Surgeon took his time to answer my questions. Staff knowledgable and courteous. Very well organized process
Dr. Karam and his staff always make me feel very comfortable. They are informative, attentive, and caring from the minute you call or walk into the office. Dr. Karam has performed previous surgeries on me and I am very confident in his abilities and suggestions.
I felt that Dr. Karam was honest with what he thought needed to be done and why he chose the procedures he performed.
The doctor was very attentive and thorough. My wait time was minimal and I was able to have the procedure immediately after the consultation. The results were exactly what I had hoped for.
Dr. Karam was highly knowledgeable and offered a different option for me as compared to the other surgeons I consulted. His facelift was one of an upward lift as opposed to a sideways lift. He also was unique in explaining in detail how a fat transfer to the deep lines around my mouth could be permanently altered as opposed to other temporary solutions. He was alone in offering me these two options.
I love the results. I really like not having to be totally put under General Anastasia.
I felt really comfortable during the whole experience. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable.
Great staff and always ready with information
I came to Dr. Karam unsure about what I wanted, but turning 50, and not feeling on the outside how I felt on the inside. This lead me down a path of withdraw from life activities, exercise, and the desire to attend social events. Especially because all of my friends are about 5 years younger than I am and not yet experiencing the hormonal changes that I was experiencing now. It was depressing to look in the mirror when working out, passing my reflection in a window, and especially when putting on make-up to try to look pretty but feeling like it just minimally masked my aging face. My first visit with Dr. Karam was like being given a miracle. I have been to other plastic surgeons and have friends that are plastic surgeons but have never met anyone that I trusted with my FACE! I was terrified of looking like the celebrity-types that obviously look like they have had work done, BAD work! What we don't notice is how amazing the women look that have had plastic surgery and no one would ever know it-they just look refreshed and youthful, like they just slept for a year. Dr. Karam literally gave me that reassurance and confidence in the first consult-no question.
The team is professional & friendly. Dr. Karam is v nice polite and smart. Clinic is very clean. I like that everyone is smiling all the time. Thank you. I appreciate your service and being friendly.
My results following a face and neck lift are absolutely amazing. I looked so much older than other women my age. I had jowls and sagging neck skin that was getting impossible to hide. I was embarrassed to take pictures. My jowls are gone and my neck looks like it did when I was in my 30's. My skin looks so much healthier. I couldn't be happier with my result and the way I was cared for by Dr. Karam and his staff. The single best thing about this surgical procedure is that my result looks so natural. The results are significant but others just tell me how great I look. No one knows unless I tell them.
1. Great results 2. Great care 3. Proactive suggestions by Dr. Karam Re procedures in response to my questions, and 4. Able to have the procedure within a few days of deciding to go ahead.
Everyone seems sincerely interested in the best possible outcome. It is very impressive.
Cassy and Dr. Karam were very kind. Dr. Karam explained what he would do to address my concerns. I was impressed with the before and after.
Actually lip lift and periobital fat transfer were performed exceptionally well and I had total confidence in Dr. Karan, and his nurse Stacy is an absolute wonder.
Danielle was very pleasant to work with and arrange my consultation. Dr. Kamar explained everything very well. The entire process was professional and informative.
Dr. Karam and his staff understood my needs and exceeded my expectations. Dr. Karam is a caring and professional plastic surgeon. He asked me how I felt, asked me what I was looking for, and showed me what he could do. I followed his recommendations and the results were nothing short of amazing. I feel better than I have ever felt and my self-esteem is through the roof! I get compliments on my face almost every day! My advice to others who are considering any facial procedures with Dr. Karam; don't allow your inhibitions to prevent you from feeling and looking your best, Dr. Karam can make it happen. I felt safe and well cared for throughout my whole procedure and I would do this again in a heartbeat! I had very little to no pain, I was told by the doctor and staff exactly what to expect at every step, and I was given all the tools and resources I needed to make this as pain free, comfortable and smooth as possible.
Everybody in the office is very nice!! Communication was very frequently lacking with no response to questions and concerns, unanswered emails, office not bothering to cancel appts and left me waiting for hours. I tried to be patient because stuff happens and the world is imperfect, but I honestly felt kind of alone and left hanging multiple times. Was emailed several videos I was supposed to watch but only received them about an hour before pre-op appt. No time to watch so couldn't ask enough appropriate Qs. Video I watched later said I would receive a handbook for reference. Didn't receive it. Never heard it mentioned. Was surprised to have drains since video specifically said there would be none and no one mentioned them. Felt at times like the doctor wasn't believing what I was saying, felt like he thought he already knew my experience. After all of that and being VERY expensive, results are okay, but quite minimally noticeable. I'm also trying to be patient there. I just honestly think that if I was the doctor's wife or mother or sister, he wouldn't be happy with my care.
Dr. Karam and all of the staff were very helpful throughout the experience. They provided me with all the items that I needed before my surgery and after. I had a very quick recovery process with minimal bruising and swelling. I didn't have much pain either - I only needed to take the prescribed pain medication for a few days and I was back to work after a week. Overall I am very happy with the result and it looks very natural!
The results were excellent, the procedure was explained very well, Dr. Karam seemed very focused in achieving result we wanted, and facilities are great.
My rhinoplasty results are exactly what me and Dr. K discussed. The experience from start to finish was fantastic- the staff, the nurses, the anesthesiologist, and of course Dr. K treated me with extreme care and professionalism. [Single best thing is...] The staff. It really calmed my nerves that Dr. Chou, Stacey and Dr. K all called me the night before. Dr. Chou and Stacey did a great job keeping me calm prior to going into the OR.
I went to have excess skin removed and was told it was successful. However it is still the same. There was a lot of waiting involved in the appointment as well.
Dr. Karam understood why I wanted to have the surgery done. Answered all questions.
Dr. Karma and his staff answered all my questions and concerns.
I have had several consultations from other surgeons and from the first contact with this office I felt the staff was organized, efficient and interested in informing me of the process. The initial contact was very reassuring. The Doctor consultation was more than I could have asked for. He explained, in easy to understand terms, what is involved, and what could be expected from the surgery. I felt no pressure to move forward with the surgery. I left feeling I would be in competent hands with an excellent, experienced surgeon and an office staff that cares about the patient.
I especially liked that I would not need to undergo general anesthesia for my procedure. I was very impressed with how natural the “after” photos looked of Dr. Karam’s Patients.
The overall teamwork, preparation, instruction, care, kindness, consideration, communication, and always checking to make sure all your questions were answered. And the world class onsite surgical center. I finally look as good and energetic as I feel. I am no longer self conscious of looking so much older than I am. It takes no time at all to get ready to go out. I'm no longer buying skin care products that could never fix the issues I had.
Dr. Karam made me feel confident with the decision to move forward with the procedure. Danielle Scott was very efficient and knowledgeable and very helpful in setting up my consult and appointment for my procedure. I am very happy so far with the professionalism and care they have shown me. Looking forward to having my procedure done.
The entire team was helpful and I always felt I could ask anything, and receive an answer that was useful and in a timely manner.
Result is very good and I am happy with the removal of under-eye bags. Dr. and Staff very attentive and I am most happy with the results.
As an African American woman, I was extremely satisfied with the exceptional expertise Dr. Amir Karam created in achieving a realistic outcome in my Rhinoplasty. The entire Carmel Valley Plastic Surgery Center staff were warm and wonderful. The best! It has given me the satisfaction in my appearance that I've always desired.
The office procedures and care for the patient are outstanding.
Dr Karam is a fine person and a great surgeon. My experience with his staff was first rate. Everyone in the office is kind and very professional. I trusted Dr Karam to make the decision as to which procedure I needed to achieve my goals. He was correct as the outcome is outstanding. I don't believe that there are many facial plastic surgeons who get the results that he does with his fat transfer technique. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a very skilled surgeon who consistently produces very natural and beautiful results. I had had previous surgery with mixed results. I was bothered by hollow temples and unnatural looking filler. in my cheeks. I look at myself now and realize I have my face back and I'm amazed and grateful to have found Dr. Karam.
The estimate cost of the procedure was twice as much as the estimate from the coordinator for the same procedure. The doctor gave me the impression that he didn’t want to do my procedure.
Dr Karam and his staff are just awesome! From my first appointment to the last and even the one that I have coming up, every single staff member has made me feel like I am part of their family and I love that! Not to mention my outstanding results! No one knows that I had anything done and I'm getting so many compliments these days on how beautiful I am. My facial rejuvenation now matches my heart. I'm just so happy that I did my research prior to having anything done and consider myself part of Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery family. Will always go to my amazing Dr. for all my facial rejuvenation needs! I was anxious about having surgery. It was the not knowing I guess that made me anxious. Dr. and staff really did prepare and put me at ease so that on the morning of the surgery I was calm and ready to go! I could tell the same day that I would love my results even with the swelling!
I look younger, more vibrant and I feel great! Dr. Karam and staff were wonderful! Highly professional and helpful. The procedures met my expectations and I am very pleased with the outcome.
Very pleased with results. Excellent surgeon, kind hearted, skilled and detailed. Staff is professional, caring and follows up on everything.
My results were amazing! The doctors rates were higher than most but absolutely worth it! The staff, especially the nurse I saw with the fallow up visits shortly after were awesome. The doctor was friendly, professional and made me feel comfortable and confident as to the outcome of my procedure. I plan to go to him again for any future cosmetic work and will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a excellent plastic surgeon.
After 6 consults with the top surgeons in my area, I am certain I have chosen the best!His website and videos gave me a clear understanding of his mission along with informative Youtube videos and before & after results. Once I met Dr. Karam I knew he was the one. He is very confident thorough and caring. I'm looking forward to my surgery and feel very confident that the results will be amazing!
I felt the staff was very professional and accommodating. I was very impressed with an email I received prior to my pre-surgery appointment with links to videos of the different procedures I was getting.
Dr. seems genuine in his words and actions and that makes the whole process work. Upbeat but honest assessment of the process
Friendly, Professional, Great follow up, quick responses to email questions!
Dr. Karam is a genius! He is also honest and caring. I can now understand why he came so highly recommended by Dr. Ataii, another MD who I trust dearly.
It was a smooth experience with a great recovery time - and love the outcome I feel so much more confident and happy with my appearance - it has changed the way I feel walking out into the world
Professional and courteous. I trust in the upcoming surgery.
Customer serviceExcellent doctor beside mannerIncredible results I wake up no longer looking tired and puffy. People have suggested I look 10 years younger! I no longer get comments about not getting enough sleep and that for me is a win!
Dr Karam is a miracle worker and knew exactly which procedures I needed done. Highly professional and thorough. Always there when I need him and surgical assistant Katherine helped me along the difficult times. They are both amazing, knowledgeable and show exceptional experience. I will absolutely go to them when and if I need future treatments done. I love my results and are very happy with the outcome. My emotional feelings have even gotten better than my usual upbeat self. Thank you Dr Karam. You truly are the best!!
Even with a minor problem, the doctor has gone out of his way to see me often to resolve and answer all my questions. The surgical result is just wonderful. I no longer wear my grandmothers chin.
See previous comment. I have an impression Karam spends more time and patience getting the order and afterward is very rushed and doesn't have as much time for your questions.
Great staff. Doc listened to my concerns. There was a bit of an edge of the eye that didn't get nipped off, and he did a follow up with out any charge, no issue, no complaints. Very satisfied.
I was told that if I did not give a a deposit which was required that day to book for the procedure that the price I was give $20,000 dollars can change within a week,I felt I had to give a deposit that day or else the amount that I was quoted could be raised substantially , I felt sort of under pressure to give a deposit that day .This was a big procedure and I needed to think about this even though I was told I would get my deposit back, I still did not like the fact that the price could change within a week or even a month. I had facial surgery before, but I was never told that the price can go up within a matter of a week or month I was not happy about that, I did like Dr. Karin but I also had other question that I needed to ask and felt a little rushed .
Dr. Karam is second to none in the specialty of facelift. His technique is fine tuned and highly refined and gives you natural, youthful results. The nurse was equally skilled, patient and comforting. His post-op strategy of supplements is a power-packed healing formula.
Expectations that were given to go back to work were very unrealistic for my procedures and as a male. Results not natural looking, several people I know have commented on why my eyes look strange or so different.
