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Travel and Hospitality

Out of Town PatientsAs more and more patients are traveling from across the United States and the world to have services provided by Dr. Karam, we believe it is very important to make this process as easy as possible for you. As a result we have put together a Travel and Hospitality Package to help facilitate this important decision for you.

The first step is the Consultation. Though it is ideal to have a personal face-to-face consultation with Dr. Karam, we realize that many of our out-of-town patients appreciate an opportunity to speak with Dr. Karam by phone and discuss their case and get more information prior to coming to San Diego, California. In order to facilitate this initial step, we have set up an internet-based consultation protocol.

While this does not replace a one-on-one personal in-office consultation with the Dr. Karam, it is nevertheless an important and convenient first step.

To initiate the Phone Consultation process:

Out of Town Patients1) Email or call our office to set up a time for a virtual consultation. Alternatively, you can email us your preferred contact information, if you would like us to contact you.

2) Send digital photos (current photos of the front and each side of your face) by email.

3) An appointment will be set up with Dr. Karam at which time you can discuss your goals and expectations. During your phone consultation, Dr. Karam will review your medical history and photos, then listen to your concerns/expectations and make recommendations. He will advise you on the both the risks and benefits as well as answer any questions you might have.

Following your Consultation:

Following the consultation, Dr. Karam’s patient coordinator will put together a fee quote for you based on what you and Dr. Karam have discussed.


The next step in planning your procedure is to schedule a date. Given your availability and Dr. Karam’s schedule, a mutually convenient date will be confirmed.

Pre-operative Appointment:

Once you have scheduled your procedure, we will arrange for you to have most of your pre-operative work done in your hometown. You will initiate this process with our Patient Care Coordinator approximately 2 weeks prior to the surgery date. She will review the aftercare instructions in detail and coordinate completion of your relevant medical studies and other pre-operative protocols.

Dr. Karam must, however, see you the day before your surgery for a pre-operative appointment in order to examine you, review your procedures, and take a complete set of photographs.

Your post-surgery recuperation must be coordinated in advance. You will be required to stay here in the San Diego area after surgery. The length of time required for you to stay here in San Diego will vary depending on the nature of your procedure. Dr. Karam, will discuss the length of stay required during the consultation.

The Final Step- Traveling to See Us

The Following are resources that can help you make arrangements to visit us.

Out of Town PatientsAirport

San Diego Lindberg Field Airport located in downtown San Diego.

San Diego International Airport San Diego, CA 92101

Car Services

Unique Transportation 858-316-4140 –

Cab services we have many local options

Hotel accommodations

L’Auberge Del Mar – (866) 778-5548

The Grand Del Mar – (858) 314-2000

Doubletree Hotel Del Mar, CA – (858) 481-5900

San Diego Marriott Del Mar – (858) 523-1700

Homewood Suites San Diego Del Mar – (858) 523-0500

Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar – (858) 792-5557

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar– (858) 720-9500

Hilton Del mar

Carmel Valley Plastic Surgery 2010 – Special Rates at Hilton San Diego Del Mar

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa – (858) 550-1000


The procedure is most commonly performed under local anesthesia with a light oral or IV sedation. Patients go home the same day with little discomfort and essentially no downtime. Bruising is variable.

Expected outcomes

The long-term efficacy of transferred fat that has been documented in numerous studies, however, results are extremely technique-dependent. This means that not all fat transfers are the same. Dr. Karam’s success with this procedure and his ability to get excellent long-lasting results is a based on his unique technique and experience.

Post-operative course

Other than a very small incision at the fat harvesting site, no incisions are made in the face.

Other than a very small incision at the fat harvesting site, no incisions are made in the face. The most common post procedure issues are swelling and bruising. This is often minimal and resolves in 1-2 weeks. Patients usually return to normal activity within a week. The more regions of the face that are treated, the more time it takes for the swelling to settle.

How can I move forward with my San Diego fat grafting procedure?

If you think you might be a good candidate for treatment with fat injections, the best course of action is to contact Dr. Karam at his private, comfortable San Diego, CA offices and set up a consultation.

During this first meeting with the doctor, he will examine your skin and face, review your medical history and enquire as to any previous cosmetic treatments. He will then begin to devise a customized plan of action for addressing your most pressing aesthetic issues.

Dr. Karam will answer all your questions and concerns in depth, going over such important topics as costs, risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and of course, what you can expect from your results.

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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