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

Beverly Hills Eyelid Lift Surgery – Blepharoplasty

Dr. Ben Talei, with the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, performs upper and lower eyelid lift surgery for patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. These cutting edge eye and brow lifts can quickly make you look dramatically younger, well-rested and more refreshed. Because the eyes typically reveal the earliest signs of aging and are the most noticeable, eyelid surgery has become one of the most requested surgeries today. Dr. Talei can transform your droopy upper eyelids or excessive sagging eyelid skin, as these conditions can impair your vision, cause you to look older than you are, sad or tired. What's more impressive is that most of these procedures can be done without general anesthesia, quickening recovery time. 

As you age, excess fat can deposit around your eyes forming bags. Loss of skin and soft tissue elasticity is also very normal over time and can cause the brows and cheek fat pads to droop. As the cheeks droop the tear troughs tend to take on a deeper, hollower and darker appearance under the eyes. Festoons, bags, crow's feet, and malar mounds are just a few of the problems that appear with age.

Dr. Talei offers an upper eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty for weakened eyelid structures such as the orbital septum, that can cause puffiness under eyes. He also offers a procedure called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This specific eye lift is made by making an incision on the inner side of the lower eyelid yielding no external scars.


Upper eyelid surgery is a rapid recovery time procedure which can be done under local anesthesia and dramatically improve your appearance. Dr. Talei will perform a comprehensive analysis of the brows and eyelids to ensure the most customized and effective procedure is performed. Eyelid position, brow position, skin or muscle excess, and the presence of lack of fat are all important factors to consider during consultation. Dr. Talei is specialist in eyelid reconstruction and revision eyelid surgery as well. In cases of hollowing with age or excessive fat removal during prior surgery, an upper eyelid fat transposition can also be performed to give a healthier and more youthful appearance.


Specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eye, Dr. Talei evaluates all patients carefully for signs of ptosis, or drooping eyelids. If unrecognized and left untreated, asymmetry and a tired appearance will persist even after the surgery.  Several procedures exist for the treatment of ptosis, and Dr. Talei will be sure to choose the one that will be most effective for you. 


Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a straight forward procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia with a rapid recovery and no pain. This procedure can be formed with or without external incisions and is used to tighten the lower eyelid, remove excess skin, and smoothen a baggy appearance.  In nearly every case, Dr. Talei combines this procedure with a lower eyelid fat transposition to ensure the most youthful and durable outcome. The results from this procedure are truly remarakble.  On occasion this procedure can also be combined with a variety of lower eyelid shortening or tightening techniques.  See below to read more


This is the most effective and impressive procedure for the lower eyelid available to date. Dr. Talei performs nearly all lower eyelid surgeries with a fat transposition. This means that fat from under the eye is released and repositioned in the hollow under the eye also known as the tear trough or nasojugal groove. This adds the appropriate volume to the tear trough, filling it predictably and permanently producing astonishing results.  The fat transposition can be performed from with or without an external incision depending on your eye position and amount of skin excess. This procedure is commonly performed on patients in their late 20's and on to all ages obtaining consistently impressive results. 


A Canthoplasty is the shortening and/or repositioning of the lower eyelid in order to properly tighten and position it.  This procedure should only be performed by a specialist given its complexity.  Dr. Talei is a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid and commonly performs all eyelid procedures. A Canthopexy may also be performed in certain cases in order to reposition the lateral junction of the eye also known as the commissure. A Canthoplasty or Tarsal Strip may also be performed with lower lid laxity due to aging or facial paralysis with predictable and impressive results. 

Dr. Talei’s goal in all of his procedures is to provide you with results that are completely natural and leave you looking younger and fully rejuvenated. He is one of few physicians in the country to have dual fellowship training in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Surgery, and Vascular Birthmarks & Congenital Anomalies.

Dr. Talei’s delicate hand in surgery, attention to detail and artistic eye are the winning combination in eyelid lift surgery since many of the tiny incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the eye. Most of these surgical procedures take 1-2 hours and can leave you fully recovered and back to life in 3-5 days.

Contact our Eyelid Lift Surgery - Blepharoplasty Specialists today to schedule a consutlation. We look forward to hearing from you.


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!!!