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

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…)

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…)

Facial Aging is Not Straightforward

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser SurgeryWhile there have been remarkable advancements in plastic surgery that can reverse or delay the signs of aging, there is no way to actually stop the aging process altogether. When considering the process of aging in the skin, we typically focus on the face. Here is where aging is most pronounced and unfortunately, a place where we prefer it didn’t happen. (more…)

Could Male Plastic Surgery Boost Your Career?

Male Plastic Surgery Facial plastic surgery isn’t just for women. Unfortunately, the aging face is not gender restricted. For men, a driving factor for considering plastic surgery is to stay competitive in the workplace. There are certain features that are masculine and favorable on a male face, such as a strong jawline and prominent nose. However, there are other features that develop with age that can make a man look tired, sad or even angry. These are most evident around the eyes. (more…)

Turning Back The ‘Hands’ of Time

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oDid you know that many of the non-surgical rejuvenation treatments for the face can also be applied to your hands? If your hands are showing your age, consider letting a board certified plastic surgeon perform hand rejuvenation treatments. (more…)

Makeup Habits that Sabotage Your Mission

10382286_1468250966750335_2643789808741617039_oWhen it comes to achieving that youthful, glowing and beautiful appearance, there is an expansive menu of services that a plastic surgeon can offer. However, if you are engaging in some bad daily habits at home, your results will be difficult to maintain. Of course eating a balanced diet, exercising and not smoking can all prevent facial aging and extend the life of your plastic surgery results. However, many women make mistakes when it comes to their makeup. While makeup is designed to instantly enhance your beauty and hide your flaws, the wrong makeup practices can actually age you. Ask yourself the following when it comes to your makeup habits to ensure you’re not doing more harm than good: (more…)