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So Scared to Do a Subtle Change but It Was Awesome - San Diego, CA
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,000
- Amir M. Karam, MD (San Diego)
I had a mini face lift & fat transfer 2 years...
- 15 Apr 2011
I had a mini face lift & fat transfer 2 years ago with this physician. Some of the fat seemed to be disappearing (or more old age setting in--I am 54) so I went in for a consult and briefly discussed my nose. I do not have a large nose but I had a bony prominence that really bothered me. I decided after several appointments to have the procedure along with another fat transfer.
This physician really listened to me about how little I wanted changed--millimeters. I didn't want anyone to notice that I had a nose job. He suggested a widening below the bony prominence which I was hesitant about. I'm so happy with the results!!! I cannot emphasize enough how subtle a change I wanted and how perfect it turned out. I told my social group I was having a deviated septum repaired (which he also did to help me breath better-nice that he is an ENT also) but I don't think most people noticed. (And I do breath better!) I had a few customers ask me what was different -- part of it was the fat transfer but even my own mother did not notice the change in my nose. I am so happy with the results. I have a softer appearance.
I cannot say enough about how this physician listens and his skill in delivering just what you want. He offers suggestions but ultimately he follows the direction of the patient. In my job, I call on plastic surgeons and I had one inject botox. Even though I told him to avoid injecting in certain areas, he did not listen and I had droopy eye lids. Afterward I went in to see if anything could be done he said I needed a brow lift. I went back to my original surgeon and he told me that a brow lift can really change the way you look and to wait until the botox wore off before deciding on any surgical intervention. I'm so glad I listened to him.
My advice to anyone considering surgery is to make sure you can see before and after pictures. Had I not seen his work I would never have considered plastic surgery. Do not go with the surgeon who does not provide before and after pictures with an appeal of privacy. You need to see results showing subtle change to major change to judge picking the best surgeon. I wholeheartedly endorse this physician. Although I do not let him use my pictures in his advertisement or book, I do let him show my pictures privately to show his amazing subtle results.
My Doctor: Amir M. Karam, MD
FYI-about the cost. I had a fat transfer and lower eye lid tuck in addition to the rhinoplasty so I'm not sure of the actual cost. I may have gotten a break in price because I had been to him previously. The reason to use Dr. K is skill with providing the results you want. Everyone in his office is terrific but the main reason is the surgical skill so that you get natural looking results. I'm not going to share my photo's on line but you can ask him to see my photo's and others.