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Tumescent Liposuction

Transform your body shape with chest/love handles liposuction in Santa Monica. Stubborn fat around the chest and mid-waist can get in the way of achieving a svelte profile. Love handles are usually genetic and can be very difficult to shed, even with consistent exercise and dieting. Dr. Ralph Massey provides a way to finally get rid of the excess fat on your flanks and chest.

What Is Chest/Love Handles Liposuction?

Chest/love handles liposuction is specifically performed to address the unwanted fat deposits around your waist and your chest. Love handles create an unsightly look of bulging, especially when wearing tight jeans. This liposuction treatment will target the chest and midsection to improve the proportions of your torso.

Ideal Candidates for Chest/Love Handles Lipo

If you want to have a flatter male chest area and a slimmer profile, you may be a good candidate for chest/love handles lipo. You may be recommended to undergo this procedure if you want to achieve permanent body-contouring results. It is important to note that this procedure is not a weight-loss solution.

Ideally, you should be in good overall health and a non-smoker. If you have a lower degree of skin elasticity, liposuction may not be ideal for you.

The Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Massey, a physical examination of your target areas will be done. Photographs may be taken for before and after comparison. You will be asked about your medical history, including past surgeries, current medications, and underlying conditions.

Express your expectations and desired outcome. Ask any questions that you may have about the surgery and Dr. Massey will gladly provide you with answers.

The Chest/Love Handles Lipo Procedure

Dr. Massey’s expertise, talent, and training allow him to perform the chest/love handles liposuction procedure without general anesthesia. This results in a quicker and easier recovery process.

After local anesthesia with sedation is administered, a tiny incision will be created. Then a thin hollow tube called a cannula will be inserted into the incision. Fat deposits will be suctioned out of the chest and waist until the desired contours are achieved. The whole procedure can take one to two hours to complete.

The Recovery Process

The recovery period after your chest/love handles lipo can take a few weeks, depending on your body’s natural healing process. The downtime may be relatively short, and you can go back to work after a few days.

You will be wearing compression garments to optimize results and control swelling. Temporary swelling and bruising may last for several days to weeks.

Cost of Chest/Love Handles Lipo

The cost of chest/love handles lipo depends on the client-specific treatment approach employed by Dr. Massey. The overall price may be affected by the anesthetic and surgical fees, as well as the total time needed to perform the procedure.

Arrange Your Consultation

Eliminate stubborn fat with chest/love handles lipo in Santa Monica. Contact the office of Dr. Massey today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards achieving a more sculpted silhouette.

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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