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

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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…)

How Kissable Are Your Lips?

Beverly Hills CA Lip EnhancementWith the romance of Valentine’s Day still lingering in the air, it is the perfect time to discuss your lips. While beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, there are some common lip traits that are considered more attractive than others. The shape, volume and definition of your lips can lure the opposite sex as well as make you look younger and even happier. (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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Understanding Cleft Lip Repair

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgery for a Cleft LipCongenital deformities can be disheartening and upsetting for new parents. A cleft lip is certainly no exception. A cleft lip is the second most common embryonic deformity, affecting nearly 1 in 1,000 babies in the United States according to the CDC. Cleft lips are a type of facial deformity in which the upper lip does not fully form and close during fetal development in the womb. Fortunately, cleft lips are treatable and repairable with the help of a skilled medical team and experienced facial plastic surgeon.
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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…)

3 Rules For A Quicker and Safer Recovery from Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryA skilled and experienced plastic surgeon will use techniques to minimize your recovery and downtime as much as possible after plastic surgery. However, there are still specific guidelines you’ll need to follow for any type of surgical procedure; facial plastic surgery is no exception. Adhering to your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is very important in order to protect your safety and accelerate your healing. Neglecting to take these rules seriously may sabotage your results and extend your recovery period even more. (more…)

3D Telescopic Rhinoplasty: A Better Nose Job

box-noseHigh tech, high definition imaging has improved countless surgeries across multiple medical fields. In terms of cosmetic surgery, the advantages are even more profound. High-def imaging can mean more accurate surgical excisions, which means better results, less scarring and faster recovery. In terms of plastic surgery, this is a welcome benefit for patients. (more…)

The Truth About Thinning Lips

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for Lip AugmentationIf the aging process has taken its toil on your face, your lips are likely included. Although some people are born with thin lips, it is common for the lips to lose volume and sag at the corners as we get older. This can project a sad or angry expression and it counteracts any hope of your lips looking sensual and defined. You also may notice that your lips hide more of your teeth and the distance between your upper lip and nose is lengthened. (more…)

Help for Stretched Earlobes

Beverly Hills CA Earlobe Repair SurgeonIt may not be the most noticeable feature of your appearance, but stretched or elongated earlobes can be source of concern or even embarrassment for some people. Our earlobes are made entirely of cartilage, so the risk for damage is high. Due to the inevitable effects of aging (such as thinning and loosening skin), the earlobes can sag or lose their form over time. It is very common for the earlobes to stretch or elongate from wearing earrings over a prolonged period of time, particularly if they are heavy earrings. It is possible that the earlobe can even split due to these factors. (more…)

Which Brow Lift Technique Is Best For You?

Beverly Hills CA Trusted Plastic SurgeonCould a brow lift make you look younger, happier, or more energetic? A brow or forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure that works to correct sagging skin and other signs of aging around the eyes, brows and forehead. It repositions the eyebrows or underlying forehead tissues to create a more youthful appearance. A brow lift, when done correctly, can restore the youthful arch to your brow while also opening the eyes and reducing forehead wrinkles. (more…)