Haideh Hirmand MD
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Haideh Hirmand, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Dr. Hirmand has been in private practice since 1999 in New York City and she is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College.  She is a member of the attending staff at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals. Her practice focuses on aesthetic surgery, specializing in eyelid and facial rejuvenation. She has pioneered safe injection techniques for around the eyes. She also has a special interest in secondary breast surgery and body contouring. She continues to conduct clinical research and has published and presented numerous scientific articles. Dr. Hirmand is actively involved with teaching of surgical and injection techniques at the national level. 


Dr. Hirmand is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, where she is a member of the New Technologies Task Force, Teaching Courses Committee, Leadership Development Committee, and the Chair of the Women’s Aesthetic Surgeons Committee.  She was awarded The Certificate of Achievement in Aesthetic Surgery by The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for her clinical research.  Dr. Hirmand is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


She graduated valedictorian with a B.S. in molecular biology at the University of California, Davis in 1984 and went into medicine after a year of continued cancer research.  She completed her Doctorate in Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 1990 having combined her medical studies with a master’s in public administration, focusing on international health development, at the Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  She came to New York in 1990 where she trained at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in surgery from 1990 to 1995.   As part of her training, Dr. Hirmand was a surgical research fellow at Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University and completed her research project as a visiting scholar at Oxford University.  She resumed her plastic surgery training at The New York Hospital in 1995.  After finishing the specialty training, she pursued sub-specialty fellowship in eyelid and aesthetic surgery in Atlanta at Paces Plastic Surgery/Emory University.  She then completed a second craniofacial and aesthetic fellowship at Paris’ Necker Children’s Hospital. 


Dr. Hirmand donates a significant amount of time to volunteer work in both her community and abroad.  For three years, Dr. Hirmand worked with the NYU-Downtown plastic surgery clinic donating treatments focused on reconstructive surgery.  She has been invited to Mexico several times on reconstructive missions as part of the National Health Development Project of the Government of Mexico.  She served as a Chairperson of the Health Committee of the National Council of Women and is a board member of the Women’s Medical Association of New York City. Dr. Hirmand has been a member of Physicians for Human Rights and trained as a volunteer physician for the Human Rights Clinic Program of Doctors of the World.   Dr. Hirmand is a Vice President of the Executive Committee of Women for Women Plastic Surgery Aid program of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).  Spearheaded in 2007, this charitable program addresses the growing issue of women’s health by supplying services by international female surgeons for female patients in developing countries.  Philanthropy has been an integral part of Dr. Hirmand’s practice and she continues to work closely with a number philanthropic programs.  


Dr. Hirmand’s unique philosophy and approach to aesthetic surgery has been featured in national Beauty and Lifestyle publications including Allure, O, The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Marie Claire and Vogue.  New York Magazine voted her “the field’s sharpest new talent” in their “Top Cosmetic Doctors” issue.  In 2006, Dr. Hirmand was profiled in the “Power Players” issue of Vogue and recognized for her approach and impact on the field of aesthetic surgery.  She appeared on ABC News, CBS, and Healthy Balance as a Media Beauty Expert.  In November 2009 she joined wowOwow, the online journal created, owned and run for women by women, as a contributor in the field of aesthetic surgery, beauty, and related topics.


“Correction of the Tear Trough Deformity with Hyaluronic Acid” Annual Atlanta Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, Jan 16th, 2008. 

“Botox for Correction of Periorbital wrinkles” Annual Atlanta Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta Jan 16th, 2008. Upcoming

“Calcium Hydroxylapatite Injection Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation”  NY Aging Face Conference 2007, New York, October 3rd, 2007

“Patient Safety in Eyelid Rejuvenation”  Patient Safety in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium: New York- Presbyterian Hospital, New York, June 2nd, 2007

“Non-surgical Adjuncts for Optimal Lower Lid Rejuvenation: Where are we today?”

Northeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Lower Lid Symposium

New York, March 3rd, 2007

“The Tear Trough Deformity :  Rethinking Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation”

Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Plastic Surgery Symposium

New York University,  May 19-20, 2006

“Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty Re-examined:  Is there an incidence of lower eyelid descent?”

The  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

April 2006,  Orlando, Florida

“The Tear Trough Deformity :  An Anatomic Basis for Correction”

Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery Symposium; New Ideas and Innovations        

Vail, Colorado  March 13, 2006

“Correction of the Tear Trough Deformity with Hyaluronic Acid”

Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting.

New York University, School of Medicine June 2-3, 2005

“The Tear Trough and Hyaluronic Acid (Restylane): Is It a Happy Union?”

