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

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…)

Nose Job Without Surgery?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonThe nose is the most prominent feature on the face. For this reason, many people are especially bothered by its imperfections. While major concerns such as a crooked nose or large nose can only be corrected with surgery (rhinoplasty), there are many small defects that can be greatly improved with non-surgical techniques. The use of facial fillers and injectables has revolutionized facial cosmetic procedures. Although the results are not permanent, they provide many advantages, especially for those who want to improve their nasal appearance but are unwilling to undergo the risk and downtime of surgery. (more…)

Is A Revision Facelift Right For You?

Beverly Hills CA Facelift SurgeonWhether it has been months or years since you had a facelift, there are many reasons why you may be considering a revision facelift. A facelift is designed to restore a youthful appearance and delay the signs of aging in the face. However, it cannot prevent future aging altogether. Often with more time and exposure to the sun, you may notice sagging under the eyes or in the jawline since your first facelift. This is a natural aging process, especially as the facial fatty tissue diminishes over time. (more…)

The 411 on Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonsWith the advancements of today’s technology, patients no longer have to go under the knife to look younger or feel prettier. Laser skin rejuvenation continues to increase in popularity. It is an in-office procedure that is quick and provides dramatic results for a wide range of skin concerns, especially on the face. Here are some FAQs to help you understand how laser therapy for skin rejuvenation works and if it could be right for you: (more…)

Eyelid Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery

Beverly Hills CA Experience Plastic SurgeonFor the highest cure rate, skin cancer must be detected early and removed entirely. Mohs surgery is undoubtedly the best procedure to remove skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. This technique can be performed anywhere on the body and it is highly effective. However, if Mohs surgery is performed on the face, it may need to be followed with plastic surgery. Furthermore, if you need skin cancer removal on your eyelids, which are among the most delicate features of the face, eyelid reconstruction surgery may be suggested to restore your eye to natural beauty and function. (more…)

Otoplasty: What Parents Should Consider

Beverly Hills CA Otoplasty SurgeonAlthough a large majority of cosmetic procedures are designed for adults who want to turn back the hands of time, facial plastic surgery goes far beyond facelifts and eye lifts, and it is not always indicated for aging adults. There are procedures that correct congenital deformities, or aesthetic flaws that were present at birth. Otoplasty is a procedure that many children take advantage of. In such cases, these young patients may just want to look more “normal” and avoid peer ridicule. (more…)