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

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…)

Scars Don’t Have To Be Forever

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oFacial scars are rarely welcome. Not only can they represent a significant cosmetic concern, but they can also be a reminder of a past trauma or injury that you’d rather forget. If you look in the mirror and can’t see past the appearance of your scar, it may be time to do something about it. The good news is that a skilled facial plastic surgeon can repair your scar seamlessly and restore your self-confidence. Regardless of whether you’ve carried your scar since childhood or have just recovered from facial surgery, you don’t have to live with your scar forever. (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…)

The Easy Fix For Your Double Chin

kybellaDid you know that there is now a way to reduce or even eliminate your double chin without going under the knife? Kybella injections represent the latest, most breakthrough method in treating moderate to severe submental (under chin) fat. To find out if Kybella is right for you, ask yourself the following? (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…)