A biography of Dr Laurence Kirwan

Dr Kirwan

Dr Laurence Kirwan


Laurence Kirwan


Dr. Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS, FACS, Plastic Surgeon, is a recognised international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help patients achieve the improvement they desire. His biography published on WIKIPEDIA gives an overview of his professional achievements and personal ethics.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan has clinics in Harley Street, LondonNew York and Norwalk Connecticut, USA.  He specialises in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.

• Today, Dr. Laurence 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.

• For the past ten years Dr. Laurence 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.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan was born in Liverpool, England. He graduated in Medicine in 1974 from Manchester University, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1979.

Dr. Laurence  Kirwan spent over six years training in General Surgery in England, Australia and the United States. To become a Plastic Surgeon he completed residencies at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado and at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), who also awarded him a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.

Today, Dr.Laurence Kirwan is widely regarded as an expert in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body, and has published many original scientific papers, which can be read on his website: www.cosmeticplasticsurgery.uk.com .  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Professor of Plastic Surgery of the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the University of Belgrade.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan is a trainer and speaker for Dysport and Sculptra and has given over 10 courses at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  ASAPS invited him to present a course on ‘Adjunctive Techniques in Aesthetic Breast Surgery’ at its Annual Scientific Meeting in 2010.  He has also been an invited expert panelist at many other international Plastic Surgery meetings.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan believes strongly in sharing his expertise and knowledge in order to raise the general standards of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  He teaches at the Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section – and regularly mentors Plastic Surgeons in training in the UK.

The January 2006 issue of Russian Vogue listed Dr. Laurence Kirwan as one of the Top 20 Plastic Surgeons, worldwide. He was named one of Tatler magazine’s Top Surgeons in their 2004/07/08/09 and 2010 Cosmetic Surgery Guide and was included in London’s 1,000 Most Influential People report, published by the London Evening Standard in 2007/08/09 and 2010.  Dr.Laurence Kirwan also featured in The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics, published by Beyond Black Publications and was listed in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’ .

Dr Laurence Kirwan has featured in over a 100 magazines and newspaper articles around the world. He has treated many celebrities and was referred to as Ulrika Jonsson‘s surgeon in Hello Magazine and several other publications, having reduced and lifted her breasts as well as performing axilla-plasty on her under arms, which is one of his own procedures. Dr. Laurence Kirwan is, however, well known for his discretion in treating many people in the public eye who prefer to avoid publicity.

Dr. Kirwan has published three books: The Cutting Edge (Artnik, 2004) ISBN 1-903906-22-9, about Plastic Surgery; 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).

Dr. Laurence Kirwan has published extensively in journals 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.

Prof. 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.

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Dr. Laurence Kirwan in the press:

Dr Kiwan is mentioned in many press articles, like  Polly Vernon meets the A-listers’ favourite plastic surgeon | Life and style | The Observer. He gave his pinion about Celebrities’ bad cosmetic surgery results not due to luck, noted plastic surgeon.Dr Laurence Kiwan explained the technique of Thermage, a Skin-Tightening Procedure Used by Gwyneth Paltrow Provides an Alternative to Traditional Cosmetic Surgery | Pure Health Magazine. He was featured by the BBC Breakfast Interview with Prof Laurence Kirwan – YouTube – PIP

Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS and FACS in the US and UK

Dr Laurence Kirwan appeared in The Dish: Realtor hobnobs with Witherspoon, ‘Twilight’ star – GreenwichTime and in The Dish: Robert Redford spotted on the Avenue – GreenwichTime, he was interviewed in : A New Face on the Party Scene: Botox – New York Times

Dr Laurence Kirwan also operated on and the whole operation was reported by Ulrika Jonsson Tells All About Breast Reduction From 32E To 32C | Divas ScribeDr. aurence Kirwan named top surgeon for tummy tucks – News – The Good Surgeon Guide

Dr. Laurence Kirwan personal pages and blogs:

Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS FACS | Biography

Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS FACS | about – face lift

Dr Laurence Kirwan: breast enlargement | Plastic surgery for breast augmentation

 Dr. Laurence Kirwan: eye lift | Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

 Dr Laurence Kirwan: Thermage | Plastic surgery – Aesthetic medicine

Doctor Laurence Kirwan | bio 6 – questions to

Professor Laurence Kirwan | ‘Dame Helen Mirren has definitely had surgery’

Dr. Kirwan MD FRCS FACS | Dr. Laurence Kirwan – About celebrities’ cosmetic surgery

Laurence Kirwan MD | Meet the US/UK breast surgeon

Dr Laurence Kirwan: abdominoplasty | Laurence Kirwan Named Top Surgeon For Tummy Tucks

Doctor Kirwan FRCS FACS | boost of self confidence

Dr. Laurence Kirwan webprofiles:

Dr Laurence Kirwan | about.me

Laurence kirwan – livejournal

Laurence Kirwan – LookupPage

Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Naymz

Plaxo – Laurence Kirwan

Prof. Laurence Kirwan United States – Professional On The Web

Dr Laurence Kirwan on Scribd

Dr Laurence Kirwan – tumblr

Prof. Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Plastic surgeon – Medical Services | XING

Prof. Laurence Kirwan | ZoomInfo.com

bigsight  |  Laurence Kirwan

The Madison Board  |  Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS FACS – Plastic surgery – New York, New York 



Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Breast enlargement – what is it?

