San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
11943 El Camino Real, 100
San Diego, California 92130 US
Call Doctor Write a Review

Treatment Pricing

Treatment Pricing
Get a price quote

Specials and Deals

$50 Off
Hand Rejuvenation $50 off per syringe of Radiesse
$75 Off
Sculptra $75 off each vial
Coming soon!
137K profile views
11 years experience
197 expert answers
Last contacted by
a user ...

Write a review

Are you a patient of Amir M. Karam, MD?

Write a Review



4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 stars from 117 reviews See details Hide details
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5.0 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5.0 out of 5 stars Payment process
5.0 out of 5 stars Wait times
Narrow 117 reviews by:
Sort by:
  • Featured
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Recent
Treatment results may vary

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Falling in love - Rhinoplasty - San Diego, CA

Before coming to Dr. K i have visited a couple of other surgeons. From the moment i saw Dr. K i knew he was the "one". Falling in love and choosing the right surgeon have one criteria in common... one wants to find somebody that will understand what one wants and needs without saying too many words. That is what is true about my dr. My first sentence was "i want a...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Got the Exact Subtle Change That I Was Looking for - Carmel Valley, CA

This doctor and his staff truly care for their patients satisfaction. This combined with Dr K's excellent work is a perfect combination any patient seeking help would look for.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Top Qaulity Care and Results

My experience was a wonderful one. I always suffered from inheriting an italian nose, that was oversized for my face. I went to concultations with many doctors and found that Dr. K's consult was beyond any of those other consultation experiences. He made me feel very comfortable and made sure I understood every part to the rhinoplasty process. I feel that this office is execptional when it comes to being personable and truly caring for their patients. They take into consideration each patients wishes and tailor to every need. Thanks to Dr. K and his knowledge I have the nose I have always dreamed of having!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

So Scared to Do a Subtle Change but It Was Awesome - San Diego, CA

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.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Got the Exact Result I Was Looking for - San Diego, CA

I was pleasently surprised when Dr K asked me to reconsider my decision and do the procedure once I was mentally prepared and completely sure I wanted to do it. He said so due to a couple of reasons 1. I was more than just nervous and I had backed off once before since I was too scared 2. He was worried that if the result wasn't what I expected I would not take it easily and that I wasn't mentally prepared 3. since what I wanted was not something that was required to make a huge difference in my appearance but just for my personal satisfaction This was the second time he had done something like this and as a patient he had won my complete confidence coz I knew his patients satisfaction mattered to him the most. The first time I backed out of a procedure after making the payment since I was scared. He took the time to talk to me and help me relax. I was already informed that the entire amount would not be reimbursed if I'd backed out. But despite this he asked for my entire payment to be credited since this is not something I was comfortable doing at the time.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Dr. K is the Best in the San Diego Area! - Carmel Valley, CA

dr. k is a wonderful doctor! he and his staff are professional, yet they are warm and care about my well being. i get botox and restylane from dr. k and i love his "less is more" approach. also, even though i only get botox and restylane at this point he always does them himself and makes me feel just as important as those that see him for more major and costly procedures. thank you carmel valley facial plastic surgery!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

So Glad I Finally Did It! - San Diego, CA

Dr. K is a real artist--his results are beautiful. Also he has a very laid back, professional, and patient bedside manner. To top it off, his staff is incredible--responsive, friendly, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Refreshed and Happy - Carmel Valley, CA

His focus is faces only. He know just the right amount of treatment and work that needs to be done and won't be pursuaded by the patient. The end result is the face and he is maticulous in ensuring that the work is appropriate, not obvious but complimentary. I would do it again and again. It changed everything about my appearance without looking plastic or overdone.

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Best Fat Transfer - San Diego, CA

Dr. K is the best when it comes to fat Transfers. Very talented and specialized in this procedure. Has a lot of experience in the field.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox Looked Natural and Worked Amazing!!

Affordable, excellent results and amazing professional staff!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

I'm driven by helping my patients feel confident about their appearance and improving their overall quality of life with beautiful natural results. To see them smile with pride is the best part of my job and what keeps me continuously wanting to advance my craft.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

$200. Surgical Consultation Fee

Awards & Recognition

Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon, Readers Choice Awards, Ranch and Coast Magazine, 2010 - 2014
J. Gordon Hatfield Surgical Award, #1 surgical performance in Medical School Class
Outstanding Patient Care, Teaching, and Research, UC Irvine
Professional Recognition:
National educator and trainer, Allergan (makers of Juverderm, Botox Cosmetic, Voluma and Latisse)
Clinical Instructor, UCSD School of Medicine

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Karam has hospital affiliations at University of California, San Diego Medical Center, and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego
    BA in Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
    MD, University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
    Fellowship: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, Irvine

Treatments offered at Carmel Valley Facial Plastic Surgery

Most popular answers from Amir M. Karam, MD

Narrow by:

How Much Does a Lifestyle Lift Cost?

The concept of performing facelifts or mini facelifts under local anesthesia is not new. What is new is the mass marketing campaigns and the time... READ MORE

How Can I Get Natural-looking Rhinoplasty Results?

I personally believe the single most important factor contributing to a natural appearance following rhinoplasty is maintaining naso-facial harmony.... READ MORE

Will my Doctor Break my Nose During a Rhinoplasty?

Many people are concerned that they will have their nasal bones fractured during rhinoplasty. So, why would this need to be done in some cases and not... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty Swelling

Typically, it is normal to have obvious swelling of the nose for up to 2-3 weeks. It depends on what was done. The more extensive the surgery, the... READ MORE

Can I Use Juvederm Injections to Preview the Look of Fat Grafting to the Face?

The answer is- not really. If you are getting fat transfer to a specific area such as the nasolabial folds or cheeks etc then you can accurately... READ MORE

When to Seek a Oculoplastic Surgeon As Opposed to a Facial Surgeon?

Depending on the problem (s), you may benefit from having your revision done by an occuloplastic surgeon. This depends on the nature and complexity of... READ MORE

Trampoline Neck Lift or Smart Lipo

Unfortunately, there are many trademarked names associated with cosmetic surgical procedures. These are commonly, nothing more than a marketing spin.... READ MORE

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Like anything else the cost varies based on the surgeon, the problem being treated, and the technique used to treat it. There is less variability... READ MORE

How Much Does Latisse Cost?

The recommended price for latisse is $120. Although many places will offer a special at this early stage. 1 bottle will last about 2 months, and it... READ MORE

Tear Trough Area Lump After Fat Transfer

Without examining you or looking at a photo, it is hard to give you sound advice. But, the first step is to find an experienced fat transfer surgeon... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Karam

Amir M. Karam, MD has shared 442 before and after pictures with 2,890 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

Narrow by:
Treatment results may vary

Videos by Amir M. Karam, MD

Amir M. Karam, MD has shared 1 video.

Narrow by:

How to Restore and Rejuvenate the Entire Face

Dr. Amir Karam discusses treatment options to bring youth back into the facial area, live with RealSelf at AAFPRS 2016. WATCH VIDEO

There is no recent activity.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.