Dr Laurence Kirwan in PRWEB

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

Will Silicone Breast Implants Re-Emerge on the U.S. Market? Speaking Out In Support of Silicone Breast Implants In Light of F.D.A. Hearing International Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Laurence Kirwan Addresses the Silicone Debate

Dr. Laurence Kirwan, an internationally acclaimed Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, renowned for originating two innovative breast augmentation techniques, is speaking out in support of silicone breast implants. Dr. Kirwan, with practices in London, England, New York City and Connecticut, an advocate of silicone breast implants has used silicone implants almost exclusively for breast augmentation procedures in his practice in the United Kingdom for the last five years and is available to speak to the media about the benefits of silicone implants and to dispel the public’s concerns of safety. “Silicone gel implants compare very favorably with many other devices on the market. In my experience, silicone implants reduce the risk of leaking which is a much ignored complication of saline implants. I see at least four patients a year with sudden deflation of a saline implant and I cannot remember seeing a single silicone leakage in the last five years. We usually replace leaking saline implants with silicone gel,” added Kirwan.

(PRWEB) October 15, 2003

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB)October 13, 2003 — Dr. Laurence Kirwan, an internationally acclaimed Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, renowned for originating two innovative breast augmentation techniques, is speaking out in support of silicone breast implants in light of the F.D.A.’s consideration of approving the controversial implants after a 10-year hiatus. The silicone implants were removed from the U.S. market in 1992 with the concern that the silicone posed a health risk to recipients.

On the urgings of Inamed Corporation, a maker of silicone breast implants, the F.D.A. will gather an expert advisory committee to meet in Gaithersburg, Md. to consider whether the implants are safe enough to return to the U.S. market. The company’s data and the case of implant supporters and critics alike will be heard on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 with sessions scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dr. Kirwan, with practices in London, England, New York City and Connecticut, an advocate of silicone breast implants has used silicone implants almost exclusively for breast augmentation procedures in his practice in the United Kingdom for the last five years and is available to speak to the media about the benefits of silicone implants and to dispel the public’s concerns of safety.

Dr. Kirwan prefers the silicone implant to saline implants for aesthetic reasons, such as the look and feel. Silicone implants have same body temperature and same viscosity.

There are also fewer complaints from patients of rippling and wrinkling.

“My primary concerns are safety and patient satisfaction. I fully support the FDA’s ongoing regulatory process regarding breast implants,” comments Kirwan. “Silicone gel implants compare very favorably with many other devices on the market. In my experience, silicone implants reduce the risk of leaking which is a much ignored complication of saline implants. I see at least four patients a year with sudden deflation of a saline implant and I cannot remember seeing a single silicone leakage in the last five years. We usually replace leaking saline implants with silicone gel,” added Kirwan.

Addressing the safety concern of the silicone implants, Dr. Kirwan refers to the recent studies conducted on the safety of the implants. In 1999, the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM)(5) issued an extensive report that found no scientific evidence of an association between breast implants and disease. A National Institutes of Health report to Congress included its assessment of research on the long-term health effects of breast implants. The report echoed the findings of the IOM, stating there was not sufficient evidence to support any relationship between implants and connective tissue disorders. In addition, a report of the National Cancer Institute concluded that women with implants showed a slight decrease in the risk for breast cancer. At previous breast implant hearings, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed concerns about why women may not return for follow-up visits after breast augmentation; the reasons for reoperation; and whether women have the information they need to make informed choices about surgery. In a recent study funded by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), more than 5,000 anonymously surveyed women have addressed these concerns.

Dr. Kirwan acquired an international reputation for his approach to correcting what surgeons call “ptotic” – meaning sagging – breasts by originating two different augmentation and lifting techniques that he has named SAMBA and (Simultaneous Areolar Mastopexy Breast Augmentation) and WAMBA (Wise Areolar Mastopexy Breast Augmentation).

