Manchester Plastic Surgeon
Spire Manchester Hospital, 170, Barlow Moor Road
Manchester, M20 2AF GB
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

23 Year Old - Spire Manchester Hospital

Mr Murphy was so nice from the minute I walked into his office. It is obviously a daunting and nerve wracking situation, discussing surgery, but he made me feel completely at ease and answered all of my questions and worries. I told him the look I wanted and why and instead of him asking what size I wanted etc, he told me what his professional opinion was and what he would do to achieve the look. He is the expert and knew exactly what to suggest, it just so happened his suggestions were what I had in my head and sounded perfect to me. His whole team were amazing and made the whole thing easy, comfortable and stress-free and I am so glad I made the decision to choose him as my surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

52 and Sagging Sadly - Manchester, GB

I had researched online for a good surgeon and had met with 5. mr Murphy was exceptional from the very first meeting. He fully understood what I needed. In fact I think he understood better than I did. He made me feel entirely confident with the procedure to the point where I wasn't nervous at all but was actually looking forward to it. From receptionist, PA, nurse and general staff I can honestly say they turned the experience into a pleasure. Mr murphy's manner is emulated throughout his team. Professional, caring and personal

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

58 Year Old Lady, More Wrinkles Than my Shar-Pei - United Kingdom, GB

Mr Murphy was very approachable, he understood exactly what I wanted to achieve and explained to me exactly what he thought was the best for me. The operation went exactly to plan with the results I wanted. I look refreshed, natural and younger. I had eyelid surgery, neck/face lift and also fat grafting. The fat grafting has given me cheekbones which I never had! The face/neck lift has got rid of the wrinkles and saggy lined jawline, my face looks a lot sharper with a defined shape, it's absolutely wonderful and I cannot tell you how much better I feel - my make up goes on much better and everybody has commented on how "well I look" !! I am absolutely thrilled with my results. There is a little downtime with this operation - you need to take approximately 3 weeks off work, get plenty of rest and enjoy not rushing around - it's almost like having a "face" holiday - you go away and come back refreshed. There is also a little preparation before the operation i.e. get your hair coloured before hand, put aside time to recover without anybody calling round to visit, don't plan a holiday straight away - you need time to heal - there is a little bit of pain as with any surgery , but pain killers take care of that, there is a little bruising, but the bruises soon disappear - the end results are worth it! My consultant did exactly what he said, he made me look natural which was the most important thing to me - I did not want anyone to notice I had undergone face lift surgery - I wanted to look perfectly natural and a little less tired and wrinkly. I can honestly say it is the best decision I made visiting Mr Murphy!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

33 Year Old Woman with Empty Low Boobs - Manchester, GB

All is included in the above review but James Murphy is amazing I honestly could not of chose a better consultant or been happier. I generally don't write reviews for anything but I think something like this is very important and I really can't reccomend him enough.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

33 Years Old 3 Kids and a Much Needed Tummy Tuck and Breast Uplift - United Kingdom, GB

Everything about my PS is fantastic! His practice and method is outstanding! He owns his practice at an hospital, not some PS that come out of town and not reachable after the procedure. He is very nice and lovely and I think he does a fantastic job all his post op pics are really good and reviews from past patients is 100% I had a lot if confidence in him prior to the op! I pray everything goes smooth sailing till am discharged and don't have to see him anymore. I have scored him 4 stars for bedside and time spent due to seeing him for about 3 mins after surgery before been discharged. This is not an issue to be honest because if there is something wrong he is available and he would see you. We all don't want anything going wrong so does not bother me much. Hospital stay was very good the nurses were amazing and nothing was too much trouble (u do pay heavily for this service in the UK) and for what you pay for you get a great service. They checked up on me at all times and the food was amazing so many choices. After care was 100% as well. I would highly recommend Mr Murphy his work speaks for him! Good natured man and excellent results and he never keeps you waiting for an appointment.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty in my 20s Following Fractured Nose As a Child - Manchester, GB

Mr Murphy and his Team I can not thank enough.. My nose was a bit of a mess and he managed to work with it but still ensuring it looked natural and suited my face when I had rhinoplasty surgery with him. If I ever had any questions or wanted to discuss anything, Mr Murphy was always at hand to answer and Sue the office manager was always very good at getting messages back and forth. Sue is very approachable and makes you feel instantly at ease. Mr Murphy's nurse is also very nice and professional and again any interaction I have had with her has been faultless. The whole process was seamless and I was made to feel instantly welcomed at my initial consultation. I felt no pressure to book or go ahead with surgery and instead I got someone I could talk to who was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my question and discuss with me what was and wasn't possible. Arranging payment and the stay in hospital again all seamless.. Everything well like clock work on the day of surgery and I was fully informed every step of the way by the nurses and Mr Murphy, it took away any extra worry or stress on a day that is a lot of mixed emotions! I personally went for Mr Murphy because I had read really good reviews on him and after meeting him I could see why. I knew he was the surgeon I trusted with my nose and my face and I can honestly say I haven't looked back. It's so nice to not be self conscious about my nose anymore when out in public! In fact I don't even give my nose I thought anymore !

