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

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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…)

Traits That Define Beauty

It may be true that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” However, there seems to be some common denominators when it comes to what people perceive as beautiful. In regards to a woman’s facial appearance, cognitive researchers and psychologists believe the following are some of the traits that define beauty and attraction: (more…)

The Droopy Cheeks Fix

Is gravity getting the best of your once youthful and vibrant cheeks? The aging process, environmental issues and gravity all take their toil on our bodies, and our facial structure will often suffer most. Even men and women in their 30’s can start to notice that their cheeks are getting droopy and flatter. This process is natural, but it can make a person look older and more tired than they really are. Fortunately, your plastic surgeon can offer a solution. (more…)

How Smoking Can Sabotage Your Plastic Surgery

Most plastic surgery procedures, whether it be a tummy tuck, breast reduction or facelift, involve a change in skin and tissues. When skin and tissues get placed differently or removed, there is an inevitable change in blood supply. Adequate circulation and oxygen in your blood supply is vital to ensure your skin and tissues get what they need to heal properly. (more…)

Facial Scars: You Have Options

Do you avoid looking in the mirror because of a scar on your face? Scars can often be unsightly reminders of a previous accident, injury or trauma. When they occur on the face, it can be even more devastating. A scar is a group of connective fibrous tissues and is a natural response when the skin is damaged from a cut, burn or wound. Unfortunately, the appearance of a scar can be quite unattractive. Scars can be wide, sunken, red, raised, pale or even cause distortion of other parts of the face such as your eyes or lips. The good news is that you do not have to be stuck with an unsightly facial scar for the rest of your life. With today’s advancements in facial plastic surgery, you can undergo a scar revision procedure and regain the confidence you once had. (more…)

Is A Mini-Facelift Right For Me?

Are you unhappy with your tired, sagging facial appearance but not sure you want to undergo a full facelift? A mini facelift may be an excellent solution. It is commonly called the “weekend lift” or the “band-aid facelift” and it allows patients to gain a rejuvenated look with less recovery time and less money. (more…)