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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Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

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      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

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      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


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