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Meet our Plastic Surgeons!
Meet our Plastic Surgeons! 150 150 Candessa Medical Aesthetics

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Our Practice Is Assembled Of Providers And Staff Who Have A Passion For Helping People Feel Enhance And Restore Their Natural Beauty.

DR. DEVAN GRINER

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Devan Griner is a Utah native and returned home in 2016 after years of training and fine tuning his surgical skill. He is double board-certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, and fellowship-trained in Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery. A widely published author, he speaks at conferences both nationally and internationally instructing other surgeons.

As a Junior at Skyline High School, Dr. Griner had the opportunity to join an Operation Smile mission to Vietnam. This was a life altering experience for him and where he decided to become a Plastic Surgeon. He attended Brigham Young University, where he studied biology and published his first research on cleft palates. During his undergraduate and medical school years he worked as a surgical technician, working closely with some of the top plastic surgeons in Utah. Tutored by them, he learned the intricacies of suturing and gave him quite an advantage later on as he was able to fine-tune his skill, while his colleagues were learning the basics.

DR. GRINER’S SCHOOLING

Dr. Griner graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and was honored to serve as class president. During his tenure there he founded an Operation Smile outreach program that helped local children with craniofacial disorders receive continued care plans that had been abandoned due to financial or other social issues.

After medical school, he completed a 5-year general surgery residency at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. As a board-certified General Surgeon, he secured a competitive 3-year Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, arguably one of the busiest plastic surgery programs in the country for both reconstructive and aesthetic procedures. Chasing his passion for pediatric reconstructive surgery, he pursued further training, and was chosen for the top Craniofacial fellowship with Dr. Fearon at Medical City Children’s in Dallas, Texas.

Returning to Utah, Dr Griner brought with him new techniques and unparalleled experience from all over the country in both pediatric and aesthetic surgery. He founded the Cleft and Craniofacial Institute of Utah and put together the most comprehensive Cleft and craniofacial team in Utah and is providing unparalleled comprehensive cleft care to hundreds of children throughout the state. He and his wife also started the Utah Smiles Foundation – a non-profit organization founded to help local children along their reconstructive journey.

DR. GRINER’S PASSION

The attention to detail Dr. Griner has as a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon is the foundation of his cosmetic and aesthetic practice. His precise results are stunning and unmatched. It is not uncommon for patients desiring cosmetic surgery to seek out pediatric-trained Plastic Surgeons, knowing this attention to detail they possess. Dr. Griner is no exception to this and he finds a lot of gratification in the artistry of Aesthetic Surgery.

Dr. Griner and his wife, a nurse, share the passion of helping children with deformities. Together they have been on over twenty medical missions to over 15 countries. Jointly they raise funds and donate their time and operative talent to help unfortunate children all over the world. When not in the Operating room or office, you can usually find Dr. Griner camping at one of Utah’s many national parks, fly-fishing, skiing, biking, or any other outdoor activity to balance out the many hours he spends dedicated to his practice.

As a well-published researcher, Dr. Griner believes in evidence-based methods. He refuses to involve himself in trendy and gimmicky treatments that don’t provide consistent and reliable results. He stands behind his work and only recommends the best treatment plans for his patients.

DR. GUILFOYLE

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Guilfoyle was born and raised just south of Boston, MA. He grew up a competitive athlete pursuing passions in hockey, soccer, and golf. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy and the University of Vermont where he volunteered at the local Ambulance squad. There he was first exposed to medicine.

He relocated to southern Maine where he became a graduate of the University of New England college of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation he later matched at Lankenau Hospital in the Main line Of Philadelphia where he completed his training in general surgery.

Being the son of a breast cancer survivor, he found his passion in taking care of breast cancer patients and decided to pursue a career in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. He then completed his plastic surgery training at Temple University and became board certified by the America Board of Plastic Surgery. He met his wife while at Temple where she was training to eventually become a Breast Oncology surgeon, and they were married in 2010.

