Age Gracefully with Dr. Karam
Dr. Karam Provides Facial Rejuvenation Through Proactive Measures
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Dr. Karam realized early on that with the face there is no room for error. “I felt that I owed it to my patients to give them the best result possible and you can only do this by pouring your entire focus and energy into it.” He decided to devote all of his energy to becoming an expert in facial plastic surgery.
It was never destined to be an easy path. Dr. Karam spent 11 years doing clinical and scientific facial plastic surgery research while at UC Irvine School of Medicine, where he published over 20 scientific articles and presented over 40 scientific presentations. He went on to be awarded the Gordon J. Hatfield Award for the best overall performance in Surgery in his class. After graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Karam pursued surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery—followed by a Fellowship in Advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which is offered to only 40 people each year. For the last 20 years, he has been honing his craft. Most people don’t enjoy the pressure and responsibility that comes along with the field, but Dr. Karam thrives in the tough environment—it drives him to always want to deliver the best to his patients.
The importance of specialization cannot be overstated, especially in the case of delicate and impactful facial plastic surgery. Dr. Karam elaborates, “When you focus on a narrow range of procedures and do them over and over again, you naturally develop an expertise, allowing you to get results that are not just better, but safer. When it comes to the face, I believe you need to have this level of commitment and experience. You can’t hide the face. You have to get it right the first time.” Dr. Karam’s unparalleled devotion to his craft has allowed him to develop innovative ways of treating the aging face with the goal of creating a natural and fully–restored appearance. “Not being distracted by other procedures allows me to focus on perfecting the limited procedures I perform.” Unlike the results you’d achieve at a catchall practice, Dr. Karam provides his patients with a unique, specialized and perfectly crafted result.
From the beginning, Dr. Karam recognized the importance of comprehensively addressing the aging changes so that the whole face looks balanced and rejuvenated. Rather than treat one aspect of the face, thereby essentially aging the other areas, Dr. Karam treats the face as a whole. By simultaneously treating the skin, the loss of facial volume and sagging, what he calls the three components of facial aging, the results are remarkable; the outcome is seamless and totally natural. Recognizing the importance of safety, each procedure is minimally invasive and performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation. Dr. Karam’s unique approach is the subject of a recent textbook, Rejuvenation of the Aging Face, which describes this method in detail. Today he performs over 300 facial rejuvenation cases a year, roughly 20 to 30 times the national average.
But it’s not just a matter of practice or repetition that lends Dr. Karam his talents; some things can’t be trained. An artistic eye is a gift, and Dr. Karam was blessed with such a gift. He sees each individual face differently then the average person or even the average surgeon. His gift allows him to give each of his patients a harmonious, natural and beautiful outcome, without looking like they have had work done. Rather than rely solely on raw skill or surgical practice, Dr. Karam incorporates his artistic talent into his practice, culminating in peerless results.
The work of Dr. Karam is not just a job or a career, it’s a passion. “Every day I feel blessed to be doing what I am doing,” says Dr. Karam. “After 20 years, I still feel like I am living a dream. I feel I am the luckiest person to have the opportunity to make such a positive emotional impact in my patients’ lives.”
For more information please contact
Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery
11943 El Camino Real, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130 (858) 259-3223