About Dr Kirwan


Dr. Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS, FACS, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS, FACS is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery.

He 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.

Dr. Kirwan has offices 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 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. He completed a residency 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 attained the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.

Today, Dr. 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.

Dr. 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). He has also been an invited expert panelist at many International Plastic Surgery meetings as well as an invited Professor.

Certificates and Diplomas

Dr. Kirwan believes 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. He is an inventor with several Patents filed with the USPTO. Dr. Kirwan is currently performing a clinical study on his patient warming device at Norwalk Hospital. Prof. Kirwan is listed in Wikipedia, Debretts People of Today and Who’s 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. Dr. Kirwan also featured in The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics, published by Beyond Black Publications. He also supported the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 with Entrepreneurs4Schools, supported by Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan.

Doctor 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 Amazon.com.

OpheliaOphelia Blue Eyes: My Life So Far…
Publisher: Top Spot Publishing (June 30, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1905382499
ISBN-13: 978-1905382491

Mole BookMy Mole Book: A children’s information book with illustrations by Richard Cole, 2003.
Publisher: Artnik (April 15, 2009)
ISBN-10: 1905382472
ISBN-13: 978-1905382477

Cutting EdgeCutting Edge
Publisher: Artnik (October 29, 2004)
ISBN-10: 1903906229
ISBN-13: 978-1903906224

Laurence Kirwan is a member of these professional organizations:

Professional Affiliation
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
• The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Dr. Kirwan holds these credentials:

• Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
• Specialist Register, Plastic Surgery, Republic of Ireland
• Specialist Register, Plastic Surgery, Finland
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
• Professor of Plastic Surgery, International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1996

Hospital affiliations:
• Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut USA
• Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut USA