My questions we answered completely. Everyone instilled calm and confidence.
Some of the forms from the first consult to the next were redundant and they could have been sent to me via email.
Great results, highly knowledgeable & friendly staff!
Wait time for visit was 1.5 hour
They seem to listen and we're attentive. Eye contact throughout.
Dr Karam answered all my questions simply and so I could understand easily. He explained exactly what he is is going to perform in surgery. He held the tweezer to exactly the places on my face and neck that need work. He has a very pleasant demeaner and gave me a calming feeling. He explained the work to be done in detail. Leanna followed up after Dr Karam and she is very helpful. Will definitely find out everything I need to know at pre op in January. I previously told mysel I would never have a facelift but after seeing the results of a friend and before and after photos I see , that Dr Karam's work is very natural and I feel that he is an excellent and very well qualified surgeon. Thank you to everyone in office who is making my experience feel comfortable and exciting to look forward to.
Best doctor Feel better
Best quality care A renewed sense of life
Very personal approach
I was able to express my fears and concerns and felt they were addressed in a way that have gave me peace of mind. Very direct and honest evaluation of the results I can expect. Sensitive staff and surgeon.
I feel so much better! I look so good and am so happy when I put makeup on :) . I already explained.
Dr Karim is highly skilled and caring. I am less than 3 months post-op, but it appears that I have the exact results I wanted. The problems areas are gone and I have very natural looking results.
The whole pre-op & post op was very through, informative & easy to understand, the staff & doctor treated me with respect & like a VIP, like we had known each other for a very long time. They treated me like I was a member of their own family only with professionalism. Dr. Karam although very personable, and extremely knowledgeable & skilled in his field takes great pride in his work, which is what we are paying for, and never once regarding his expertise with egotistic arrogance. Everyday (I'm 10 weeks post op) as if I could possibly be more please with my results it just keeps getting better. It has changed my demeanor, outlook & attitude about the next 30+ years for the better. I only get glowing compliments from my closest friends, and compliments from unknowing acquaintances. Everyone wants to know what am I doing that makes my skin look so great. let's just say I'll be lucky if I am as healthy as I look.
Doctors Expertise, Knowledge, Surgery Techniques, Caring Staff and most of all the before Surgery prep and after care was personally on hands from Doctor being available 24-7 for Me the patient and to My concern family members. I was very Satisfied and Recommend him highly. And most of all the results are amazing. Doctor and Staff caring for you before and still after surgery care.
i told him what i didn't want. he told me what he would do. we agreed on it. he came thru.
The team is flawless. Dr Karam understands just what the patient wants and is very careful not to do more or less. The follow ups of staff and doctor are excellent. I am totally confident with the entire team. [name] Other than staying at home for the recovery it did not change my life. I just feel that I look better and that pleases me.
Liana was amazing, warm, friendly, and helpful in all regards. All scheduling was easy and great information.
My end results are so natural. I just look better, but not like I had plastic surgery. Mainly, Dr. Karam continues to see me and monitor the outcome. Patients are not forgotten once the surgery is over. Dr. Karam and his staff really do care about the patients, I feel. I have more confidence talking face to face with people. Before I did not want people so close to my face!!
I felt the doctor had a lot of knowledge but I felt that he was trying to upsell me. After pricing out a couple doctors, I felt that the pricing was very high
Dr. Karam is one of the few plastic surgeon doctor that is very good of what he do, dedicated and honest to his patient. : )
I was extremely impressed with the surgeon's thoroughness and answers to my questions. Both my sister and I will probably use him in the near future.
The surgeon has done procedures for me in the past. so he knows my situation. For the issue I am dealing with now, he consulted with me over the phone, after I sent pictures to his office, saving me from having to drive 120 miles to his office. He explained that there were 2 or 3 possible courses of action to take for my issue, so we agreed that I should, in fact, drive down to see him so that he can make the best decision for me. I appreciated the time he took to listen to my concerns and offer different possible solutions. And, I appreciated his care in asking me to come into the office so that he can make the best decision possible.
Loved the staff and trust me I almost chickened out a week before the surgery. Fear of the pain was the main reason but happy I followed thru. I loved, loved, loved the bouquet of flowers sent to my home while recovering. I posted on all my social media platforms and it drew high praises.
The doctor, staff, and office procedures were professional before, during, and after the procedure. All communication was clear, and every question has been answered. Dr. Karam even sent a personal text. Most of all, the results were more than I expected.
Dr. Karam is an artist. Results are so natural and beautiful. I'm much happier and less self conscious about my eye lids.
Very knowledgable surgeon.
Surgeon approachable, friendly, confident. Clinical staff knowledgeable and friendly. If I am ever able to pay for it I would like to have the procedure done.
I was impressed with Dr. Karam and that he conducted the entire seminar. He was very patient giving us as much time as we wanted to answer our questions. he made me feel very confident in his ability to perform the procedures with expertise, safety and good follow-up.
The Dr. was very knowledgeable, he answered all questions. He was friendly, told us his philosophy about face lifts and why some procedures need to go together.
Dr. Karam is direct and sets realistic expectations.
Cost especially since I was a returning patient and told I'd probably receive better price
This practice, and Dr. Karam, are by far the most professional medical team that I contacted and researched. Everything about them is solid and professional: Their website; their patient success stories and pictures; their office; their staff; the facilities; and of course Dr. Karam. I can honestly say that I have never been treated so nicely, and so professionally, by a medical office in my entire life. I cannot say enough to praise the complete and total professionalism of this practice. Everyone there from the front desk to the clinicians to the surgical center is top notch and utterly professional -- and friendly!! So rare in today's world to have all of that in one place.
The whole staff made me feel so comfortable and made me feel as though I was a part of their family, I want to thank so very much.
Everyone I spoke with was friendly and professional. Dr. Karam's photos are better and he sounded more confident than the cosmetic surgeons I met with locally, which is why I'll be spending THOUSANDS more to travel and have him perform my bleph/fat transfer. Our phone call was less than 10 minutes because I know surgeons are busy when they do consultations (having met with two others prior) and that is all the time I needed. The photos were so impressive that all I needed over the phone was the sound of confidence from the doctor. The surgeons I met in Denver were not confident at all. They had their assistants start my appointment by trying to offer laser or Voluma in a VERY salesy way. I don't see either of those things solving my eye bag problem long term or, if, at all! They were also going above and beyond with compliments, which was a turn off (one kept saying, You're so pretty! You're so cute!" -- I didn't like this, it seemed fake. I am a confident woman and I know what I look like. You don't have to praise my natural looks, I am here to get cosmetic surgery, let's talk about that LOL. Then when I finally met the doctor to discuss bleph/fat transfer, they didn't really sell me on the results. They were like, "This might help, it's up to you if you want to try surgery or a filler. Maybe start with Voluma or laser, then try a fat transfer & bleph later?"Why would I want to spend $3,000 on Voluma, only to have to return and spend thousands more for a surgery? Why not just tell me which option will give me the best results, rather than leave me to decide and lose money and possibly look botched?Dr. Karam's assistants did not play those silly games with me. Dr. Karam said with confidence that lower bleph & fat transfer will help get me results I desire and he very simply said, "You'll look great."That's all I needed to hear.The other doctors seemed confused about what would work best for my face, that confusion was not a risk I wanted to take going under knife! "
Karam is a miracle worker, everything he does, he does w/highest standard of care. I love his talent
Skill technique of Dr. Excellent results - better than expected. I had complete confidence in him and the entire staff was helpful and informative every step of the way.
Dr. Karam treated my spouse, and I was extremely impressed. I now trust him for my own treatment.
The results of the eye surgery were excellent. I had friends who want to do the same thing. They felt his incisions were very clean and well done.
Natural look - no one can tell I had anything done. :-) Good job Dr Karam, Thank you. All stuff and Dr Karam are very professional and extremly well trained. Best in town. I am telling all my friends how good everyone at your practice is. :-)
I liked Dr. Karam's approach to my situation. My husband was with me who is also a physician and he approached my procedure in a very professional compassionate manner. Based on recommendation from 2 friends and our personal contact with Dr. K, I am confidant in moving forward to trusting my face with this specialist.
competent, friendly, assuring doctor and a great staff.
Dr. Karam was very clear about what he thought was needed and how the procedure would work.
They had a long checkin time for the procedure I believe it was over 30 minutes
I loved not having to wait. I felt like I was a priority for every staff member. . This was something I wanted to do so I could enjoy it for many years. Dr Karam made me feel like I was making the correct choice and he answered all my concerns and alleviated all my fears and concerns. I don't think people even notice that I have had the blephroplasty but I can now wear eye shadow and eye liner and it is visible and doesn't end up in the folds of my eyelids. I think I look happier because the corners of my eyes don't turn down. My sister says my eyes look like they did 30 years ago. That's wonderful.
I feel better about myself. All the yeses and positive answers were true in my experience.
My sister had great results from Dr. Karam, so I thought I would schedule a consultation.
The staff is very warm and friendly. Dr. Karam is professional and made me feel at ease.
The whole staff made me feel welcome and were all very knowledgable.Everything was explained to me very well and a date was set which wasmy preferred date. All the before and after photos looked very good and Dr Karam gives me the confidence that all will go well during and after the surgery.
The level of all around service and friendliness was average Didn't feel the level of interest was above and beyond.
Leanna KILLED IT! She treated me with kindness, respect, and professionalism. She answered all my email questions quickly and with the exact answer for which I asked. I was very impressed. I also liked that she was able to give a possible" estimate over the phone. I don't like to have my time wasted."
I think my face is slightly lopsided and I'm not sure it will even out.
I didn't have to wait for my appointment. The girls were very nice and competent. I was impressed with Dr Karam. He was not rushed. Dr. Karam was very confident in his ability, which I liked. He also answered all my questions before I asked them. Which I was impressed with. It's necessary to feel good about the doctor. When I left, I felt great about the doctor"."
Dr. Karam's practice is very professional and stuff is very well trained, friendly and it feels they all like what they do. Very happy with visits.
As I said before, better pre and post op teaching. Explain why it's important to take certain supplements, not just take them. Explain that stitches may poke out of the skin. Explain that you might have hard, raised skin under you chin.
The entire office seemed extremely professional and helpful. Dr. Karam was very personable and informative, and his clear aesthetic understanding of my goals was comforting, and seemed to emanate from an authentic passion to do beautiful and appropriate work.
The office is immaculate. The staff is both friendly and professional. The doctor is knowledgeable and talented.
Felt rushed during the consultation
I feel more confident and I believe that I look substantially better- I love the smoothness of my skin and not having jowels (so?)- my face had really aged- I am happy with neck and eyes. It was smoothe going from the consult to the follow-ups - I am very happy with my results
He only does face He knows what his doing
I had lower lid skin pinch with fat transfer. I am close to 3 months post op and I feel may be 30% improvement compared to before the surgery, I feel for the high price I paid, I should at least feel 75% better.
Caring staff. Answered all my questions. Gave me a second consult with no charge.
The single-most highlight of my rejuvenation procedures is the natural looking outcome! I am thrilled that I don't look as though I've had work!"". Dr. Karam and staff are very professional, personable, and approachable people. I researched for a year before choosing to meet with them. I was very impressed with photos of Dr. Karam's previous surgeries.When I asked what I could expect from the laser procedure, a staff member who'd had this done was kind enough to share photos and comments.We were able to reach Dr. Karam personally when during my recovery period I had concerns. I am extremely pleased with my results! I can't believe I could look and feel this great! My self-esteem and confidence have skyrocketed!
I was interested in a neck lift/ facelift, but Dr.Karam mentioned I was still too young to even consider this procedure. He mentioned I may be happy with fillers. He didn't recommend more than 1 syringe. I ended up getting the fillers done that consultation and I was very very pleased with the results. I feel he's very honest. When it is time to get work done he will definitely be my go to surgeon. :)
Everybody was kind and generous with their care and time. Dr. Karam was very pleasant and kind as well.
The Dr. Listened to what I felt my needs were and explained well what he thought needed to be done.
Doctor was kind patient and thorough. I have seen some of his work at a clinic event and was pleased with the results he achieved
I did not feel that the surgeon was warm or very interested It felt like a factory for procedures. Not a personal feeling .
