Facial Plastic Surgery trends and how to address them, difference between outcome ideals, symmetry, facial flow, what’s a modified upper lip and ways to handle malicious reviews. Dr. Ben Talei MD is a well-rounded double fellowship trained surgeon.
As a past carpenter, private inspector (PI), ski instructor, car and boat racer, and piano player Dr. Talei brings a well-rounded life viewpoint to his practice. He gives a fun story discussing why he went to facial surgery instead of orthopedics and then why plastic surgery instead of cancer removals and the like.
What started as an appreciation for the facial surgery procedures and technicality blossomed into a personal challenge to always be creative and expect the best out of yourself. As a bonus, not only does he love his job, but the patients are happy and he gets to do a passion of his, teach.
Dr. Talei hated telling patients they have cancer and may pass away, now with his pediatrics fellowship, he still can remove cancer but these are not life threatening.
Prematurely confident: what are the positives and negatives of such an attitude?
What role does surgical trends and “societal norms of beauty” play in doing rhinoplasty and other facial cosmetic surgeries?
MACS plication lift, are they outdated and why is tying in the fat and muscle considered a more natural look (deep plane facelift)? When talking about trends that are wrong versus trends that are pioneering, how does the doctor tell them apart?
What type of politics are involved in getting revolutionary surgical techniques published?
What are some of the reasons a surgeon may continue to do a seemingly outdated procedure instead of doing what is the latest and greatest?
Modified Upper Lip procedure: He specializes in this procedure. Listen to learn more about it and why someone would have this done.
Why would you avoid filler in your lip and choose the modified upper lip procedure? A button and suspenders type of lift: pull up on the straps and get more accent on the cupids bow and you get a sexy upturn of the lip showcasing teeth when you smile.
Ideals vs Symmetry vs Flow: you can’t always get what you want. Unrealistic goals and body dysmorphia, how do you screen for these people.? Is symmetry all that its shaped up to be?
Can Dr Talei make you look like you did 20 years ago or fix a nose job that you weren’t happy with?
What happens if you don’t pick up on a body dysmorphic person?
How to handle bad reviews and trolls? Can you sue someone for defamation based on aggressive distribution of false reviews?
Near the end he shares a story about how one of his surgeries changed someone’s life, grab a tissue.
Dr. Ben Talei graduated from UCLA, UC San Diego School of Medicine, Residency at Columbia University in head and neck surgery, and did two separate fellowships in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, but also specializes in vascular birthmarks and congenital anomalies (pediatrics).
Advanced Lifting Techniques. Modified Upper Lip
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/90 here you can also find links to things mentioned.