The  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

May 2005, New Orleans, LA

“Spacers in Eyelid Surgery”

Grand Rounds, Department of Ophthalmology, Manhattan, Eye and Throat Hospital/New York Hospital, January 2004

“Psychological Aspects of Breast Cancer Reconstruction”

Annual Meeting of the World Foundation for Medical Studies in Female Health

April 11th 2003, Kansas City

“Prominent Eye”

Lenox Hill Hospital Scientific Session Presentation

September 23rd, 2002, New York Cit

“The Role of Plastic Surgery in Women’s Health: An Integrative Approach”

Annual Meeting of the World Foundation for Medical Studies in Female Health

December 17th-18th, 2001,  New York, New York

“Alloplastic Dermal Spacers in Eyelid Surgery”

Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Plastic Surgery, Annual Meeting

June 1-2, 2001,  New York University, School of Medicine

“Eyelid Surgery – A New Classification System of Eye Morphology”

December 13th-17th, 2000,  Martinique, FWI

“Surgical Management of the Prominent Eye”

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

May 2000,  Orlando, Florida

“Breast Reconstruction Options”

National Live Broadcast –Health Channel/Fox Network

October 1999,  Orlando, Florida,  Breast Cancer Month Special

“Psychological Manifestations of Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction”

43rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

March 1999, United Nations,  New York, New York

“The Role of Lacrimal Intubation in the Management of Orbital Trauma, Malignancy and Obstructive Diseases of the Naso-Lacrimal System”

1998 National Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

October 1998,  Boston, Massachusetts


In Progress:

1.      Hirmand, H: Anatomy and Non-surgical Correction of the Tear Trough Deformity. By invitation for PRS Supplement 2008: Blepharoplasty: State of the Art

2.      Hirmand, H: Correction of The Tear Trough Deformity with Hyaluronic Acid. Textbook Chapter: Techniques in Aesthetic Surgery Series: Midface and Oculoplastic Surgery by Codner and De Castro.

3.      Codner MA, Hirmand, H: Lid Cheek Blending: The Tear Trough Deformity. Textbook Chapter: Advances in Aesthetic Surgery edited by Sherrell Aston, M.D.

4.      Lee B, McCord CD, Hirmand H: Optimizing Blepharoplasty Outcomes in Patients with Previous laser Vision Correction. For publication in PRS August 2008.

5.      Hirmand H, “Beyond The Tear Trough: An Anatomic Basis for Aesthetic Rejuvenation of the Peri-orbital Area.”  Submission pending to The Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2008.

6.      Measuring Patient Satisfaction with Facial Appearance: Development and Validation of a New Patient Reported Outcome Measure. Study in progress in collaboration with principal  investigator Andrea Pusic, MD at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center.


Hidalgo D, Hirmand H: Deaugmentation Reduction Mammaplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 24:2;112-116, 200

Hirmand H, et al:  The Prominent Eye: Morphological Classification System and Surgical Management in Lower Lid and Midface Rejuvenation.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, August 2002.  Presented in the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Orlando, Florida,  May 2000.

Codner MA, McCord CD, Hirmand H: Use of Alloderm in Primary Belpharoplasty.  Presented in the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Las Vegas, Neveda, May 2002.

Hirmand H, Hoffman LA:  Dupuytren’s Disease.  In Craig E(ed):  Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Williams & Wilkins, 1998.

Spinelli HM, Hirmand H, Wei LL:  The role of lacrimal duct intubation in the management of facial trauma.  Presented at the 1998 ASPRS Meeting (Boston, MA). 

Hirmand H, LaTrenta G, Hoffman LA:  Autoimmune disease and silicone breast implants.  Oncology  7:17-28,   1993.  Cited and reprinted in Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery: Breast Cancer/Reconstruction.  volume 7, number 29, 1994.

Hirmand H, Hoffman LA:  Silicone migration to the pleural space associated with silicone gel augmentation mammoplasty.  Ann. Plast. Surg.  32:645-647,   1994.

Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1993

Hirmand H, O’Doherty U, Pope M:  Monoclonal antibodies and the study of dendritic cells.  Presented at the Leukocyte Meeting,  1993.

Pope M, Betjes MGH, Romani N, Hirmand H:   Conjugates of dendritic cells and memory T lymphocytes from skin facilitate productive infection with HIV-1.  Cell  78:389-398,   1994.

Pope M, Betjes MGH, Hirmand H:  Both dentritic cells and memory T-lymphocytes emigrate from organ culture of human skin and form distinctive dendritic -T-cell conjugates.  J. Invest Dermatol.  104: 11-17,  1995

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