Dr. Kjar’s distinguished 25-year career has been defined by his passion for the people around him. As a board-certified surgeon, his expertise has helped hundreds of patients enjoy their full potential. He has also played a crucial role in the Operation Smile organization, co-founding and volunteering countless hours of time to help repair cleft lips and palates for children and young adults locally and around the world.
Dr. Kjar received his medical training at the University of Utah, as well as at Southeast Michigan’s Providence, Mt. Carmel and Sinai Hospitals. After residency, he completed a fellowship in craniofacial and plastic surgery with Dr. Ian Jackson at the revered Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He received his board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1984 and holds privileges at Davis Medical Center, Lakeview Hospital, LDS Hospital, and Mountain West Medical Center.
When not in surgery, Dr. Kjar spends time with his wife Sue, his five children and fifteen grandchildren.
Mallory has been in the industry for 8 years and has loved every minute of it! She graduated from Skin Science with Honors as a Licensed Master Esthetician. Soon after school, she opened and started Candessa Surgical and Laser Esthetics to augment Dr. Kjar’s already booming practice. She developed the Recovery Packages that are apart of every surgery, created the menu of treatments, and decided on the medical grade products that are offered. Over the years, she has taught many courses on skin care and wellness and loves to provide a reputable source for learning.
Along with her Esthetic license, she received additional training in Lymphatic Drainage Massage: The Dr. Vodder Method. Her extensive training was under the apprentice to Dr. Vodder, Anneli M. Johnson. This method has been imperative to the recovery of all of our surgical patients and only a select few have been trained in this modality.
She has spent the last 8 years managing and nurturing the medical spa. Mallory is passionate about the plastic surgery field, medical grade skin care, educating, and overall wellness – inside and out. She loves to work with patients/clients and hopes to provide you with a positive & pleasant visit to our office.
Paula is a familiar face to most all of our clients. What a privilege to have worked here with Dr Kjar for over 15 years. She enjoys meeting and helping each patient as they come into the office for the first time. If you don’t see Paula at the front desk to greet you as you check in, you will meet her before you leave the office. Paula will help you book your appointments and your surgery. She can help in answering many questions with your up coming surgery, booking appointments, or answering question on patient financing. She still marvels at the skill and work of Dr Kjar expertise surgery ability.
When not at work she enjoys golfing with her husband, reading, walking/jogging enjoying the out doors. She enjoys a good movie and wants to go to England to visit the Highclere Castle in Downton Abbey. She is the grandmother to 15 of the most adorable grandchildren.
Marci is usually the smiling face that will greet you at the front desk or talk with you on the phone. Marci will check you in, help schedule your future appointments and also can book your surgery. Marci will help you with your patient financing, if needed, along with helping you with things like logging your Brilliant Distinction points.