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

Beverly Hills Lip Enhancement Surgery

Dr. Ben Talei is the preeminent physician in lip enhancement surgery in the Beverly Hills area. These face & neck plastic surgery procedures can help to correct thinning lips and tiny vertical lines that appear with age or simply add volume to those born with thinner lips. Much of Dr. Talei's procedure are actually performed in order to repair mistakes made during other surgeries or procedures. 

At the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Talei can add or reduce the volume of your lips in any number of ways while simultaneously giving definition and character with the most natural results. 

Lip Lift Procedure

The Lip Lift is a procedure modified by Dr. Talei and very commonly used to shorten the vertical height of the upper lip, improve definition of the lip and cupid's bow and cause slight eversion of the lip giving a more appealing appearance. This procedure is extremely successful in patients demonstrating lengthening of the upper lip with age.  More recently as upper lips are being over-injected, the Lip Lift has also become very useful to lighten the appearance of an over-injected, heavy appearing lip. An additional benefit and a common reason patients seek this procedure is to increase central and/or lateral tooth show if the lip is covering too much of the upper teeth.  This procedure is easily done under local anesthesia without any pain at all.  See the Before & After Gallery for examples of this procedure. 

Lip Augmentation

          SMAS Graft / Dermal-Fat Graft  - Whether performed in combination with a Face Lift or performed alone, a patient's own natural tissues can be used to very naturally and predictably add volume to the upper and lower lip. This type of grafting when performed by a skilled surgeon can also help change the shape of the lip in specific desired areas.  The result obtained is much more natural and reliable than that of a free fat injection. This surgery can easly be done without general anesthesia. 

          Lip Implant - A number of implants are available that provide the desired volume for your lip.  The most commonly used and time tested implants are those made of Silicone.  This differs from a Silicone injection, because the implant is placed as a single piece and avoids the problems reported in the past with Silicone injections.

          V-Y Lip Enhancement - This procedure using hidden internal incisions has several benefits to patients. The V-Y lip advancement for lip augmentation increases the parameters that characterize the fullness of the upper lip and enhances the vermilion "pout" and projection of the upper and lower lip. It also increases the curvature of Cupid's bow.  It has also been used quite successfuly in patients with too much tooth show or a "gummy" smile in order to improve coverage of the teeth for a more pleasant appearance. 

Lip Revision Procedures

Being a facial specialist, Dr. Talei is quite busy with Lip Revision Surgery.  These procedures vary in complexity but are performed to repair issues caused by prior surgeries or injections. The most common lip revisions seen in his practice include revisions of issues caused by silicone or fat injections and repair of surgeries which ruined the definition of the lips. If your body has had a reaction to previously injected materials or the injections have moved or are now oddly protruding, Dr. Talei can easily correct your lips to improve the symmetry and volume, giving you more naturally formed lips. Asymmetry is a very common complaint that may occur naturally or in most cases is a result of prior lip manipulation.  Nearly all these procedures are completely painless and performed under local anesthesia.

Cleft Lip Surgery

Cleft Lips and Palates are variable in their appearance, ranging from subtle deformities to complete openings in the lip and palate. Both can be devastating to a child's development if not treated in a timely manner. Dr. Talei is a specialist in cleft lip and palate surgery.  He regularly travels on surgical missions to other countries to teach other surgeons proper methods of repair and to help those in need. Cleft Lip Revision Surgery is performed commonly as well to help repair defects remaining from surgeries performed in childhood. Scars, clefts and depressions are amongst the most common and are easily treated. 

Mohs Surgery Reconstruction

Dr. Talei is a specialist in reconstruction of cancer defects of the face. Amongst all cancer defects in the body, those on the face are the most difficut to repair and can cause significant functional impairment if not properly treated. Dr. Talei is known not only for his artistic ability and surgical technique, but for the speed and ease in which these defects can be repaired. The Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery has an Open Door Policy with Mohs defects referred to the practice from other providers. The majority of these procedures are performed under local anesthesia and can be scheduled to be performed almost immediately in most cases. Dr. Talei also commonly treats patients whom have had prior Mohs Reconstruction but are in need of revision surgery to improve cosmetics and function.  

Dr. Talei is committed to offering his patients surgical procedures to meet their needs, with completely natural, unnoticed results. With dual fellowship training in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Surgery and Vascular Birthmarks & Congenital Anomalies, Dr. Talei has a unique skill-set as well as the artistic eye and delicate hand you want in surgery. Because each face is different, lip enhancement or revision surgery should be too. Dr. Talei’s surgical approach is tailored for each patient to satisfy his or her requests with completely natural, long-lasting results.

Contact our Lip Enhancement Surgery Specialists at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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!!!