I traveled from the other side of the nation after researching many physicans and spent over 15 thousand dollars to reciece results almost unnoticable. I still have a lot of skin on my lids and very little added fulness. I had a temporal lift and fat transfer which i felt may improve my look and this is what the dr agreed as well, it did little to nothing. If this was the wrong procedure i should have been advised if it was to do nothing for me. I feel i have wasted my savings. I feel it either needs to be done over and corrected or a different procedure needs to be discussed. it was a complete waste. Either the procedure was not agressive enough or was the wrong one. The fat was hardly noticeable , only saw some change in the temporal region. I paid for a FULL face fat transfer, i feel it was a complete and total waste of money. I even went back and got additional sculptra put in my temples after because there were still hollows. I think that the office is professional, but i am absolutely not pleased with my result. I have had other procedures and was very pleaded [not in this office] but sought out dr karam based off the picturez i found and what appeared to be beautiful results in fat injection on other patients. My recovery went well his surgical ability was very good , but my results were not remarkable at all.
long wait time, physician seemed somewhat distracted and hurried, although very knowledgable and friendly
Standards are exceptionally high. I was pleased with the professionalism, courteousness and sensitive intelligence of the staff.
The doctor did not seem interested in viewing any of the photos of other patients. It is very important for the patient to show the doctor what is her ideal nose. Failing to look at photos is a red flag
I never received anything from the office after my first phone appointment was made. I asked for directions twice and never got them. The names I received for referrals have not called or texted me back.
I really liked Dr Karam and the staff. They forgot to discuss one of the things I initially brought up on my phone call to book the appointment and I remembered later. I cant do all the work I would like done and due to past credit issues from a divorce Care Credit only approved me at $2000, so it will take some time to save for the procedure. The staff called over a week ago and said they would call Care Credit but still havent heard back. But its only been a week. I would of liked also more info on laser which I discussed on the phone but it didnt get brought up so guess I wish a little more time would have been spent to go over things in more detail especially with a $200 consult fee. But overall i really liked the staff and want most of the work done over time as I can save for it.
Practice experience" and overall vibe of the practice has changed. Front staff is awesome. Knowledgable and genuine. Personally didn't care for patient coordinator-- not authentic. Very sweet but bordering on feigning interest. Previously the practice felt like a boutique PS office. Girls were very approachable and genuine, down to earth. No affectation. Dr Karam was always willing to take his time and be very precise. Can't put my finger on it, just didn't feel the same way."
Was told I need extensive amount of work done totaling almost $10,000. All estimates of work and price are exedingly more than have been quoted with other doctors. Also was told the doctor forgot to add a quote for Botox in the initial consult and would be called or emailed that same day. One week later still nothing. After calling the office a week later was finally called back with a quote of over $700 got just Botox.
I spend less time covering up spots on my face, and I feel like I've had a new 'lease on life.' I chose to tell most of my friends that I was going to have a face lift, and they later were very complimentary about the results. On the other hand, there were people that didn't know what I had done, and they would say things like: You look great. That's a great color on you." or "I like the way you are wearing your hair now."". Dr Karam is a great surgeon, and a true artist. Everyone who works with him are simply the best, most efficient nurses and staff I have ever experienced. I have had many surgeries, and been to many doctors and hospitals over the years, and I was thoroughly impressed with the friendliness and professional demeanor of everyone I encountered at Carmel Valley. I had several procedures done at the same time, and I am getting nothing but compliments on the results. I'm all in.""
Surgeon specializes in facial work
I felt comfortable with everyone there. I enjoyed seeing the before and afterphotos. I forgot to ask, but would like to know why the before photos were taken ? Is there a way to get an image of what I might look like if I gothrough the procedure. My daughter had a procedure done there and wasable to see an image of what the results would look like if she scheduledhad the work done. I think that would make me more comfortable in gettingmy face lift and other procedures done. Is that possible?
the end result. dr. Amir Karam is the absolutly the very best, i am very happy with my results, I couldnt have chosen a better surgeon, and staff thank u
I felt safe and in good hands
All my questions where addressed. Everyone one seemed very informative & pleaseant.I hope my out come is as great of an experience!
The warmth of Dr.Karam, his aesthetic philosophy and understanding of the aging process. The staff was quite nice too.
Dr. Karam's surgical skills combined with his compassionate nature make for a winning combination. The fact that I could call or text Dr. Karam at any time after the surgery & get an immediate response was nothing short of amazing. It shows how much he cares about his patients. The staff is also knowledgeable & compassionate. They are very sweet and very helpful!
I have had other procedures performed at this practice and I was very satisfied. I feel very confident that the physician is highly skilled and qualified and I trust him.
It he fact that everyday I wake up and feel rested And look good instead of people asking me are youTired? You look tired ! Even when I was not tiredMakes me very happy. Dr. Amir Katam is honest warm personality and professional. He doesn't perform procedure justFor financial gain but from artistic point of his expertiseI appreciate his talent and honesty dealing with me.His staff are well trained and very friendly.
Dr Karam and his staff are always friendly and very knowledgeable. I, wholeheartedly, trust that my experience will be, and has been, nothing but exceptional.
The doctor was great and very impressed the way the office is run. I like Dr. Karam's bedside manner, his confidence shows through. He's very pleasant and very approachable. I specifically came to him on a referral and after the first meeting immediately knew that he was the surgeon for me. The staff is wonderful, incredibly patient with all of my anxiety, and the office itself is very well run.
The word I would use is RESPECT. Patients are treated respectfully, listened to by the staff and Dr. Karam. Their plastic surgery goals are explored and Dr. Karam works with each patient as an individual who wants to make improvements on their appearance.
1. The timely manner in seeing the Doctor once I arrived. 2. The friendliness and professionalism of the entire staff I personally came in contact with. 3. feeling of my own trust in Dr. Karam during the consultation. 4. That they not only expedited my consultation but also my surgery to coordinate with my personal time frame. 5. Dr Karam immediately responding to an email I sent over a concern I had. 6.The reassurance at my post operative appointment that my negative concerns were unwarranted.
I was highly satisfied because after consulting other surgeons about the dark circles under my eyes, Dr. Karam's patient photos had this same work and the look was natural and a true remedy. The other surgeons I saw made suggestions but could not be certain it would fix the dark circles. I could see by Dr. Karam's pictures and by his answers that he is sure he can improve this with blepheraplasty and fat transfer. From seeing his other results and speaking with him, I felt confident he could do this without funny lumps from the fat transfer and truly helping me with this issue that has bothered me for decades.I did want other things done, short incision face lift and bilateral brow lift, but because I couldn't see the prices until we completed the consult, I wasn't sure how to choose which treatment to get now and which to save for later. I'm grateful that Leona suggested I come back to directly ask Dr. Karam. It set me at ease that I was making the right choice and scheduled the appointment at the end of the second consult. I was also concerned that while my nose is not small, I never felt the need to reduce it until aging as I have. Since I am on a budget, Dr. Karam helped me understand how getting this upper and lower bleph with fat transfer will have the effect of making my nose appear smaller. I'd still love to get everything done but I'll do what I can do and that will make me happy. I'm also getting halo skin laser.I'm looking forward to less make-up!! No make-up?
I feel I was advised to have more procedures than I needed based on conversation with subsequent surgeon.Some staff seems artificially friendly and no too concerned with me
Dr. Karam is an extraordinary surgeon.
They were very organized and did not waste my time.
I was satisfied when making my appointment, to meeting the coordinator Leanna was so thorough knowledgeable and pleasant. The surgeon on time and discussed the procedure in depth made me feel at ease with going forward.
Dr. Karam was very informative and patient with all my questions!
overall knowledge, qualifications, confident but warm communication by surgeon, sufficient time given me without me feeling rushed, etc
I feel very impressed with Dr. Karam's artistic skill level and how natural his procedures look.
I can breathe better. The Staff was very professional and the surgeon explained everything clearly.I highly recommend him
I've had several cosmetic surgeries in the past, and no one was more thorough in explaining all the details of the surgery than Dr Karan and his staff! They were extremely professional and very caring. It was a wonderful experience!! I would highly recommend them to any of my friends or acquaintances!
The fact that a plastic surgeon can not look a person in the eye and say you are going to look so much better.
i look much more rested , like i had a good night sleep, no more puffy eyes. Overall it was very professional service.
Dr Karam explained exactly what he would do, showing me my 'before' picture and using it to diagram where there would be incisions, etc. I am using this surgeon because I trust him, and that is because of his credentials and the fact that he instructs other surgeons in this field. I like it that he specializes in procedures of the face, and his philosophy about achieving a natural and rested look that still looks like me. My hope is that we do achieve that result.
I found it very important that facial was the only type of surgery performed.
I only wanted a lower face lift. I was told it was going to take 4 different procedures to achieve my face procedure. I only wanted a lift not a 4 layer laser peel, fat transfer or brow lift. My cost was 23k which was not affordable. I felt too many procedures were extreme and unnecessary .
One of the main reasons i have opted to choose Dr. Amir Karam is he is was chosen one of the 10 top facial surgeons in San Diego, and for that matter i like very much the fact that he specializes only on the face, he has been doing it for many years and I DO trust him 100%, and I personally would not just give my face to anybody to perform such delicate fine surgery
The Dr. was extremely thorough and honest about the down time" and what the results would be. I appreciated this about him. He is highly recommended and should I have the need, I wouldn't hesitate coming to him."
I found a significant amount of information on Dr. Karam's website; including FAQ's, forms, pre-op/post-op instructions, before/after photos, etc. that helped prepare me for my consultation. The staff is well-informed and incredibly personable. Dr. Karam was very honest and reassuring in his approach. He spent an ample amount of time answering all of my questions. Very nice person!
I think Dr Karam is very good at what he does I doubt I would ever trust my face to anyone but him.
The staff were great, all were friendly, and showed interest in my upcoming procedure, and very patiently gave lots of information. Dr. Karam was very pleasant and informative. I did not get other consultations because I saw the results of his surgery on a friend of mine and was very impressed. Also the photos on website were very persuasive. As a result I have confidence in Dr. Karam.
I was satisfied with most aspects, expect I felt I really didn't get a sense of how the procedure will alter my specific appearance from the surgeon. I guess we just have to trust that the result will be what I want? I know he does good work but a face lift is scary. If my brow is going to be lifted, where will it be lifted etc. I wish I was shown exactly where . How will my jaw and cheeks look after the surgery etc. I didn't get a real picture of what this procedure will do for me, so when I left I wasn't super excited. I felt like ...I'll get a face lift and I might look good, but the expected and planned result will be a surprise."
Everyone I encountered knew answers I had. Very professional and nice. The surgeon and staff did not try to upsell any other procedures. I most likely will return for further treatments on my skin.
The Plastic surgeon as well as the patient coordinator were both extremely thorough and friendly. I received an email from the patient coordinator a few days after my initial consultation and gave me the doctor's personal email if I had any questions as well.
I have trust in Dr. Karam based on his qualifications, experience, results and reviews. I felt he was professional and personal when I met with him. I anticipate excellent results from my upcoming procedure.
I'm still in the middle of the process so I can't yet say whether I was fully satisfied with the whole experience. So far Dr. Karam and his staff have been amazing.
The entire staff, including the front office, are friendly, outgoing and welcoming. I like the detailed information provided on each procedure and what to expect and how to prepare before the surgery. The registered nurse also went over the information in great detail and gave me a tour of the operating area. This was a definite plus. Dr. Karam is also warm and welcoming and one can tell that he truly has a passion for what he does.
I absolutely and highly recommend Dr Karam and his staff is so well trained and very knowledgeable ...this past visit I just went in for a quick and minor treatment
I'm not sure, it was just the Doctor seemed so indifferent. Plus to have a combo of two procedures it would seem the price would have an adjustment.The price of certain procedures are high priced.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Staff member who had same procedures performed available for me to see her results.
Friendly staff. Good photos and information.
Doctor Karam is very friendly and easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and provided his honest feedback. He also responded promptly to an email I sent him requesting his perspective on my thoughts regarding possible procedures. He is a down to earth physician and seems very competent. I've scheduled a procedure with him, but I have not yet undergone the procedure.
