Laurence Kirwan MD, FACS

New York, NY, US
Laurence Kirwan MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Feeling confident about how you look can do wonders for your quality of life. But taking the decision to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery is a serious commitment.
Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS is a pioneering aesthetic plastic surgeon and one of the world’s most skilled and highly qualified. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and expertise to help you achieve the look you want.

Prof. Kirwan has clinics in Harley Street , London and in New York and Connecticut , USA. He specialises in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.

Laurence Kirwan was born in Liverpool in the north-west of England. He graduated in Medicine in 1974 from the Victoria University of Manchester, one of Britain’s most distinguished universities, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1979.

Prof. Kirwan spent over six years training in general surgery in England, Australia and the United States. To become a plastic surgeon with special qualifications in plastic surgery, he then completed a two-year Residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where his teacher was Frederick J. McCoy, one of the founders of plastic surgery in the United States.

Today, Prof. Kirwan is widely regarded as an expert in surgery of the face, breast and body, and is credited as being one of the first physicians to practice Botox injections in the UK. In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, he is also a Professor of Plastic Surgery of the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and holds the Diploma of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

For the past ten years Prof. Kirwan has limited his practice to aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body – apart from his work with charities, where he has donated his surgical skills to perform reconstructive surgery in cases of birth defects and war injuries. He has published numerous articles, is a regular speaker on his areas of expertise andcurrently teachesaesthetic plastic surgery to plastic surgeons who have completed their residency training in the New York and London.

He has been named one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the Tatler Guide to Cosmetic Surgery in 2004, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The London Evening Standard has nominated him as one the 1000 Most Influential Londoners in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is listed in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’ and was also named as one of the Top 20 Plastic Surgeons, Worldwide in the January 2006 issue of Russian Vogue.

Location / Office Hours

New York
830 Park Avenue,
New York, NY 10021
Ph: (212) 838 8844
E-Fax: (203) 774-1177

Norwalk, Connecticut
148 East Avenue
Suite 2A
Norwalk, CT
USA 06851
Ph: (203) 838 8844
E-Fax: (203) 774-1177
closed Friday

Ground Floor Suite
56 Harley Street
London W1G 9QA
United Kingdom
Ph: +44 (0) 20 7637 4455
E-Fax: +44 (0) 20 7657 4475
Office hours:
9:00 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
2:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
closed Fridays US & UK unless patient hours in London or New York

Practice Specialization

Dr. Kirwan specializes in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery:
Rhinoplasty: Primary and Revision (Closed and Open).
Facelift: Short Scar and Standard SMAS-ectomy with Neck-lift
Chin and Cheek Implants
Bichat (cheek) Fat Pad Removal
Lip Augmentation
Endoscopic Brow Lift (Endotine)
Eyelid surgery (with hidden incision fat removal from lower lid and fat redistribution)
Breast Augmentation (with textured silicone gel implants through periareolar incision)
Breast Reduction, (anchor and vertical minimal scar technique)
Breast Auto-augmentation
Nipple reduction, Inverted Nipple Correction
Breast Augmentation with Periareolar Mastopexy (SAMBA) Procedure.
Abdominoplasty; Standard and Modified
Liposuction (Power-Assisted; Three-Dimensional)

VASER Liposuction


Brazilian Butt Lift with Fat Injection

Thermage CPT

Fraxel Resurfacing, Clear and Brilliant

Dermal Electro-Poration

Additional Information /

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery, No. 372, 1989
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Plastic Surgery No. 88, 1990

Professional Background

Quarry Bank Grammar School for Boys, Liverpool, 1969
Victoria University of Manchester, 1974
Royal College of Surgeons of England 1979
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Hand Surgery, 1985
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Plastic Surgery, 1987

Teaching Appointments

Teaching Appointments:
Visiting Professor, International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, University of Belgrade, Republic of Yugoslavia
Visiting Professor, Plastic Surgery, Klinicki Bolnicki Centar Rijeka, Republic of Croatia
Visiting Professor, Plastic Surgery, Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico

Founding Director "Doctors For All People", AmeriCares Foundation, 1989
Joint Director, AmeriCares Mission, Yerevan-Armenia, September 1989

Publications and Presentations

Inverted Nipple and Nipple Reconstruction:The Parachute Flap
Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 7(5):233-236, September/October 1999
Simultaneous Areolar Mastopexy / Breast Augmentation - The SAMBAT Procedure, Surgical Strategies For The Ptotic Breast
Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 19, 34-39, January/February 1999

Simultaneous Areolar Mastopexy / Breast Augmentation - The SAMBAT Procedure, Surgical Strategies For The Ptotic Breast
The 2nd Congress Of The European Academy Of Cosmetic Surgery, London, England May 9th, 1998

Three-Dimensional Liposculpture of the Iliac Crest and Lateral Thigh
Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 17, 334-336, September / October 1997

Management Of Difficult Wounds With Biobrane ®
Connecticut Medicine, 59, 523-529, September

Brief Communication: A Cheap Imaging System
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 96, 1482, 1995

Brief Communication: Two Cases Of Apparent Silicone Allergy
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 96:236, 1995

Brief Communication: Photographing Patients For Liposuction
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 95:942, 1995

Awards & Honors

  • Founding Director "Doctors For All People", AmeriCares Foundation, 1989
  • Joint Director, AmeriCares Mission, Yerevan-Armenia, September 1989

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York
Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut
Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut
Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth, London, England
London Independent Hospital, London, England

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of England
American College of Surgeons
New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Your Consultation

To book a consultation in our US office please call
in New York +1(212) 838 8844
in Connecticut: +1 (203) 838 8844 after 9:00 am EST (GMT-5)
in the United Kingdom: +44 (020) 7637 4455 after 2:00 pm GMT

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Fairfield County Surgical Center: Certified by the State of Connecticut. Norwalk CT.
Ambulatory Surgery Center, 800A Fifth Avenue, New York: Certified by HCC.
Queen Anne's Medical Centre, London.

Skin Care Products

Kirwan, Obagi, Niadyne NIA 24/7, Lycogel Camouflage make-up

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Patient Financing, Cash Or Personal Checks

Laurence Kirwan MD, FACS

830 Park Avenue, New York, NY,
10021, US

148 East Avenue, Suite 2A,
Norwalk, CT, 06851, US

56 Harley Street, London,
United Kingdom, W1G 9QA

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