Dr. Laurence Kirwan: Thermage, a Skin-Tightening Procedure


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Thermage, a Skin-Tightening Procedure Used by Gwyneth Paltrow Provides an Alternative to Traditional Cosmetic Surgery

09 April 2013 by Zoe Pounder in News

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Dr Laurence Kirwan

Laurence Kirwan

Dr Laurence Kirwan’s biography published on WIKIPEDIA gives an overview of his professional achievements and personal ethics.

“It’s perfect for those who don’t want a facelift,” says plastic surgeon Dr Laurence Kirwan

People who want to look younger but aren’t comfortable getting a full-blown facelift should consider Thermage, a non-invasive skin-tightening treatment now being offered by noted cosmetic surgeon Dr Laurence Kirwan.

“This is the perfect solution for those who don’t need or want to get a complete facelift. Thermage is a radio-frequency treatment that tightens and contours the skin in just one doctor’s visit, versus three to five. It avoids surgery and injections. Most patients also need very little ‘downtime’ consisting of minutes to a few hours of mild redness, following the procedure,” Kirwan said.

Dr Laurence Kirwan is a recognised international leader in aesthetic plastic surgery with clinics in Harley Street, London; New York City and Connecticut, USA. He specialises in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.

“The patients I’ve treated with this procedure were overwhelmed with the results. They told me they wanted to look younger but didn’t want ‘plastic surgery.’ This is a great compromise,” Prof. Kirwan said.

One notable person impressed with Thermage’s results is actress Gwyneth Paltrow. She is starring in the action adventure movie “Iron Man 3,” due for release April 26th in the UK and May 3rd in the U.S.

Paltrow said Thermage took a couple of years off her face and thus has become one part of her “beauty arsenal.” She explored the new procedure because, although she might have cosmetic surgery someday, she doesn’t like the idea of it. “I don’t mind a few wrinkles and freckles. I had Thermage done recently and it took years off my face,” Paltrow explains.

Many people scoff at “plastic surgery” but Dr Laurence Kirwan noted a University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study found 87% of cosmetic surgery patients reported fewer negative feelings about their body image in both professional and personal settings: “Cosmetic surgery has its benefits when used responsibly. It can improve people’s self-esteem but shouldn’t replace it.”

“People still must remember, it’s not just ‘cosmetic surgery,’ it’s surgery. You need to talk with your surgeon about the surgery’s goals and expectations. You need to understand the side effects as well as the benefits before you do anything,” Dr Laurence Kirwan warns.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan in the press:

Polly Vernon meets the A-listers’ favourite plastic surgeon | Life and style | The Observer

Celebrities’ bad cosmetic surgery results not due to luck, noted plastic surgeon

Thermage, a Skin-Tightening Procedure Used by Gwyneth Paltrow Provides an Alternative to Traditional Cosmetic Surgery | Pure Health Magazine

BBC Breakfast Interview with Prof Laurence Kirwan – YouTube – PIP

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

The Dish: Realtor hobnobs with Witherspoon, ‘Twilight’ star – GreenwichTime

The Dish: Robert Redford spotted on the Avenue – GreenwichTime

A New Face on the Party Scene: Botox – New York Times

Ulrika Jonsson Tells All About Breast Reduction From 32E To 32C | Divas Scribe

Laurence 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 

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.

Laurence Kirwan is a member of these professional organizations: 

• The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) external link
• The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) external link
• British Medical Association external link

Prof. Kirwan holds these credentials:

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

Hospital affiliations:

• New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York USA external link
• Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut USA external link
• Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut USA external link
• Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth, London, England external link
• London Welbeck Hospital, London, England external link
• Princess Grace Hospital, London, England external link