The staff is very pleasant, polite and extremely helpful. They worked with my schedule to find the best possible timing. All follow up contact was timely - I never had to wait longer than expected. Communication with all staff at the office was excellent.
I wish that I, as a patient, would have asked more questions.
professionalism plus photos.
Everything went very well! The staff was amazing and very friendly. Dr. Karam could not have done a better job. I am so pleased with the results!! I will definitely be recommending you guys to all my friends and family.
I am extremely satisfied with this experience. The only issue I had was that the RN with whom I spoke at length with assured me that she would be there to answer any questions. I emailed her a couple of times, but did not hear back. That was a bit disappointing. However, when I called the office to ask those questions, someone else was there to respond. Eleven days after surgery, I had occasion to contact the doctor, on a weekend, to find out if I could take an unexpected plane trip for a family emergency. I texted him and immediately heard back! This meant a lot to be able to contact him and his responsiveness further strengthened my confidence in him. Additionally, it is the practice of the surgical office to send flowers to patients a few days after surgery. This had an unexpected affect on my; it brightened my day by providing beautiful flowers to enjoy while recuperating and demonstrated that my surgeon cared about my comfort and recovery. It was a lovely gesture. But, mostly, the results of the surgery are what matters to me. Somehow the surgeon was able to achieve remarkable results and I am very satisfied and appreciative of his remarkable skills and expertise.
Both the surgeon and the staff were extremely nice and reassuring. I did not have a second thought about returning for my procedure. Dr. Karam appears very competent and I was very pleased with his work noted on my friends.
The patient experience was amazing and the staff was extremely supportive throughout the process.... no question went unanswered. Dr. Karam is truly an artist in his profession and I couldn't be happier with my results. My husband was originally against me having ANY procedure done, including fillers. Mostly due to concerns for my well-being and safety. Dr. Karam put all of his worries to rest at the consultation and my husband is thrilled with the results.... can't keep his hands off of me ; ) If you are someone interested in facial rejuvenation, look no further than Dr. Karam. He is kind, caring and a great innovator in his field. I can't thank Dr. Karam and his staff enough for the care I was given and the incredible results I am fully enjoying. From the bottom of my heart..... THANK YOU!!!
Very professional but not pushy.
Very nice, clean enviroment. Friendly staff. Organized consultation.
Professionalism and friendliness of staff and physician. Skill of surgeon. I'm a repeat customer.
I had a follow phone call from a rep from the practice who said he would have the dr review my pics for possible reduction in cost as I'm not as aged" as some of the clients he has worked on and she promised to get back to me either way but she did not. Would have possibly booked surgery if she had gotten back to me with some lower costs."
The surgeon was knowledgeable and obviously qualified but also patient and good at explaining things. The staff was courteous and professional.
Dr. Karam was very professional. I was very impressed with the before and after photos. I don't want to look different, just younger, and rested. That is what I saw in the before and after photos. Since he specializes in just the face and has does so many surgeries like mine, I feel very confident that I will love the outcome.
I went to Dr. Karam simply because of the 'before' and 'after' pictures posted for his practice. They attracted me because unlike other surgeons, each person looked appreciably and consistently better and natural. They all looked like younger, more vital versions of themselves. Other surgeon's 'before' and 'after' photos were not always consistently good, in my view, it is Dr. Kamar' obvious skill and expertise that made me want to have a consultation with him. I could not be happier with the results.
This was a repeat visit for me to Dr. Karam. He and his staff take wonderful care of their patients, and I was thrilled with the beautiful outcome of the surgery. It was an enjoyable experience, with a minimum of discomfort. I walked out of the office feeling elated with the ease of the procedure and the wonderful result.
Dr. Karam is a highly skilled surgeon. He provided me with a natural result that has helped increase my self-esteem. Although, I was very nervous before the procedure as to what the outcome would be like, it turned out better than I imagined. I interviewed two other surgeons and know I made the right decision. I’m now 3 months out and so very happy with the results. Dr. Karam is fantastic!
Even though I'm very satisfied so far and really respect the quality of results the Dr. has displayed, it felt a little rushed during my consults with the Dr. I did not get that feeling with the nurse at all. I felt like she took her time with me and made me feel appreciated as a patient. Perhaps it's just the nature of the business that there is only one Dr there and we all want to see him specifically so his time is most likely very limited and it shows. I am very willing to understand but I wanted to be honest and let the practice know what my thoughts were. I think he was trying his best not to show how busy he was. I really wanted a picture or for him to draw on my photograph what he envisioned or was shooting for as an end result. I feel like I'm putting all trust in him that he knows what I want and I'm just hoping we ate on the same page. As a patient it would help me feel secure and have less anxiety about the procedure. I would still highly recommend him first before anyone else. ..the results for his patients speak for themselves. I am very grateful and feel blessed to have such a wonderful Dr.
The information provided prior to surgery addressed all of my questions. The results were natural in appearance which was a concern that I had. The supplements and procedures that were outlined prior to surgery really helped in the healing process. I am very pleased with my results.
My nose is still healing so it is hard to judge the results at this time. As of now, I am not completely satisfied for the price I paid. My nostrils are visibly uneven and quite bothersome to me. It give me nose an overall appearance of being uneven. Other than that, the staff is and was great!
Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable; all my questions were answered thoroughly. The before and after photos were reassuring and the surgeon obviously knew what he was talking about and doing.
staff friendly, kind and caring. Doctor confident, caring and had good technique. He came highly recommended. I was not disappointed.
Great people and left very comfortable
It was the best experience I could hope for from pre to post-op. My recovery was easy, the transition back into my work and social life seamless. The results are exactly as I wished.
Lovely atmosphere. Attentive staff and surgeon. VERY subtle and natural looking enhancement! Feel like I look refreshed and like a did years back but not like I've had surgery! Wonderful. :)
Reviews of surgeons work were excellent. The results from my wife who had a similar procedure were very encouraging."
I was very satisfied with myconsultation experience but am not ready to have a face lift. Also, I want to research other doctors in the area.
Felt very confident and comfortable with dr and staff
I am highly satisfied with the Dr, the staff at the office, and the outcome of my procedure. I had an amazingly easy and comfortable experience and am very happy with the care provided. I would absolutely go back for whatever else I decide to do in the future.
I found both the doctor and the nurse extremely thoughtful and helpful. My concerns were only about my own healing from the procedure given the problem healing from the prior surgery.
I did a lot of research prior to my appointment. But I was disappointed that the process was not explained without me having to ask a lot of questions. He was very nice but considering it's my face I expected a more indepth consult. I think he was just rushed that day. But the staff are great, and the office is beautiful.
Have used this doctor befor.
The staff and coordinator were helpful and friendly. They and the surgeon were warm, respectful, and allowed me time to share my questions and concerns. Very friendly, thorough, helpful surgeon and staff and coordinator.
Dr Karam is AWESOMEStaff is amazing
Everyone was really nice and professional and I'm very happy with the resultsts...still hoping the final scars go away. I would like to mention only to help improve there clients overall experience....there should be more follow up after the surgery to see how the patient is doing to make the patient important after the surgery, even send flowers to at least the women or ?...I think this is extremely important, so people don't feel like OK they got my $ and the surgery is over and now I'm not so important.
This is the second time I have chosen Dr. Karam to do my facelift. He is so skilled and compassionate and makes the patient feel like part of his family that I would not even consider another surgeon. Both times I have been one-hundred percent satisfied with Dr. Karam and his excellent staff. They make having surgery so easy. I always feel relaxed and stress-free, and am thrilled with the outstanding result. Dr. Karam is the best!
At my initial consultation, my husband and I were told the price for my multiple services covered everything, no hidden costs." However, just before I left, I was told I would need to use a bleaching cream, and sun block that the doctor's office would sell me (additional $90 dollars) At my pre-op visit, again, I was highly encouraged "the Doctor recommends" to purchase pre and post op vitamins to speed healing and reduce bleeding and swelling (additional $100). I was told I might be able to purchase these items individually at a various health food stores in and around San Diego... of course the prudent course was to purchase them again from your office."
Dr. Karam is phenomenal. His manner and personality are excellent; and his surgery results are beautiful.The staff is very well-trained and very professional.See you soon.
I wanted a fat transfer primarily, and he was not willing do that because I am lean. My eyes, temples, and cheeks would look so much better with fat addition. Even though he wanted to do a short incision face lift, eye tuck, and laser too, the fat transfer, I felt, would make the best improvement. He offered to do the other procedures and fillers later, but fillers do not work well around the eyes. I felt Dr. Karam was not willing to take the time and effort to find fat donor sites. I found a doctor who pointed out areas on my body that could be donor sites, and I will try the fat transfer and lasers first.
Dr. Karam is highly specialized in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience and an excellent reputation.
I'm not sure I totaly satisfied with the outcome yet. I feel one side is tighter then the other and feel a bit lopsided.
At this time it is not possible to report the final outcome of the main procedure, fat transfer to the face, since it is only 3 months post op. From my research and the information given to me by the practice it will take up to a year to see the final results. Therefore it is impossible for me to give a full review of my satisfaction since right now it does not seem to have added any volume or very little volume to the face. I am at a point where the fat cells are getting settled and should begin to take root soon. Of course some fat cells must have died off but I am hoping for at least a 60% success rate. Facial fat transfer definitely is not a procedure where the results are instantly noticeable.
Everyone was comforting from the beginning until the end of procedure. Which made the whole experience smooth and easy with no worries. Dr Karim has an aura about him that makes you feel comfortable and secure. His experience confirms that one made a good choice for your selected procedure. The staff is an extension of his professionalism, they are considerate and very friendly.
I am very happy with the way I look--very natural .I feel good when I get up in the morning and look in the mirror!
I feel confident that the surgeon will do his best to give me exactly what I am looking for.
Professionalism and friendliness of surgeon and all staff was very impressive. Felt confident that I could make immediate contact with surgeon if I felt the need.Ditto with other staff. No complaint whatever. Very happy with entire interaction.
I was satisfied with the consultation over the phone with the doctor coz he really answered all my questions and wasn't in a hurry in explaining the details of my surgery ....
The surgeon and staff were very professional and easy to talk to regarding the procedure.
Dr Amir and his employees are very courteous and knowledgeable . I will hightly recommend Dr Amir to anybody .
I would consider the procedure with this surgeon, but the fees were much higher than expected.
Everyone was warm and friendly and extremely professional. I never felt pressured and was completely educated on products / procedures i'm interested in.
My procedure is scheduled at the end of May and I wanted to have a second consultation with Dr. Karam. He seems very caring and professional. I received a follow-up email from him a few days after the consultation and I thought that was such a nice touch. I know he is going to do his best and I'm hoping the results will be amazing!! If I am satisfied, I will be his best bird dog ever:))
I was satisfied with my experience, not sure why it is prompting me this question? For me, the only negative was that it was more money than I had originally thought, which means I will have to save up and wait longer. Otherwise thought it was pretty great.
Excellent staff, facility and Dr. !
very perffssoinal practice...educate me and made it very clear of how to help me
Dr. Karam and his staff are so kind and took very good care of me before and after my nose surgery. I always looked forward to going in; they always warmly welcomed me and were so attentive. Thank you for making my experience memorable!
I'm being very candid and honest about all my answers, everyone was extremely nice and sincere and I just know this is the best doctor in San Diego for what I want to do.If I could suggest anything for improvement believe me I would...but I can't.
First, the office itself has a very welcoming and comfortable vibe about it. All of the staff is friendly and accommodating. The patients rooms are not nerve wracking at all. The steps of the appointment are made very clear by the nurse that assists you, and the surgeon himself comes in and performs the actual consultation, making it feel more personal. The surgeon is highly educated and knows exactly what he's doing and is there to answer any and all questions you have about your procedure. It was a highly satisfying experience.
nice office and friendly staff. Doctor answered all questions.
Every question was answered, the office staff was exceptionally helpful.
I apprieciate that Dr. Karam meet with me to review my needs. He spent a lot of time discussing the procedure and provided me a quote for the procedure I initially inquired about and additional procedures which would enhance my overall appearance. I has a consultation with another doctors office and I had to pay a fee to see the doctor. I understand the doctors time is valuable but if I'm going to trust my face to a doctor, it made me feel more confortable he spent time to discuss the procedure without having to pay a consultation fee.
