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

Exploring the “Daddy Makeover”

Male Plastic Surgery Procedures Beverly Hills CAIt is true that 90% of all plastic surgery patients are women, but men have kept up their demand as well. Plastic surgery helps men and women in different ways. There are procedures that allow women to achieve a more feminine look and men to gain more masculine results. Many facial plastic surgery procedures are designed to reverse the signs of aging, and growing old is certainly not discriminated by gender. (more…)

The Droopy Cheeks Fix

Is gravity getting the best of your once youthful and vibrant cheeks? The aging process, environmental issues and gravity all take their toil on our bodies, and our facial structure will often suffer most. Even men and women in their 30’s can start to notice that their cheeks are getting droopy and flatter. This process is natural, but it can make a person look older and more tired than they really are. Fortunately, your plastic surgeon can offer a solution. (more…)

A Simple Fix For Stretched Earlobes

When you got your ears pierced as a young girl, you probably didn’t consider how your earlobes might look after years of holding the trendiest earrings of the eras. Your pierced ears have likely been adorned with pearls, large gold hoops and heavy stones over most of your life. What you may be left with are earlobes that are stretched out, torn or no longer attractive. Don’t worry – there is a simple fix from your plastic surgeon that can restore youth and vitality to those hardworking earlobes. (more…)

Fixing Your Broken Nose: Time is of the Essence

A broken nose, or nasal fracture, is not always obvious. Although there is usually swelling and soreness, it is not uncommon for a patient to ignore a nose injury. It is true that your nose will heal by itself. However, if you have truly fractured your nasal bones, it can cause both functional and aesthetic problems if it is allowed to heal in the wrong way. Ignoring a nasal fracture can obstruct your airway and create an unbalanced facial appearance. (more…)

5 Habits That Age Your Face

One of the primary reasons that both men and women choose plastic surgery or facial skin rejuvenation services is to reduce the signs of aging. Today there are countless procedures, both surgical and non-invasive, that can improve wrinkles, sagging, laugh lines, crow’s feet and more. Depending on your specific preferences, your budget and the severity of your concerns, a plastic surgeon can recommend an effective solution to turn back the hands of time. (more…)

Answering Your Cleft Lip Questions

Cleft lip and palate is the most common birth defect of the head and face. Cleft lip occurs when there is a separation or a gap within the upper lip. There can also be a separation of the roof of the mouth, which is referred to as cleft palate. This congenial anomaly can be distressing to parents and also present immediate feeding concerns for the baby. Here are some answers to common questions surrounding cleft lip. (more…)

How Smoking Can Sabotage Your Plastic Surgery

Most plastic surgery procedures, whether it be a tummy tuck, breast reduction or facelift, involve a change in skin and tissues. When skin and tissues get placed differently or removed, there is an inevitable change in blood supply. Adequate circulation and oxygen in your blood supply is vital to ensure your skin and tissues get what they need to heal properly. (more…)

Is Liposuction Right For Me?

Are you bothered by your double chin or the excess fat deposits in your cheeks? Are you frustrated that diet and exercise are not improving these areas? It may be time to consider liposuction. (more…)

Love Your Lips

There are many reasons why patients are dissatisfied with the appearance of their lips and want a lip procedure. Many women want a more upward curvature in their lip shape or lips that will reveal their teeth when they smile. Others lack volume in their lips and desire more plump, sensual or youthful lips. If you are unhappy with the way your lips look, a plastic surgeon can help. (more…)

Turning Back The “Hands” of Time

When discussing the signs of aging, we typically refer to wrinkles on the face or the way gravity has pulled down your body shape. However, for many patients, the effects of aging can be just as obvious and concerning on their hands. If you are unhappy with how old or aged your hands look, your may have the following characteristics: (more…)