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Leonard Tachmes, MD

1674 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States
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Dr Leonard Tachmes specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face and body.  The practice philosophy centers around providing excellent care and service to all our patients in a professional and respectful environment. In 2011, he opened the Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa, a 3000 sq foot state of the art plastic surgery clinic and medspa on beautiful Lincoln Road, South Beach.  His practice is the only clinic under the supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon on South Beach.

His interests include surgical and non-surgical treatments of the aging face, fat transfer to face, breasts and buttocks, breast aesthetic surgery, ultrasonic liposuction for body contouring, abdominoplasty procedures, non-surgical facial rejuvenation using PRP injections, Botox, Juvederm, Sculptra and skin cancer reconstructive procedures of the face.

Dr. Tachmes has a special interest in reconstructive or revisional breast surgery for patients who have undergone previous breast surgery and are experiencing saline or silicone breast implant related problems.  "There exists a growing population of women with breast implant related complications who require complex and sophisticated revisional surgery solutions for their unique issues," says Dr. Tachmes.  "Each patient must be evaluated individually, and a customized surgical plan must be tailored to address and correct their aesthetic deformities."  Procedures involve removal of existing breast implants, repair of pocket deformities, removal of breast pocket scar tissue, secondary mastopexy procedures and re-augmentation with new saline or silicone implants.  "The goal is always to achieve and restore a natural, anatomically correct breast shape and symmetry," he says. 

Dr. Tachmes has extensive experience in abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery during the last fourteen years in practice.  He has developed a unique method of abdominoplasty surgery that produces a contoured, anatomically correct abdominal wall.  His technique involves targeted liposculpting of the abdominal skin flap and the areas surrounding the umbilicus.  His method of non-tension umbilicus reconstruction creates an aesthetically satisfying bellybutton with minimal evidence of previous surgical intervention.

Dr. Leonard Tachmes was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami Beach.  A graduate of Miami Beach Senior High School, he received his BS degree from Duke University, and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  He completed a fellowship in Plastic Surgery of the Breast and Reconstructive Microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan;  A residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital; a residency in General Surgery at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and an internship in surgery at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Dr. Tachmes is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  He is author/co-author of fourteen scientific research papers published in various journals of medicine and surgery.  He has been in private practice in Miami Beach since 1994

Dr. Tachmes has been an avid collector of contemporary and latin american art for over twenty years.  In September of 2001,  he established the Leonard Tachmes Gallery to promote and exhibit emerging, Miami-based contemporary artists in various mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and performance art.   The gallery closed in 2009



Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Aesthetic Surgery of the Face and Body

Dr. Tachmes is available for consultations Monday through Friday from 9pm to 5pm.  Please call our office to schedule your complimentary appointment to meet the doctor.

  • B.S. - Duke University, Durham, NC - 1977 - 1981
  • M.D. - Jefferson Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA - 1982 - 1986
  • General Surgery Internship - Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY - 1986 - 1987
  • General Surgery Residency - Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - 1987 - 1991
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency - University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL - 1991 - 1993
  • Roconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship - Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY - 1993 - 1994
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 1997
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 2008
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • North Shore Hospital Medical Center
  • Jackson North Hospital North Miami Beach
  • Florida Medical Center
  • Larkin Community Hospital
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