Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brandow


Kirk Brandow, M.D., F.A.A.C.S.

Dr. Kirk Brandow is founder and director of The Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Day Spa. The doors of his private clinic and medical spa first opened in 1997, in Philadelphia suburb, Bala Cynwyd, PA. In 2002, the 10,000 sq ft, Delaware Valley Surgicenter (DVOSS) was built above The Brandow Clinic, where Dr. Brandow now operates three to four days a week. In addition, Dr. Brandow has been on staff at many area hospitals, but currently maintains hospital privileges exclusively at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Due to his overwhelming success, a second office, located in Somers Point in Southern New Jersey opened in 2005.

Prior to the 1997 opening of his Philadelphia practice, Dr Brandow’s impressive resume included Chief of Cosmetic Surgery at three of Allegheny University Hospitals and Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Cosmetic Surgery at Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital. Due to his distinguishing qualifications and expert knowledge of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brandow was named Associate Editor of the International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery.

Previous to his success as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Brandow started his early general surgical training at the world renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as Yale University and St. Mary’s Hospital. From there, he was selected among the top surgical residents from around the world to enter the Pitanguy Clinic at the University of Rio de Janeiro, the most prestigious, international 3 year residency training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Upon arrival in Rio in 1988, Dr. Brandow began working closely under Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, a globally recognized master in modern aesthetic plastic surgery.

The Brazilian training preferred a more conservative approach to plastic surgery where small subtle changes would consistently give a more natural ‘look’, contrary to the “extreme make over” surgeries promoted in the United States. Being ‘age appropriate and natural looking’ was what the master instilled in his apprentice. Professor Pitanguy emphasized that an integral relationship with art and beauty was essential to the eye of a great aesthetic surgeon.

Dr. Brandow accredits his success in setting new standards in cosmetic surgery to his plastic surgery experience abroad. He has developed many innovative, minimally invasive procedures for the face, body and skin. These procedures include multiple techniques of liposculpting and body contouring, the 48 hour facelift, laser treatments and the invisible-scar-less breast implant. His newest perfected procedure is the ‘B-Lift’, a scar-less neck and jowl lift, which he launched in 2011 and is attracting international acclaim for this innovative new procedure. Dr. Brandow’s professionalism and expertise in progressive treatments led him to be named “Top Doc” for Body Contouring in 2000 and “Top Doc” for Cosmetic Surgery in 2001 by Philadelphia Magazine. He was also named “Best Plastic Surgeon on the Main Line” by Main Line Life in 2006, 2007, 2008 and then in 2011, he was nationally nominated by his peers as one of America’s “Top Plastic Surgeons” in Plastic Surgery Practice.

In addition, Dr. Brandow’s expertise has been featured on network and local television programs including 20/20, CNN Headline News, Good Morning America and local Philadelphia news program Action News, to provide updates and opinions on the latest trends in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Brandow uses these appearances to speak out on the current issues of cosmetic surgery, advising his patients to take a more responsible and realistic approach by avoiding the latest fads and gimmicks in cosmetic surgery. His advances and unique experience formulated his principles and practices of medical excellence, enthusiasm and dedication to helping others.

Dr. Brandow’s success in cosmetic surgery stems from his appreciation of art, beauty and anatomy, as well as his exclusive devotion to cosmetic surgery for the past 20+ years. His philosophy of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is based on maintaining balance and harmony within the limits of each individuals anatomy. As a trained sculptor and 4th generation surgeon in the Brandow family, Dr. Brandow believes that creativity and manual dexterity indispensable to the artistry and skill of a great plastic surgeon.

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.

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The Brandow Clinic Serving Philadelphia, PA and the Jersey Shore, NJ

The Brandow Clinic offers the following plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures and treatments for the Philadelphia, PA and Jersey Shore, NJ areas including the Main Line, Bucks County, and Atlantic City: Facelift, Breast Implants, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and much more.


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Philadelphia Office

191 Presidential Blvd North
Suite 105
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

(610) 617. 7949

Jersey Shore Office

741 Bay Avenue
Somers Point, NJ 08244

(609) 653.2220

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