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About Laurence Kirwan, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan is British born international Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Hair Transplant Surgeon practicing in Norwalk, CT, New York City and in London, England. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Laurence Kirwan is not only a leading aesthetic plastic surgeon, but also a pioneer in the field of cosmetic surgery. He has developed several unique procedures–two for breasts, one for liposuction and, very recently, a body lifting technique, which he practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Widely published in medical journals, Dr. Kirwan is a sought-after speaker internationally. During 2001, 500 cosmetic surgeons attended three teaching workshops he was invited to give in the USA. Dr. Kirwan resides in Westport, CT and Knightsbridge, London.

For further information on Dr. Laurence Kirwan, visit his websites at http://www.drkirwan.com and http://www.surgicalbreastenhancement.com. Press Kits are available upon request.

Dr Laurence Kirwan creates the first Breast Auto-augmentation technique

Dr. Laurence Kirwan

Dr. Laurence Kirwan

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

Professor Laurence Kirwan, with practices in both New York and London claims to have created the first boob job without using any external implants. To give the breasts a fuller look, the surgeon takes tissue from underneath the breast and places it above the nipple.

Dr. Kirwan says “What I do is to move around some of their assets to produce the best effect. What we are doing is moving tissue so that the skin is tightened below, pushing the breast up and filling it out.”  He continues; “For a lot of women this will be the ultimate breast enlargement operation that will be almost permanent compared to the use of implants which need replacing after around 10 years.”

So far 150 operations like this has been done, and the results are claimed to be excellent.

This tecnhique is one of the emerging methods used to create fuller breast in a more natural way, without the need for silicone or saline implants. Other techniques involve removing fat from elsewhere in the body and placing it within the breasts. Another method that researchers are experimenting with is using stem cells to grow new breast tissue.

A breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Kirwan lasts for around three to three and a half hours and costs between GBP 8,000-12,000.

Dr. Kirwan will discuss the operation at an American medical conference next month.

A highly skilled plastic and cosmetic surgeonDr. Laurence Kirwan is also the founder of http://drkirwan.blogspot.com, which includes informative articles on health and aesthetic plastic surgery. In 1974Dr. Laurence Kirwan earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from University of Manchester, england.

Dr. Kirwan also completed specialized training in Plastic and reconstructive surgery in Kansas City at University of Missouri and in Hand Surgery at the University of Colorado. 

Since earning in 1996 his Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery title (University of Belgrade) at the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Laurence Kirwan has published numerous articles pertaining to various aspects of plastic surgery in a variety of scholarly publications.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan has also shared his expertise at numerous conferences and workshops, where he has spoken on topics such as anti-aging, health, and plastic surgery. Additionally, he has participated in conferences in Canada, Europe, and the USA, including the 4th Congress of The American Academy of Aesthetic 
Medicine November 1 – 5, 2006, 
Fort LauderdaleFlorida, USA, the FACE ConferenceThe Royal College of Physicians, LondonEngland, July 1, 2007, and the Excellence In Cosmetic Surgery 2, 2007with Today’s Leading Innovators In Aesthetic Breast & Body Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, Presented By The Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine..

In addition to pursing his education at Colorado UniversityDr. Laurence Kirwan has also studied at several institutions, including Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, Maimonide Medical Center. He has also worked 25 years at the Greenwich Hospital.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan has also served as “Visiting Professor and Guest Lecturer” at the Finnish Aesthetic Teaching Symposium, May 18 -20, 2005, Siluetti Hospital of Aesthetic Surgery, Keskuskatu 6, 8th Floor, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan currently teaches at the Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and regularly mentors Plastic Surgeons in training in the UK He is in private practice in the USA in New York, Norwalk and in London.

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

 

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

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

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.

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 PeriodImplants 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.

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

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

Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS, FACS, is a recognised 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 specialises 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 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, 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 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.

Prof. Kirwan is a 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.

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 UK.

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 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 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 Amazon.com

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

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