Dr Karam was very informative and felt he could help me, everyone was very friendly and answered all my questions. I feel Dr Karam has the expertise and experience to have the best out come with the procedure.
Everyone in the office where wonderful,and they always remember me when I even just stop by.
Professional environment, attentive staff, board certified surgeon, excellent quality of care!
Dr. Karam is the best! He has education, training, experience and artistic ability. He fully explains what can be achieved and how it can be achieved. Dr. Karam's pays close attention to details. His outcomes are sensational. I reviewed Dr. Karam's website and photo gallery for five years prior to deciding to have a face lift by him. Needless to say I was nervous about undergoing a procedure to change the look of my face. Once I met with Dr. Karem, I knew I made the right choice. I have already received a lot of complements about my refreshed" look. I couldn't be happier with the outcome! Dr. Karam and his entire staff were kind, caring, professional and personal. I would highly recommend Dr. Karam and his staff for any facial plastic surgery procedures. "
Clear and honest evaluation. Skillful surgeon. Delivered what was was desired and expected.
They were well prepared and understood what I exoected.
I had researched face lifts and other aspects of facial plastic surgery. During my research I found Dr. Karam. I had never heard about Fat Transfers before. I knew that I had lost volume to my face and I had a gut feeling that a face lift would not fill in" the hollowness of the face, but I did not find any answers to this question until I read about Dr. Karam. I knew I had found the right surgeon when I began reading about his experience and all the positive reviews I found about him on many sites I visited. When I first called the office in San Diego I was impressed with the pleasant, positive attitude of the persons I spoke with. She was very knowledgeable and answers all my questions and more. Since I am in Chicago I flew in for a personal consult with Dr. Karam. I was impressed with the office and the exam rooms. Digital Photos were taken of me and Dr. Karam described what he would do for me and showed me examples of his work. I knew right then and there that I would make a commitment for the procedure.When Dr. Karams wife came back with the estimate I was not shocked or surprised. The fee was VERY REASONABLE and fair. I am getting 5 to 10 years BACK. That is priceless !"
Although the staff time is wonderful, the wait times for appointments can be very lengthyl
I found the staff to be extremely helpful and courteous and willing to follow up. Although I did not schedule the procedure while I was there, I scheduled within a week or so after getting clear on my own schedule, since I have to travel from New Mexico. I am looking forward to my face lift and the other procedures and to spending more one-on-one time with Dr. Karam.
Dr. Karam is clearly interested in providing services of the highest quality to his patients. From the moment you enter the tastefully appointed office for your preliminary visit to meet the doctor and make a decision, everything is carried out in a manner which is both highly professional and friendly. The staff are superb - Dr. Karam clearly does not suffer slackers. I have been immensely pleased with Dr.Karam's care and personal attention - I never have felt like a cypher. Dr. Karam clearly runs a business, but it is equally clear that he expects and demands of himself and his staff that every facet of the business be carried out in a congenial and professional manner. I could not be happier with the work that was done for me, and I plan to continue being in contact with the office as their support and help in maintaining my 'rejuvenation' have been both fun and enjoyable. As I was recovering, I recommended Dr. Karam to my dog-walker's mother and would enthusiastically recommend him to others. I might note, Dr. Karam was recommended to me by my internist, whose wife had been to him. Kudos to a first-rate medical practice.
Knowledgeable and confident
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Dr Karam is very knowledgeable and communicates very well to the patient. He specializes ONLY in facial plastic surgery, which I view as being a very big qualification.
I had a previous procedure here and was highly satisfied.
The staff/surgeon was extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone seemed very interested in my needs, Dr. Karam seemed more concerned with what type of outcome I would like and was honest with me with what to expect. Overall I'm extremely satisfied and I would recommend Carmel Valley to anyone interested in plastic surgery involving the face.
My experience exceeded my expectations, and I was very happy with the staff and Dr. Karam. Only complaints, I waited for about 40 min after appt time, so I felt rushed during appointment and couldn't ask all the questions I wanted. This was my first time ever seeing a plastic surgeon, and it took me a lot time to get up the courage to do. I was very nervous, so waiting in the lobby that long was hard for me. I ended up having to do another consult about rhinoplasty during botox procedure, so I could ask some more in depth questions about surgery. He was very kind and understanding, and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. I will very likely schedule my rhinoplasty with him.
The Staff was so informative, kind and professional. They were so amazing that they actually answered so many of my questions before I had to even ask them! This was my 3rd septum surgery and first septorhinoplasty. With that said it should have been my most difficult recovery and it was by far the easiest of the three!Dr. Karam, is an artist of the subtle change that makes a huge difference (:Thank you!
From the beginning when I first waked in the door. The front desk staff was cheerful and professional. The nurse who showed me to the room was also smiling and professional making me feel relaxed. Dr Haram is awesome at taking the time to explain each procedure and answer any questions or concerns. Very pleasant and again showed professionalism.
pleasant professional consultation
My friend referred me to Dr. Amir Karam's practice and informed me that her procedure was covered by her health insurance. She spoke highly of Dr. Karam's expertise and the welcoming environment of the team. However, my determining factor was her amazingly subtle results!
Friendly staff, low wait times, good follow up, great customer service
Dr Karam is a genius with a talent. I am looking better than I knew possible, due to his skill. Staff is great.
i felt i was treated with respect
The Dr. seemed knowledgeable and the staff very helpful and friendly.
The expertise of the doctor
Very professional, organized office with personable experienced staff and surgeon. The pre-op visit was very extensive with review of all of the procedures, what to expect, and what to expect during recovery. Also liked that they have the option to purchase the herbs that help with healing in the office (convenient).I would highly recommend them to my friends and family!
Didn't feel under pressure with time. I felt the surgeon did not rush me and answered each question in detail.
I like the results I have seen from the Dr. He seems to have a real artistic ability.
The results I was looking for were achieved and very natural looking.
I was very comfortable with Dr Karam and all of his staff. I had several procedures performed at one time, and all met or exceeded my expectations. My recovery time was very short-lived with no problems and I feel that is mostly due to Dr. Karam's experience, talent and genuine concern for his patients. I am thrilled with my results!
The entire office was extremely friendly and helpful. I felt very comfortable from the moment I walked in. Doctor Karam restored my hope and I look forward to my procedure!
My rhumatologist won't ok the surgery eventhough I know the risks. I don't think he should have that much control if my husband and I know the risk/benefit and are willing to sign that we would not hold him responsible in any way.
I think the Dr. Is very kind, and seems concern about the well being of his patients. I like the fact that he is down to earth, and makes you feel confident that you will be in good hands. The experience he has makes me feel more at ease. I truly believe and claimed that my procedure will makee feel beter about myself. And will give me more confidence. I dont want to hidey face no more....
I was very pleased and satisfied with not only with Dr. Karam, but the entire staff. Their level of knowledge and professionalism made me feel very comfortable about my procedure. I did not feel rushed at any time. Thank you!
The staff is warm and friendly. Dr. Karam also seems wonderful and a very caring gentleman. I'm just a little nervous and I don't think I asked enough questions, even though the Dr. did explain things very well...Should I decide to go ahead with the procedure, it won't be until probably mid February or March.
I liked how the doctor listened to me about my concerns of my condition. He was real honest with expectations of surgery results.
All in all the staff are very supportive and the results of the surgery are wonderful. There is no tightness or pulling. My loo is refreshed and natural. I still do have some bruising, but am told that will resolve.
Information was direct and to the point. Conditions werepleasant.
I was very impressed. Dr. Karan was recommended by my internist & I was impressed. After I have had my procedure, I will be better able to say whether the initial consult was highly" satisfactory."
Everyone was very accommodating and friendly. The doctor has a relaxed, casual and professional disposition and is well mannered and nice looking. The staff is helpful and I never had to wait for long for any appointment. Very organized as well. The offices are well appointed and the little chocolates are a nice touch
Doctor and staff were highly professional. Doctor achieved reasonable and conservative results. Results look natural. Highly recommend this doctor and practice.
Everyone was extremely professional, friendly and informative. Great service!
I am extremely happy about how strightforward, experienced, but most of all, how honest Dr. Kamir was during the consultation. I was considereing having a procedure done that Dr. Kamir didn't feel was necessary. His kinds words definitely made me feel more confident as well as satisfied with a previous surgery. I'm certain that other surgeons would have encouraged me to go through with the procedure although the results may have been extremely minimal. I've reviewed Dr. Karim's work both online and on youtube and I will definite consider him for future procedures (if I find necessary). Above anything, his honesty was much appreciated!!!
Your office was professional, friendly, prompt and very accommodating. Thank you!
This was the third surgeon I had met with since seriously considering rhinoplasty two years ago. I am so happy that things worked out to where Dr. Karam ended up as my surgeon. The entire experience was very professional, the facilities were clean and the results so natural. I am currently 9 weeks post op and I love seeing my appearance change week by week as the swelling goes down. I had ZERO bruising post-op which the people that I had seen afterwards were very surpassed about. The people in my life that know about my procedure all comment on how natural it looks. Since the procedure, I have seen my siblings and best friend and they did not even notice, which is exactly what I wanted (I did not tell them.) This is one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
Thought the pricing was extremely high for services.I have heard this comment from numerous people as well.
I got the overall impression of getting the highest qualified surgeon for my procedure.
Friendliness of staffExperience of physicianCleanliness of facilityEase of getting questions answered
I was very anxious and nervous about the expected surgery but was put at ease by both the surgeon and his lovely staff. They were even willing to work with my limited budget.
Dr. Karim was calm, genuinely kind and interested in what I had to say during the consultation and I felt very comfortable with him. I realized how important it was for me to invest in a neck lift as well as in the fat transfer and and lower eyelid procedure. I ended up spending significantly more that what I planned; yet I am absolutely happy to do so because this cosmetic surgery is one of the most profound and important investments I will ever make....Dr. Karim's wife was magnificent about explaining the benefits of each procedure as she is warm, caring, funny and empathetic. She is a living testament to the brilliance of his work (as well as my friend who referred me!!!)
I was very satisfied just not highly. I am returning for other small procedures.The quote I received was way more than I expected. I will continue to search out other Doctors, and hope one will be perfect for me in both ways great surgeon and within my budget.
Dr. Karam's experience is quite evident through the before and after pictures he makes available, his years as a surgeon and his niche expertise with faces. On top of it all, he is very considerate and approachable and kind.The staff are exceptionally polite, friendly and knowledgeable as well.The facility is lovely.
The entire staff including Dr. Karam were kind, patient and understanding thoughout my entire process. From consultation to surgery I had a fantastic experience.I highly recommend Dr. Karam!
The warmth and friendliness of everyone that worked there and the very simple and easy to understand way that everything was explained...
Very attentive team, boutique setting which made me feel respected and cared about, very organized establishment with appointment booking, doctor has great bed side manner, tons of amazing before and after photos, all questions answered all the time and I was always able to get a hold of someone if needed.
Dr. Karam is personable and seems very competent. I am impressed with the kind staff and the doctor's work.
The outcome was very natural and the recovery was excellent. The doctor's statement of approximately howany years it would take off was accurate.
couldn'tguarantee it would work
I had an amazing experience at Dr. Karam's office, which started with speaking with Kerry over the phone and arranging for the fist consultation.She was amazing in explaining everything and introducing Dr. Karam and his credentials before even knowing if I would be making a commitment to the procedure. I was very impressed with attention, care and treatment I received. Dr. Karam is truly an amazing doctor, who did not just meet my needs, but went above and beyond. I am very grateful and fortunate for the experience I received. Thank you so much!
Everyone was amazing! So incredibly kind and informative and helpful.
The friendliness of everyone in the office made it a very pleasant experience. I wasn't rushed through my consultation nor did I leave with any unanswered questions.
Extremely satisfied so far (only 10 after the surgery) and will gladly describe the experience in more detail once I'm completely healed.
Highly skilled doctor
The office was both very friendly and professional. Dr. Karam was very patientand spent quite a lot of time explaining both the procedure I was initiallyinterested in and what he recommended I might do to get a better result. Imust say I agreed with him, but I don't know if I'm quite ready for it all.All of the women in the office were wonderful. They made me feel veryrelaxed and were very reassuring about the outcome. Thanks so much.
