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

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…)

Mohs Surgery Reconstruction: Putting Your Skin Cancer Behind You

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeryIf you’ve recently been diagnosed with skin cancer, you are probably frightened and concerned. When the cancerous lesion is on your face, it can create even more anxiety, especially in regards to surgical removal. The good news is that Mohs surgery has proven to be a highly effective technique for removing skin cancer, as it conserves as much healthy tissue as possible. To further ease your fears, a skilled plastic surgeon can perform Mohs surgery reconstruction, ensuring that your face is repaired seamlessly, regardless of the size or depth of the cancer lesion.

Here are some quick facts about Mohs surgery to help you understand what your procedure will involve. (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…)

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…)

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…)