Meet the Staff
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 Allegheny 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.
Andrea received her nursing degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Her nursing career spans over twenty-five years of hospital nursing from ICU to Post Anesthesia Care. From there, she spent ten years working with one of the area’s most prominent cosmetic surgeons, one of Philadelphia’s Top Docs. During this time, Andrea was involved with all aspects of the cosmetic practice, including skincare. Additionally, Andrea was exposed to one of the area’s pioneers in anti-aging medicine, nearly fifteen years before it made its way into the mainstream market.
In an effort to stay up to date with evolving technologies in the realm of skincare, Andrea attends national aesthetic conferences on a yearly basis. She has also taken skincare courses in New York and is certified in Micro-Needling with PRP, HydraFacial MD, HydraMicrodermabrasion, and Diamondtome Microdermabrasion. One of Andrea’s greatest challenges is allowing individuals to understand that you cannot put a price on health or aesthetic services (sometimes it is not always a good idea to “shop around”, nor it is a good idea to make a decision solely on price.) Andrea’s greatest passion is helping clients meet their beauty needs and guide them through the complex process of skincare and medical aesthetics.