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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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When aging isn’t graceful

While aging is a natural and inevitable stage of life, many patients have no intention of surrendering to it gracefully and would rather fight back through powerful, effective cosmetic procedures that help roll back the clock on wrinkles, fine lines, furrows, creases and folds. A facelift can help to not only smooth away sagging, depleted contours, but can also help to boost ailing self-confidence due to a poor self-image.

Reduce downtime with a strategic short incision facelift

While a full facelift is generally the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, some patients will choose to opt for a less invasive version of the procedure, known as a short incision facelift. This treatment helps to improve sagging jowls, reduce marionette lines, and tighten the SMAS muscles of the neck, while offering the client a shorter downtime. During the short incision facelift, incisions are well hidden behind the ears, allowing women to wear their hair in a ponytail without fear of exposing their scars.

How long will my results last?

Cosmetic surgery to reduce unwanted signs of aging is considered permanent. Your short incision facelift will typically last for many years, although factors of weight gain and weight loss, exposure to the elements, and whether or not you smoke will determine exactly how long you maintain your results. It’s important to follow a careful skin care regimen that will preserve the outcome of your short incision facelift with Dr. Karam.

What are my other options?

Dr. Karam is a distinguished facial surgeon with extensive expertise in both the short scar and full facelift. He is also able to significantly combat facial wrinkling and sagging through a liquid facelift, performed with only dermal fillers and injectables. Choosing the right approach for your lifestyle, anatomy and needs is among Dr. Karam’s strongest skills. He is able to customize your treatment, delivering personalized results that maximize your natural assets while minimizing unwanted cosmetic flaws.

How do I get started?

If you would like to know more about whether a short incision facelift might be right for your needs, please contact Dr. Karam’s office today to set up your confidential consultation. During this initial session, the doctor will examine your face and neck, record your prior medical and surgical history, and begin to formulate your unique plan for resolving your most pressing cosmetic concerns.

Dr. Karam, who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology, offers services in San Diego County including San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and La Jolla in Southern California.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karam, contact us today.

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We are now open and have resumed services in the office. The safety of both our staff and patients remains our number one priority and with this in mind we have put in new measures to provide the highest level of protection possible to keep our patients and staff healthy and safe.

New Enhancements

  • Patient appointments will be scheduled thoughtfully spaced to reduce the number of people in our office and to effectively eliminate wait times.
  • You will be greeted by a staff member, who will screen all patients and staff that enter our office.
  • We require our staff and patients wear masks throughout your visit.
  • Payments, consents and scheduling will be executed virtually to minimize checkout lines and to expedite the process.
  • We've enhanced our already stringent sanitation protocol to ensure a thorough and continually disinfected and pristine environment.
  • Surgical patients will be required to receive a pre-operative COVID test prior to their surgery date.

We will still continue to provide virtual consultations for our patients around the country and those that prefer to have consultations done from the comfort of their home. Please contact us today to set up your virtual consultation.

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