A Plastic Surgery Practice Committed to Excellence

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

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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 specializes in breast surgery, providing superior results in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. He performs more breast augmentations than any other surgery, and twice the national average of breast surgeries, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Dr. Murphy has been practicing plastic surgery for over 21 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.

Also, Dr. Murphy 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.

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Voted Best in Reno 

The Story of Chase

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Dr. Murphy has been providing his very gifted talents of repairing these tiny patients with cleft lips and cleft palates for 19 years. Most patients do 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 3 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.

About Our Practice

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

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SculpSure®, the world's first hyperthermic, non-invasive laser to melt fat. 25 Minutes per treatment, no down-time, and destroys up to 24 percent of the fat cells with only one treatment. We do suggest to "treat to complete" with 2 treatments to each area, when needed.

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

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

Pro-Nox™: Innovative Pain Relief

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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, Ultherapy®, tattoo removal, and any surgical procedures in the office.

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.

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...

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Our Mission

Photo of Murphy Plastic Surgery reception roomTo 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

Photo of esthetician consulting with a patientLike many patients, you may be concerned with signs of aging but not feel ready for plastic surgery. Fortunately, we offer a variety of non-surgical options such as microneedling 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.

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Potenza RF Microneedling

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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 cutting-edge technique can produce more dramatic results in a shorter amount of time.

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Skin Care Products

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

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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 & Community Involvement

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Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa - October 2019 Sponsor of the Month

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa is a family-owned business and proud supporter of the SPCA of Northern Nevada.

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Dr. Murphy has earned has earned dozens of 5-star reviews from men and women who have chosen plastic and reconstructive surgery under his care. Plastic surgery candidates visit us from around Reno and Tahoe to experience the level of personal attention and expertise that only Dr. Murphy can offer. 

In addition, hundreds of social media users follow Dr. Murphy on Facebook and Instagram, making him very popular plastic surgeon 

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I believe in Dr. Murphy and don't think you can find a better surgeon any where, any state, any town. We are so lucky to have him here in our town!!!

- Heather G.

Our Locations

Reno Office

10401 Double R Blvd
Reno, NV 89521

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hours & Info


(775) 322-3446

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Reno Office

10401 Double R Blvd
Reno, NV 89521

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hours & Info


(775) 322-3446