Very informative. Enjoyed the friendly and comfortable atmosphere.The Doctor is very educated and well qualified. His energy field and aura are most positive and confidant. I saw this in his website pictures. I feel safe with him. He has an incredible bedside manner. He is a compliment to his field.Peace, Love, Light. Namaste
It was the overall wait time
The skill of the surgeon and his ability to discuss all aspects of the surgery. Everyone in the office is extremely professional and friendly.
I was extremely comfortable with the doctor. His competence was so obvious and he had a great manner. Additionally, I've had the best results with the botox treatment that ever in the past.
I'd researched Dr. Karam thoroughly before booking the appt. It's a big surgery & they understood that & responded as hoped.
Dr. Karam and his staff are very professional and friendly and comforting. Their ratings on different websites confirm all this with the consistent high marks. I agree with them.
Very professional staff and very customer oriented. I want to work with a surgeon who specializes in this type of work, and Dr. Karim does. He was also highly recommended by a former patient of his.
Dr. Karam and his staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make you happy. Dr. Karam has very natural results.
Didn't feel 100\% comfortable with the doctor. Felt he recommended too many procedures, i.e., face lift, under eye cutting, laser, fat transfer. Way more than I want.
I had a previous surgery by this surgeon and he was wonderful. This is why I keep coming back to him and will continue to refer other patients to his office. I think he's the best and his staff is wonderful.
DR. KARIM IS KNOWLEDGABLE, THOROUGH AND EASY TO SPEAK WITH. HE DOES NOT ENCOURAGE UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES BUT INCLUDES THOSE NEEDED TO MAKE A TOTAL IMPROVEMENT. HE IS CLEAR, COMFORTING AND HAS A SENSE OF TOTAL CONFIDENCE WHICH IS IMPORTANT WHEN CONSIDERING SURGERY.
A very kind and attentive staff, with a doctor who truly loves what he does.
Surgeon and staff all seem very qualified and very professional
I felt really comfortable with the location (Carmel Valley), the office was extremely Zen like, the office staff were also very pleasant. I felt confident of Dr. Karam's abilities to perform the tasks we requested.
I had researched the internet and found Dr Karam. It was close by and I really wanted to get a simple feel" of what to expect. The entire offce staff and Dr Karam was extremely helpful, friendly and personable. It seems to be a well run office and the the staff seems to enjoy working there. "
Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable as well as friendly. Appointments were on time which is important to me. The before/after videos were helpful. I felt that I was treated as an individual and respected for my knowledge as a health professional (I am an NP).
I appreciated the Dr's calm nature and confidence in his work. I also appreciated working with the staff on the financial matters of this process.
Phone consult convenience
The preparation for the procedures was very detailed and understandable. Any questions I had after the procedure were answered thoroughly. The recovery process was very much as presented to me pre-op.
Everyone was informative, helpful, and accommodating.
Qualifications of Surgeon
Professional staff, knowledgable doctor, overall friendliness and comfortable environment
He was very honest that what I needed he wasn't the best person to conduct that so he referred me to someone who he thought was more qualified.
Dr. Karam was knowledgeable, informative, very pleasant, and answered all my questions. He appeared to be prepared to spend as much time as I needed with me. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The before and after photos were very helpful and the amount of them was wonderful. It showed the results he gets were just not for particular patients.
The entire staff was extremely helpful in answering my questions and concerns post op.The vitamin therapy pre op was extremely helpful in diminishing the bruising post op and very glad I took advantage of buying the products.I still have some healing taking place and see the MD in 2 weeks but am sure my concerns will be taken care of - they always are!I have already referred people
Dr. Karam is wonderful. I started going to him a few years ago, for simple things like Botox. I felt very confident in him by the time I was ready for surgery. I had a facelift & fat transfer. I'm turning 50 this year (shhhhhh) but no one would ever guess that. I still feel like I look like me" and it's so empowering! I feel comfortable going everywhere & doing whatever I want, including dating! I know I wouldn't have the confidence that I have now without his help. I can't imagine my life without Dr. K."
I am highly satisfied because from the consultation to the pre-operation Dr. Karam and his staff have been very friendly and helpful. They set a excellent climate for me to communicate effectively about my questions and concerns. The staff was not pushy on trying to sell me. The other consultations I had prior to Dr. Karam where very aggressive and spent a great amount badmouthing other surgeons. I am very confident and excited about my upcoming rhynoplasy procedure with Dr. Karam and his staff.
The office staff was very efficient, friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The Doctor was excellent at explaining the possible procedures and likely outcome after the surgery.
Outcomes on the procedure look very natural
It was a great experience. I'm extremely happy with the results. I would tell my friends & family but also tell them to have a general. Everyone in the office was extremely professional, caring, and friendly!
Dr. Karam is double board certified, an instructor and peer-reviewed, all of which played a large role in my choosing him as my surgeon. While there are many highly qualified surgeons to choose from in both the San Diego and Los Angeles areas, I chose Dr. Karam for the combination of qualifications and talent. The before/after photos of his patients testify to the fact that he is an extremely talented surgeon with an eye" for facial anatomy. I have chosen him as my surgeon and look forward to surgery this week."
The surgeon and staff seemed very knowledgeable and kind. It was a heartening experience.
This surgeon was highly recommended by a previous patient who is a friend. The staff was very accommodating & responsive to my needs for an immediate appointment. The surgeon seems very competent, personally interested and intent on patient satisfaction. The only reason I did not schedule the procedure with this surgeon is that my medical insurance would not have covered it with his practice but does cover it with another surgeon. However, I am so confident & comfortable with this practice that I will likely book future elective procedures with this surgeon.
i was satisfied with the before and after pics and the dr seem very skilled. i am just waiting to get the go ahead from my surgeon about when i can safely have the procedure done since i had surgery 4.5 months ago (i am seeing him tomorrow).
My first impression of Dr. Amir Karam was from RealSelf.com, which provided some very beneficial information and set my expectations at a reasonable level and gave me ideas for questions to ask during my consultation. I used RealSelf.com to request a consultation, and within minutes I received an email response from their office, followed by a phone call which was very pleasant. An appointment time was scheduled and I was happy they were able to accommodate me within one week. When I went for my appointment, I was very impressed from the moment I arrived. I appreciated the ease of access to their office from my home, and it was simple to park and enter. The office is lovely and the staff are warm and welcoming. I was given standard forms to complete and waited only a few minutes before I was taken into the procedure room for my consultation. I browsed before/after pictures of Dr. Karam's work in a nicely arranged portfolio which I had previously seen on RealSelf.com. My wait was very short before Dr. Karam came in to greet me. Dr Karam is warm and kind and took the time to listen to my concerns. I am very encouraged with the options he presented and look forward to the procedures.
I could not have made a better decision when I chose this practice for my procedure. My Doctor made suggestions I had not considered. The overall experience from walking through the door and the pleasant warmth from the staff allows one to feel very comfortable. Every aspect of the procedure and what to expect were explained and the results from the Dr.'s expertise is everything I had wanted and hoped for. I have returned to this office for further procedures that I am very pleased with. Overall, this is a AAA practice for anyone who is considering any facial rejuvenation. My theory has always been, you get what you pay for, and I for one have definitely received what was expected from this awesome facility. Thank you Dr. Karim, and your lovely considerate staff.
Super friendly staff and lovely office. Dr. Karam was kind and thorough.
My face has been restored to my previous appearance of approximately 10 to 15 years. I am thrilled with how natural I look. I could not have imagined that the results would be this wonderful.
Reviewed before and after pictures of other patients with very good results.
The staff and the physician were very knowledgeable and the atmosphere was very nice and friendly
I think that the doctor is very talented. I have a friend that recommended the doctor after her surgery. She looks great.
The staff at the front desk was friendly and helpful. Dr. Karam was wonderful...made me feel very comfortable with the procedure as well as his expertise in the area. He answered my questions honestly and with seemed to really care about making patients feel comfortable. If I do go forward with the procedure, I will definitely be scheduling it with Dr. Karam.
The surgeon was very down to earth and easy to speak with. He took a lot of time to explain the different procedures. I did not feel rushed in any way. In hindsight, I wish I had asked a few more specific questions, but I had only just started doing my research.
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Karam & his recommendations at my first visit.Staff is outstanding! I have had an excellent experience & am very satisfied with the outcome of my procedures. I am currently almost 3 months post-op.
I have had previous experience with Dr. Karam and felt he was best suited for second procedure. His new office and staff encounter was much better then my previous visit. He was as gracious as ever.
Answered every question and continually to do so , friendly helpful and made to feel that they will do what every it takes to make me feel comfortable and reassured for my well being.
Dr. Karam and his staff are professional, highly skilled, knowledgible, and very personable. They were informative and supportive during every step of my procedure, and they didn't hesitate to spend extra time with me when I needed them. This procedure has changed the quality of my life, I breathe through my nose so much better now, and I am also very pleased with the cosmetic modifications that were made to my nose. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Karim and his staff for the work they did. Thank you so very much. - Laura Berry
Dr Karam and his staff were highly professional and very friendly. I was so impressed with the before and after photos and Dr Karam made me feel very at ease.
Surgeon and staff did not rush through the consultation, all were willing to take the time to explain and answer my questions. All made me feel comfortable and cared about.
Excellent patient photos, personal recommendation, highly qualified surgeon, etc.
Exemplary staff who anticipates the patients needs, therefore providing a level of comfort and confidence that they have chosen the right facility. The surgeon was down to earth, honest, knowable and professional. He not only gave me a consultation for Botox, he actually performed the procedure! It was painless and fast. I will defiantly return for any future PS needs!
My husband is a physician and he came along to listen and base his opinion on dr. Karam's consultation and he was very satisfied. We both feel very secure with any procedure that I choose.
very attentive staff. Considerate in every way. Md was also very attentive and caring
I felt Dr. Karam really listened to my concerns, was very reassuring, and provided information necessary for realistic expectations regarding the surgery, recovery and results. The entire staff have been excellent, I very much appreciate the flowers after surgery, and have had a high level of comfort and confidence throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Karam to anyone considering facial surgery. The results, however, do the recommending for me!
Consultation answered all of my questions and was handled in a professionalmanner. Dr. Karam spent time without seeming rushed to go to the next patient.
Very friendly and the staff and Dr. want to accomodate patient
Highly recommended by a sales rep.The time the surgeon took with me and his explanation was thorough.I still have more questions and am going back for a second visit.He was not pushy - listened to what I wanted, seems on the conservative and the natural look side - which is what I want.
The overall knowledge of the staff, especially the surgeon was exceptional. I am very impressed with his ability to transform patients and keep them very natural looking. The office and facility are very clean, bright and professional. I feel very comfortable about putting my face in the dr.'s hands, so to speak. I am excited to view the outcome of my procedure.
I love how my lips turned out!
Everything was very organized and prompt. The coordinator was extremely friendly and informative.
Everyone, from the surgeon, to coordinator, to RN, to front desk, are very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They put pt first. They do not chit chat amongst themselves about personal lives like at other offices. Pt is #1. Do not make you feel rushed. They explain everything!!
The staff was very professional and friendly. The waiting room was comfortable and I enjoyed seeing the before and after pictures. Dr. Karam was kind and informative. He made me feel less anxious about the procedures I was interested in.
Staff and Dr were very good. The doctor seems highly qualified and has great credentials, but cost of surgery was twice as high as I expected. Don't know anyone who's had fat transfer. Need to do more research before I commit.
I highly recommend Dr. Karam. I have been to a handful of surgeons for other procedures and was the most pleased with Dr Karam. He and his staff are trustworthy, honest, and caring.
Quality of care !
Most importantely I felt completely comfortable. I was pleasantly surprisedby the Doctor's generous time and information for my consultation.
Due to the surgeon being thorough and providing his honest opinion . In addition I sincerely appreciate the kindness from the staff, especially the way Nicole conducted herself with a positive, warm embracing way that left me feeling she would sincerely be available if I had any follow up questions. She also made me feel I could discuss the price quoted with her supervisor if needed. Basically, she took time to acknowledge my body language when she gave me the quote and made me feel they care enough to discuss and possible negotiate if necessary.
