Cosmetic Surgery Blog
Our hands to many amazing things throughout our lives and, like the rest of our body, at a certain point begin to show those common signs of aging. Sun spots, wrinkles, creases, poor skin texture and loss of volume can make us appear older than we are or feel. Often people may undergo facial rejuvenation, only to undermine the progress with hands that tell a different story. Through Hand Rejuvenation Dr. Ralph Massey has created a technique that not only rejuvenates the hands by improving reducing the common sings of aging mentioned above, but also addresses the main cause of hand aging.
Hand Rejuvenation Santa Monica is performed using long-term fillers and a combination of cryotherapy and patient-tailored chemical peels. Through this multi-faceted approach Dr. Massey is able to rejuvenation hands with lost volume, poor skin quality and uneven skin pigmentation, all without surgery or sedation. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Massey’s approach to Hand Rejuvenation Santa Monica and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.
The recent development of tumescent liposuction has allowed plastic surgeons a means to remove excess fat though tiny incision that do not leave behind the significant, visible scars of the traditional liposuction of years past. The Tumescent Liposuction is performed first using a dilute local anesthetic that is infiltrated into the area to be treated. Then, using a thin metal tube, called a cannula, the fat cells are extracted out. Dr. Massey has helped hundred of Santa Monica area patients achieve their body contouring results through Santa Monica Tumescent Liposuction. Safety is the Dr. Massey’s top priority with any procedure he offers and in a recent study of over 15,000 patients treated with tumescent liposuction there was not a single serious complication. Here at Cosmetic Surgery Center of Santa Monica we adhere to the highest possible safety standards, are a federally certified surgical center, and use only the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
Tumescent Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment, but rather a way to improve a singular area of stubborn fat and improve your overall body contour. Not everyone may be an ideal candidate for Santa Monica Tumescent Liposuction, the best candidates are in good shape with a distinct area of localized fat. Both men and women of varying ages may benefit from Santa Monica Tumescent Liposuction which can be performed on virtually any area of the body from the neck and joss to the abdomen and love-handles. To find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Massey today.
As we get older we start to see those common signs of aging sneak into our appearance–it shows up in different places first for each of us and for some of us the first place we notice those lines, creases, bags and wrinkles is in the eyelids. This delicate skin around the eyes is vulnerable to lines, creases and wrinkles that can make us look worn-out and run-down, as well as add years to our appearance. Through Blepharoplasty many men and women alike have found a natural looking rejuvenation that creates a well-rested and refreshed appearance.
Dr. Massey’s “Electrode Blepharoplasty” is a performed under local anesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes. Patients are typically back to their normal daily activities within a week of the procedure. If you are interested in learning more about Blepharoplasty, also called an Eyelid Lift, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Massey today.
Full lips have long been a considered a seductive and highly desired beauty trait, particularly amongst women. We idealize the pouts of Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson. Many women experiment with beauty product glosses that promise to plump your lips, but these products can offer only minuscule results that fade almost instantaneously. The best way for women born with thinner lips than they desire to get the fuller lips they want is through Lip Enhancement. Lip Enhancement is achieved through an injection of what’s known as a filler. A filler can be anything from collagen to fat to Restylane. An injectable filler is a great option for those who are looking to enhance their lips, but aren’t yet ready to commit to a permanent solution. The injectables can last from six to eight months.
Patients who have tried out injectables to achieve their Lip Enhancement, or those who already know they are ready for a permanent Lip Enhancement, may opt for soft implants. Dr. Ralph Massey has perfected the technique which takes just 30 minutes or less to perform and is done with local anesthetic. If you are interested in learning more about how you can achieve the lip results you desire, contact our office to schedule a constellation with Dr. Massey today.
We are so excited to announce our 2nd new Encino, CA location! Dr. Ralph A. Massey is now able to service even more of his clientele! We are looking forward to bringing quality dermatologic treatments to more patients in more neighborhoods. Please look out for special offers and promotions as we Celebrate Our Grand Opening!
We are excited to announce that Award Winning Cosmetic & Dermatologic Surgeon, Dr. Ralph Massey has opened a new location in Encino! We will be servicing our new community with the same level of expertise and quality of services in dermatology as our well renowned Santa Monica and West Los Angeles Location. To learn more about Dr. Massey’s services and to schedule your consultation, please call 310-434-2495.
How Soon Is To Soon To Apply Makeup Post Laser Resurfacing?
Post Laser Resurfacing Wound Care
I generally recommend using no makeup over the area that has undergone laser resurfacing until new skin has healed over the area. This typically takes about 1 week depending on the depth of resurfacing, the location and your own bodies healing. While it is healing I recommend you keep the area well moisturized with a bland ointment such as Vaseline or Aquaphour. To ensure best results make sure to apply full broad spectrum SPF 30 and above daily. Good luck and enjoy your healthy beautiful looking new skin!
How Effective Are Chin & Neck Liposuctions?
Chin / Neck liposuction is one of the most popular liposuction procedures done. Fat is removed and that is part of the reason for the improvement but in addition the skin will re-drape and contour to the new shape. I have personally performed hundreds of these and can attest that with correct patient selection, the results are essentially permanent. When your doctor examines you he/she will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and if you are an ideal candidate then you should anticipate excellent, permanent results with this safe simple procedure.
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