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Dr. James E. Murphy

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Welcome to Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Over 26 Years of World-Class Cosmetic Care in Reno, NV

Dr. Murphy

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, James E. Murphy, MD, offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to enhance your appearance with natural-looking results. Patients who prefer surgical enhancement can choose from breast, body, or facial surgery, while those who prefer minimally invasive care can visit our on-site medical spa to receive injectable treatments, laser skin therapy, and other advanced aesthetic treatments. 

To better serve patients from Reno, NV, Lake Tahoe, and other local communities, our Reno plastic surgery office proudly has team members who are fluent in both English and Spanish. Murphy Plastic Surgery is also a proud women (partially) owned business.

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About Our Medical Spa
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Are you concerned with signs of aging but not quite ready for plastic surgery? Our plastic surgery office in Reno, NV, also features a medical spa that offers a variety of non-surgical options using proven, effective techniques. Modern procedures like in-office Liposculpting or Precision Tx, or JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX® Cosmetic, can help sculpt the body and lower face, and enhance facial volume and reduce lines and wrinkles. Dr. James Murphy is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, with his team of aesthetic nurses and medical aestheticians can help you achieve beautiful, natural results. We offer several cosmetic surgery and non-surgery procedures to help you feel and look your best. Our professional team is here to help you achieve your beauty goals and boost your inner self-confidence. 

We now have PRIVI Beauty Club Memberships to help make your treatments affordable and PatientFi® for your cosmetic surgery financing.

Check Out Our New Online Store And Join Our Rewards Program for Significant Savings

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We have our own online store that offers a wide variety of topical products to improve all manner of skin concerns. You can also book in-office services online and sign up for our membership program to begin earning rewards and discounts on your next purchase.


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If you're ready to reverse signs of aging, enhance your figure, or preserve your youthful features, our team can help.

James E. Murphy, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who has been practicing plastic surgery for over 26 years. During that time, he has been voted "Best in Reno" six times and has received over 100 5-star reviews from his patients. Renowned for his outstanding results, James E. Murphy, MD, is committed to improving your self-confidence while maintaining your health. Our compassionate team will take the time to answer your questions and develop a unique treatment plan so that you can enjoy the benefits of cosmetic surgery without discomfort, anxiety, or cost concerns.

Wondering which surgical or non-surgical treatment is right for you? We offer consultations at our cosmetic surgery practice, serving Reno, NV, Lake Tahoe, and other communities. To learn more about your options during your consultation, contact us online or call:

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Do you want quick answers about cosmetic surgery, medical spa treatments, or tattoo removal? Text Meghan, our patient care coordinator. You can even send us pictures over text so we can start a conversation about your aesthetic goals. We can also provide pricing estimates.

Great Reviews From Our Patients "I recommend Dr. Murphy 1000%"


Maria Van Brunt

Reno, NV


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“Well” It’s official I have had (3) procedures here with Dr. Murphy I’m over the moon at MY RESULTS!!! Dr. Murphy was recommended by a few of my clients. His work is a 10 1/2;) I think what I love especially is his bed side manner. Dr.Murphy is easy talk to he will give you his honest opinion! So greatful to have found him. Thanks Dr. Murphy for helping me look and feel my best

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Josephine Johnson

Reno, NV


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Dr. Murphy and the staff are awesome!!! I have used services from plastic surgery to facials at his business. Every experience I have had for myself and what I have seen for others has always been kind, comforting, happy, and professional. I recommend Dr. Murphy 1000%

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Testimonial About Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa From one of our favorite clients

This testimony is about what we do here at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. We are proud to offer several options from surgical procedures, laser options for improving skin care, laser hair removal, HydraFacials®, medical grade peels and facials, neuromodulators, facial fillers, and even cosmetic tattooing and eyelash extensions. Our staff is very proud of the customer service we give, customizing each client's beauty plan. We continually provide and seek out education to improve skills and techniques.

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Meet Our Plastic Surgeon James E. Murphy, MD

Dr. James E. Murphy is an award-winning surgeon who is board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been providing Reno, Lake Tahoe, and other parts of Nevada with state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery for over 25 years and has been voted Best Plastic Surgeon for six years in a row. Dr. Murphy has also been doing pediatri cleft lip/palate surgery for 25 years.