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Upon graduation he and his wife relocated and started a successful practice in Lehigh Valley, Pa for the last ten years.

After becoming a father for the first time in 2019, Dr. Guilfoyle and his wife decided to make a permanent transition to Utah where they can continue to pursue their dreams of taking care of their patients, as well as follow their personal passions of cycling, mountain biking, skiing and raise their children with their same passion for the beautiful outdoors that the Greater Salt Lake City areas offer.

Breast Implant Options
Breast Implant Options Candessa Medical Aesthetics

It’s important to us for you to feel educated about your decision to undergo a Breast Augmentation. Dr. Kjar feels strongly that his patients know what to expect, are happy with their decision, and procedure results. That is why he put together this video talking about the implants, what they are made of, and giving an up-close look inside a silicone implant.
 

 
If you have any questions about an augmentation procedure, contact our office and our patient coordinators can get you set up for a consult with Dr. Kjar.

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Vollure- Am I A Good Candidate?
Vollure- Am I A Good Candidate? Candessa Medical Aesthetics

Write your story… Without parentheses. 

Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe lines that form around the nose and the mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, Juvederm’s Vollure will add volume to the skin to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want! 
What causes parentheses lines? 
Parentheses lines are known as “static” wrinkles. Static wrinkles are lines that appear even when your face is at rest. This happens over time as your skin loses some of it’s building blocks (hyaluronic acid and collagen), that give your skin its structure. 
Can your natural lips lose volume? 
Yes, over time, your lips may lose volume and become thin. However, many people seek out lip augmentations with injectable fillers, because they naturally have thin lips and simply desire more fullness. 
What is Juvederm Vollure? Where can it be used?
Juvederm Vollure is an injectable form of hyaluronic acid that is used to soften moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to add volume to thin lips. By adding volume to lines and wrinkles, it produces a beautifully subtle and long-lasting result for up to 18 months! The original Juvederm, while it is a fantastic, tried and true product, is proven to last only 1 year. 
We are excited to add Juvederm Vollure to our already impressive line of injectables. We want you to experience it the way we have. That’s why we are offering $50 OFF each syringe of Juvederm Vollure purchased this month! Call in and schedule a consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kjar to see if you are a good candidate for Vollure. 

Mommy Makeover
Mommy Makeover Candessa Medical Aesthetics

Being a mom is the most amazing job in the world. It includes highs, lows, and everything in between that teaches and tests you on so many levels. You under-go emotional roller coaster rides. You watch how your body changes shape, size, while growing a human and eventually feeding, caring for, & nurturing them.
While not one pregnancy is exactly the same and not one postpartum body is exactly the same, we are often left feeling like we don’t recognize our old self and feel uncomfortable in our post-baby body. This is where you can bring your concerns to be addressed by Dr. Kjar and consider treating yourself to a Mommy Makeover.
What does the Mommy Makeover surgery(s) include?
The phrase “Mommy Makeover” has been coined and used to describe procedures that help to improve certain areas of the body that don’t bounce back after having children. Sometimes this includes multiple procedures, other times it only includes one procedure. The list of surgeries under the umbrella of “Mommy Makeover” include:
Tummy Tuck
Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift
Liposuction
What makes a good candidate?
A good candidate is someone that is wanting to improve some of those areas that may not respond with diet and exercise after having a baby or significant weight loss. Dr. Kjar likes to see you when you are close to or at your desired weight. He also wants you to be in good health (no smoking, any medical issues are under control and supervision of a doctor, etc.) – when your body isn’t performing well that will inhibit the healing mechanisms needed after surgery.
Dr. Kjar is a firm believer that your safety is as important as your results. When you come in to consult about your areas of concern he will cover your health history, expectations, and recovery. Then he will tailor the procedure(s) to exactly what your individual needs and wants are. The more areas you desire to improve, however, the amount of risk with having those multiple procedures increases. In those cases, the surgeries will need to be separated at least 4-6 weeks in between.
Breast Augmentation:
This is one of our more popular procedures. A breast augmentation uses either a saline or silicone implant to replace any volume that has been lost after pregnancy or significant weight loss. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
Breast Lift:
When you’ve had more significant stretching of the skin, this procedure does a beautiful job to get your breasts back. This can be paired with an augmentation if you want or need more volume along with the lifting. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
Tummy Tuck
That baby has to grow somewhere and your abdomen is usually the first place you will notice the most change with that stretched skin and muscle. Many women try to get that six pack back, but can’t seem to exercise the muscles in to their original position. This stretching or gap in the middle of the abdominal muscles is generally referred to as Diastasis Recti. There are many exercises that claim to be effective in getting that gap to lessen. While some of them help, in most cases a more permanent improvement needs to take place. This is where Dr. Kjar comes in to bring those muscles together while removing excess, stretched skin during the Tummy Tuck procedure. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
Liposuction
Weight gain is inevitable for some moms and we all know how hard that is to get those pounds to move. Dr. Kjar likes to pair Liposuction with certain procedures to sculpt those areas of concern. In the case of pairing it with a Tummy Tuck, it helps to improve the lower back/love-handle areas to give you a more hourglass shape. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
We would love to answer any of your questions and can help you get to your desired results! Please don’t hesitate to contact our office to book a consultation with Dr. Kjar and find out what your options are.

