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

What To Consider Regarding Teen Nose Jobs

Beverly Hills CA Rhinoplasty Plastic SurgeonThe social consequences of having a large or unattractive nose are not limited to adults. Many teens feel self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance because of their nose. If you are a parent of a teenager who is suffering these consequences, you may be wondering if plastic surgery is even an option. The short answer is yes. A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is not only safe, but it is also the most common cosmetic surgery performed on teens. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) indicated in 2012 that plastic surgery among teenagers is on the rise, with the number of teen patients reported at up to five times the number it was fifteen years ago. This does not mean rhinoplasty is right for all teens. It is a decision that must be safely agreed upon by the parent, teen and physician. (more…)

Debunking Myths About Botox

Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills CABotox is one of the most sought-after treatments when it comes to non-surgical procedures to improve the face. With all of the buzz surrounding Botox, there lies many misconceptions. It is always best to let your plastic surgeon clear up any false information about Botox, but here are three of the most common myths to get you started on a better understanding of this procedure. (more…)

The Advantages of Micro-Liposuction

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonYou have probably heard of liposuction, but how much do you know about “micro-liposuction”? This new technique does exactly what its name suggests; it allows your plastic surgeon to perform liposuction (or remove fat) on smaller, more delicate areas of your body using small incisions and cannulas. Many patients choose micro-liposuction on areas such as the neck, face and chin. (more…)

Facelift While You Are Awake

Facelift With Surgery Beverly Hills CADid you know that is possible to get a facelift without going under? The Painless Facelift or “Awake Facelift” is a highly sought after cosmetic procedure for patients who are reluctant to undergo general anesthesia but who want to turn back the hands of time. (more…)

My Baby Has A Hemangioma, Now What?

Los Angeles CA Birthmark Removal DoctorsYou inspected every inch of your baby at birth, so you are quite alarmed to notice a bright red nodule suddenly appear on his or her skin several weeks later. Only a physician can confirm, but your baby may have a hemangioma. A hemangioma is a birthmark, known as a strawberry mark, which typically appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. Hemangiomas grow during the first year of life, and then recede or fade over time. By the age of 10, most children have no visible trace of the mark. (more…)

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…)