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

26 Year Old Mum of 3 Had Tummy Tuck and Breast Uplift. - United Kingdom, GB

Mr Murphy was brilliant from start to finish. He understood exactly why I wanted the procedure and gave me realistic expectations. He put me at ease as I was extremely nervous. He is an excellent surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Mr Lehan - Manchester, GB

James had an excellent manner and was excellent throughout. His backround and knowledge impressed me and I knew I was in safe hands from day one assessment. The fact that James used a 3 d camera helped me greatly understand the result I could expect. Would thoroughly recommend

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

My New Nose Has Changed my Life. I'm So Much Happier. Manchester, GB

Mr Murphy was the 2nd surgeon I consulted as the 1st one said he wasn't confident doing it for me. I didn't have the normal deformities, my nose was just generally big. I chose Mr Murphy due to good reviews on the internet and the fact that he was a proper registered surgeon. I also wanted someone in the UK as I had heard horror stories of people travelling abroad just to save a bit of money. Mr Murphy took photos and explained what could be done. I did ask Mr Murphy if he thought he could do a good job for me and he made it clear he would not do it if he didn't think he could. I had a couple of appointments before he would let me commit to the surgery. His whole team was great, caring and professional. I still can't believe how easy and painless everything was. I have had no pain at all, just a bit of swelling and that is mainly inside my nose and hopefully will go over the next couple of months. 3 months on and I am back doing everything that I could do before, including scuba diving. The only thing different is that I can now walk into crowded areas without feeling self conscious and embarrassed. Thanks Mr Murphy and your team for changing my life.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

20 Years Old, Student. - Manchester, GB

Excellent from the begging to end of the experience from the consultation to aftercare. On-time with procedure, excellent with result of the breast implants and excellent with the aftercare and the whole service.

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Rhinoplasty advice? Main concerns are bump removal, more curved shape, the tip more defined and the septum not as droopy (photo)

I think the best advice I can give you is to trust your instincts. You need to feel that you are talking to an expert in rhinoplasty, with extensive... READ MORE

Bottoming out 2 month post op, I have 285cc Microphone Polytech implants, they look very unnatural. (photos)

I can see that your implants are sitting very fractionally low, but it is extremely subtle and I would say, given your pre-op photos, that you still... READ MORE

Who would you highly recommend in the UK for primary rhinoplasty?

For obvious reasons, it is a little difficult to give a completely unbiased opinion on this! What I would say is that you should make sure that your... READ MORE

Very concerned. Non-narcotic pain management for "mommy makeover"?

I have found the use of local anaesthetic pain pumps to have completely transformed my post-op pain management, particularly for abdominoplasty, but... READ MORE

Breast Reduction 3 weeks post-op and I noticed this area looking like infection, any suggestions? (Photo)

Many thanks for your question and for attaching a photograph. From what I can see, you have a very small area of wind break down at the T-junction... READ MORE

Is it safe to walk straight after rhinoplasty?

As long as the walk is gentle and not brisk, you should be absolutely fine. It's quite good to get your circulation going again and not set about too... READ MORE

How do I sleep after a BBL with Breast Reduction? (Photo)

If you having a breast surgery on its own, I would advise you to sleep on your back for the first few weeks. Given that you are having another... READ MORE

I had a breast lift and reduction 9 months ago. I am now experiencing pain under my left breast. Any suggestions?

Nine months after your surgery it's very unlikely that anything serious is going wrong. It is not unusual to have strange sensations as the nerve... READ MORE

If I ever consider plastic surgery in the future, what would be involved to get rid of the bump or bridge on my nose? (Photo)

Consultation with an appropriately experienced surgeon is absolutely necessary in order to be specific about your goals but, from your photographs,... READ MORE

I want a lift and breast implants. Am I a good candidate for a circumareola lift? Or will I need a lollipop incision? (Photos)

The short answer is that I really don't think you will get what you want from a circumareolar mastopexy. You need a fairly significant amount of... READ MORE

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