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Amir Karam, MD Premier Double Board-Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon San Diego, CA

World Renowned Facial Plastic Surgery

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  • Over 15 years of Experience with over 6,000 Natural Outcomes Achieved
  • National & International Clientele from all 52 states and over 52 countries.
  • Specializing Exclusively in Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Author & Creator of the innovative Vertical Restore™ Facial Rejuvenation
  • Dr. Karam has received 18 awards for Best Cosmetic Surgeon, Best Facial Plastic Surgeon by media outlets.
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2020 (peer nominated and voted)

Unique Innovation. Unparalleled Results.

World-class facial plastic surgeon

Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery in San Diego specializes exclusively in facial aesthetic and reconstructive treatments and procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts. Founded by notable and accomplished double board-certified San Diego facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Amir M. Karam, our goal is to provide truly personalized services tailored to each individual patient in order to provide natural, subtle and stunning results. Dr. Karam’s specialization in and devotion to facial plastic surgery make him an unparalleled surgeon, lauded by professionals and patients alike. His genuine amiability and exceptional skills prompt patients to fly in from around the country—and the world—and earn him a host of incredible accolades.

At Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery, we believe 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.

We believe you should look as youthful and beautiful as you feel. Once the stuff of dreams, it’s now truly possible to stall the natural process of the maturing face and age gracefully with our unparalleled and comprehensive facial rejuvenation program. Vertical Restore ™ is a culmination of over 12 years and thousands of hours in the OR. Dr. Karam has re-definied facial rejuvenation with a unique approach, one which quite literally takes a 90 degree turn on traditional face lift surgery to yield far superior and natural looking results. This revolutionary proprietary 4 in 1 procedure known as Vertical Restore ™ is exclusively available at Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery.

The entire team at Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery take pride in spending time with each patient to ensure they receive the best possible experience. It is this compassion and dedication, coupled with Dr. Karam’s unmatched experience, that has made this clinic one of the most innovative facial rejuvenation centers in the world.

This Is Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery

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This Is Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery

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Vertical Restore®, a New Age of Facial Rejuvenation

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A New Era in Facial Rejuvenation is here


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Our three-step program covers the entire 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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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 inplastic surgery in San Diego, Dr. Karam ensures a natural result.

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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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A nose that commands our immediate attention due to its size, shape or angle may significantly detract from our other more flattering features, such as the smile or the eyes. Our rhinoplasty in San Diego is a safe, popular procedure for creating balance and harmony in the face, while also improving structural breathing concerns.

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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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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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Today’s non-surgical procedures provide striking changes in the complexion, dismantling years of environmental toxins and debris while combatting the deterioration and volume loss that accompanies the aging process. Dr. Karam regularly attends industry conferences, seminars and networking events to discover the most cutting edge technology and advanced solutions on the market so that he might pass these on to his clients the second they become available to the public. He remains fiercely ahead of the curve, offering innovative, non-invasive treatments that help combat aging before it happens.

Skin Rejuvenation

Our comprehensive skin rejuvenation in San Diego 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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Versatile and age-defying, today’s injectables can achieve results on par with surgical procedures, resolving the most frustrating signs of maturity such as wrinkles, creases, fine lines and folds. Changes are revitalizing yet subtle, preserving your essence and spirit while enhancing your personal beauty.

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Laser Treatments

Whether it’s skin tightening, hair removal or scar revision, laser technology has become among the most powerful and effective forces at the doctor’s disposal for improving the skin’s appearance. Our state-of-the-art facility features advanced laser technology that is internationally vetted and used in the top spas throughout Europe and Asia.

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Our Patients. Their Stories.

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Look As Young As You feel

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The skin grows very dry in your 70’s, so one should take care to avoid products that are too harsh or dehydrating. Exfoliation should also be kept to a minimum. Dr. Karam can help create a nourishing regimen suited to your needs.

The skin continues to require protection from the elements and from the sun, especially in our later years. Dermal fillers and injectables can help to smooth away deep wrinkles, folds and creases, while improving the skin’s tone and texture.


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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. Not being distracted by other procedures allows me to focus on perfecting the limited procedures I perform. Every patient receives a unique, specialized and perfectly crafted procedure and result.”

- Amir Karam, MD

Amir Karam, MD

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.

Facial plastic surgery requires a 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.

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.

Voted 2020 Top Doctor by Castle Connolly

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With outstanding and arguably the best results in facial plastic surgery California has to offer, Dr. Karam’s elite skill set and caring demeanor draw clients from all across the United States and from every continent. We are dedicated to making the process stress-free and rewarding for all our out-of-town patients, providing assistance with accommodation, transportation, recovery, San Diego sightseeing and more.

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