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What Injectable Is Right For My Age?
What Injectable Is Right For My Age? Candessa Medical Aesthetics


We sat down with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kjar to learn more about the injectables he recommends based off of your age, and the anti-aging concerns he’s able to treat for each demographic.
What injectables are age appropriate for 20-30’s, 30-40’s, 40’s-50’s, 50-60’s+? 
20-30’s:
Botox works very well on facial lines and can help prevent lines from forming if it is kept up. Lip fullness can be enhanced by Juvederm filler.
30-40’s:
All of the above work in this age group.
Facial atrophy and volume loss are starting in some people this age and deep fillers (Voluma & Sculptra) start to be beneficial and helpful
40-50’s:
All of the above (30-40‘s) work in this age group.
Usually in this group more people are dealing with sagging and need to consider facelift
50-60’s+:
In this group, combinations of surgical care and non-surgical treatments are beneficial, including treatments such as facial spot treatment with chemical peels and laser treatments.
What wrinkles (dynamic and static) would benefit from injectables?
Wrinkles of your skin are the result of aging of your skin. The two prominent fibers of your skin are collagen and elastin.
Collagen is the tough fiber that gives your skin strength and this is found mostly in your skin layer called the dermis. Elastin is the fiber that can expand and contract when pulled on. It is like a new rubber band. As you age, your elastic fibers become brittle or breakdown with exposure to sun and dryness and they are also effected by smoking.
Proper care of your skin with moisturizers, prophylactic sunblocks and therapeutic free-radical scavengers like vitamin C serums will maintain and to some degree reverse damages done to your skin by these attacking agents which are damaging the elastin fiber.
In general there are 2 categories of wrinkles you can have. These are static and dynamic wrinkles.
Static wrinkles arise from the breakdown of the elastin fibers of your skin and leave the skin wrinkled (fine or coarse wrinkles) when your face is not moving or is not animated. Superficial fillers work best on this kind of superficial line. Another cause of static lines is a loss of volume to your face either from weight loss or aging. A deep filler like Sculptra or Voluma will help you with this kind of aging.

(Before and After of Sculptra)

Dynamic wrinkles are not present on your face until you use your muscles of expression which create these lines when you frown, smile, cry, etc. They disappear when your face is not animated. They are caused by the action of your muscles under your skin upon your skin and they are usually at a right angle or 90 degrees opposite from the direction of the muscle movement. Botox and other paralyzing injectables work best on this kind of wrinkle or line.

 
At what point does someone need a facelift instead of injectables?
If you have loose skin and hanging in your jowl or neck area, injectables will not correct these problems.

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