After achieving his medical degree at Barcelona University, Professor Masia carried out plastic surgery training at Sant Pau University Hospital in Barcelona. He completed his training through fellowships at Canniesburn Hospital (Glasgow, UK) and Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead, UK).
In 1999, he introduced DIEP flaps for breast reconstruction in Spain. He got a post as consultant in plastic surgery at Sant Pau University Hospital in 2001. Two years later he became the Chief of the Microsurgery Unit and in 2007 he won the position as Chief of Plastic Surgery Department and Professor in Plastic Surgery at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Professor Masia was President of the Spanish Society of Plastic Surgery from 2011-13 and currently he is the President of the Spanish Society of Plastic Surgery Foundation for Education. Since 2010 he has been the Director of the International Master’s Degree on Reconstructive Microsurgery at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He has been invited as lecturer and visiting Professor in more than 100 international meetings on plastic surgery. He is author of several papers and books; his current main interests are perforator flaps, lymphoedema surgery and medical education.