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Dr. James E. Murphy

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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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Welcome to Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa Over 26 Years of World-Class Cosmetic Care in Reno, NV

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, we proudly have 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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Our doctor and team of estheticians are among the best in the industry.

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Meet Our Plastic Surgeon James E. Murphy, MD

James E. Murphy, M.D.

Awards, Memberships,
& Community Involvement

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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 26 years and voted Best Plastic Surgeon 6 years in a row. Dr. Murphy has also been doing children 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

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

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

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.

Look and Feel Your Best Contact Our Practice for a Consultation

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 25 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:

(775) 322-3446

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

You Can Text Us, Too!

Do you want quick answers about cosmetic surgery, medical spa treatments, or tattoo removal? You can 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.

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Great Reviews From Our Patients "Highly recommend this office!"


Cheryl Muzinich MPM RMP

Reno, NV


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I have been seeing Dr. Murphy for about 20 years. A rare find in the plastic surgery field, he will set proper expectations and not embellish what the ultimate outcome may be of any particular procedure. His staff is friendly and pricing is reasonable. Highly recommend!

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Denise Hernandez


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Fantastic staff! I’ve had services with Tatum and Corin & they are both top notch!!! Very professional, yet kind. They offer pronox for some services with is a total game changer! Highly recommend this office!!!

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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 clients beauty plan. We continually provide and seek out education to improve skills and techniques.

Exceptional Results Real Before-and-After Photos

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Dr. Murphy specializes in breast surgery, including implants and other types of augmentation. He has honed his technique over decades of practice and can give you a more flattering yet natural-looking bustline.

More Real Results A Brazilian Butt Lift Transformation

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patient after a Brazilian butt lift
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About Our Medical Spa

Are you concerned with signs of aging but not quite ready for plastic surgery? Our office in Reno, NV, also features a medical spa that offers a variety of non-surgical options using proven, effective techniques. Modern procedures like PrecisionTx® and JUVÉDERM® 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. 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.

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​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.

A Comprehensive Scope of Care Browse All Our Services

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





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 "Couldn't be happier with my results!"


Toni Slater

Reno, NV


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The whole staff is awesome and I couldn't be happier with my results! I definitely recommend Dr. Murphy's and will go back for anything else in the future!

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ashlee pittard

Reno, NV


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The staff is very friendly and answered every question I had as I went through my procedure process!

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Flexible Financing Options

Our Reno, NV, plastic surgeon offers a number of financing options to help you achieve your aesthetic goals without having to worry about costs. Saving up for a procedure? You can set up a special "lay-away" financing account with us. This allows you to make payments as you are able in order to pre-pay for your surgery.

We also work with select third-party financing services:

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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.

What Our Patients Are Saying "A great experience with beautiful results!"


Vallery LaBarre


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Dr Murphy has wonderful bedside manor. He is able to present things honestly but in a way that doesn't feel judgmental. He actually declined to do a procedure on me because he felt it would not give good results. I appreciated his kindness and am very pleased with the results of my procedure.

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Sara Cardoza


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I love this place! They have wonderful products that have made my skin look youthful again. I also get my eye lashes done here. My lashes are beautiful and last a lot longer then lashes that I have gotten at a previous place. Dr Murphy has done a wonderful job on a surgery I got. I have gotten tons of compliments on how great I look. I highly recommend this place!!!!

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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 off your next purchase.
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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