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A Quick Guide to Upper Arm Liposuction

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Upper arm liposuction is a procedure that refines the appearance of their arms by removing excess fat. This guide provides an in-depth overview of the procedure, its benefits, and the expected results. Dr. Ralph A. Massey offers upper arm liposuction focusing on patient safety, ensuring that all procedures are performed without general anesthesia for a […]

Top Benefits of Fat Transfer: Beyond Just Aesthetic Enhancement

As more individuals seek subtle and effective cosmetic enhancements, the fat transfer procedure has emerged as a preferred method especially for those who want a more sculpted appearance. At Dr. Ralph Massey’s practice, we specialize in this procedure that not only improves aesthetic appeal but also brings numerous additional benefits.  Here’s an in-depth look at […]

The Role of Liposuction in Weight Loss

There are a lot of choices when it comes to methods you can use to achieve your dream body shape. Liposuction, for one, has a special place in the hearts of many. And if you’re considering this procedure, it’s crucial to first understand the relationship between liposuction and weight loss. Let’s break down how liposuction […]

Liposuction Techniques

Liposuction involves removing excess body fat using special tools, performed by Dr. Massey in Santa Monica. This cosmetic surgery aims to enhance body appearance and create smoother contours. Areas commonly targeted by liposuction include under the chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. While liposuction in general can […]

The Ideal Liposuction Candidate

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Liposuction has become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure, helping individuals achieve their desired contours and remove stubborn fat deposits. However, while liposuction is a versatile and effective option, not everyone is an ideal candidate for the procedure. To ensure the best results and minimize risks, it’s crucial to identify the right candidates. Let’s dive into […]

Patient Testimonials


"Dr Massey, you are a rarity today and a fine representation of what a doctor should be… caring for the patient above all else. Thank you most deeply for your beautiful work on my nose. Thank you most especially for seeing me through a very traumatic experience with outstanding care, sensitivity and professionalism."

-Suzanne B.

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Before & afters

For Dr. Massey safety is the first priority with any surgery. He has personally performed hundreds of liposuction surgeries, and none of his patients has had any type of serious complication. Indeed in a recent study of over 15,000 patients treated with tumescent liposuction there was not a single serious complication.

An image displaying the contrast between a woman's abdominal area prior to and following a tummy tuck surgery.
Visible change in a woman's tummy after undergoing liposuction, highlighting the effectiveness of the procedure.
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