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Meet Dr. Ralph Massey - Cosmetic Surgeon


Dr. Ralph Massey is a fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon and a board certified dermatologist. He is a recognized expert in cosmetic liposuction having been a teacher of liposuction surgery to other doctors for several years at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Massey graduated from Cambridge University and London University in England prior to completing his dermatology residency in the United States. He went on to complete a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Massey is an award-winning surgeon, winning the prestigious Theodore Tromovitch Award in 1997 for excellence in research in dermatologic surgery. As well as lecturing extensively, Dr. Massey has published numerous articles on cosmetic surgery in leading peer reviewed medical text books and journals.

For several years Dr. Massey taught liposuction surgery at Columbia University, while maintaining an exclusive private cosmetic surgery practice in Manhattan. He has continued his commitment to teaching through UCLA, where he is presently an Assistant Clinical Profressor. For several years Dr. Massey has focused almost exclusively on liposuction, having personally treated hundreds of patients with this technique. His training, experience and results confirm his standing as one of the finest liposuction surgeons in the nation.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor U.C.L.A.
  • Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Member American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Director of Liposuction Surgery Cosmetic Surgery Center of Santa Monica
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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