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

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…)

Your Aging Eyes

Eyelid Lift Doctor in Beverly Hills CAYour eyes are typically the first feature others notice about you. They instantly reflect your mood and your energy. Your eyes are also a defining factor in how youthful (or old) you appear. Your eyes can begin to show signs of aging even as a young adult. Sagging eyes, bags under the eyes, crow’s feet, deep tear troughs and dark circles are common complaints when it comes the eyes. In many cases, patients feel that their eyes are largely misrepresenting their age. Fortunately, there are endless options when it comes to addressing unwanted eye aesthetics. From topical creams and fillers to surgical eyelid lifts, there are solutions for anyone who wants to reverse the signs of aging and restore a youthful sparkle. (more…)

Which Brow Lift Technique Is Best For You?

Beverly Hills CA Trusted Plastic SurgeonCould a brow lift make you look younger, happier, or more energetic? A brow or forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure that works to correct sagging skin and other signs of aging around the eyes, brows and forehead. It repositions the eyebrows or underlying forehead tissues to create a more youthful appearance. A brow lift, when done correctly, can restore the youthful arch to your brow while also opening the eyes and reducing forehead wrinkles. (more…)

Surgery For Your Acne?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonPerhaps one of the most devastating aspects of severe acne is the scarring it can leave behind. There are many acne scar treatments available, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser therapy. However, they are not effective for everyone and many require multiple treatment sessions. What acne sufferers may not realize is that there is also a solution in plastic surgery. Beverly Hills Center offers specialized facelift techniques to restore facial skin that has been chronically affected by acne and deep acne scarring. (more…)

Traits That Define Beauty

It may be true that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” However, there seems to be some common denominators when it comes to what people perceive as beautiful. In regards to a woman’s facial appearance, cognitive researchers and psychologists believe the following are some of the traits that define beauty and attraction: (more…)