I will work hard to listen to my patients’ desired goals and work hard to satisfy every patient. We will have conversations which involve my brutal honesty. Patients will not be allowed to leave until I feel that I’ve completed my best work for what we had planned. I welcome patients with “high standards” because I have very high standards myself.
There are patients out there who believe that a “syringe is a syringe” and that the surgeon doesn’t matter. Those folks can go elsewhere. In the end, I hope my patients will put more value in the procedure with me in control rather than the generic “vial” or generic “syringe” which can’t inject itself. And I hope my patients will believe that I will always try to give them the best value for the highest quality. I strive to use the least amount of product for maximum result.
I view all my needle related procedures (acupuncture, Kybella, Botox, Juvederm, etc) as minimally invasive surgeries. They ARE surgeries. For me, they require, surgical planning and surgical precision.
My big three aims are to achieve excellence with safety, results, and comfort. Complications can sometimes happen, and if they occur, I will do all that I can to resolve it.
I am truly honored to your doctor. Thank you to all my patients for trusting me and allowing me to practice medicine, acupuncture and surgery at the highest level possible.
I think this explains very well my reason for creating and working at Surgical Artistry. I think in some ways they call this a personal “mission statement.” I work with needles all day. I place needles for Acupuncture. I inject Kybella, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Volbella, and Asclera for veins.
I’m going to answer the question regarding the procedure of getting Kybella rather than how much does Kybella cost Surgical Artistry to obtain from Allergan.
I treat each procedure that I do as a surgery. Thus the Kybella procedures require surgical planning and execution. I also would like to get the best results that I can get from each session. Most patients will need 2-4 sessions of Kybella.
I don’t entirely like the idea of charging by the vial of Kybella. Because by doing it that way, I think the patients and the injector have a tendency to short-change the amount of Kybella injected. I think it is natural to think about the possibility of just doing one vial of Kybella in order to save money. However, I feel that one vial of Kybella is usually not enough. Same goes for just two vials of Kybella. With my personal philosophy of doing the absolute best for my patients, I will want to use the maximum amount of Kybella that I can for maximal results each session, and thus I charge by the session. But I can definitely change my practice and charge by the vial and at this point, my patients would be paying more in that fashion. Thus for now, I’ll stick to charging for the whole procedure instead of vial by vial.
Starting in 2017, I charge $1450 for each session of Kybella, and most patients will need 3-4 sessions.
In the years 2015 and 2016, I charged $2000 for the first neck session with me and the $1500 for the second session with me, and $1000 for the subsequent sessions with me (3rd, 4th, and 5th sessions). Yes, some patients went to 5 sessions. Patients who started on this path will continue on this pricing structure for 2017 and beyond if needed. Sometimes the $1000 per session is below my own cost of doing Kybella – as I get beyond 3 vials of product.
My first Kybella webpage made in July 2015
I was one of the first physicians in the world to use Kybella. I am thankful for such a privilege. Since then, I’ve come to really appreciate the power of having a strong and beautiful neck profile. I am the first surgeon in Central Valley to inject Kybella into patients.