Laurence Kirwan, MD, FRCS, FACS, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, specializes in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the face, breast and body.Professor Kirwan was born in Liverpool and graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He also trained in General Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Laurence Kirwan training in Plastic Surgery was undertaken in University of Missouri, Kansas City, and in Hand Surgery at the University of Colorado in Denver. He has a Plastic Surgery practice in Manhattan Park Avenue, New York and Norwalk Connecticut in the United States (USA) and in Harley Street London, England, UK (United Kingdom).
He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). Prof. Laurence Kirwan has been in private practice in the United States in Connecticut and New York since 1987. He has practiced in the United Kingdom since 1998. He is a Clinical Instructor for the Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, where he is a Member of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section. In 1996 Laurence Kirwan was appointed a Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (University of Belgrade.) at the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr Kirwan has been named one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the Tatler Guide to Cosmetic Surgery in 2004, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. His patient, Ulrika Jonsson, a UK media celebrity and author, was featured on the cover of Hello Magazine after her breast reduction surgery by Prof. Kirwan, in 2009. 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.
Prof. Laurence Kirwan has published extensively in journals (Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgey, Reserarch Gate) ) and books related to Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery and taught Instructional Courses and participated in Expert Panels at National and International Scientific Meetings such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Laurence Kirwan has written several books, including The Cutting Edge,:(Artnik, 2004) ISBN 1-903906-22-9 My Mole Book – a guidebook for children, explaining what happens when stitches or a mole are removed and, My Life So Far, a biography of Ophelia Kirwan, his daughter with Down Syndrome. These are all available either through Artnik Publishers or Amazon.com. He was featured in several others such as Plastic Surgery: The Worlds’ Top Surgeons and Clinics (Beyond Black Publications, 2007) and The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon (Harper Collins, 2007).
Professor Laurence Kirwan’s philosophy is never to do so much that the patient looks unnatural and never to do too little so that improvement is only in the eye of the beholder. His constant goal is to improve the aesthetics and quite simply create ageless beauty, whether it be a harmony of form or a recreation of youthful features.