Marga F. Massey, MD, CLT, FACS, (“Dr. Marga”) is the founder of The Dr. Marga Practice Group, a Charleston-based boutique plastic surgical practice dedicated to aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
“Dr. Marga” is a national expert in the field of breast surgery with a focus on all aspects of care to include the correction of congenital breast deformities, breast reduction, cosmetic breast enlargement, breast lifts, diagnostic and treatment lumpectomy, mastectomy and all methods of breast reconstruction after a cancer diagnosis or for those women wishing to prevent cancer in the setting of prophylactic mastectomy. With nearly two decades of clinical experience and having completed thousands of general surgical and plastic surgical procedures, “Dr. Marga” offers an expert focus on problems of the breast in a distinctly feminine setting.
“Dr. Marga” is a North Carolina native, born and raised on the banks of the Pasquotank River just west of the Outer Banks. Tar Heel turned Blue Devil, she completed 17-years of her education at Duke University to include undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Art History, Medical School and General Surgery Residency. She was a Howard Hughes Academic Scholar and served as a Duke University General Surgical Chief Resident under the direction of Dr. David Sabiston. “Dr. Marga” completed her Plastic Surgery and Microsurgical Oncologic post graduate training at the University of California in San Francisco and at the historic Buncke Microsurgery Clinic. Her subsequent academic career includes an appointment at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah during which time she was funded by the National Institutes of Health and was a BIRWCH Scholar. She has published numerous articles in the field of breast surgery and lymphatic reconstruction and has served in advisory positions for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the National Lymphedema Network. She is board certified in Plastic Surgery and has been credentialed as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist by the Norton School of Lymphatic therapy. Please review her CV here.
Since leaving university practice, “Dr. Marga” has led a 5-state breast and lymphatic reconstructive private surgical practice for more than a decade. Given the natural beauty of the region and the sophistication of the medical services available, she narrowed her practice location to Charleston, South Carolina in 2018. She and her staff welcome women from all regions of the United States and abroad to benefit from compassionate surgical care that only a dedicated breast expert may provide.
“Dr. Marga” enjoys the beauty of the Low Country daily including saltwater sunrises, beach walks with her bichon babies, paddle boarding, sailing and deep sea fishing. When not “mermaiding” in her bathing suit, she frequents Charleston art galleries, music venues and fine restaurants.