I was treated nicely and shown the after procedure results would be by photo.
The surgeon is very gifted and strives for a very natural look. His staff were very cordial and helpful with any questions that I had.
Having a second consult to review information I did not understand. Can give further info after.
The doctor was patient, professional, and too the time to give a very detailed explanation and it was a very simple procedure ;)
I was referred by a personal friend. The staff was professional and friendly. I felt comfortable with Dr. Karam and feel that he has my best interest in hand.
Dr. Karam and his staff have customer service and bedside manner down to a fine art. They were simply wonderful in every way. I look forward to trusting them with future makeovers!
Very friendly and attentive staff and Doctor.
Felt very at ease seeing the doctors obvious talent & skill depicted in before & after photos. Doctor exhibited very pleasant personality, as did all staff. Very professional atmosphere.
Dr. Karam''s work speaks for itself. I chose him to do the procedure based on the before & after pics not due to anything else.
Dr Karam was so patient, knowldegable and detailed, and EXTREMELY HONEST, making SURE I understood all questions before we moved on to the next question.He is the ONLY ONE I would recommend in the future to all people who are interested in this, or other procedures he offers.Truly one in a million, I feel so safe in having him do my surgery in the next week!
I have been going to this office for a few years for botox and they have always been very professional and friendly...the before and after photos Dr Karam has available are very natural looking. I definintely would trust him with my face:)
Dr Karam and his stuff are very professional and lovely people. I am very happy I got my rhinoplasty done by dr Karam. The result is very natural, no one even noticed I had smith done, people just tell me that I look better. I highly recommend Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Karam was very thorough and made me feel at ease with the procedure.
I felt like I mattered. I also like the consult with the surgeon, he was very caring and attentive to my concerns and needs. Dr. Karam was highly recommended by two people in the health and beauty industry which is quite assuring. The cost is a bit high for me...I''m hoping to make it work out for me though. Thanks.
Dr. Karam and his staff are friendly and make everyone feel comfortable.
Dr. Karam is an artist. He sees what needs to be done and yet doesn''t over do any of the procedures. I was initially apprehensive about having surgery done with mild sedative and local anesthetic but it was not painful and the lack of sedation allowed me to leave once the surgery was completed and recover faster. The staff was professional and generous with their time and care giving. I could not be happier with the results which have exceeded my expectations.
Throughout my entire experience, Dr. Karam and his staff were timely, attentive, professional and caring. I felt I was in good hands every step of the way and that he and his staff prepared me for the various stages of the procedures. Dr. Karam also responded my after hours texts within minutes.
I felt very comfortable going into surgery and had a good experience. The results are really good and I am very happy with them. I just felt, that I was not aware of the lenghty recovery time. I also felt, that the follow up visits were somewhat rushed and the interest was not there anymore. I understand the situation but it would be good to pretend here. Regarding the prep materials, I think you recommended the right things and I was very happy with that. But paying extra for everything does not feel good when you are already paying over $18.000. I had a fractional laser treatment performed recently. It was slightly over $3000 and they gave a kit with everything I needed before and for three weeks after the procedure. There were different creams, lotions, bandages and sprays. I loved that. I would recommend to charge a few dollars more and have the arnica, Vitamins etc. included in the price. The patient feels valued. I also recommend to work on the materials that are handed out. There are some mistakes and the format is not perfect. Do not get me wrong, I love my new face and my experience was really good. I am just trying to help you improve.
I''m very pleased with how natural my face looks, which is the way it should be. The office staff was VERY pleasant!
Everything was great, however the quote I received was too expensive.
I loved the staff and m.d. Is perfect because faces is his specialty... The cost of over $20,000 is just a lot more than I expected.. Need to start saving. :)
The staff was extremely considerate to modify normal procedure to fit my needs. The Dr. was educated and sincere in his ability to accommodate my needs. As custom fit as a main stream practice can get. I needed to feel like this comfort and security, after all, my face is a work of art as it is and any modifications done need to be customized to my needs and wants. Starts with a phone call. The staff nailed this. Also, Dr. Karam did the same procedure to his wife. She is precious to him, says a lot about how strongly he believes in his abilities. Money, however is an issue and the procedure is much more expensive than here in Tucson, AZ. Wish he were more affordable.
Very professional and friendly office. Dr.is well thought of and while more expensive he seems to be an expert at his craft.
I'm highly satisfied because Dr Karam's professionalism and kindness matches his outstanding reputation and results. I cannot wait to book my rhinoplasty with him.
Surgeon was not receptive to my concerns. I felt rushed and like just another number, which made me think my surgery write be rushed as well. Surgeon was defensive when I asked about other possibilities. Felt like I was at a used car dealership with here's the deal, this Is how its gonna be..." etc. I knew immediately that even if this surgeon is good at what he did I will not have him work on me. This is my face, and being rushed through the consultation and being told tha there is only one way of doing something poses a red flag for me. Not interested in cookie cutter, one size fits all results. I am booked for surgery in March elsewhere."
I greatly appreciated the direct consultation with the surgeon and his in-depth explanation of the procedures he thought would best attain the final results I am looking for. The multiple before and after pictures showed a wide variety of the procedures we discussed. The overall results other patients appear to have received appeared very natural. This is the same results I am looking for.
I already had facial fat transfer with this doctor and I am overall satisfied with it. Good doctor who takes time to explain stuff.
Dr. Karam and the staff were all very interested in my needs. High level of professionalism.
Dr. Karam knew exactly what I wanted when I went in for rhinoplasty and I am so happy with my end results. I am definitely going back to him for more procedures. Dr. Karam and his staff were very helpful in everything. My friends and family were like wow you went to a good doctor because your nose looks so natural. I couldn't be any happier with my decision. I recommend Dr. Karam to everyone.
I COULD SEE THE IMPROVEMENT, AND I LOOKED NATURAL. I, HOWEVER WAS NOT TO HAPPY WITH THE NECKLIFT, AS I STILL SEE NOT MUCH IMPROVEMENT-:(
He is very good, helpful and kindly doctor. His team are amazing. I fully satisfied with Dr. Amir team.
Too expensive. I consulted other top surgeons before going to Dr. Karim, these physicians quoted me $10,000 less for the same procedure.
Very efficient, welcoming, and effective consult.
After consulting with at least four reconstructive facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Karam recommendations were much more sound and conservative. He took time to explain why his approach would be best and why some of the other recommendations could cause complications / need for more revisions.
I am happy with my surgery and glad I did it.Nice doctor and staff.
The doctors willingness to take time out of his busy schedule to explain the procedure. I would like more info regarding the rhinoplasty. Basically, how the procedure would be performed at what materials are used in the nose, healing time, etc.
I was not looking for extreme changes, just a refreshed look. I was very nervous about looking distorted or different. Dr. Karam and his entire staff spent a lot of time with me beforehand to answer all of my questions and calm my fears. I could not imagine having the procedure done with only local anesthesia and Atavan, but that was the way to go! The procedure itself went smoothly, and I felt like I was in good hands the entire time. Afterwards, whenever I needed to speak to the office, no matter who answered the phone I always felt attended to in a kind , informative and patient manner. And it was great to always speak to a live person. The first week out is scary, lots of unknowns--swelling and bruising in my case due to fat injections and upper and lower eyelids done--and they were very reassuring about my concerns. I was out and about by week two, and am now a few months out and looking just like myself, only refreshed. No one knows I have done anything, which is exactly what I wanted, but I do get comments about how nice I look. I am still healing, so it will only improve more from this point. I love Dr. Karam and the whole office.
Everyone was very professional but friendly. Dr. Karam was highly recommended by my dermatologist, Dr. Palm.
Results were great!
The surgeon was very good.
Dr. Karam was attentive and thorough; my husband and I were very comfortable during the consultation. All of our questions were answered, we felt like he took the time to explain in detail the procedure, risks and benefits. The front desk personnel were kind and professional. My appointment was made on very short notice; Dr. Karam's office was very accommodating. I feel that I can trust the entire staff with my healthcare.
Price was too high with very little negotiation room. Dr. was rushed
The Staff and Doctor were very thorough with both explanations and expectations. Very professional operation.
Dr Karam and his staff were really nice to me, listened carefully to everything I said. Dr Karam understood exactly what I want from the surgery. That's why I already scheduled my procedure for the next month. Very excited!
Physician is excellent!
Dr. Karam and his staff are very professional and made me feel very comfortable with taking my time to ask questions about my procedure. I felt at ease in their office, and could sense the level of care Dr. Karam puts into the needs of his patients.
I felt that Dr. Karam knew exactly what I wanted and knows what he is doing. I felt very comfortable talking to him and the rest of his staff. Surgery was a breeze and the anesthesiologist was even able to stop me from vomiting afterwards (something no other anesthesiologist has been able to do). All around, everyone in the office was amazing.
The after photo results seem to be very natural. I was referred by Dr Keel, and he sees patients that have been to many different surgeons, so I value his opinion. Dr Karam explained the aging process and how the combination of procedures work together to gain a natural result.
Number !, I met an incredible staff, who gave me a lot of confidence. All the ladies were incredibly warm and professional. I felt I was visiting some good friends. I had a brow lift, a face lift, neck lift, and fat transfer . All done under 2 hours and 6 minutes. I was very anxious because I have never done such procedure with local anesthesia. I was so glad I was awake (groggy) because I was able to experiment Dr. Karam's precision and speed. Dr Karam is a fabulous doctor. I have had pretty major surgery before, under anesthesia, and my experience wasn't so great. I had some scarring, pain.
Staf is friendly , Dr is knowledgeable and listen carefully what is may need and help me with careful observation of my needs.Need to introduce more seriousness in follow ups (time /discussion), so clients will feel more accomplished with procedure.
The problem area that I was seeking improvement now appears much improved and I am satisfied with the result.
Didn't feel as though the surgeon didn't completely fit my needs as to how I wanted my nose to come out. For example I still feel a slight bump.
The best thing was that the surgeon doesn't use a general anesthesia. I really appreciate that. He was competent and I do look a lot better and younger. I also didn't have nearly the pain that I had with the first facelift 15 years earlier. The thing that I am not happy with was the fat transfer and that there is a dimpled place on one side of my face. Its not terribly noticeable because I smile a lot They said that I should get it filled with fillers. I really hate fillers and believe they could have filled it the very next day when I came in for the 24 hour check up.
I always had the feeling that Dr Karam wanted me to feel very confident so he answered patiently all my questions. He has a very caring attitude and wants you to be satisfied. He is an extraordinary surgeon and a kind human being.
the overall experience was excellent, especially the results
The surgery went very well. The recovery was virtually pain free. I was surprised that I didn't need any pain pills after the first day. The outcome is very natural looking! Dr. Karam is a very talented surgeon and also is very compassionate and caring doctor. The entire staff as well were very professional, friendly, and more than happy to address any concerns or questions I had.I am happy to recommend Dr. Karam and his staff as a 1st class operation!
Highly qualified surgeon with an amazingly compassionate bed side manner. He listened to all my concerns and reviewed the overall situation thoroughly prior to and after surgery. His staff is very kind and efficient.
Dr Karam is a very artistic doctor and very caring
The facility was incredibly private and comfortable. My recovery (thanks to all the explicit pre op instructions) was so easy and I am so pleased my nose looks natural and my chin is smooth and perfect.
I was told to expect certain results that were not forthcoming. when I asked the doctor about it after the surgery, he stated that it was the best that could be expected for the procedure (contrary to what was stated BEFORE the procedure.) I felt the procedure I had was very expensive considering the very limited results I had.
My overall experience was very good. Friendly staff members, great knowledgeable surgeon who made me feel right away very comfortable and fearless in terms of what to expect from the surgery as a result.
Dr. Karam very understanding. Thank you
Dr Karam and his staff were extremely friendly and put me at ease right away. There are many before and after photos available and Dr Karam told me both where he agreed and disagreed with what he felt should be done (he told me that my lips are fine the way they are and should not be messed with.) How's that for not pushing a sale?! Overall I was highly impressed with the whole experience and will schedule my surgery as soon as I have the time available.
I truly felt Dr Karam was REALLY listening to my questions, concerns and feelings. I felt like he took his time and explained the procedure. Many times I feel Doctors are rushing in and out of the patients room, not making eye contact and not LISTENING. I didn't feel this way at all with Dr Karam and will continue to return to his office and recommend him to friends and family.
