About Dr. Sachse

Doctor Sachse

Following residencies in General Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Rainer E. Sachse obtained his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Following his residency, Dr. Sachse accepted an offer to stay on as a faculty member at Duke, where he remained for four years before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


Dr. Sachse has a passion for providing excellence in patient care. This seems to be the reason why he is consistently voted as one of the best plastic surgeons in Broward County. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Broward County Medical Society, the Florida Medical society and the American Society for Mohs Surgery (skin cancer treatment), among other organizations.


Dr. Sachse emphasizes that it is never too late to fix the little imperfections that have always bothered you. “I have patients who have had breast augmentation after the age of 50. It's a procedure with low risk and it is something that they always wished they had done. Cosmetic surgery is a lifestyle decision, the implications of which are mainly an increase in self-esteem. Why not change your nose, freshen up those droopy eyelids, what's wrong with making ourselves look younger if we feel younger than we look?”


Dr. Sachse is known as a perfectionist who follows the maxim to treat his patients as if they were family members. This is the reason why minimally invasive procedures are often favored, which have a much shorter recovery time and less postoperative discomfort. Questions and concerns about surgery are addressed honestly and openly, and the patient's privacy is always strictly guarded. In the post-operative period, Dr. Sachse remains available 24 hours a day and follow-up care is performed following the highest medical standards. In view of this, Dr. Sachse and his team at Broward Plastic Surgery pride themselves in providing outstanding value for their patients. Dr. Sachse summarizes by stating: “We practice evidence based medicine and use the latest scientific information to guide our care and services. Within these considerations, the safety and comfort of our patients remains our highest priority.”



English, French, German and Spanish.



M.D. & D.D.S. Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany



Internships: Klinikum Nuernberg, Germany 1984-1985
General Surgery: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 1986-1988
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: University of Tubingen 1988-1991
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Duke University Medical Center 1991-1994


Degrees and Certifications:
American Boards of Plastic Surgery
German Boards of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
German Boards of Plastic Surgery
American Boards of Laser Surgery


Past Appointments and Faculty Member:
Faculty, Duke University Medical Center, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1994-1998
Chief, Plastic Surgery, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center 1994-1998
Consulting Plastic Surgeon, Asheville and Fayetteville Veterans Administration Medical Center 1994-1998
Vice Chairman, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Klinikum Nuernberg, Germany 1998-1999


Current Appointments:
Consulting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Duke University
Department Chief, Plastic Surgery, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Professional Memberships:
American College of Surgeons – Fellow
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society for Mohs Surgery
Broward County Medical Association (Delegate to the FMA)
Broward County Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Florida Medical Society


Hospital Privileges:
Holy Cross Hospital, Imperial Point Medical Center, Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale, Kindred Hospital, Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center


Publications and Lectures:
Multiple, on national and international levels