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

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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…)

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…)

What Does a Neck Lift Involve?

Both men and women tend to experience unwanted changes in their neck and under chin area as they age. This can present itself as a “turkey wattle”, jowls, and extra submental fat. A neck lift is designed to recontour the neck and jaw line to give patients a more youthful and attractive profile. This is a highly sought after cosmetic procedure, especially for men. (more…)

No More Skin Pulling. Understanding the Deep Plane Facelift

Facelifts have been around for decades. However, they were not always carried out with the superior “deep plane technique.” Today, patients simply need to find an experienced plastic surgeon who has perfected the deep plane facelift approach to realize its significant advantages over past methods.

What does “deep plane facelift” mean? (more…)

Could You Benefit From a Forehead Lift?

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeryAs we age, lines and deep creases form in areas of our face that make expressions on a daily basis. While smile lines and crow’s feet are common concerns, the aging process also significantly impacts the forehead. Deep creases and drooping tissues within the forehead can make a person look sad, angry and older than they really are.

Unfortunately, when collagen depletion and gravity take their toil on the forehead, the eyebrows and eyelids are greatly affected as well. The good news is that by surgically lifting the forehead, a dramatic improvement can be seen in the eyes and entire upper face.
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Not Ready To Commit To Nose Job Surgery?

box-noseAre you interested in having a nose job but afraid to take the plunge? There are countless patients who are hesitant to go under the knife in order to have the nose they’ve always wanted. Whether it is the cost, recovery or permanent commitment that is causing you to shy away, there is a solution that can help you achieve a more attractive nose without surgery. At our plastic surgery center in Beverly Hills, we proudly offer non-surgical nose jobs as a less expensive and minimal downtime alternative to traditional rhinoplasty.
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Improving Your Nose Without a Nose Job

Beverly Hills CA Nose JobsDespite its central position on your face, the nose should never attract attention. The nose should be in proper balance and proportion within the face to allow more desirable facial features (the lips or eyes) to be highlighted.

Rhinoplasty can certainly alter the shape or size of the nose to improve its appearance. However, not everyone wants to undergo nose surgery, and there are times when altering other facial features can improve the appearance of the nose. From liquid rhinoplasty to chin implants, patients can gain a more attractive nose without a traditional nose job.

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Do You Have a Weak Chin?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for Chin AugmentationYou may not realize it, but the appearance of your chin plays a significant role in how attractive your overall face is. While you may not hear people comment on how beautiful someone’s chin looks, its size, definition and proportion to the rest of the face can make a dramatic difference in one’s profile and overall facial appearance. Therefore, chin augmentation represents one of the most overlooked yet influential facial cosmetic procedures available. It is a relatively simple procedure that can restore balance between the nose and the chin by improving the appearance of a “weak chin.”
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Ways To Maximize Your Facelift Investment

box-noseYou’ve made a notable investment in your facelift surgery. While the longevity of your results largely depends on the severity of your aging concerns, the type of facelift procedure you underwent and your age at the time of surgery, there are still countless things you can do to make your results last longer. (more…)