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Cosmetic Surgery Blog Santa Monica

Tumescent Liposuction Santa Monica

Published on October 24, 2016

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

Blepharoplasty Santa Monica

Published on October 20, 2016

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,

Lip Enhancement Santa Monica

Published on September 25, 2016

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,

Encino Dermatology New Location Announcement!

Published on July 24, 2016

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

New Encino Location Opening!

Published on July 18, 2016

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

Father’s Day Special

Published on June 18, 2016

How soon to apply makeup post laser resurfacing?

Published on June 13, 2016

Post Laser Resurfacing Wound Care Written by Dr. Ralph Massey on June 12th, 2016 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

Do Chin & Neck Liposuction Results Last?

Published on June 7, 2016

  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.

Welcome to ralphmasseymd.com

Published on February 14, 2014

Welcome to ralphmasseymd.com. Please look around our site to learn more about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Santa Monica.

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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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