Give Your Chin the Kirk Douglas Treatment

When you watch a Kirk Douglas movie do you look in the mirror the next morning ready to do a classic line from the movie, only to be disappointed because there’s your weak chin looking back at you.

You don’t have to put up with that definition-less chin. Let Dr. Kearney give you chin implants and give ole Kirk a run for his money!

Who’s a good candidate for chin implants?

chin surgeryThe goal of a chin implant procedure is to improve your profile and create a more defined and attractive jawline. This will create better balance between your chin and other features of your face. Some people think of their chin as “receding.” This isn’t technically true, in the respect that it is moving backwards, but it appears that way. Chin implants can strengthen that profile, just like Spartacus!

What is involved in chin surgery?

There are several options available for the patient. Dr. Kearney can make the chin wider or lengthen it to make it appear stronger and more visible. To do this, implants are added to change the profile of the chin. These implants are made of silicone or polyethylene, and there is an incredibly diverse assortment of available shapes. For men, more than one implant is often used.

In chin augmentation surgery, Dr. Kearney makes an incision either along the line of the lower jaw under the chin or inside the patient’s mouth, depending on the size and rigidity of the implant. To make sure the implant stays in place, Dr. Kearney affixes it to the bone or the surrounding tissues, or he creates a pocket to precisely accommodate the implant.

Chin surgery with Dr. Kearney is a pretty straightforward procedure. It is done on an outpatient basis with local or general anesthesia, depending on patient preference. Patients can usually return to work just three to five days after their surgery. Most bruising and swelling is gone in a week to 10 days.

There are also temporary augmentation options using dermal fillers to build up the chin. These results, however, only last around six months to a year and then the injections need to be repeated.

Want to give your chin the Douglas treatment? Call Dr. Kearney at 800-671-1951 and schedule your consultation for chin implants.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff