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

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…)

Why Your Chin Matters

Beverly Hills CA Chin ImplantsWhen it comes to ways people want to improve their face, the chin is not a popular topic of discussion. While it may be easy to overlook this facial feature, the chin actually plays a strong role in your overall facial appearance as well as how you are portrayed to others. To address undesirable chin features, a chin augmentation or chin implant surgery can be performed.
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These Lifestyle Changes Can Prolong Your Plastic Surgery Results

Beverly Hills CA Cosmetic Plastic SurgeonMore and more patients are seeking facial plastic surgery to turn back the hands of time. Whether you are in your early 40’s and seeking a mini-facelift or undergoing an eyelid lift in your 60’s, the sacrifices of plastic surgery can be significant. Patients not only relinquish a portion of their savings to look more youthful, but they may also experience notable downtime and uncomfortable recovery. This makes it even more important to learn how you can maximize your plastic surgery investment and prolong your results. (more…)

Understanding Your Birthmark

Beverly Hills CA Birthmark RemovalWe are all born with unique features and skin types, some more welcome than others. When it comes to birthmarks, most people are fortunate enough to have a light brown or slightly darker area of skin on their legs, arms or other inconspicuous part of their body. However, birthmarks come in many forms. Some present themselves on the face and have a noticeable purple or reddish hue (vascular birthmarks). Facial birthmarks can be a significant source of concern, not necessarily for health reasons but for one’s emotional well-being. School-aged kids are especially prone to the psychological consequences of a vascular birthmark. (more…)

Is Fat Transfer Right For You?

Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills CAWhen most adults talk about fat, it’s usually in reference how they have too much of it on their body. However, in terms of the face, a little fat in the right places makes us look younger and healthier. In fact, volume loss or drooping fat is a major culprit to several aging facial features. Fortunately, there is a win-win solution for patients who want to lose some fat on their body and replace lost volume in their aging face. Fat transfer is a sophisticated procedure in plastic surgery that is used a number of ways. Beyond improving the aging face, fat transfer can be used reconstructively as well. (more…)

Tip Rhinoplasty: A Less Invasive Nose Job

Beverly Hills CA Rhinoplasty for the Tip of Your NoseYour nose is the most central and prominent feature on your face. Beyond aesthetics, it plays an integral role in body processes like breathing and tasting. If your nose is unsightly or disproportioned, a rhinoplasty (or nose job) is the preferred procedure for correction. Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries, for both men and women alike. Even teens can get a nose job once they reach a certain point of growth.

The drawback to a traditional rhinoplasty is the recovery. Rhinoplasty is a very sophisticated and complicated plastic surgery, so it is hard to avoid the subsequent healing period and associated swelling. Because rhinoplasty is so complex, revision rhinoplasty is not uncommon. In effort to avoid these risks and drawbacks, many patients opt to avoid rhinoplasty altogether, particularly if they are afraid their breathing will be compromised. (more…)

Why You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid

When it comes to facial filler injections, there is a common key ingredient across multiple brands and types: hyaluronic acid. While you may be familiar with the term, how much do you really understand about HA and how it works in your go-to filler?

The benefits of hyaluronic acid in terms of youthful skin rely on moisture and firmness. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) that is naturally found in your body. This powerful agent acts as a moisture-binding ingredient within your skin. More specifically, large amounts of HA occupy the space between the skin cells. Your skin needs HA in order to support and hydrate elastin and collagen, the two most influential elements to youthful skin. When your skin has adequate amounts of HA, it is firm, moisturized and plump. Unfortunately, our body naturally loses hyaluronic acid as we age, often beginning as early as the 30’s. (more…)