Keloid Scars: What Can be Done?

Scar Treatment

Scars are the body’s natural healing response when the skin is injured or traumatized. Unfortunately, not everyone scars the same way, and there are times when scarring is especially concerning, such as when keloid scars develop.

What are Keloids?

Keloids develop when the healing process is aggressive, or when there is an overgrowth of tissues after a skin injury. While all scars can be regarded as imperfections within the skin, keloid scars can be quite noticeable. Keloid scars are an abnormal scar that is thick, raised and may become extremely large. They commonly appear in a pink/purple color with a smooth top. … Continue reading

Eyelid Lift Versus Brow Lift

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Does the appearance of your eyes make you look tired, old or angry? A plastic surgeon can help. Many patients know they need rejuvenation through their eyes but are unsure as to whether they qualify for an eyelid lift, brow lift – or both!

While a brow lift and blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) are both procedures that enhance your appearance and combat the signs of facial aging, they are two very different procedures that are performed on two different aspects of the face. Here is a closer look at what each of these facial plastic surgeries entail and what they are intended to address. … Continue reading

Dr. Ben Talei to First-Time Co-Host on The Doctors

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For those who regularly tune-in to CBS’s renowned TV show The Doctors, seeing Dr. Ben Talei as a guest to share his wealth of knowledge in regard to facial plastic surgery is no surprise. For the latest episode, Dr. Talei will once again grace the set with his presence, only this time as a first-time co-host of the show. In this Beauty Episode, he will lead the topics of conversation as he dives into hot, pressing topics ranging from the truths of buccal fat removal to the dangers of DIY threads. … Continue reading

Lip Augmentation for Men

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When considering cosmetic procedures for the lips, the female population typically comes to mind. Women are most known for their desire to achieve a fuller, younger-looking or more sensual lip appearance. However, the same surgical and non-surgical lip augmentation procedures that are available to women are also available to men. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an increasing number of men are seeking out specific procedures to achieve plumper, more attractive lips. … Continue reading

How to Accelerate Your Recovery After Facial Plastic Surgery

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Whether it is a facelift, rhinoplasty or other procedure, facial plastic surgery demands a certain amount of time for healing. For most patients, this non-negotiable downtime is often one of the most dreaded parts of getting cosmetic surgery. Not only are patients anxious to see their results, but many are also trying to improve their appearance without others knowing what they’ve done.

Keep in mind that proper healing after your procedure is paramount to your long-term success as well as your final results. While you should never neglect or rush your recovery time after facial plastic surgery, there are some things you can do to speed it up and make it more comfortable. … Continue reading

Why Your Nasal Injury Needs Prompt Attention

Nasal Surgery

Accidents happen. When it comes to bad falls or sports injuries, it is not uncommon for the nose to be involved in the trauma. A fractured nose can produce outward signs of bruising, bleeding and swelling, but there can also be internal damage that can affect breathing and the functionality of the nose. One of the worst mistakes you can make if you’ve suffered nasal trauma is avoiding or delaying a visit to a plastic surgeon. When it comes to restoring the delicate features of the nose, time is of the essence. … Continue reading

Your Double Chin Got You Down?

Beverly Hills Center Female Patient Before and After Chin Kybella Injections Treatment

We all critique ourselves, especially when it comes to our facial appearance. According to a survey from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly 67% of people named their “double chin” as one of their most bothersome flaws. In fact, study participants were equally concerned by their double chin as they were about wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Until recently, fixing a double chin meant going under the knife for plastic surgery. However, a youthful and contoured chin and jawline can be achieved by a simple injectable formula called Kybella®. … Continue reading

Facts About Facial Fat Grafting

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Fat transfer in the aging face is increasing in popularity. In fact, the 2020 statistics provided by The Aesthetic Society, shows facial fat injections trending in third place for overall facial cosmetic procedures and totaling 28,376 surgeries this past year. Fat transfer or fat grafting is a minimally-invasive procedure that can address a wide range of aging concerns within the face. Like other facial procedures, however, it is imperative that facial fat transfer is performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon.
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Understanding Cleft Palate

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An estimated 7,000 babies in the United States are born with cleft palate, a birth defect that involves an opening (or “cleft”) in the roof of the mouth. Unfortunately, cleft palate can lead to several serious setbacks including those related to dentition, eating, drinking, speech and even hearing. The only treatment option is cleft palate repair surgery. … Continue reading

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