Ben Talei, MD
DIRECTOR
Board Certified.
Dual Fellowship Trained.
Facial Plastic Surgeon.

When Your Weight Loss Makes You Look Older

If you’ve recently lost weight and attained a more attractive and healthy figure, congratulations on a job well done. While many older adults are well pleased with the way their new body looks, they may be surprised at the accelerated signs of facial aging that resulted from their dramatic weight loss. The face unfortunately suffers a loss of collagen as you age, up to 20% by the age of 40! When this collagen loss is combined with weight loss, the volume loss in the face can be extra dramatic. You may notice hallowed cheeks, under eye bags, lip wrinkles, chin creases, frown lines, jowls or other unwanted signs of aging.

Will you have to undergo plastic surgery to ensure your face looks as good as your body after weight loss? Not necessarily. A board certified plastic surgeon can determine the severity of your volume loss. However, many patients can turn to non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation to restore volume and vitality – such as ALMI. (more…)

Know This Before Your Facial Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeonWhen it comes to your facial appearance, every person brings unique features and characteristics. What makes a person attractive is often more about how their facial features work together to create ideal harmony and balance, rather than the beauty of a single feature alone. Therefore, while you may be tempted to ask your plastic surgeon for lips like Angelina Jolie or eyes like Olivia Wilde, you may find that you are disappointed with the outcome on your face.
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Should You Consider a Brow Lift with Your Eyelid Surgery?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeryWhen experiencing the signs of aging in the face, adults almost invariably notice it around their eyes. The delicate skin around the eyes often loses its elasticity first, causing wrinkles, sagging skin and other unwanted concerns. Since the eyes show expression and vigor, it is common for patients to request eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, to make them look younger and even appear happier. For many, it is also a means to restore proper vision, as excessive upper eyelid skin can cause hooding and impair full sight. (more…)

Steps to Planning Your Facial Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeryIf you are considering facial plastic surgery, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a physician you’ve researched or been referred to. Once you know he or she has the credentials you are looking for, you’ll want to meet face to face to discuss your goals for surgery. This initial consultation is perhaps one of the most important components of the cosmetic surgery process. Here are a few tips to help you know what to expect while planning a successful facial plastic surgery: (more…)

When Cosmetic Surgery is a Better Option

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonCountless patients turn to non-surgical treatments in facial rejuvenation each year. Fillers, Botox, chemical peels, micro-needling and other non-surgical services can be the perfect solution for patients who have mild signs of aging and don’t want to go under the knife. However, while there are plenty of benefits to these types of treatments, there are also some drawbacks. In certain situations, cosmetic surgery may be a better option. (more…)

A Simple Fix for Unsightly Earlobes

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for EarsThe earlobes are a unique part of your ear. They reside close to the face and can be quite visible to others. The lobes refer to the lower, fleshy or bulbous part of the human ear. For women, the earlobes are especially important since they carry earrings. Just like many other features of the head and neck, the earlobes don’t attract attention if they are aesthetically pleasing in form, shape and proportion. However, when they are torn, stretched or unsightly, the earlobes can pose a notable threat to your self-confidence. In addition, damaged earlobes can prevent you from wearing earrings. (more…)

Male Plastic Surgery Can Boost Your Career

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeryMore men than ever are taking advantage of plastic surgery. In fact, statistics reveal that male plastic surgery has risen over 325% since 1977!  What is the reason for such an increase? Perhaps the male population has finally realized the dramatic impact that cosmetic procedures can have on their self-esteem, relationships and their professional career. In fact, many studies show that the primary motivation for male plastic surgery is to stay competitive in the workplace.
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Botox or Fillers?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgery SpecialistsIt is common for people to use the terms “Botox” and “fillers” interchangeably. However, while they are both injected into the skin, they are two very different forms of treatment for specific facial concerns. Here is some help in distinguishing between the two and helping you determine which one you need: (more…)

Is A Chemical Peel Right for Me?

Looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your appearance? Facial chemical peels are a quick, time-tested treatment approach to help patients regain a youthful facial glow without surgery. While the term “chemical peel” may sound harsh or unpleasant, it is actually one of the least invasive services for treating a number of popular aesthetic concerns on the face, including the following: (more…)

What to Eat to Accelerate Your Plastic Surgery Recovery

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeryWhile there are a number of things you can do to ease your recovery and expedite your healing after plastic surgery, never underestimate the power of your diet. In fact, what you eat can significantly impact how your body heals itself. The quicker and more smoothly your body repairs itself, the quicker you can show off your beautiful cosmetic surgery results.

Proper nutrition can be considered the building blocks of your body’s healing process. Consider adding the following power food groups to your plate before and after surgery: (more…)