FINE magazine's Best Doctors Guide

Local doctors to help beautify the new you.

Amir M. Karam, MD

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Amir M. Karam, MD Best Facial Plastic Surgeon

Founder of Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery

Our face is our most important physical feature.  It is, by far, the part of the body that people look at the most. It defines our appearance, image, and the first impression we make on others.

 The influence that our face plays on our self-confidence and attitude cannot be overstated. Looking our best feels good! When something feels “off,” whether from genetics, age, accident, or a previous cosmetic procedure, we become preoccupied and self-conscious because of it.  Even if others do not notice it, we do, and this awareness has a deep impact on our lives.

Tired of living with a feature on your face that makes you unhappy? You don’t have to! You can change the shape of your nose, lips or eyes, or turn back the clock to return to your youthful appearance. In fact, these days you can opt for a range of procedures that can prevent your face from aging!

Instead of focusing on one type of procedure, Dr. Karam focuses on one part of the body: the face.

San Diego’s Dr. Amir Karam, of Carmel Valley Plastic Surgery, is a unique cosmetic plastic surgeon. Instead of focusing on one type of surgery or procedure, he focuses on one part of the body: the face. Dr. Karam offers an array of surgical and non-surgical procedures, all designed to help men and women find confidence and happiness in their appearance.

“The number one reason that people come to Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery in San Diego is for the natural looking results,” says Dr. Karam. “If a procedure is done well, from a minor one like a Botox injection, all the way to a nose job or a facelift, no one will be able to tell that you’ve had something done. People will ask you if you’ve done something with your hair, or if you had a good night’s sleep. They will know that you look better, but won’t know exactly why. This is the sign of a successful cosmetic surgery. It’s also why our patients are so happy, and why so many of our new patients come to us through referrals.”

Dr Karam Best Plastic Surgery

With so many cosmetic procedures available today, Dr. Karam believes that his patients should understand their choices before deciding on a procedure. To help educate everyone with an interest in cosmetic procedures, Dr. Karam has written many books and papers about facial rejuvenation, including his newly completed book that will be released in the spring -- Refreshed: 50 Secrets to a Naturally Younger Looking Face.

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Dr. Karam says, “When it comes to procedures for aging, the new trend in cosmetic surgery is procedures that prevent aging. “If you begin earlier – before others even notice that you are aging, the results can be spectacular. Instead of correcting signs of aging, you can prevent aging to the point where others believe that your face never changes!”

Dr. Karam enjoys helping others find confidence in their appearance, whether it’s through rhinoplasty (a nose job), a minor injectable procedure like Botox, or cutting edge procedures that most people have never heard of, such as a facial fat transfer.

“When a procedure takes self-consciousness away, the results are amazing! I have seen people walk out of my office – even after a minor “lunch-time” procedure – with a completely different attitude. Cosmetic procedures can have profound positive effects on our social, professional and personal relationships, even our own personal happiness,” he added.

“The best part about cosmetic surgery is that there’s no hurry. Do your research, understand the different procedures and find the right doctor. Make sure it feels right before moving ahead,” says Dr. Karam.

List of Services

  • BOTOX/Fillers
  • Fat Transfer
  • Facelift/Necklift/Browlift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chin Implants
  • Chemical Peels
  • Hand Rejuvenation

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