Dr. Leonard Tachmes specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face and body. His philosophy centers around providing excellent care and service to all his patients in a professional and respectful environment. Dr. Tachmes is Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami.  Board-certified Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Tachmes has been in practice in Miami since 1994 and is a south Florida expert on Facelifts, Brazilian Butt Lifts, Mommy-Makeover surgery, and  Breast Augmentations with implants and fat transfer. He also has a special interest and treats many difficult breast implant revision patients. All surgery procedures are performed at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, or at Bayside Ambulatory Surgery Center on the campus of Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove. 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 the author/co-author of fourteen scientific research papers published in various journals of medicine and surgery. He has been serving Miami since 1994. Dr. Tachmes has written three feature-length screenplays. The first one, “Dean Bailesol’s Journey To Surgery,” is a coming of age, dark comedy-drama loosely based on Tachmes’ experiences at college, medical school, and surgical residency. The script has received several awards at multiple international film festival screenplay competitions. His second script entitled, “Under (Re)Construction,” was recently selected as a finalist for Best Unproduced Screenplay at the Nice International Film Festival in the south of France last year.  His third script, “Dean’s Dream,” is the completion of the trilogy story.


Jefferson Medical College, (Philadelphia, PA) 1982 – 1986 Thomas Jefferson University – Medical Doctor

Duke University, (Durham, NC) 1977 – 1981 Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science Program

Miami Beach Senior High, (Miami Beach, FL) 1974 – 1977 General Surgery Internship

Mary Imogene Basset Hospital (Cooperstown, NY) 1986 – 1987 General and Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Residency/Microsurgery

Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) 1987 – 1991 General Surgery Residency

University of Chicago Medical Center, (Chicago, IL) 1991 – 1993 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Fellowship Training

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, (New York, NY) 1993 – 1994 Reconstructive Microsurgery / Plastic Surgery of the Breasts

Hospital Privileges

Larkin Hospital (Miami, FL)

Surgery Center of Broward (Lauderhill, FL)


Diplomate: American Board of Plastic Surgery (1997)

Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners (1986)

Active Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons



New York


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