Dr. Kirk Brandow, MD

Dr. Kirk Brandow, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Kirk Brandow, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Saint George's University in 1982 and specializes in plastic surgery, cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

191 Presidential Blvd Ste 105

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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This content was provided by Dr. Brandow "Dr. Kirk Brandow's success in Plastic Surgery stems from his appreciation of art and beauty. His philosophy of surgery is based on anatomy, balance and harmony that developed from his experience as a sculptor. He believes that creativity is indispensable to the artistry and skill of a great Plastic Surgeon. It is, and always has been, his goal to keep patients looking "natural" and "age appropriate." Aesthetic Surgery is his passion, which is why he has devoted his entire 25 year career to Cosmetic Surgery exclusively. Dr. Brandow is the founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery. The doors of his Main Line Clinic opened in 1997, in Bala Cynwyd. In 2005, Dr. Brandow opened a second location at The Jersey Shore, in Somers Point. Then, in the summer of 2015, he opened a third location in Center City Philadelphia. These three locations have helped patients from the tri-state area to more easily consult with Dr. Brandow, which gives him the opportunity to see a wide range of issues unique to each one of these geographic locations. Prior to the 1997 opening, Dr. Brandow was in partnership with Dr. Julius Newman at the Newman Cosmetic Surgery Center in Wynnewood, PA. He was Chief of Cosmetic Surgery at three of Allegany University Hospitals and Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Cosmetic Surgery at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Brandow served as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery as well as a preceptor for many live surgical training conferences where he helped teach other doctors advanced techniques in Cosmetic Surgery. Previous to becoming board certified in Cosmetic Surgery in 1992, Dr. Brandow started his early general surgical training at the world-renowned institution, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as Yale University affiliated, St. Mary's Hospital. From there, he was selected to enter the internationally acclaimed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency program at The University of Rio de Janeiro, under its world famous chairman, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy. Dr. Brandow spent three years training under Dr. Pitanguy, a globally recognized master in modern Cosmetic Plastic surgery. Dr. Brandow credits his success in cosmetic surgery to his Plastic Surgery experience abroad, which opened his eyes to other philosophies and concepts of beauty. He has developed many innovative, minimally invasive procedures for the face, body and skin. These procedures include The Boomer Lift™, The 48 Hour Facelift™, The Scarless Breast Implant, The Multilayered Micro-Lipo Augmentation, The Tumescent Technique for Liposuction and The CO2 Laser Blepharoplasty. Dr. Brandow has been named one of Philadelphia's Plastic Surgery "Top Docs" by Philadelphia Magazine as well as nationally recognized for one of America's "Best Plastic Surgeons" of this decade. He was also named "Best Plastic Surgeon on the Main Line" by Main Line Life as well as being interviewed in a wide variety of local and national publications regarding Cosmetic Surgery. In addition, he has been featured on local, national and international television programs including 20/20, CNN's Headline News, Good Morning America, ABC Action News, TV Globo and Telemundo to provide updates and opinions on the latest trends in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Brandow uses some of his media appearances to speak out on the controversial issues of cosmetic surgery, advising viewers to take a more responsible and more realistic approach to the latest fads and gimmicks in Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Brandow and his caring staff who believe that the services and procedures offered at our clinics are steps toward an exciting journey of self-discovery, where an enhanced appearance can lead to an inner awakening of self-appreciation, enthusiasm and confidence to enjoy the opportunities of life as we age gracefully."
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This content was provided by Dr. Brandow "Dr. Brandow and his caring staff are confident that the services and facilities offered at the Clinic and Medical Spa are the first steps necessary to carry one through this exciting journey of self-discovery, where an enhanced appearance can awaken your self-appreciation, enthusiasm for life, and inner beauty to give you the confidence to enjoy the opportunities of life."

5  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

4  Conditions Treated

  • Gigantomastia
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Laxity
  • Wrinkles

23  Procedures

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  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Saint George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • St. Marys Hospital-Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Ivo Pitanguy Clinic Of Plastic Surgery. University Of Rio De Janerio, Brazil
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Graduate Hospital Cosmetic Surgery At Newman Cosmetic Surgery Center. Philadelphia, Pa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Kirk Brandow, MD
Dr. Brandow is hands down the best plastic surgeon around. He is a doctor who is caring, professional, and has experience one definately seeks when choosing a doctor. Once you meet Dr. Brandow, you won't want to go anywhere else. I would recommend him to anyone and trust me, you will be highly...Read More
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Raquel Raso in Griffin, GA – Dec 29, 2017
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Dr Brandow is a real artist, a doctor with integrity and honesty.. He is able to achieve the best results for you without anyone recognizing that anything was done to your face or body. . He is a real Maestro. . Did facelift, etc and continue to maintain great results. Highly recommend. Izabella B
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Izabella Berman in Absecon, NJ – Nov 04, 2017
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I cannot thank this genius enough ! SO many people think my 10 year old granddaughter is my daughter and I will be 70 years old in 2 months !!! He is an amazing doctor with an amazing personality that listens to every concern you have and tells you if you do not need it ! Love the whole experience...Read More
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Kenylady in Las Vegas, NV – Aug 26, 2017
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I have been going to Dr. Brandow since I turned 40 and I am now 55. I have had liposuction, a tummy tuck, breasts done and recently had a brow lift and my eyes done too. I have never looked better in my whole life. He is absolutely wonderful. The work is so natural and people would never know I...Read More
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Barbara W in Narberth, PA – Mar 01, 2017
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Dr. Brandow is an excellent "artist" when it comes to knowing the human anatomy. His eye for perfection is impeccable ! I trust him to do the best he can with what I have. If you expect to look like some movie star then your expectations are too unachievable. He enhances YOUR looks. Your friends...Read More
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Lorraine in New Castle , DE – Dec 16, 2016
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