen promptly, and all of my questions were answered"


"Your entire staff was wonderful! Everyone was so nice and encouraging!"


"The staff is extremely kind, helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and pleasant!"


"I was always treated with respect and professionalism"


"Everyone in the office is friendly and personable. They go above and beyond to make sure your experience is a positive one!"


"Dr. Joe and Karen were wonderful, and made the experience as comfortable as possible!"


"Everyone is so informative and caring!"


"I felt like it was confidential and safe, and the people I worked with were SO! kind and helpful!!"

L. E

"The care you take with your patients is exceptional. The quality of time Dr. Joe and Lori spent with me, to make sure all of my questions were answered, was greatly appreciated!"


Office Location

  • Fort Wayne
  • 9933 Dupont Circle Drive West,
  • Suite 120
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • 46825
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: (260) 490-4673