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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. seems genuine in his words and actions and that makes the whole process work. Upbeat but honest assessment of the process
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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 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.
I think my face is slightly lopsided and I'm not sure it will even out.
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.
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
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.
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 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.""
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
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.
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.
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!
i look much more rested , like i had a good night sleep, no more puffy eyes. Overall it was very professional service.
I think Dr Karam is very good at what he does I doubt I would ever trust my face to anyone but him.
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.
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!
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!
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. :)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Everyone in the office where wonderful,and they always remember me when I even just stop by.
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.
Although the staff time is wonderful, the wait times for appointments can be very lengthyl
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.
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!
Dr Karam is a genius with a talent. I am looking better than I knew possible, due to his skill. Staff is great.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
The outcome was very natural and the recovery was excellent. The doctor's statement of approximately howany years it would take off was accurate.
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!
Extremely satisfied so far (only 10 after the surgery) and will gladly describe the experience in more detail once I'm completely healed.
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.
Dr. Karam and his staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make you happy. Dr. Karam has very natural results.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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-:(
I am happy with my surgery and glad I did it.Nice doctor and staff.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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
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.
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.
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 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
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!!!
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!
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