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What does it mean to be a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in San Diego?
What separates a Facial Plastic Surgeon from other specialties is focus and specialization. In order to become a Board-Certified Fellowship Trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, a surgeon must first complete an Internship in General Surgery, followed by a 5 year residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. This training allows the surgeon to gain an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and surgical treatment of the face, eyes, and neck.
During this training, a significant portion of the training is spent on plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures of this region. Completion of this residency provides the surgeon board eligibility by the American Board of Medical Subspecialties (ABMS) to practice Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery. The individual must then pass rigorous written and oral board examinations. For those who want to focus exclusively on facial plastic surgery, will then go on to complete a Fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in Advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
This highly competitive and sought-after Fellowship is offered to only 45 individuals per year. Following completion of the Fellowship, the surgeon must once again pass rigorous written and oral examinations. Finally they must submit a surgical log demonstrating that they have successfully completed 100 consecutive facial plastic surgery cases in a 2 year period. The surgeon then becomes Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Amir M Karam MD, located in San Diego is Board Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and The American Board of Medical Subspecialties to practice Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Karam, limits his entire practice to the narrow field of cosmetic and reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery.
His extensive background in Facial and Nasal Surgery and subspecialty training in Facial Plastic Surgery makes him uniquely qualified to treat any Cosmetic and Reconstructive needs of the Face, Neck, and Eyes.
As a prospective patient seeking aesthetic consultation, you should diligently review your prospective surgeon’s before-and-after results to determine whether or not that practitioner shares your aesthetic vision. Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery has a strong reputation for producing natural looking results no matter how dramatic the change.
Finally, understanding your surgeon’s philosophy and surgical technique is a critical step toward establishing trust and ensuring that you and your doctor’s surgical goals are mutual.
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.(858) 259-3223 Contact Us
In light of the new state-wide guidelines we will we will not be performing surgery for the time being, all current patients that need followup post-surgery visits will be done through virtual consultation. We will be scheduling surgery for the future when we anticipate the quarantine will be lifted. In the meantime we are available by phone and email and we will be performing virtual consultations for all new patients. We will be contacting patients over the next week as needed to reschedule, and keeping folks updated via our website and social media on any changes. We will continue to see any current patients needing care in our office. Please contact us to set up your virtual consultation.