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Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials
Doctor credentials

A Clear Distinction

  • Specializing Exclusively in Facial Rejuvenation
  • National & International Clientele from all 50 states and over 52 countries
  • More than 20 years of experience with over 7,000 Natural-Looking Outcomes Achieved
  • Author & Creator of the innovative Vertical Restore® Facial Rejuvenation
  • Dr. Karam has received more than 30 awards for Best Cosmetic Surgeon, Best Facial Plastic Surgeon by media outlets.
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 10 years in a row (peer nominated and voted)

A unique, world-class approach to facial rejuvenation

Founded by notable and accomplished double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Amir M. Karam, the goal of our practice is to provide truly personalized services tailored to each individual patient for natural, subtle, and stunning results. Dr. Karam specializes in facial plastic surgery and cutting-edge skincare. His experience as a lauded surgeon and skincare expert allowed him to develop a unique, two-step approach to facial rejuvenation:

Dr. Karam has re-defined facial rejuvenation with a unique approach, one which quite literally takes a 90-degree turn on traditional facelift surgery to yield far superior and natural-looking results. Dr. Karam’s approach is the culmination of over twelve years and thousands of hours in the operating room. Facial rejuvenation with Dr. Karam reverses time and slows the natural process of the maturing face, achieving graceful, elegant lines and youthful features. Our comprehensive, unparalleled facial rejuvenation program accomplishes beautiful results based on two key points.

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Developed with years of extensive research and utilizing Dr. Karam's experience with skin and skincare products, the KaramMD Trifecta compliments your surgical rejuvenation perfectly. With Dr. Karam’s groundbreaking skincare products, patients can achieve glowing, rejuvenated skin and a more youthful appearance that exceeds expectations. The Trifecta is an anti-aging skincare system designed to replace multiple products by covering foundational skincare needs with a comprehensive, clinically tested, three step routine. Trifecta offers you a proven path on your journey to great skin. This is a new paradigm, and it was designed for you.

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OverviewSurgical excellence with an aesthetic focus

Dr. Karam, double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology (head/neck surgery) and one of the top plastic surgeons in San Diego, is driven by the genuine desire to improve his patients’ lives through transformative procedures that are both cosmetically and functionally enhancing.

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Amir Karam, MD Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon

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Facial Plastic SurgeonSurgical excellence with an aesthetic focus

Facial plastic surgery requires meticulous attention to detail and nuance, as the face is our calling card in the world and the site of first impressions. Dr. Karam has the expertise and the artistry to perform the most delicate of surgeries on the nose, eyes, ears, cheeks, neck and brow. In addition, he is a consummate authority on non-surgical facial rejuvenation, offering age-reversing treatments for men and women at every stage of life.

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Amir Karam, MD Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon

Carmel Valley Plastic Surgery

Giving BackSurgical excellence with an aesthetic focus

Ever passionate about giving back to the community, Dr. Karam is a volunteer at FACE to FACE, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence to recover their dignity and worth. He also works with veterans and local charities such as Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Sharp HospiceCare.

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Amir Karam, MD Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon

Carmel Valley Plastic Surgery

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Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

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Vertical Restore

Over the years, Dr. Karam has worked to develop the highly customizable and proprietary Vertical Restore procedure. Designed to address the specific issues that are impacting your youthful appearance, this treatment is custom-tailored to your specific needs.

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Vertical Prevent

While more closely resembling a traditional facelift, Vertical Prevent still manages to improve upon a tried and tested formula. This proprietary procedure created by Dr. Karam utilizes his vast experience to create a comprehensive solution that helps you get in front of the facial aging process.

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KaramMD Trifecta Premium skincare designed by Dr. Karam

Great Skin Made Simple

Built on a custom doctor developed, unique formula, this three-step program covers the spectrum of skincare for women and men of every age and skin type. The cleanser, vitamin C serum, and all-in-one anti-aging cream are all you will ever need in a daily skin regimen to maintain healthy, glowing skin.

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World-class facial plastic surgery

Dr. Karam believes in the power of looking and feeling your best. A positive self–image, and the confidence that goes along with it, is an essential element in the pursuit of happiness. We exist for the sole purpose of helping our patients feel as beautiful and self–confident as possible and, as a result, improving their overall quality of life.

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Areas of Concern


A symbiotic relationship between many features, the entire face relies upon balance. When even a small feature is unbalanced with the rest, it can create an undesirable effect. With very subtle corrections, and with many years of skill and experience in plastic surgery in San Diego, Dr. Karam ensures a natural result.

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Sagging, banding, and the development of crepe-like skin in the neck are all dead giveaways as to a person’s age. As one of our La Jolla plastic surgery procedures, the neck lift will restore the profile to a more youthful, radiant aesthetic. A neck lift is a wonderful complement to a facelift or blepharoplasty.

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Our comprehensive skin care program is designed to restore aged skin and help reestablish that beautiful healthy glow. For our younger patients or those following our treatment program, we aim to preserve your vibrant look.

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When the brow droops and becomes creased and wrinkled, it can negatively affect our facial expression, causing some to view us as angry, depressed, tired or disgruntled. A low-hanging brow can also affect our vision. A brow lift solves these issues with elegance and grace.

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The eyes tell a story of our joys and struggles, and as we age, they can often show the most dramatic signs of advancing years. Dr. Karam provides strategic, revitalizing plastic surgery in La Jolla for helping to eradicate crow’s feet, sagging, bags, dark circles and puffy lids.

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Full, sensual, luscious lips are one of the defining characteristics of a beautiful woman. Sadly, the lips tend to thin and wrinkle with the passing years, diminishing the smile. Lip augmentation can be performed surgically or non-surgically, and can beautifully enhance the entire lower face.

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My devotion to my craft has allowed me to develop innovative ways of treating the aging face with the goal of creating a natural and fully-restored appearance.”

Amir Karam, MD
Dr. Amir Karam

Look as young as you feel

In your 20’sDiscover the joys of healthy, radiant skin

Your skin is in the prime of its life. That’s why caring for your complexion with proper skincare products and prevention is so important. Dr. Karam can also work with you to help reverse innate skin flaws such as oily skin, dry skin, acne scarring and blemishes, and rosacea.

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In your 30’sDiscover the joys of healthy, radiant skin

While the skin is still young and resilient, Dr. Karam works with you to help prevent aging before it happens by creating a customized skincare regimen for cleansing, exfoliation, moisturizing and protection from the elements.

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In your 40’sDiscover the joys of healthy, radiant skin

As a woman’s skin ages, it loses volume as well as elasticity. Our definitive treatments with injectables can help reverse the most damaging signs of advancing years, and fortify the skin against wrinkles, fine lines, creases, folds and furrows.

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In your 50’sDiscover the joys of healthy, radiant skin

Today’s 50-year old woman is on the go, professionally and socially. That’s why she needs skincare that can keep up with her active lifestyle. Dr. Karam can successfully formulate a plan for resolving oily, dry, uneven, blotched, damaged and acne-scarred skin.

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In your 60’sDiscover the joys of healthy, radiant skin

While many women in their 60’s opt to undergo surgical procedures such as blepharoplasty, a facelift, a brow lift or rhinoplasty, strategic treatment with injectables can accomplish many of the same goals without the increased downtime and risk.