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Discover Our Latest Innovative Procedure in Facial Rejuvenation:

Vertical Restore

While most surgeons will discuss options for a traditional Facelift and Necklift, Dr. Karam's unique approach to addressing the signs of aging and turning back the clock has resulted in a new paradigm for facial rejuvenation called the Vertical Restore™

One simple look at the results from Vertical Restore indicates the advancement this procedure has made over the traditional Facelift and Necklift.

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Achieving gorgeous facial rejuvenation results with a mini facelift

For those clients who desire the benefits of a full facelift but are experiencing less dramatic signs of aging, the mini facelift may be the ideal procedure to meet their goals.

The short scar facelift works to reduces wrinkles and fine lines, elevate sagging structures in the cheek area, and tighten essential muscles, all while remaining cost-effective and reasonable in terms of its downtime.


Who is a good candidate

Many variables will affect the way you look, including exposure to the elements your age, your genes, and whether or not you smoke or drink heavily.

Facelifts can be undergone by people as young as 30 or as old as 80, as long as they are in good physical and mental health, and have no major medical conditions that would prevent them from having the surgery.


The recovery period for a mini facelift or short scar lift is slightly less involved than with a traditional facelift.

Most clients find they take a week off and then are ready to return to their normally scheduled activities. All swelling should subside within six weeks, but you will be able to start enjoying your results within a few days of your procedure.

Why choose Dr. Karam?

Dr. Karam is a plastic surgeon who chose early on in his career to focus exclusively on the face and neck.

For this reason, he has performed thousands of successful procedures for his San Diego and La Jolla clients, and is sought out for his natural, subtle results by patients from all over the globe.

Dr. Karam is extremely detailed-oriented in his approach, and creates a holistic treatment plan that addresses all aspects of anti-aging, not just a single portion of the face. In this way, he is able to restores his clients to an appearance that most resembles what they used to look like when they were younger.

How do I get started with a mini facelift?

If you are in the San Diego area and would like more information on the mini facelift, please call our office to schedule your confidential consultation today. The doctor will meet with you to answer all your questions and concerns in great depth, and will address such topics as costs and insurance; risks and recovery; and your final results.

During your appointment, Dr. Karam will examine your face, record your medical history, and begin to formulate a plan of action for resolving your most troublesome signs of aging. The doctor will invite you to view our extensive library of before and after photography, so you can see what is possible with a mini facelift.

If you have an interest in any other procedures, such as facial rejuvenation or blepharoplasty, the consultation is a great time to discuss these with the doctor, as combining treatments often reduces costs as well as downtimes.

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