Norwalk Plastic Surgeon
148 East Avenue, Suite 2A
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

3rd Time Breast Surgery. United Kingdom, GB

He is one of the best doctors i've ever met and i will continue going to him for any aesthetic surgery i'm going to do on my face and/or body in the future.

5 out of 5 stars Botox for Migraines

Patient, Knowledgeable, and Respectful - Norwalk, CT

Great! Funny, respectful, considerate.

4 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - London, GB

I had two breast reductions with Dr. Kirwan, after each child. On each occasion the work was done really well. I suffered no pain, very little discomfort and made a quick recovery. My breasts are still perfect several years later and the scarring has been almost undetectable since healing. The surgery in the UK was much more pleasant than in the States. I had poor treatment by a nurse during...

1 out of 5 stars

Consumer Beware - Norwalk, CT

They are overly friendly at first but if you have any issues, the whole office's tone changes.

1 out of 5 stars Facelift

52 Year Old Women - Norwalk, CT

Great bedside manner. Front desk staff not very warm and a little confused on billing. Based on myself, a family member and friend Dr. Kirwan's best work is on the body (augmentation, lipo) versus facial work (rhinoplasty).

2 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Painful, Downtime, Little Results - Norwalk, CT

I decided to go through with a series of 6 Fraxel laser treatments to improve my acne scarring. The treatments are painful, require downtime and are expensive. I was told 3 would not be enough for me, but after seeing little to no results at all after 6 treatments I decided to give up on this. The only benefit I got out of the treatments are preventative anti-aging. It may work for others for...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

A realaxed and reassuring experience

Dr Kirwan is such a professional. He also has a great bedside manner making you feel relaxed abd reassured. Laurence has carried out facial surgery on me in the past and if I decide to have more procedures I would only go to him. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic procedures

35 Yrs Old, 5'8", 129 Lbs. Athlete/athletic Build. Mentor 300cc HP Textured Unders

I've always been insecure about my breast size. I remember wearing my Mom's padded inserts in my training bra in middle school on field day and they fell out! All the boys in my class were kicking them around and asking whose they were and what they were! So embarrassing. In high school and college I got by wearing padded bras and occasionally added those "chicken cutlet" inserts for more...

20, 5'0", 34 E/F, No Kids, Constant Pain

Dr.Kirwan is very kind and very smart. He made me feel very comfortable and safe when I met with him. He gave me good advice and sugestions on what to in between our first meeting and surgery. His office staff are very nice. After my meeting with Dr. Kirwan one of the women who works there sat down with me and talked me through some of my fears. The office staff can be a bit confused at times, but they are really good at communicting with the patients.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

It's All About Where You Go

The doctor was great, answered all my questions thoroughly and really took the time to help me make the right choice. He was also very candid about having realistic expectations.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kirwan has hospital affiliations at Norwalk Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fifth Avenue Surgery Center, New York.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: University of Manchester, 1974
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, University Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO. Chief Resident, 1987
    Fellowship: Hand Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1985

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Blog Posts and Articles

prevention of the inverted 'v' deformity and collapse of the middle vault after rhinoplasty

The inverted ‘V’ deformity and collapse of the ‘middle vault’ An explanation of the inverted 'V' deformity and how spreader grafts prevent collapse of the middle vault and widen the internal valve. Usually done through an 'open' rhinoplasty approach although Jack Sheen, who popularized this technique, always inserted spreader grafts through a closed rhinoplasty approach. Spreader grafts using cartilage from the septum or ear or the leading upper edge of the upper lateral...

Protecting the origin of the pectoralis major and preventing symmastia

DIVIIDING THE ORIGIN OF THE STERNO-COSTAL PART OF PECTORALIS MAJOR (PM). In Dual Plane augmentation the Pectoralis Major is divided only in the lower part as far as the inner extent of the breast crease where it arises from the aponeurosis of the external oblique abdominis and the anterior fascial layer of the rectus abdominis muscle. Tendinous adhesions only, on the rib cartilages are divided above this point. Dividing the origin of the Pectoralis Major above the inner extent of the breast...

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Will my boobs grow again after breast reduction? (photos)

I have two patients at least who have regrowth of their breasts after breast reduction. This usually coincides with menopause or weight gain although... READ MORE

I have a Malocclusion type II (receded mandible). Should I consider chin augmentation via implant, or do I need surgery? (Photo)

Nasal-septal deformity is not related to a class II malocclusion. You have four options: do nothing, have orthodontia in preparation for an... READ MORE

What kind of facelift for me? 38 years old (Photo)

There is no magical age for a facelift. Yes I think a facelift will help your neck and jawline and cheeks. You need an upper blepharoplasty, some... READ MORE

How soon after childbirth can I safely have a mommy makeover? Is within 3-4 months of childbirth risking too much?

The general consensus for an abdominoplasty is 6 months after childbirth or longer provided you have stopped breast feeding for 3 months and are back... READ MORE

I've started smoking a month after mommy makeover. Will it affect the healing process? (Photo)

Why spend all those $$$$', go through the risk of surgery just to damage your body with cigarette smoke? Only you know the answer. It's a shame you... READ MORE

Do I need rhinoplasty? (Photo)

No one 'needs' a rhinoplasty. It is an aesthetic surgery designed to improve the aesthetics of your nose and the relationship of the facial... READ MORE

If I'm breastfeeding can I have juvederm Voluma?

Voluma or indeed any filler and also botulinum toxins are not approved for pregnant women and women who are breast feeding. Once you have stopped... READ MORE

Unhappy with chin/submental fat (Photo)

I think you should consider Kybella injections. At your age with the small amount of fat it should be highly effective. Most patients need 2... READ MORE

Subciliary or transconjunctival eyebag realignment? (Photo)

I rarely do subciliary incisions but if you have tight lower eyelids and the fat needs to be repositioned then this is a logical plan. I have never... READ MORE

Will a Brow Lift give me the Straight Brow Look as depicted on the Model ? What type of Brow Lift (Lateral, Endoscopic)? (photo)

A blepharoplasty will not affect the shape of your brows. Botox could be used to elevate the inner brow and and also to lower the outer brows.... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kirwan

Laurence Kirwan, MD, FRCS, FACS has shared 106 before and after pictures with 23 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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