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

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…)

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…)