Professor Laurence Kirwan, leading Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon


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About Professor Laurence Kirwan

Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS, FACS, is a recognized international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help you achieve the improvement you desire.

Professor Kirwan has clinics in Harley Street, London and in New York and Connecticut, USA.  He specializes in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the face, breast and body.

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.

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 in Hand Surgery at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado and in Plastic Surgery at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and also awarded the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.

Today, Prof. 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 this website, See Breast and Plastic Surgery Publications. 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.

Prof. Kirwan is a past trainer and speaker for Restylane, Perlane, 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 as well as an invited Professor.

Prof. 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 and regularly mentors Plastic Surgeons in training in the United Kingdom.

Prof. Kirwan is listed in Wikipedia, Debretts People of Today and Whos Who. The January 2006 issue of Russian Vogue listed Professor Kirwan as one of the Top 20 Plastic Surgeons, worldwide. He was named one of Tatler magazine’s Cosmetic Surgery Guide Top Surgeons for five successive years and was included in London’s 1,000 Most Influential People report, published by the Evening Standard in 2007/08/09. Prof. Kirwan also featured in The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics, published by Beyond Black Publications.

Professor 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 several publications, having reduced and lifted her breasts as well as performing axilla-plasty on her under arms, which is one of his own procedures. Kirwan is, however, well known for his discretion in treating many people in the public eye who prefer to avoid publicity.

He has published three books: The Cutting Edge, 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

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