Dr. Massey is a cosmetic and skin cancer surgeon. He graduated from Cambridge University and London University in England prior to completing his dermatology residency in the United States. Dr. Massey went on to complete a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic and Cosmetic Surgery at Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Massey is an award-winning surgeon, winning the prestigious Theodore Tromovitch award from the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for excellence in research in dermatologic surgery. As well as lecturing extensively, Dr. Massey has published numerous articles on dermatologic surgery in leading peer-reviewed medical journals.
For several years Dr. Massey taught dermatologic and cosmetic surgery at Columbia University. He has continued his commitment to teaching through UCLA where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Massey is also Director of both the Skin Cancer Group and the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Santa Monica.
ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR UCLA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
DIRECTOR THE SKIN CANCER GROUP
DIRECTOR COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER OF SANTA MONICA
FELLOW AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY
FELLOW AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC SURGERY
FELLOW AMERICAN COLLEGE OF MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY & CUTANEOUS ONCOLOGY
Loose extra skin on the upper eyelids or bags and wrinkles of the lower lids can make you look tired and add years to your appearance. This can be corrected with a safe cosmetic surgery called blepharoplasty. This surgery can rejuvenate your eyes and take away that sleepy, tired look. Dr. Massey has perfected an “electrode blepharoplasty” that can be performed under the safety of local anesthesia, with practically no down time. The procedure take about 45 minutes and patients can usually be back to full activity after one week.Learn More
With time the effects of gravity can show themselves as loose extra skin on the cheeks and jowls. These can add years to your appearance. The old fashioned type of face-lift required general anesthetic, many weeks of down time and often left patients looking “unnatural” with their skin pulled much too tight. With the new “Lipo-Lift” Dr. Massey has integrated a new, less invasive face-lift procedure with the tissue contraction gained from micro-liposuction and the benefits of tumescent anesthesia, to produce amazing results. As soon as ten days later, patients don’t look like they have just had surgery, they just look better!Learn More
Until recently, procedures for body contouring through fat removal involved extensive operations. These resulted in large scars and significant safety risks. Several years ago, dermatologists developed tumescent liposuction. This allows fat removal through tiny incisions that do not leave significantly visible scars. A large volume of extremely dilute local anesthetic is infiltrated into the area to be treated. Then utilizing straw like, extremely thin metal tubes (cannulas) and a high-pressure suction system, the fat cells are extracted through tiny incisions.Learn More
A heavy, drooping forehead and eyebrows (rather than just eyelids) can give a sleepy, tired look. Many of these patients are mistakenly treated with a blepharoplasty alone, which takes extra skin from the upper eyelids, still leaving them with their flat, “heavy” eyebrows shadowing their eyes. If these patients are correctly diagnosed preoperatively, they can get a much better cosmetic result from a brow lift, either alone or in combination with blepharoplasty. This is the type of careful analysis and deeper knowledge that allows Dr Massey to guide patients towards the best procedure for them.Learn More