Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. These chronic daily headaches can be painful and highly disruptive to your daily life. Unfortunately, they can also be hard to treat for many patients. If your migraines have failed to respond to prescription medication, you may find your answer with a plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon who administers Botox may be able to effectively reduce your migraine episodes.
You probably know Botox for its cosmetic benefits. However, Botox (or botulinum toxin) was approved by the FDA in 2010 to treat migraines. That’s right, the same injection that can reduce your Crow’s feet and frown lines may also be able to prevent your debilitating headaches. … Continue reading
Are you constantly seeking the perfect pout? The lips can promote beauty, portray sensuality and make a strong statement about the way you’re feeling. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip augmentation has been considered the second fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. This can largely be contributed to our selfie-obsessed generation, where women of all ages try to capture the most attractive lip look possible before they click their smartphone camera.
So what exactly does make lips look attractive or desirable? There are certain lip characteristics that have been shown to matter. In fact, in a February 2017 study, researchers from University of California, Irvine showed more than 400 participants side-by-side images of young Caucasian women’s lips and asked them to rank each photo based on attractiveness. The study evaluated the size of the lips, and more specifically, the upper to lower lip ratio. … Continue reading
We come in all different shapes and sizes. And while each face is unique, our ethnic background can often play a considerable role in certain features, tendencies and characteristics. When it comes to your nose, your ethnicity is especially influential. However, your Asian, African American or Hispanic descent may not produce the nasal characteristics you want. That’s why many patients turn to ethnic rhinoplasty for help. Dr. Ben Talei is a renowned rhinoplasty surgeon with specialized training in improving the noses of all ethnic backgrounds.
When it comes to Asian rhinoplasty, there are some commonalities among patient requests. The Asian nasal structure is typically flatter, broader and can even lack a distinctive bridge. Asians also typically have a more triangular shaped nose. For these reasons, Asian nose-reshaping often involves the following: … Continue reading
Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought-after procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery. However, not everyone is willing to sacrifice the expense and recovery time of a surgical procedure to get the results they want. Therefore, more and more patients are turning to the “lunchtime nose job” for nasal improvements without going under the knife. Non-surgical rhinoplasty relies on the latest filler injectable products as well as the delicate and skilled hand of a trained plastic surgeon. For most patients, this no-downtime, in-office procedure provides superior, natural-looking results. Here’s some quick facts on a lunchtime nose job – is it right for you?
It’s long-lasting but not permanent
It’s true that using cosmetic fillers to change your appearance is only a temporary fix. However, many of the latest filler products can last 18 to 24 months! This is often enough for patients to consider the investment worthwhile. In addition, patients can often be hesitant about undergoing a more permanent change, especially when it comes to their nose. A non-surgical nose job can give them an accurate depiction of what a “real” nose job would look like, helping them feel more confident in the surgical procedure down the road. Lastly, fillers such as Voluma are completely reversible if the patient is dissatisfied with the results.
It can address a wide variety of aesthetic concerns within the nose.
Fillers don’t just correct nasal bumps. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, a non-surgical nose job can also be used to improve a droopy tip (filler will help lift it up), asymmetrical nostrils, as well as slightly crooked noses (filler can smooth sharp angles). It is important to note, however, that if you have a nose that is considerably too large or if you are suffering from a broken/fractured nose, then a traditional (surgical) rhinoplasty is needed.
The recovery is a breeze.
For the average patient, a non-surgical nose job is nearly painless. We use a topical cream to numb the affected area and keep discomfort at a minimum. The entire procedure can be performed within minutes. Best of all, you won’t have to go home in pain or with the need to rest or wrap bandages on your nose. This is exactly why it is called “the lunchtime nose job.” Many patients immediately return to work or other normal activities. Slight redness or bruising can be expected for a few days following the procedure.
When it comes to non-surgical rhinoplasty, trust Beverly Hills finest. Schedule your consult with Dr. Ben Talei, who has helped countless patients attain a beautiful and balanced nasal appearance without surgery.
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The skin around the eyes, especially the lids, are much thinner and more delicate than other facial tissues. Due to the nature of this skin and the constant expression and motion the eyes make throughout the day, signs of aging can be very noticeable. For example, many aging adults find themselves most dissatisfied with the way their eyelids are drooping.
Eyelid drooping can be blamed on genetics as well as the natural aging process. Nonetheless, there is a procedure that can restore a youthful appearance to your eyes – blepharoplasty! Blepharoplasty is often referred to as eyelid lift surgery and can involve either the upper, lower or both eyelids. … Continue reading
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 500,000 new cases of skin cancer are reported each year. Considering that sun exposure is a leading cause of skin cancer, it comes to no surprise that most skin cancer (around 80%) is found on the face, head and neck, or the areas that are most often exposed to UV rays. … Continue reading
Do you wish you could regain a youthful face without having to commitment to plastic surgery? Whether it is your fear of going under the knife or your lack of time to recover, many aging adults now have a new alternative to facelift surgery. Using a “liquid facelift,” patients can turn back the hands of time without ever seeing a scalpel, being put to sleep or uncovering bandages. … Continue reading
While hair loss is often regarded as a man’s struggle, women can lose their natural head of hair too. In fact, up to 40% of hair loss sufferers are female! Unfortunately, balding and thinning hair for women can be much more detrimental. It can dramatically affect one’s self-esteem and confidence in social and workplace settings.
There are many reasons why women may experience hair loss, including temporary and permanent loss. And it is not always within your control to prevent it. … Continue reading
While it is more common to think of wrinkles and volume loss within the face, the delicate skin and tissues of the hands are just as vulnerable to the unwanted signs of aging. In fact, the hands rank as one of the first body parts to reveal your age. This is due to a number of factors, including the inevitable daily exposure to the sun and other environmental elements as well as the fact that the skin of the hands naturally thins out as we get older. Most influential, however, is the common neglect to prevent aging in the hands. Many aging adults start regimes in their 20’s or early 30’s to delay aging in their face, whether it be a better moisturizer application, anti-aging serum or filler injections. However, when it comes to the hands, the gradual loss of youth gets overlooked – often until it is too late. … Continue reading
While cosmetic surgery continues to gain ground in terms of popularity, there are still some misconceptions surrounding plastic surgery and those who get it. Contrary to popular belief, there are many types of people that can benefit from plastic surgery. To ensure you don’t have the wrong impression, let’s set the record straight by exposing three common myths about plastic surgery: … Continue reading
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