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Amir Karam, MD

92% Patient Satisfaction based on 931 ratings

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4.60
Based on 931 ratings
5 stars (650)
69.8%
4 stars (218)
23.4%
3 stars (38)
4.1%
2 stars (20)
2.1%
1 star (5)
0.5%
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About Amir Karam:

Dr. Amir Karam is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in San Diego, California with a distinguished academic and surgical record. Known for his honesty, compassion and warm demeanor as his naturally enhancing results, Dr. Karam is respected by his peers for his professional integrity, innovative contributions, artistry and excellent technique.

Dr. Karam's specialized surgical and non-surgical skills have earned him many awards, including being voted "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" for the last four years running (2010-2013) as well as featured articles in San Diego Magazine: Top Doctors Issue.

As a national leader for facial rejuvenation, Dr. Karam is involved with a number of medical affiliations, including being a national trainer and educator for Allergan as well as a staff surgeon and teaching faculty UCSD/ San Diego Veterans Affair medical center, teaching medical students and surgical residents in the operating room.

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

Contact This Provider

11943 El Camino Real #100 San Diego, CA 92130


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Amir Karam, MD Reviews (488)

Face Lift

Surgeon took his time to answer my questions. Staff knowledgable and courteous. Very well organized process

Lip Lift

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.

Neck Lift

I felt that Dr. Karam was honest with what he thought needed to be done and why he chose the procedures he performed.

Non Surgical Nose Job

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.

Face Lift

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.

Face Lift

I love the results. I really like not having to be totally put under General Anastasia.

Rhinoplasty

I felt really comfortable during the whole experience. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable.

Eyelid Surgery

Great staff and always ready with information

Eyelid Surgery

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.

Face Lift

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.

Face Lift

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.

Lip Lift

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.

Scar Revision

Everyone seems sincerely interested in the best possible outcome. It is very impressive.

Neck Lift

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.

Fat Transfer

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.

Face Lift

Danielle was very pleasant to work with and arrange my consultation. Dr. Kamar explained everything very well. The entire process was professional and informative.

Face Lift

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.

Fat Transfer

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.

Rhinoplasty

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!

Rhinoplasty

The results were excellent, the procedure was explained very well, Dr. Karam seemed very focused in achieving result we wanted, and facilities are great.