July 24th, 10:06
Technically known as Augmentation Mammaplasty, this is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US and the United Kingdom. An implant is inserted through a small incision and positioned either behind the pectoralis major muscle or beneath the actual tissue of the breast. When the implant is beneath the muscle, it may have a more natural appearance, Kirwan says.Dr. Laurence Kirwan explains that an implant may look unnatural in front of the muscle if you have a small amount of breast tissue and not much subcutaneous fat. Wrinkling in the implant is also more visible when the implant is placed in front of the muscle.
The ProcedureProf. Laurence Kirwan considers a breast enlargement takes approximately one hour. In the United Kingdom, the surgery is carried out at a private hospital. You will usually stay in the hospital for one night. In the United States, surgery is usually performed at our Accredited Surgical Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. For patients who request or require a hospital setting, cosmetic surgery is performed at the Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich Connecticut or the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan, New York, Kirwan says.

The Recovery Period

Implants are either positioned in front of or behind the muscle. After surgery, you will wear a “bandeau” (for 14 days, day and night and for 2 more weeks during the day only) to position the breast implants. In most cases, no bra is recommended for 6 weeks. Under-wire bras are usually to be avoided except for social occasions. Some sutures may be removed 4 days after surgery. Most sutures do not need to be removed. The remaining sutures will absorb spontaneously and help to give you a narrow scar that is barely visible, Dr. Laurence Kirwan says.

Although you will be out of bed on the same day as your surgery, you will be advised when you can resume your daily routine. Light exercise, such as gentle walking, is permitted at one week, more vigorous exercise at two weeks. You may return to a regular exercise schedule at three weeks. To permit proper healing, you should avoid lifting weights for three weeks, Kirwan says. The decision regarding when you should return to work and fully resume normal activities depends on how fast you heal and how you feel. Most patients return to work within seven days. Air travel is permitted after 5 days. No heavy lifting (greater than 5 pounds) is recommended for 10 days. You may drive after 7-10 days. Automatic transmission is easier than a manual transmission or “stick shift.” Dr. Laurence Kirwan says.

How will I look?

You will discuss the eventual size of the breasts with Prof. Laurence Kirwan during the initial consultation. Your new breasts should look and feel natural. After the procedure, most women adapt quickly to their new shape and rarely give a second thought to their implants. They will not affect fertility, pregnancy or your ability to breastfeed, Kirwan says
Since the purpose of the procedure is to make, your breasts look attractive;
scars are kept as small as possible and usually made either under the nipple or under the crease of the breast.

Type of implant

Breast implants are made with either a smooth or a textured surface. There are some theoretical advantages to a textured implant in that it may be associated with a decreased rate of capsular contracture.
The disadvantage of a textured implant is that it remains immobile on the chest wall and has a harder feel and more unnatural look. For this reason,Prof. Kirwan prefers silicone gel implants with a smooth envelope. The following implants are available:
Anatomically Shaped Cohesive Silicone Gel
This unique shape-retaining cohesive silicone gel implant maintains its original shape. The disadvantages of the anatomical or tear-drop shape is that it keeps the same shape in the standing and the lying position whereas a normal breast is round in the lying position and tear-drop shaped in the standing position. Studies have shown that the round implant is teardrop shaped in the standing position. Anatomical implants generally have a greater forward projection than the same volume round implant, Laurence Kirwan says.

Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone implants have been successfully used since 1962. Silicone gel has an excellent texture as a filling material because it is soft and pliable and allows for natural movement. Silicone gel feels like natural breast tissue. The possibility of silicone interfering with the standard mammography can be overcome easily by informing your radiologist about the presence of the implant; he or she can alter the technique to obtain the optimum result (Eklund Technique). Radiologists, who perform this procedure as well as other diagnostic studies for breast tissue and implants, will be recommended by Dr. Laurence Kirwan in the USA and the UK. There has been no evidence that silicone gel is related to connective tissue disease. In fact, silicone appears to be one of the most inert materials known.

When you choose silicone gel-filled breast implants from Allergan’s Natrelle Collection, you have the additional peace of mind of our unique NatrellePlus lifetime warranty, to which you are automatically enrolled. This guarantees your implant against loss of shell integrity resulting in implant rupture that requires surgical intervention. This applies to all Natrelle products that have been implanted after 31 March 2004.

The NatrellePlus Warranty Features:

Lifetime Product Replacement
10 years of guaranteed financial assistance. Receive up to £700 of out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anaesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
Automatic enrolment
Free size change and free style change
Free contralateral breast implant replacement on surgeon’s recommendation

We also offer BioDynamic breast sizing at consultation so you can visualise your new look with confidence.

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