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Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery

92% Patient Satisfaction based on 340 ratings

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4.60
Based on 340 ratings
5 stars (236)
69.4%
4 stars (83)
24.4%
3 stars (12)
3.5%
2 stars (7)
2.1%
1 star (2)
0.6%
Doctor's bedside manner
Medical support team
Admin staff
Care & concern
Educated me
Wait time
Value for the price
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Facility & amenities

(858) 252-6826 www.drkaram.com

Providers at this practice:
Amir Karam, MD
4.60
340 Ratings
About, locations & contact info

About Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery:

The primary mission of Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery is to restore your confidence, beauty and youthfulness by meeting your aesthetic goals. Your satisfaction, self–confidence and enduring trust are our greatest measures of achievement and success. We strive to achieve the best results tailored to your needs, in the most natural–looking and safest way possible. To ensure that we achieve these goals, we have established the following commitments to each of our patients:

  • Achieve the best aesthetic outcome while maintaining a natural look.
  • Tailor each surgical or non–surgical procedure to each patient’s anatomy and desires.
  • Offer a variety of options that conform to our patients’ aesthetic wishes, envisioned budget and time commitment to recovery.
  • Use the latest and most advanced, yet proven and safe, techniques.
  • Achieve the fastest and least painful recovery possible for every patient.
  • Make the entire experience as easy as possible for our patients by promoting communication and handling questions, problems or concerns promptly and fully.
  • Promote communication to enhance patient education about all options in order to permit our patients to make intelligent decisions about his or her own care.
  • To extend the best possible care to the patient during every phase of their procedure (preoperative to operative to postoperative settings).

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11943 El Camino Real #100 San Diego, CA 92130


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Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery Reviews (186)
Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Face Lift

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

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Scar Revision

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

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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!

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Rhinoplasty

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Treatment / Procedure

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Face Lift

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Lip Lift

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Fat Transfer

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Rhinoplasty

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Lip Lift

The office procedures and care for the patient are outstanding.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Fat Transfer

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.

Amir Karam, MD San Diego , CA

Face Lift

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!