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Russel Palmer, MD

97.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 288 ratings

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Based on 288 ratings
5 stars (258)
4 stars (24)
3 stars (5)
2 stars (1)
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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 (197)


Courteous friendly staff. Very informative and took a lot of time with me explaining everything. I went for one thing that Doctor Palmer didn’t think it was necessary even though he would have made money on me. I appreciate his honesty and professionalism. Melissa spent a lot of time with me as well and explained everything that would happen.


Excellent results, confidence in the provider

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Great doc and staff. [Single best thing is...] Look younger.

PRP Hair Restoration Therapy

It worked!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Palmer is very professional and caring. He is an excellent physician and his staff is top notch. Great results.

Face Lift

dr. Palmer is great..I feel as though he does not pressure one into having surgery...he tells you the truth

Face Lift

The doctor was very thorough in explaining the procedure and answering my questions. His assistant was also very good at doing the same. She also went through the before and after pictures with me while explaining the procedures and the results that were achieved.

Breast Reconstruction

I got the answer I wanted and did not require surgery

Face Lift

First of all, I stopped getting collagen injections for 11 months, prior to my surgery, to see how bad my face really was. At this point, I had already been complaining about the 2 large neckbands in my neck that I could do nothing about. I had consultations with 4 surgeons before selecting one. I wanted to get educated on the different techniques and procedures. Then I narrowed it down to 2 and went for a second consultation. I chose Dr. Palmer because I liked his technique, The Palmer Lift, and how he hides the scars and treats the neck bands, which was one of my major problems. His technique was different than the other 3. He is the only one that didn't cut in front of the ear and sewed the neck bands apart rather that together. I also had my upper eyelids done. I am 5 days post surgery and I am thrilled! My neck is flat and even my chest looks tighter, which I didn't expect. My face has minimal bruising. I still have swelling but my cheeks are where they are supposed to be. I would highly recommend Dr. Palmer.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Palmer and his staff are very professional . They are very knowledgeable and competent.


Everyone from the office to the Dr. are very professional . There is never any long waiting times and the doctor does an amazing job.

Face Lift

Follow up visit went as planned. The procedure will give me back a decade.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Palmer is the best! No pain.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Yes [highly satisfied].


Doctor and Office Staff were friendly, very helpful, and informative through the entire process from beginning to end. During office visits, surgery, and follow up care. 5-Star Service!

Treatment / Procedure

Easy in and out. No wait. Staff is very welcoming.

Breast Augmentation

The doctor was personable and knowledgeable who made me feel comfortable and informed. Plus, he gave me the look that I was going for. Clothes fit better. I look more sexy.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Palmer is so nice and professional and personable. He is also extremely talented.

Breast Lift

Great doctor, takes all the time in the world to explain and caring. Staff absolutely lovely


Dr. Palmer just gets it right. Smooth skin.