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Dr. James E. Murphy offers a comprehensive range of plastic surgery procedures to enhance the body, face, and breasts. His Reno practice also features a medical spa offering injectable treatments, laser skin therapy, and more.

Dr. Murphy has been practicing plastic surgery for over 18 years. He is renowned for his compassion and outstanding aesthetic results. Along with his entire staff, he is committed to your health and self-confidence. We will take the time to answer your questions, develop a unique treatment plan, and ensure your comfort.

Dr. Murphy also maintains an active reconstructive practice. He performs the majority of cleft lip and palate surgeries and is an expert in facial reconstruction for patients injured in accidents.

Dr. Murphy Best in Reno
Voted Best in Reno 2012-2016
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Cleft lip patient of 14 years.

Featured Procedures and Treatments

Note: Results are not guaranteed and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients.

The Story of Chase

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Dr. Murphy has been offering his talents to repair these tiny patients with cleft lips and cleft palates for 18 years. Most patients go through multiple surgeries, and have been patients of Dr. Murphy's since birth. Most cleft lip and palate babies undergo their first surgery at three months, so patient and family become very well-known and familiar to our practice.
Chase is one such child.

Chase has been with us since birth. He has undergone multiple surgeries, this last one, just recently. Chase and his family are a part of the Murphy Plastic Surgery family.


SculpSure® is the world's first hyperthermic, non-invasive laser to melt fat. It requires only 25 minutes per treatment, with no downtime, and destroys up to 24 percent of the fat cells with only one treatment. We do suggest to "treat to complete" with two treatments to each area, when needed.

Why freeze it, when you can melt it? Receive a consultation and treatment the same day!

Note: Results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients.

A Comprehensive Scope of Care

We proudly offer a full range of plastic surgeries. Dr. Murphy specializes in breast augmentation. However, he applies his vast knowledge and skill to all of our procedures. Dr. Murphy combines established surgical techniques with the latest laser technology for truly outstanding results. In fact, our patients often travel long distances to benefit from his expertise and artistic eye.

About Our Practice

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Our modern plastic surgery practice has been designed specifically to create a peaceful and soothing environment for our patients. Whether you are undergoing breast and/or body surgery or a noninvasive treatment, it is our goal to provide the most comfortable and positive experience imaginable.

Read the Story of One of Our Breast Augmentation Patients

“Hi, ladies here is my 2 month update: My boobs are nice and soft but still getting softer. My Dr. said that by 3 months they should be where they are going to stay. But, obviously they will continue to change and soften as the years go by. I am so in love with them. It's so worth it. When people ask me about how painful it was, I can honestly say that I didn't have any pain...” – NewMeSince2014

Our Mission

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To make your experience easier, we offer completely personalized treatment. We will take the time to address any concerns and explain your options. Together, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to reflect your goals, schedule, and budget. This high level of customized care continues through all aspects of your treatment, from your initial consultation to your last follow-up appointment.

Our Medical Spa

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Like many patients, you may be concerned with signs of aging but not feel ready for plastic surgery. Fortunately, we offer a variety of nonsurgical options using the latest techniques. These procedures can reduce imperfections with minimal recovery time and discomfort. Our estheticians are highly experienced. They work with precision and a gentle touch to ensure natural results. We also offer several age-management treatments and diet plans to enhance your healthy lifestyle. Our staff can help you make necessary changes to boost your long-term wellness.

Patient Reviews

Skin Care Products

Note: Results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients.


“I must tell you about the amazing staff at Murphy Plasic Surgery & Medical Spa. Jeri is the very best at skin care. She is a balst to chat with and funny. Love her to bunches”

– Anonymous (2/19/2016)

Awards, Memberships, and Community Involvement

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
AMA American Medical Association

Reno Surgical Society
Washoe County Medical Society

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