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 reduce 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.

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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.

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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 restore 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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Francine M.

"I had a vertical restore at age 65 with Dr Amir Karam. It has been a little over a year and I am delighted with the results. Some of my friends have not even noticed - I just look rested. Dr Karam will provide you with all the information and supplements that you need to make the procedure and the recovery time as comfortable as possible. I usually bruise very easily but with the supplements that were given to me prior to my procedure and afterwards, my bruises were gone within a week."

"I highly recommend Dr. Karam and would go back to him for anything I might want done in the future. I totally trust his approach and recommendations. You won't be disappointed!"

Kris R.

"I'm one month out from a Vertical Restore with Dr Karam. Dr Karam is an incredibly talented Surgeon. I can barely see my scars already. I also did a laser peel, within 8 days I was wearing makeup and admiring my new jawline and neck. I'm 65 this month and so happy I chose him. He is the best there is. His staff are fun, caring and kind. They made my entire experience so easy. I would not hesitate or even think about going anywhere else. Check out his Instagram account. He does all his content himself. Extremely informative, with many before and after photos. I decided on Dr Karam after researching his Instagram and had made my decision before we had even met."

Janice S.

"Dr Karam is a great surgeon, a true artist and a wonderful human being. He has done 2 procedures on me over the last 3 years. Both with excellent results. His fat transfer and his lip lift technique are extraordinary. I wouldn't think of going to anyone else and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for the best."

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