About The Practice

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.

ABCS Certification

General Cosmetic Surgery - 1993

Recertified

  • Lifetime Certification

Additional Certifications

MEMBERSHIP OF MEDICAL SOCIETIES

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Full Fellow

International College of surgeons – Fellow in Plastic Surgery

Associacao dos Ex-Alumas do Clinca Ivo Pitanguy

Affiliations

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

Delaware Valley Orthopedic and Spine SurgiCenter

100 Presidential Blvd North

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Active Staff Privileges

 

Mercy Suburban Hospital

2701 DeKalb Pike

Norristown, PA 19401

Active Staff Privileges

 

Roxborough Memorial Hospital

5800 Ridge Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19128

Active Staff Privileges

Education

EDUCATION

St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, MD Degree 1982

Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, Economics 1978

Shaker High School, Latham, New York 1975

Albany Academy, Albany, New York 1962-1974

 

RESIDENCY TRAINING

1990-1991:  Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA- Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship – PGY VIII

1987-1990:  Ivo Pitanguy Clinic of Plastic Surgery, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil- Plastic                      and Reconstructive Surgery – PGY V-VII

1984-1987:  St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut- General Surgery – PGY II-IV

1983-1984:  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY- General Surgery –PGY-I

1982-1983:  St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY- General Medicine – PGY-I

Awards

Best U.S. Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Practice, 2011, 2012 & 2013

Patients’ Choice Award, USA American Registry, 2008, 2009, 2012 & 2013

The Boomer Lift™- A breakthrough, Scarless Procedure, Surgical Aesthetics, 2013

Deep Lifting, Surgical Aesthetics Magazine, 2012

Boomer Lift™-Neck Lift, Channel 6 Local News, 2012

Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong, Channel 6 Local News, 2011

Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery on the Cheap, ABC Evening News, 2011

Under the Knife, Main Line Lifestyle magazine, 2008

Best Mainline Plastic Surgeon, Main Line Life Magazine, 2006, 2007 & 2008

Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine, For Body Contouring, 2000, 2002 & 2003

Guide To America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council of America

Dispelling the Myths of Cosmetic Surgery Quick Fixes, CN8, 2006

Michael Jackson – What Happened? ABC News Local, 2003

Concerned Physician Speaks Out Against Botox Parties, CNN Headline News, 2002

48 Hour Facelift, A Two-Part Story On Dr Brandow

Revolutionary Rapid Recovery Facelift Procedure, ABC News, 2002

How Young Is Too Young For Cosmetic Surgery? ABC Local News, 1998

Wipe That Look Off Your Face, Men’s Health, 1997

Cosmetic Surgery on Men, CNBC, 1996

Cover Story on Liposuction, Cosmopolitan Magazine, 1996

Is Liposuction Safe? Featured Surgeon on 20/20, ABC, 1994