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Russel Palmer, MD

97.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 309 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.

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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 (215)

Face Lift

I had the Palmer Lift and upper eyelids. I'm 4 months post-op now and I look great! Not obvious just no hanging skin or neck bands. The recovery was more than I thought it would be because some people don't seem to have as much pain as I did in the beginning. Now I still feel itching and some pain in the back of my neck where it joins my head. There are 2 cuts there. Dr. Palmer said it takes a year to totally heal. I had no trouble throughout the process and I would definitely do it again. I'm really glad I chose Dr. Palmer. His staff is also excellent. [Single best thing is...] The results are the best! I could see the difference as soon as he took the bandages off the following day.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Palmer and his entire staff were very engaged and personable. He made me feel very comfortable with his ability to give me the results I wanted to achieve. The girls continuously checked in on me to ensure all my questions were answered and never made me feel as though I was asking anything silly. Dr. Palmer was awesome, working around my schedule since we were not local to the area. My results are amazing!!!!

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Palmer was very professional. He made me feel super comfortable. He has been in the business for quite sometime and I wouldn’t want anyone else to perform my surgery but him.


Everything Dr. Palmer and his staff said about the procedure was absolutely 100% factual. I absolutely love my results. Recovery was pretty easy.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Palmer is very detailed and informative. His entire staff is friendly and supportive. You feel like family when you are in his Practice! [Single best thing is...] How quickly the Dysport works!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Palmer and his staff are nothing short of wonderful. Very professional.


Staff extremely professional and kind. Dr. Palmer is honest and only recommends procedures he feels confident will benefit the patient. Dr. Palmer is extremely gifted. He knows exactly what to do to optimize patients results. He never goes to excess! My results are always better than expected!


Excellent staff and doctor listens to what you say.....does not try to push things on you. Did exactly what I wanted.

Breast Lift

Dr. Palmer is truly talented and he made my breast look like what I’ve visualized with getting breast lift plus implants. The office staff is great as well and I can say I did make the right decision by coming to Palmer Cosmetics.


Dr. Palmer and his staff are highly qualified professionals that provide outstanding results for every procedure I've had done. They have a genuine concern and care for my satisfaction and good experience. The results were very natural looking. My fine lines were greatly diminished and my overall appearance improved.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Palmer and Isabella listened to my needs and concerns and eased my mind. The outcome was better than expected. The girls at front desk are also very sweet and helpful. Highly recommend. Took years off my face!

Breast Lift

Dr. Palmer is a skilled surgeon and did an amazing job on my surgery. The outcome has surpassed my expectations. I am beyond thrilled with the results.

Breast Lift

Staff very helpful staff and Dr. knowledge of why I wanted to explant.

Neck Lift

The procedure worked well and I’m highly satisfied.

Thigh Lift

Results and care.


Dr. Palmer is an amazing surgeon!!! I have been a patient for over 20 years while many things have happened in my life including breast cancer, Dr. Palmer is the only one I trust to do work on me!! He and his staff are caring and knowledgeable!!! Love them! For sure the Dysport make the skin so smooth and takes years off your look!


It is always very easy for me to book an appointment, receive the services I want, and I have been extremely satisfied with Dr. Palmer and his staff for all their services from an eye-lift to regularly scheduled Dysport injections. The greatest compliment I can offer is that I trust Dr. Palmer with my face. My procedure results yield a younger looking face!

Face Lift

Dr. Palmer and his Staff made me feel immediately comfortable and explained the upcoming procedure with great details.


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