Allways very pleased with my results and would allways return for future procedures!!!
Dr Karam and his staff are wonderful and very professional, they explained to me every step of the procedure and the results were as I expected, I feel more confident now and enjoy being in pictures again. All the process was a very nice experience and will come back for more :)
Wonderful and caring atmosphere making my experience very comforting. Loved the staff and Dr. Karam
This office presented itself in a very professional manner. All the staff and Dr. Karam were so efficient and I felt like I was in very good hands.
Procedures were clearly explained. Everyone was cordial. It was simply more money than I had expected. And I was interested in non-surgical procedures, not surgery.
Both my meetings with Dr. Karam (before my surgery) were comfortable and easy for me to ask anything. The information given too me was very easy to understand as well.The main office is small but very nice! The staff was polite, informative and super friendly. One girl seemed less expressionless but still professional.On the day of my surgery, my nurse was sweet and kind. Most of all she was very warm. I definitely appreciated her comforting me when I was getting nervous. She was absolutely amazing!I had Rhinoplasty done, and I was extremely pleased with my surgery. My results came out very natural, and better than I could have ever imagined. The healing process was surprisingly fast too! I had a friend who also got the same surgery. We're not vain but we do admire one's results. Just an example that we are so pleased we both chose such an amazing Surgeon.If I ever want to get any other nonsurgical services in the future I will definitely see Dr. Karam. If I know anyone who is considering having work done, I will WITHOUT a doubt refer them to him!-Pleased Client
Everything was done very professionally and exceeded my expectations. Dr. Karam and his team are first class!
you guys are all nice!
Two points: 1) I did not get the 6 month follow up scheduled, while I think it should have been.2) The result turned out good, but not exactly as in the picture (which is understandable, and about the possibility of which I was warned before the procedure). Since it's not perfect, I can't give the perfect score, even though overall I am satisfied, it looks much better than it was, and I do not think I'll be doing any corrections.
Dr. Amir Karam changed my life. I was so pleased with his expertise in rhinoplasty. I would highly recommend anyone of my family members, friends, or even perfect strangers to this truly talented doctor. He did exactly what I wanted which was to feel better and look better both accomplished!!! He is extremely kind and cares about each and every patient as if its his own family member. I knew right from the start this was the best doctor for me. I trusted the results to turn out just as he promised and they did. I thank God for letting me find such a amazing person like him to perfect my nose. You will be very pleased choosing Dr. Karam just as I was. Look no further he is the #1 choice.
The doctor, and his staff, were excellent. I thought the doctor was straight-forward and brilliant in how he handled me and how great my face looks. No one can tell I had surgery. No one. His staff was great. Very kind, very sweet, just awesome. His wife was completely non-negotiable on the price and that was a bit of a bummer. Other than that, the doctor was excellent.
Dr. Karam and his staff were all very welcoming and patient with the questions that i had. The surgery itself anf the recovery were very manageable because of the excellent pre and post op instructions. i am very happy with the results so far. i look rested and refreshed, yet totally natural, which is just what i wanted. if i ever have a need for other procedures in the future, i would not hesitate to return to Dr. Karam.
I don't think the surgeon made the skin tight enough. Almost, but not quite, so I feel like I need to get a revision for so small an amount it's not worth going through the pain/procedure again. Plus, the Dr. didn't offer any revision. Also, I had a lot of scaring. Admittedly from a product they used that they have discontinued, but it's too bad for me. It seems like I should be provided compensation. Also, to have to pay for fillers because a procedure was only 80\% successful" (surgeons words) didn't seem right. Plus the fillers are needed repeatedly = a long term costs versus a permanent solution.It seemed to me, what was missing, was a pre-op discussion of specific area expectations. What led me to the face lift was really not resolved. Yes, I am overall better I guess but the three things that bothered me and I went through this for are still there. My before and after shots are hardly any different. I was definitely looking for a more dramatic change for $20,000.I think the sad thing is that when you get this done in your aged years, you don't have the time to re do it considering the year or two to heal to see that it's not going to be what you wanted. "
Dr. Amir Karam and his staff we very friendly from the get-go. All of my questions and concerns were answered with complete honesty. There was no pushing whatsoever, just support. They are always checking up to see how everything is going and to see if there is anything else they can do. I was also very impressed with the anesthesiologist, unfortunately I do not recall his name, but he was amazing and very comforting. Thanks for everything!
I was reluctant to get plastic surgery and then afraid that I had waited too long when I finally decided to take to take the plunge at age 60. I am absolutely delighted with the result. I look 10 years younger and totally natural. Several of my friends had work similiar procedures done by other doctors about the same time and I am convinced that Dr. Karam is hands down the best! I recommend high an his work highly.
For the most part this was a positive experience and I am happy with the outcome and I definitely notice a difference.
DR KARIM AND HIS STAFF ARE SO CARING AND SEE TO ONE'S EVERY CONCERN AND NEED.
I had two procedures and overall I was very satisfied with both!
Lovely staff....polite, efficient,thoughtful...Talented surgeon,,,great bed side manner"...kind demeanor, confident, thoughtful....Positive experience...Positive results"
Dr. Karam is very skilled at what he does and his office staff is very helpful and addresses any concerns you have before and through the healing process.
I loved my entire experience with my plastic surgery! The staff was amazing and it was truly a experience I will take with me! I am so thankfully for all his hard work! Thank you soo much DR. Amir!
Dr. Karam and his staff always were available and gave me thoughtful and professional answers to all my questions. They made me feel that my procedure would be done with expertise and it was.
Very professional, organized and friendly officeAlways made you feel welcomeHIGHLY SKILLED, Board Certified SurgeonSpecialized in Facial Surgery onlyListened to what you wanted and didn't try to do additional surgeriesFabulous outcome!
Dr K and the entire staff were so kind and answered all my questions. They even sent me flowers and checked on me the next day. Definitely, the BEST health care experience I've ever had....the result was perfect and the care was incredible.
Everyone listened to me.My results were exactly what I wanted.All my concerns and needs were met and taken seriously by everyone involved.
I wish he would removed more skin under my eyes, I still have on one side the extra skin that I hate seeing ....
I lliked the outcome and injoyed the whole experince.
I think it is helpful for Dr Karam to be as honest and also explain exactly what he is doing. He also spends enough time with you so that you feel as if he cares personally of the outcome of your surgery. I felt that the staff also was informative and always able to answer any questions you might have and to accomadate the client as much as possible. I am planning another surgery with Dr. Karam in December and recommend him to many clients. I feel that it is important for the client to feel as if the outcome of their surgery truely is important to Dr and staff. Thanks and see you soon.
I am very satisfied because I saw significant results with my surgery, one thing that I realy apreciated is that more than a year after the surgery I came back to the office and Dr. karam saw me and he was not very satisfied and ask me to come back to do some re touches and only charched for the material he used and made a second surgery, I found this very professional. I would always recomend Dr.Karam and this staff.
professional and competent
Dr. Karam and his nurses were nothing but professional and make you feel at home. The atmosphere alone, made me feel I was in good hands. The quality of of the entire procedure, from walking in on the first day to leaving the surgery was more than I expected. Dr. Karam did an amazing job on my nose and I'd make him my surgeon for life. I recommend him all the time to those looking for facial reconstruction.
Dr. Karam and his staff made me feel extremely comfortable and well prepared for my operation. I am very satisfied with the outcome.
I am mostly satisfied. I had an upper blepharoplasty plus fat grafting and I think my eyes look more hollow now. Although I believe Dr. Karam did a good job on the bleph, I think that overall I do not look younger, maybe even older with the hollowness.
Surgeon understood exactly what my needs were and met all my expectations. Everybody was so friendly and available to answer any questions I had. I am extremely happy with my results and would definitely go back to this surgeon.
Dr. Karim and his team are extremely caring and dedicated to their patients. I would recommend this office highly to anyone looking to have plastic surgery. Thanks to all of you for such a wonderful experience!Sue
I felt very comfortable and also felt my needs were the first and almost priority
I am from Coconut Creek Florida and I pick Dr. Karen from being a very reputable doctor and most of all very experience in combining surgery with fat transfer. I am very please to have travel 3000 miles to se him. I highly recommend him. He does not know yet since I have not communicate this to him but I am going again with in 4 to 5 weeks for a follow up and to get some fat removed from my arms. If you read this message and you have any concern you are welcome to ask for my number to the doctor and call me. As per bruising and be able to travel after the surgery. Do not be concern in less than 5 days I was able to go out. No one could tell. He is the best.
The staff was amazing. ALWAYS friendly and professional. The doctor was kind, listened and explained everything I was to expect.
I choose ths surgeon because he just did faces. So his experience in the area that I wanted ment a lot to me. He also did my procedure with out general anesthetic. The results were beautiful and I have had no issues or problems. For my first experience with plastic surgery it was more that I could ever have wished for. I will use this doctor again.
I am highly satisfied because my results are amazing! Dr. Karam and his staff are also a pleasure to visit, but my satisfaction comes primarily from the results.
area under left eye very lumpy. trying to give it time to reduce
His reputation, as well as that he only works on faces, made me confident I wasn't going to look like I had plastic surgery. And I don't. I look like me, but rested. I also had unwarranted concerns about side-effects after surgery from spending too much time surfing the web! The doctor responded promptly to my queries without being dismissive.
I think with the questions asked in this survey it's quite obvious why one would be highly satisfied! I will say though that in all my years of personal service; both giving and receiving that the people in Dr. Karam's office and Dr Karam himself are like a family member that you care and love. They are authentically caring and real people that are both professional and warm at the same time. These procedures are a big decision to make and the office and Dr K. are there in everyway to help make the best decision for you personally. I love the knowledge, artistry and talent that this amazing man has. NO ONE ELSE WILL EVER TOUCH THIS FACE! I am a happy woman! I do not look over done or like a deer in the headlights, a Barbie Doll OR a dolphin . I look like me just better!
The staff always made me feel very comfortable and I never felt any pressure to have any procedure. I am very happy with the results from my procedure.
The procedure was very successful. I do not look like I have had plastic surgery -no pulled look. It is very natural and was very easy to do
The result of surgery,attitude of surgeon and staff, and the price
Scar behind the ears, wider face
scars are terrible
Dr. Karam is highly skilled at his craft. I didn't think I would be so pleased with such a subtle difference, but to be completely honest, this surgery has changed my life. I feel much more confident and I cannot give nearly enough praise to Dr. Karam and his wonderful staff for all they have done for me. :)
Overall look for a patient my age (68) is just fine. If I were younger I would be very upset at the incision line on the right side of my face which should have been placed inside the hairline, not in front of it. The Botox work to give the finishing touch was poorly distributed. Having used fillers for over 20 years I know when it is done right. To correct this they attempted to charge me $40. I had just paid $14,000 and thought this was outrageous! I walked out! No apology from the Doctor who verified the charge at the time is acceptable. I had to go back 3 times after initial stitch removal as they kept missing them. With the first scheduled appointment for removal I waited over an hour in the office! I know he is a well respected and very good surgeon, but I feel I just slipped through the cracks and have no desire to return or recommend.
I had a fantastic experience! Dr. Karam is amazing, not to mention, the best looking dr. in North County. :-) I couldn't be any happier with the results. I am 60 years old and am constantly being mistaken for being in my 40's. The boost it has given my confidence and overall out look on life, is worth every penny I paid for the surgery. The office staff of girls couldn't be any better. I love those women! They instilled confidence in not only Dr. Karam's expertise but they also instilled confidence in me that everything was going to go well and it did. I can't say enough about Dr. Karam and his staff!!!
STAFF WAS FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE. DOCTOR WAS HIGHLY REGARDED AND QUALIFIED IN HIS FIELD AND PROVIDED THE INFORMATION NEEDED TO CONSIDER MY OPTIONS.
I had a previous surgery with Dr. Karam and was highly satisfied. He is the best in his field and in the United States. I highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking about plastic surgery. He's down to earth, a great listener and very patient. You cannot get any better! I thank him from the bottom of my heart for all he's done for me! I love my outcome!
My main dissatisfaction is that I did not get the results that I went for.
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