Do you suffer from a “double chin” appearance? You may be excited about the recently approved injectable treatment called Kybella that melts away fat under the chin without surgery. Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which our body naturally produces to break down fat. Once injected into the submental (under chin) region, Kybella can permanently destroy fat cells and leave your body to get rid of the evidence. Sounds like the perfect solution, right? … Continue reading
According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss by the age of 32, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. While male hair loss is much more accepted than female hair loss, balding remains a common concern for men. Unfortunately, when men hear the words “hair transplant,” they may think of antiquated techniques that involved “hair plugs” and produced an unnatural hairline and fake appearance. While this was the standard in the 1980’s, hair transplant technology has made massive advancements since then. Today’s hair transplant results are far from “pluggy.” In fact, modern hair transplantation is more sophisticated, more effective and delivers remarkably natural results. … Continue reading
Whether it was a facelift, blepharoplasty or other type of facial plastic surgery, your overall results can be influenced by how well you heal after the procedure. It is important that you follow all post-operative instructions after facial plastic surgery to not only protect your comfort during recovery, but also maximize your outcome and investment. One of the most critical rules is staying out of the sun. This can be a challenge if you have recently undergone facial plastic surgery and your healing period falls in the hot summer months. However, there are ways to protect yourself from harmful UV rays and still enjoy the warm weather. … Continue reading
Whether you are correcting an imperfection you were born with or one that was created by a traumatic accident, it is no surprise that cosmetic surgery can boost your self-confidence and often improve your quality of life. However, the plastic surgery we know today looks very different from when it began. Here’s closer insight into the history of cosmetic surgery and how it has evolved into such a popular and fascinating surgical specialty in our modern day. … Continue reading
What if you could erase your wrinkles and give to a charity all at once? Esteemed facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Talei invites you to a special “NewTox Party” this Saturday, June 29th from 10am to 6pm at our Beverly Hills Center office. At this unique event, guests will not only have an opportunity to try the newest Botox alternative product on the market, but they can also support children with cancer at the same time. … Continue reading
On the heels of the first ever Orofacial Club Seminar in Miami, FL, plastic surgeons, dentists and oral surgeons are invited to attend a Perioral Beauty seminar at The London West Hollywood Hotel at Beverly Hills on Thursday, July 18th. Dr. Ben Talei, world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, will be speaking on the art of personal enhancement and the beauty of the smile. Joining him will be cosmetic dentist and accomplished lecturer, Dr. Kyle Stanley. As members of the Orofacial Club, Dr. Talei and Dr. Stanley will discuss the importance of combining disciplines in order to provide excellent patient care and superior results. … Continue reading
Gone are the days when plastic surgery was only for women. Today, more and more men are taking advantage of cosmetic procedures to boost their appearance. A particularly popular male group is the dads. Just like moms, fathers also reap the consequences of sleepless nights and other lifestyle changes that come with having small children. In fact, many dads put their appearance on the back burner while trying to start or raise a family. It is understandable, therefore, that an increasing number of dads are seeking the help of a plastic surgeon. … Continue reading
The pockets of swelling that occur underneath the eyes are commonly called “under-eye bags.” While this is typically a cosmetic concern in older adults, it doesn’t always signify aging. Just like dark circles, your tendency to have puffiness underneath the eyes can be a genetic trait as well as a reaction to certain lifestyle habits. Your diet can even influence how much fluid you retain in your face and around your eyes. In some, under-eye inflammation is an allergic response to something in the environment. Regardless of the cause, it is important to know your options as far as treatment. These include both surgical and non-surgical solutions. Some people may even find that they can improve the appearance of under-eye bags by making some adjustments at home. … Continue reading
Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery for the ears and typically involves “pinning” back ears that are protruding from the head. Otoplasty can also involve reshaping cartilage and/or removing excess skin and tissue to create a more balanced and attractive appearance. Otoplasty is a common procedure and one that can be life-changing for a child who is bullied or ridiculed in school due to his or her ears.
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With age comes many unwanted changes in the face. Heavy jowls are certainly one of them.
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the word “jowl” is defined as: “the lower part of a person’s cheek, especially when it is fleshy or drooping.” This can occur in both men and women, though women are typically more bothered by this sign of facial aging. The extra sagging in the cheeks can also pull down the corners of the mouth, creating a sad appearance and frowned lips. … Continue reading