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

Mini Lift / Mini Facelift

Dr. Ben Talei has specialized his practice to offer the most unique, durable, and natural facial rejuvenation results. Using minimal access, hidden incisions and a customized treatment plan, he can thoroughly rejuvenate your face and neck to specifically suit the way you want to look.

What is a Mini Lift?

The definition of what makes a Facelift into a Mini Lift varies significantly from surgeon to surgeon nationwide. For most patients seeking a Mini Lift, it typically means they don’t want a very noticeable change. For others, it means they are only interested in changing the jawline and neck while leaving the cheeks alone.

What most surgeons would consider a Mini Lift is very similar to what they explain to be a traditional Facelift. In most cases, the surgeon will elect to utilize one of several SMAS-Lifting or SMAS-Plication techniques, possibly making a smaller incision although this isn’t always the case. The cheek in most Mini Lifts is typically not addressed, so the focus remains on the neck and jawline. This is also the case with most traditional Facelifts. The majority of surgeons choose to limit their dissection during a Mini Lift, which in turn gives the patient a more rapid recovery. The only issue to be aware of is that certain Mini Face-lifting techniques may not be very long lasting. The Mini Lifts that tend to last years longer typically combine a Deep-Plane Lifting technique.

Deep Plane Mini Lift

As a sub-specialist in primary and revision Face-lifting, Dr. Talei is able to perform a facelift using a host of different incisions and techniques. However, his experience has led him to utilize Deep Plane Elevation and Release techniques for nearly all of his primary and revision facelifts. These techniques are significantly more advanced and provide a more natural outcome along with a much more stunning and long-lasting result.

The Deep Plane Mini Lift as performed by Dr. Talei, is meant to provide a more rapid recovery for patients who cannot afford any significant recuperation period. This does not mean, however, that the results are not significant. The Mini Lift uses a shorter incision than most traditional Facelifts, which remains well hidden while leaving the sideburns and hairline fully intact.

The key to providing a fully rejuvenated and well-defined jawline and neck is to perform a Deep Plane Release. This means that instead of just pulling the muscles tight with sutures, the surgeon releases the tethering points of the Platysma/SMAS complex. The complex is then repositioned in order to more comprehensively and naturally rejuvenate the neck and face. Combining several advances techniques, the Mini Lift achieves incredible results by tightening the neck, giving greater definition to the jawline and angle of the jaw, and completely rids the patient of Jowls and Jowling, which have occurred over time. Depending on the type of neck, Midline tightening techniques may also be added in order to enhance results.

At the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, we utilize the least invasive and most advanced techniques in order to achieve long-lasting, natural and stunning results. Dr. Ben Talei has dedicated his practice to Facial Plastic Surgery and Facial rejuvenation in order to ensure only the best results for his patients.

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Based on 15 reviews

Peter S.
Literally one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the world. You will NOT regret being treated by this highly skilled professional. He's a mensch, too.
darci t.
I am absolutely ecstatic about my results!!!!!! I am a model and actress as well as an occasional TV host. I have been performing upkeep for my face and lips in Beverly Hills for years and I was convinced I was with the most talented and famous surgeons and dermatologists, but boy was I wrong! One visit with Dr. Talei and my life has changed. He clearly and quickly explained the slow imbalance which had happened in my lips and face over time and we planned for a lip lift procedure. I did this under local anesthesia with no pain at all! He's the ONLY surgeon who can do this with NO scarring. All other doctors I reviewed had scars on at least half their patients. Now all of my friends in plastic surgery and fashion compliment me much more and they have no idea what I had done. This man is AMAZING!!!!
Jennette C.
I went to Dr Talei for under eye filler using Restylane. Dr Talei was very thorough with each step in the process and made me feel very comfortable. The procedure was quick and painless! My under eyes have always been an insecurity for me and when I looked in the mirror after he was done I was beyond impressed with his work. I felt more confident and beautiful. I was able to leave his office and go right back to work! I highly recommend Dr Talei. He's friendly, has a lovely staff and truly cares about making his patients happy.
Lauren F.
My experience with Dr. Ben Talei was very positive. He answered all my questions prior to the procedure and made me feel very comfortable. Before meeting him, I had heard all the rave about his work, and I am so glad I went through with the visit. I was very insecure with my "eleven" deep wrinkles in between my eyebrows, he was very fast and clean with this procedure and I couldn't be more grateful for this minor adjustment that has brought me a major confidence boost. Thank you Dr. Talei
Bryan B.
Ben is a skilled professional. I would have no hesitation recommending Ben and his team to my friends or family. He is passionate about his work and this passion shows in the exceptionally high standard of care that he provides to his patients (both in his practice and in his humanitarian work). You’re in good hands with Ben and his staff!
Danielle B.
I used to see Dr Ben in New York and now I fly to LA to see him. I have no room for error and he is absolutely the only plastic surgeon I trust. Everyone else seems to be out for money. Every time I'm in his waiting room all I hear is praises and how he's the greatest. I completely agree. He's the most talented surgeon I've ever seen. It's worth the flight
Kelly H.
I have worked in health care in Los Angeles for over 20 years and have always hesitated in referring plastic surgeons to my clients. Dr. Ben Talei, MD is in a class of his own. I am so pleased to be able to refer to Dr. Talei without hesitation, and consistently receive outstanding feedback on him. Dr. Talei brings a wealth of experience and exceptional skill, along with cutting edge techniques to his practice. Not only does Dr. Talei excel in every facet of care, but he has also cultivated a warm, kind and patient bedside manner that is second to none. Dr. Talei's office is a dynamic patient focused environment, I urge you to visit him!
Holly K.
Ben is amazing! Was my first time getting botox and it was virtually painless. Marks were gone in minutes. Thanks Ben you're the best!!!