Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Skin Lesion Treatment

Skin lesions can not only be unpleasant to those who suffer from them, they can also be an indication of something more serious that can dramatically affect your health. Dr. George M. Varkarakis works with top dermatologists to evaluate and treat skin lesions that are benign or malignant in nature. We can help eliminate skin lesions and assess whether further treatment may be necessary.

SKIN CANCER RECONSTRUCTION

Skin cancer is becoming more prevalent, and fortunately there is more awareness of preventing and detecting it. But still nearly five million people are treated for it in the U.S. each year. We all need to see our dermatologists regularly (recommended annually) to be able to detect the skin lesions that may go on to be skin cancers (called actinic keratoses), and to find skin cancers when they are very small and easier to treat.

SCAR REVISION

Scar revision can help to dramatically erase the visibility of your scars. Our experienced cosmetic surgeons are trained in carefully observing your skin and the condition of your scar in order to determine which treatment type will work best for you.

FACIAL TRAUMATIC INJURIES

Through his advanced training, Dr. Varkarakis has mastered advanced microsurgical techniques and have gained extensive surgical expertise in microvascular free flap reconstruction. His expertise in facial trauma and fracture reconstructive surgery make him highly sought after by patients all over the country. When other facial surgeons say nothing can be done to repair the damage from facial trauma, Dr. Varkarakis is usually able to help.

SKIN LACERATION TREATMENT

Facial skin laceration repair can be performed to reduce scarring, leaving the skin smooth and without noticeable repercussions. Dr. Varkarakis is an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon that can perform laceration repair and other facial reconstruction on the facial skin with specialized techniques to reduce scarring and disfiguration. Not only will the laceration be treated, it will be carefully closed to allow for the best level of healing.

MEDICAL EXPERT OPINION

Dr. Varkarakis serves as an expert witness on liability cases around the country. He has reviewed many cases and has served as an expert witness for both the plaintiff and defense. He is sought as an expert witness in these cases because of his experience and fairness.

BURN AND WOUND CARE

Burn reconstruction is emotionally and physically demanding for burn victims and their families. After suffering a burn, the patient has to endure the arduous process of wound care and surgical treatment. It may be a small area or life threatening. A superficial burn that heals within ten days to two weeks most likely will heal with proper wound care and not create any burn scar. Deeper burns (deep second degree) and full thickness burns (third degree) will require surgical care in a hospital Burn Unit. Usually, the deeply burned areas are surgically removed and a split thickness skin graft is placed to resurface those burned areas. The skin graft is usually taken from any unburned areas (such as the thigh, buttocks, back, etc) as needed to provide adequate skin resurfacing.