A Plastic Surgery Practice Committed to Excellence
Dr. James E. Murphy

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Welcome to Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa World-Class Cosmetic Care for over 22 Years

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 men and women from Reno, NV, Lake Tahoe, and other local communities, we proudly have bilingual team members on our staff.

The team at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa
Our doctor and team of estheticians are among the best in the industry.

Our Mission

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. Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

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

James E. Murphy, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon who has been practicing plastic surgery for over two decades. During that time, he has been voted "Best in Reno" six times and has received over one hundred five-star reviews from his patients. Renowned for his outstanding results, James E. Murphy, M.D. 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 free consultations at our cosmetic surgery practice serving Reno, NV, Lake Tahoe, and other communities. To learn more about your options during your free consultation, contact us online or call:

(775) 322-3446

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James E. Murphy, M.D. with his "Best of Reno" award.

Meet Our Plastic Surgeon James E. Murphy, MD

James E. Murphy, M.D.

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& Community Involvement

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Dr. James Murphy is an award-winning doctor 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 20 years.

James E. Murphy, M.D. 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 a plastic surgery residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina.

James E. Murphy, M.D. 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, M.D. performs two times the national average for breast surgeries.

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

James E. Murphy, M.D. Changes Lives The Story of Chase

James E. Murphy, M.D. with Chase

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

Over the past two decades, James E. Murphy, M.D. 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, the patients and family grow very close to the 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 born. Just recently, he underwent his latest surgical procedure with James E. Murphy, M.D.. It has been an honor to lend our gifts to help Chase and his family reach their desired results.

"Exactly What I Was Hoping For!" 5-Star Google Reviews


Michelle Beck


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Dr Murphy and his staff were such a pleasure to meet!!! They are so sweet, welcoming, thorough, and just exactly what I was hoping for!!! I would recommend them to anyone looking to enhance themselves in anyway!!!!

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Barbara Gonzalez


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Dr Murphy, his wife Tracy, and all the staff are hands down the best anywhere. I have been so pleased with everything they have done for me, from minor to major. You will not find a set of more capable hands anywhere.

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Incredible Results without Surgery See What CO2 Laser Resurfacing Can Do

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State-of-the-Art Technology We Use Proven Techniques for Better Results

So that our patients can enjoy the best possible results, our board-certified surgeon only uses proven surgical techniques and technology rather than relying on popular fad treatments. Our state-of-the-art technology includes:

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SculpSure® is the world's first hyperthermic, non-invasive laser engineered to melt fat. This treatment takes 25 minutes to complete and offers no downtime. SculpSure also destroys up to 24 percent of fat cells with only one treatment. To realize the best results, we suggest that clients undergo at least two treatments for each area as needed. SculpSure is so quick, you can receive a consultation and treatment on the same day.

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If you want the benefits of a facelift without committing to surgery, James E. Murphy, M.D. can perform a special "laser facelift" using the minimally invasive PrecisionTx™ laser. A single, one-hour treatment can achieve significant effects including fat removal and heat-activated collagen production in the neck and jaw area. A laser facelift with the PrecisionTx laser can provide noticeable results with less downtime and discomfort than surgery.

SculpSure Offers Impressive Cosmetic Improvements Real Results from Real Patients

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Schedule a Free 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 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 schedule a free cosmetic treatment consultationcontact our office online or call:

(775) 322-3446

"I'm Thrilled with My Results" More 5-Star Google Reviews


Daniel Puz


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Great staff, professional help, good follow up. Very well done!

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Dawn P


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Beautiful office. Very pleasant and caring staff!  And I’m thrilled with my results.

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Stunning Results with Injectables Real Restylane Patient

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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 in our Reno, NV, plastic surgeon's office.

About Our Medical Spa

Are you concerned with signs of aging but not quite ready for plastic surgery? Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Reno, NV, offers a variety of non-surgical options using proven, effective techniques. These non-surgical procedures can reduce age-related blemishes with minimal recovery time and discomfort. Our experienced estheticians are the very best in the industry. They work with precision and a gentle touch to help you achieve natural-looking results. So that you can age gracefully, we can also provide you with several age management treatments and diet plans to enhance your healthy lifestyle. Our team is here to help you make the necessary changes to boost your long-term wellness.

​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 advanced 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.

A Comprehensive Scope of Care

Our board-certified plastic surgeon proudly offers a full range of treatment options. While James E. Murphy, M.D. specializes in breast augmentation, he applies his vast knowledge and skill to all of our procedures. James E. Murphy, M.D. 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. Our service offerings include:

"A Great Experience with Beautiful Results!" What Patients Are Saying


Karla Anderson


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James E. Murphy, M.D. is one of a kind. He made me feel comfortable and was very professional. The entire staff is heartwarming and welcoming. After surgery they continuously followed up with me and made sure I had no concerns or questions. I appreciate their care.

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Jen Larson


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I highly recommend this medical spa! Tracy is amazing! Shes been doing my fillers for about 2 years now. (Tear trophs and lips). It’s always a great experience with beautiful results! My boyfriend and I have also started lazer tattoo removal here. I’ve had four sessions elsewhere with VERY little results to show for it. After one session here, my tattoo has gotten noticeably lighter. My boyfriend has had two sessions and his tattoo is almost gone. I’ve also had great facials here. Needless to say I won’t be going anywhere else.

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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 for nearly two decades. 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

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