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

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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…)

How To Prepare For Rhinoplasty

Nose Jobs Beverly Hills CAThe nose is an intricate facial structure that plays a vital role in the overall aesthetics and balance of the face. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is designed to improve the appearance of the nose while preserving or restoring the function of the nose (breathing). Rhinoplasty offers a variety of corrective solutions, including the ability to improve a nose that is misshapen, overly large, or crooked. Rhinoplasty can also alter the profile or silhouette of a nose by addressing nasal humps or indentions as well as redefining the nasal tip and nostrils. (more…)

Facial Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic Versus Reconstructive

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryPlastic surgery can be reconstructive or cosmetic in nature. Often, it is both. Cosmetic procedures are designed to enhance or alter a part of the body that is functioning normally. These are elective surgeries that improve aesthetic appearance by restoring proper proportion or reversing the signs of aging. (more…)

Fat Transfer: A Win-Win Solution

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oWhen it comes to improving your appearance, you may think of how you can remove fat. This may be ideal to contour or sculpt the body. However, when it comes to the face, it is often desirable to add fat. Using today’s advancement in plastic surgery, there is a way to accomplish both. Fat transfer using micro-liposuction takes unwanted fat from your thighs, flanks or abdomen and places it strategically in the face to replenish areas that have hallowed with age. (more…)

Facial Aging is Not Straightforward

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryWhile there have been remarkable advancements in plastic surgery that can reverse or delay the signs of aging, there is no way to actually stop the aging process altogether. When considering the process of aging in the skin, we typically focus on the face. Here is where aging is most pronounced and unfortunately, a place where we prefer it didn’t happen. (more…)

Is A Revision Facelift Right For You?

Beverly Hills CA Facelift SurgeonWhether it has been months or years since you had a facelift, there are many reasons why you may be considering a revision facelift. A facelift is designed to restore a youthful appearance and delay the signs of aging in the face. However, it cannot prevent future aging altogether. Often with more time and exposure to the sun, you may notice sagging under the eyes or in the jawline since your first facelift. This is a natural aging process, especially as the facial fatty tissue diminishes over time. (more…)

Plastic Surgery For Chubby Cheeks

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeryWhile you may not have minded your “chipmunk cheeks” when you were younger, they have probably lost their cuteness as an adult. Most people lose their full and rounded cheeks by the time they reach their late 20’s. However, there are some patients who never see definition in their cheek bones as an adult. The buccal fat pads, found underneath your cheek bones, are what give your midface its full and rounded appearance. Since defined and prominent cheek bones are considered an ideal feature for attractiveness and beauty, you may want to consider plastic surgery to correct your chubby cheeks. (more…)

The SMAS and Facial Aging

Beverly Hills CA Deep Plane Facelift DoctorsWhile you may be well aware of facial aging, the average person likely has no idea what SMAS is or stands for. However, knowing how the SMAS relates to facial aging can help you understand why certain facelift techniques are far superior to others. (more…)