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Russel Palmer, MD

97.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 245 ratings

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About Russel Palmer:

Dr. Russel Palmer is a board certified plastic surgeon residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Palmer attended the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then attended the University of Miami Medical School and became the first graduate from the University of Miami to be accepted into a Harvard Surgical Residency program. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School where he was appointed and served as the surgical chief resident.

After completing his general surgical training at Beth Israel Hospital, a Harvard University teaching hospital, Dr. Palmer moved to California, where he completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the UCLA Medical Center. Following his graduation from UCLA in 1987, Dr. Palmer completed a microsurgical and hand surgery fellowship and served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA in 1988.

Once completing his time at UCLA in 1988, Dr. Palmer moved to Hollywood, Florida, where he started his private practice. When he arrived in the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale area, Dr. Palmer brought to the medical community the newest techniques in the management of facial trauma and in immediate and delayed breast reconstruction. Along with starting his practice, Dr. Palmer also started the Department of Plastic Surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital where he served as chief of that department from 2001-2007. He has served as president of Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons from 1997 to 1998, 2002 to 2004 and 2011 to 2013.

For the last 20 years, Dr. Palmer has focused his high-quality training to bring many different and important benefits to his patients. He was one of the first plastic surgeons in the country to combine facelifts with full face laser resurfacing and is widely known and respected for producing outstanding results with minimal pain and fast post-operative recoveries.

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery

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2699 Stirling Road, Suite B101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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Russel Palmer, MD Reviews (169)

Arm Lift

Dr. Palmer has a very professional and great manner who made me feel very confident about having my multiple surgeries. The office staff makes you feel so comfortable and reassuring about my procedures. The office has a family atmosphere not dysfunctional lol! I am looking forward to getting a facelift in the upcoming year and I know I will have great results because of Dr. Palmer's Golden Hands. I am very happy with the care I received and would not hesitate to refer anyone to him with realistic results. Dr. Palmer shares with you realistic expectations with one's procedure and the healing process. I was very happy that I have had very positive experiences based on those realistic outcomes.

Neck Lift

Procedure presented in detail to my satisfaction

Tummy Tuck

It was an amazing experience all the way. You are treated with utmost dignity and respect at all times. This of course is in addition to the top notch medical advice, recommendations and treatment. Dr. Palmer is professional and has impeccable bedside manners. Tyler is sweet and courteous. Melissa is probably the glue that holds it all together. The practice appears to flow with her. She’s just amazing. Thank you Melissa for making this experience a comforting one. The results exceeded my expectations. The healing and pain management as well.

Face Lift

Dr. Palmer AND his staff are very “customer-friendly”, attentive, and made me feel very welcome and comfortable in my choice. I feel soo much better about myself.

Breast Augmentation

Very simple and professional consult without pressure.

Breast Augmentation

I feel more confident in my own skin. The team exceeded my expectations throughout the entire process and continue to be aces.

Breast Lift

The best thing is how welcoming Dr. Palmer and his staff were to me. Dr. Palmer and his staff were wonderful and made me feel comfortable during the procedure. My results were wonderful!

Breast Reconstruction

Tyler and Melissa are absolutely awesome, so warming and friendly. Dr. Palmer was amazing reconstructing my breasts, I felt completely comfortable going into surgery. I will definitely be back in a few years for my next surgery.

Eyelid Surgery

I have all trust in the office with the staff and the doctor, very professional all the time . They listen to your needs and wants and explain everything very clear to you. I have and always will recommend this office. I just feel much better about my appearance all around.

Treatment / Procedure

Outstanding service all around. The procedure was seamless and recovery time painless.

Office Visit / Follow-up

No one is as competent as dr Palmer. He's honest and knows what to do.

Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM)

He did not try to “upsell”. I feel he we honest and genuine.

Male Breast Reduction

The entire process from the consultation to the procedure was organized and informative. The surgeon was amazing as the procedure was done flawlessly. I felt zero pain and as a competitor being on stage showing your body to hundreds of people I was fearful of noticeable scarring and the doctor made perfect incision that I can see will heal nicely and not be noticeable. I’ve already and will continue to recommend this facility to everyone in my circle. Thank you again for everything!! B

Face Lift

Dr. Palmer is a sweet heart and very caring with his patients. He explained everything that was going to be done and listened to all my concerns. The staff is amazing!!! All of them were very supportive and called me on a regular basis to make sure all was going well. I know plastic surgery is not 100% what we want but Dr. Palmer got me very close to what I was expecting. I made a commitment to myself when I retired to get healthy and rejuvenate myself, Dr. Palmer is helping me reach my goals.

Injectable Fillers

Dr. Palmer and staff are always friendly, timely and knowledgeable. His technique almost eliminates any discomfort.

Injectable Fillers

Dr. Palmer was extremely competent in his abilities and made me feel very comfortable (I am typically nervous in doctors offices) he was training someone that day and it was clear from their interactions and apparent mutual respect that he is an excellent mentor.

Breast Augmentation

Overall i can't wait to get my surgery done!! Exciting feelings going through my mind and couldn't be more happy with the staff that treated me very good, specially Melissa that made me feel very secure. The trust i have to Dr. Palmer is very high. I know its going to be a successful surgery. Looking forward to it!


Great customer service, genuine interest in me as a patient, questions directed to find the problem and what to expect.


Dr. Palmer and his staff are courteous, professional, competent, accommodating, highly informed and willing to help in any way possible. The experience could not have been better. Dr. Palmer is a highly skilled surgeon that I trust implicitly and I have and will continue to recommend him.

Breast Reduction

Your overall experience. The way I was treated before during and after. Mostly after even the follow up visit everybody still very friendly and thorough and I appreciate that