A Letter from Dr. Abergel
“I have had the privilege to practice Cosmetic Surgery for over 25 years, both in Santa Monica and Newport Beach. It has been a pleasure and an honor to meet you and care for you for so many years. I have done my very best every single day, and I have developed a sincere friendship and affection for many of my patients.
I am saddened that severe cervical and lumbar issues are now precluding me from performing surgery. I believe the time has come for me to retire and concentrate on my health, and pass the torch to a younger generation.
The decision to stop practicing was not an easy one. Finding worthy successors was even more challenging. I wanted to make sure that I would leave my patients in trusted and capable hands.
I am delighted to report that I have been able to find 2 outstanding surgeons, highly educated and extremely skilled, to continue caring for you. I am proud to introduce Dr. David Rahimi and Dr. Ralph Massey to you. Both are established, respected, ethical and very experienced.
Dr. Rahimi, Dr. Massey, and I share the same philosophy for patient care: Respect and Dedication to our patients, and for ourselves, we seek to achieve the highest level of competence and skill.
Over the next 2 months, I will host a few open houses at the Santa Monica office where you will have a chance to meet the doctors. I will be there to make the introduction, together with Maria, my trusted office manager for 20 years. Maria will continue working with Dr. Massey, Dr. Rahimi and me, to insure a smooth transition.
I would like to be present during your first treatment, to introduce you to both, Dr.Rahimi and Dr. Massey, to help make the transition easy for you and to insure that you will receive the perfect care, tailored specifically for you.
You are very special to me: As such, I want you to continue receiving the same privileges I extended to you (VIP status, immediate appointment, no wait in the office, preferred pricing…)
I hope to see you soon at our next open house or sooner for a consultation. Besides food and drinks, Botox and Restylane/Juvederm will be available to our guests at 20% off!
Thank you so much for your support during all those years and best wishes to you,»
R. Patrick Abergel, MD
USC School of Medicine.