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

Three Reasons To Get Rhinoplasty

box-noseRhinoplasty is a leading plastic surgery for both men and women. Rhinoplasty involves the repair or sculpting of the internal cartilages and bone of the nose. These structures can be quite intricate and delicate. A talented facial plastic surgeon will understand the proper proportion and balance of the nose in relation to the overall facial appearance to create the most aesthetically pleasing results. However, the function of the nose is another critical element. In many cases, breathing function is restored through rhinoplasty. In all cases, nasal functionality should be closely monitored to and preserved. (more…)

Male Plastic Surgery: Easing Your Fears

Male Plastic Surgery There is no question that male plastic surgery is on the rise. In fact, there was an 23% increase in male plastic surgery procedures from 2000 to 2014. However, there still remain many misconceptions about male plastic surgery that cause men to hesitate on pulling the trigger. Here are some common fears that men have, which also happen to be myths surrounding male plastic surgery: (more…)

Can Plastic Surgery Help You See Better?

box-noseBlepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular procedures in facial plastic surgery. While this simple surgery is known for rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes, it can also provide significant improvement to a patient’s vision. (more…)

Why Choose Microneedling?

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryMicroneedling has taken its place as one of the most innovative, natural and effective treatments in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. More specifically, the Profound Microneedle RF technology is delivering “profound” benefits for patients who want to turn back the hands of time without undergoing the anesthesia, downtime and incisions of a surgical facelift. (more…)

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…)

Why You Need Your Beauty Sleep

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oGetting your “beauty sleep” isn’t just a cute phrase or saying. It actually holds more validity than you think. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and just like other parts, it needs rest in order to rejuvenate itself and stay vibrant. While there are many surgical and non-surgical treatments to address aging skin, making sure you get an adequate amount of sleep each can help you retain your youthful glow longer and even delay the need for cosmetic procedures. (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…)

NeoGraft Hair Transplant: The Best Solution Yet

neograft-logoBy age 35, almost half of the American male population is suffering from some level of hair loss. Hair loss can be a major hurdle for men, especially when it comes to their relationships and their career advancement. Male pattern baldness is medically known as androgenic alopecia. This occurs when levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone increase, which causes the hair follicles to shrink. This rise in hormone is typically a genetic predisposition. Men experience the thinning and eventual baldness around the crown of the scalp first. (more…)

Understanding Your Baby’s Port Wine Stain

box-birthmarksAbout 3 out of every 1,000 babies are born with a port wine stain. Its name accurately describes this type of vascular birthmark, as it looks as if red wine was spilled or splashed on the skin. Port wine stains may start out looking pink at birth, but they typically turn reddish-purple over time. Although port wine stains are not considered a health risk, they can be a significant cosmetic concern. (more…)

When Downtime Is Not An Option

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryPlastic surgery is the best way to make long-term improvements in your appearance. However, not everyone can afford the downtime that is required for most surgical procedures. If you lead a busy lifestyle or can’t take time off of work to recover from plastic surgery, you can still turn back the hands of time. In fact, many patients choose to address facial aging with non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. (more…)