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

Plastic Surgery For Chubby Cheeks

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeryWhile you may not have minded your “chipmunk cheeks” when you were younger, they have probably lost their cuteness as an adult. Most people lose their full and rounded cheeks by the time they reach their late 20’s. However, there are some patients who never see definition in their cheek bones as an adult. The buccal fat pads, found underneath your cheek bones, are what give your midface its full and rounded appearance. Since defined and prominent cheek bones are considered an ideal feature for attractiveness and beauty, you may want to consider plastic surgery to correct your chubby cheeks. (more…)

How A Plastic Surgeon Can Treat Rhinophyma

Beverly Hills CA Facial Plastic SurgeonRosacea is a skin disorder of the face that affects more than 16 million Americans. It typically begins as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. However, if rosacea worsens, its symptoms can become severe enough to cause rhinophyma. (more…)

The Truth About Thinning Lips

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for Lip AugmentationIf the aging process has taken its toil on your face, your lips are likely included. Although some people are born with thin lips, it is common for the lips to lose volume and sag at the corners as we get older. This can project a sad or angry expression and it counteracts any hope of your lips looking sensual and defined. You also may notice that your lips hide more of your teeth and the distance between your upper lip and nose is lengthened. (more…)

Do I Need Cheek Lift or Facelift?

Beverly Hills CA Cosmetic Plastic SurgeonAs we age, gravity pulls down the soft tissues of the cheeks. This sagging of the midface region can reveal sunken cheeks, lower eyelid bags and deep nasolabial folds around the mouth and nose. For many, volume loss and laxity in the cheeks are among the first signs of aging. (more…)

Help for Stretched Earlobes

Beverly Hills CA Earlobe Repair SurgeonIt may not be the most noticeable feature of your appearance, but stretched or elongated earlobes can be source of concern or even embarrassment for some people. Our earlobes are made entirely of cartilage, so the risk for damage is high. Due to the inevitable effects of aging (such as thinning and loosening skin), the earlobes can sag or lose their form over time. It is very common for the earlobes to stretch or elongate from wearing earrings over a prolonged period of time, particularly if they are heavy earrings. It is possible that the earlobe can even split due to these factors. (more…)

Eliminate Your Double Chin Without Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Beverly Hills CAThink plastic surgery is the only way to permanently reduce your excess chin and neck fat? Not anymore. One of today’s latest advancements in plastic surgery offers a safe, minimally invasive and highly effective way to address unwanted chin fat. Kybella injections are getting a lot of attention as a comfortable and convenient solution for those who want to get rid of their double chin. (more…)

The SMAS and Facial Aging

Beverly Hills CA Deep Plane Facelift DoctorsWhile you may be well aware of facial aging, the average person likely has no idea what SMAS is or stands for. However, knowing how the SMAS relates to facial aging can help you understand why certain facelift techniques are far superior to others. (more…)

What Is Botox Immunity?

Doctor for Botox Injections Beverly Hills CAHave you ever heard of “Botox immunity”? Probably not, unless you’ve experienced it for yourself. A resistance to Botox and its effects can occur, although it is very rare (only about 1% to 3% of patients). For such patients, the Botox injections work little or not at all. Allergan, the company that makes Botox, explains this phenomenon by saying “BOTOX/BOTOX Cosmetic is a protein complex, and in some patients the body’s immune system may respond by producing “blocking” (or neutralizing) antibodies capable of inactivating the protein’s biological activity.” (more…)

Understanding Your Child’s Port Wine Stain

Los Angeles CA Birthmark Removal DoctorsAbout 3 out of every 1,000 kids are born with a port wine stain. Since these birthmarks are frequently found on visible parts of the body and can become more prominent as the child grows, port wine stains can be a source of significant peer ridicule and low self-esteem for many patients. If your child was born with a port wine stain, here are answers to some common questions surrounding this type of birthmark. (more…)

Are Your Lips Lacking?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for Lip EnhancementWhen it comes to the signs of aging on your face, you probably think about Crow’s feet or sagging cheeks. But what about your lips? There are specific changes that happen to your lips as you get older – here’s a closer look. (more…)