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Russel Palmer, MD

97.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 271 ratings

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Based on 271 ratings
5 stars (243)
4 stars (22)
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 (186)

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.

Eyelid Surgery

I consulted three establishments before deciding to go with Dr. Palmer. He made me feel like he listened and was going to do what was best to improve my situation while the others seemed to want to change me. I believe I will get more natural looking results through Dr. Palmer. I appreciated his matter-of-fact disposition. I also thoroughly enjoy his staff, Melissa and Tyler. They are friendly, patient, and supportive. Much appreciated.

Eyelid Surgery

I started coming to Dr. Palmer in 1996 and haven’t looked back. The staff and professionalism, care, information and service is outstanding and I feel blessed to have found such an extraordinary doctor and staff ❤️ The attention to detail for your ultimate comfort is excellent. All your questions are answered and the doctor and staff are readily available afterward to answer any concerns you might be having.

Breast Implant Revision

Overall experience with Dr. Palmer and entire staff was excellent. Very happy with results. Improved back pain and feel more confident.

Face Lift

Everything from the first consultation to the final post op visit went perfectly. I am beyond pleased with the natural looking outcome. My self confidence it great. It’s always nice to look as young as you feel!

Face Lift

This was not my first procedure with Dr. Palmer. He has performed others on me through the years. He is very nice and listens to what you are asking him. The nurse staff is amazing.


Dr. Palmer takes his time with you. Listens. Friendly staff. Clean OR. Good outcomes.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Palmer and his staff were professional and compassionate. I love my new look. Dr. Palmer did a fantastic job on my breasts and tummy tuck. I healed very quickly and my scars are looking great almost 3 months out. I would recommend Dr. Palmer to my friends and co workers, he is amazing!!! His staff was always there to answer questions and help with anything, the girls go above and beyond. Love them all!!! [patient name]. I get a lot of compliments I feel very confident and love how I look.

Breast Augmentation

Very processional and knowledgeable !

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.