James E. Murphy, MD, was born and raised in Reno. After graduating from Reno High School, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Reno. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine before serving as a US Naval Reservist medical corpsman during Desert Storm. After completing five years of general surgery residency at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, he completed two years of plastic surgery residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina.

James E. Murphy, MD, specializes in breast surgery and performs more breast augmentations than any other type of cosmetic surgery. Based on numbers released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, James E. Murphy, MD performs two times the national average for breast surgeries annually.

He is affiliated with various professional associations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons​
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Medical Association
  • Reno Surgical Society
  • Washoe County Medical Society
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Awards, Memberships & Community Involvement

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James E. Murphy, MD Changes Lives Hear Chase's Story

Over the past two decades, James E. Murphy, MD has become a trusted provider of cleft lip and palate surgery as well as facial reconstruction for patients injured in accidents. Children affected by cleft lip and palate typically have to undergo multiple surgeries starting at three months of age to achieve their desired results. Because of the lengthy treatment timeline for cleft lip and palate surgery, patients and their families grow very close to their doctors.

Chase is one of our longest-standing patients. Chase was born with cleft lip and palate, and he has been a patient at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa since he was a baby. Just recently, he underwent his latest surgical procedure with James E. Murphy, MD. It has been an honor to lend our gifts to help Chase and his family reach their desired results.

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Chase and his family are a part of the Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa family.

More Real Results A Brazilian Butt Lift Transformation

Dr. James E. Murphy's patient before a Brazilian butt lift
Dr. James E. Murphy's patient after a Brazilian butt lift

HydraFacial Is Here! A Cleansing Treatment for All Skin Types

We are so excited to announce that we are now offering HydraFacial® here at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. This rejuvenating treatment option is performed 3.5 million times a year!

This non-invasive treatment improves skin health, addresses individual concerns, and creates a glow like no other. Unlike traditional facials, it’s performed via device rather than by hand, leading to deeper dermal penetration and longer-lasting results.

You can purchase our packages online or in-office. Take advantage of a free HydraFacial consult with one of our amazing estheticians.

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Woman receiving Potenza RF Microneedling

​Now Offering Potenza RF Microneedling

Microneedling stimulates the body's natural collagen production, smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other blemishes. Our medical spa in Reno, NV, offers microneedling treatment using the Potenza™ RF microneedling system.

This state-of-the-art technology applies radiofrequency (RF) energy to the dermis as the needles penetrate the skin, causing even more collagen production. This advanced technique can produce dramatic results in a shorter amount of time when compared to other microneedling treatments.

Experience the Best Version of You Request a Consultation Today

The team at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa can help you address your cosmetic concerns and realize life-changing results. Whether you are interested in surgical care or non-surgical treatments, our comprehensive services are built to match your needs.

Our goal is to give you the tools necessary to achieve your best self. If you are interested in a medical procedure but have questions about any aspect of treatment, our skilled team is here to provide you with the answers you need to make an informed decision. 

We are highly rated by patients in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and other nearby cities. To learn more or to book a cosmetic treatment consultation, contact our office online or call:

(775) 322-3446

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More 5-Star Reviews "Always Recommend"


Marta Villarruel

Reno, NV


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The best experience I have ever had ill be comming back again !!!

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MarilynDee Gordon

Reno, NV


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Everyone there has been kind, courteous and helpful. I always recommend this company to my friends and family.

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Worried About Pain? We Offer Pro-Nox to Help You Relax

The Pro-Nox™ system from CAREstream is an innovative device that puts you in control of your comfort. This system allows you to self-administer pain medication throughout your procedure as you need it. The fast-acting nitrous oxide mixture only lasts five minutes, meaning you can drive yourself home once you are finished with treatment. The system is incredibly safe and has been used for decades around the world.

We offer Pro-Nox for a range of treatments, including dermal fillers, BOTOX Cosmetic, laser treatments, Potenza, tattoo removal, and any surgical procedure performed at our Reno, NV, plastic surgeon's office.

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What Our Patients Are Saying "Best in Town"


Gloria Miller

Reno, NV


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Wouldn't think of going any where else. Staff is awesome. Tracey is incredible spends time with procedures. Love Murphy plastic surgery best in town

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Stephanie Block

Reno, NV


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I have had the best experience with Dr. Murphy and Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. Would recommend to EVERYONE. The entire staff goes above and beyond and is truly exceptional. So glad I chose them for all my needs!

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Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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