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Cosmetic Surgery Blog Santa Monica

Sunbeds

Published on May 22, 2017

Recent study showing that although sun bed use caused a transient increase in vitamine d levels after continued sun bed use vitamin D levels went back down and there was benefit to overall well being. Although serum vitamin D levels

Incidence and Trends of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Published on May 18, 2017

Article Outline Patients and Methods Study Setting Study Criteria Data Collection Statistical Analyses Results Basal Cell Carcinoma Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Discussion Basal Cell Carcinoma Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Younger Populations Study Limitations Conclusion Patients and Methods Study Setting In

Comparing Melanoma In Situ Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery vs. Wide Local Excision

Published on May 9, 2017

A new article published online in February explores the outcomes of Melanoma In Situ (MIS) when teated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery vs. Wide Local Excision. The take home message from this study is that the Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) is at

Prognostic Role of Histologic Regression in Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

Published on May 2, 2017

The prognosis for a melanoma is very closely correlated to how deeply it has invaded into the skin (“Breslow Depth”). The for deeper melanomas the risk of spead to lymph nodes is large enough to merit “sentinal node biopsy”. a

Anti-Aging Gene Identified in Melanoma Treatment

Published on March 23, 2017

At The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia researchers have discovered that an anti-diabetic drug stimulates an anti-aging gene which has the ability to restrain the progress of melanoma in older people. Melanoma is a common form of skin cancer that is seen more frequently in

The Impact of Mindfulness in Dermatology

Published on February 28, 2017

“Mindfulness” is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” Recently, The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) published

Hand Surgery Santa Monica

Published on February 1, 2017

There is much focus on the face when it comes to aging and rejuvenation, but while many people are achieving the facial rejuvenation results they desire, meanwhile their hands are betraying the youthfulness of their face. The hands age just

New Discoveries on Extrinsic Skin Aging

Published on January 18, 2017

When talking about the way we age, we can discuss two avenues of cause: intrinsic aging or extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging occurs due to internal physical and chronological factors, while extrinsic aging occurs due to external factors. Extrinsic aging has

Face Lift Santa Monica

Published on December 24, 2016

Face Lift surgery has helped many men and women alike achieve the aesthetic facial rejuvenation results they desired. None of us are resistant to the effects of aging and gravity, but today we have more options than ever before when it comes

Hand Rejuvenation Santa Monica

Published on November 21, 2016

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

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Blepharoplasty

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.

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Facelift

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!

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Liposuction

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.

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Brow Lift

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.

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