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

Microdermabrasion: A Fresh Start For Your Face

Beverly Hills CA Non-Surgical Facial TreatmentsThe New Year is an excellent time for a fresh start. Why not begin with your face? There is a simple, non-invasive “lunch hour” procedure that can effectively revitalize your facial appearance and turn back the hands of time. Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular non-surgical services that we offer at our Beverly Hills plastic surgery center. It essentially removes the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin so that newer, fresher skin cells can rise to the surface.
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Reclaiming Desirable Lips

We know that the natural aging process can result in sagging tissues, diminished skin elasticity and loss of collagen and fat pads in the face. When considering the lips, these effects can be quite detrimental. To understand why aging lips are so undesirable, it is important to have a good grasp on what attributes make the lips attractive.

There are many features of the mouth that work together to create ideal, desirable lips. First and foremost, lips should have sufficient volume or be “plump.” They should also have a subtle upward turn at the outer corners. The lips look more attractive when there are no fine lines around them, such as smoker’s lines or marionette lines that occur from prolonged muscle use and sagging tissues. Finally, the lips should be smooth and have defined borders. This includes a visible “Cupid’s bow” on the upper lip. Unfortunately, all of these desirable lip traits are threatened as we age.
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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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Turning Back “The Hands of Time”

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oWhen it comes to discussing ways to delay or reverse the signs of aging, the face is undoubtedly the hottest topic. However, just like the face, the hands are also noticeable to others and can suffer from the natural aging process. Patients often encounter dark spots (or sun spots) on the back of the hands and their tendons, bones and veins become more prominent as collagen and fat diminish.
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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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Laser Technology

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How Do Lasers Tighten The Skin?

Today patients have the opportunity to erase wrinkles and tighten their facial skin without going under the knife. While fillers and injectables are widely used and typically well understood, there is another method of skin tightening that is highly effective. Laser technology has brought patients a minimally invasive treatment option for turning back the hands of time. (more…)

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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Are Your Face-Washing Habits Aging You?

Beverly Hills CA Facial RejuvenationToday’s facial cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, can produce dramatic effects in terms of reversing the signs of aging. However, in an effort to retain your youthful glow, be sure to care for your skin properly after your procedure. One of the most important steps you can take to preserve your cosmetic procedure results is to mind your face-washing habits. (more…)

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…)