Haideh Hirmand, M.D., F.A.C.S.

 

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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.

Biography

Dr. Haideh Hirmand is a noted New York City-based plastic surgeon, beauty expert, and thought leader in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Hirmand has been in private practice since 1999 and 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.

Dr. Hirmand specializes in eyelid and facial rejuvenation. She has pioneered safe injection techniques for around the eyes and is recognized for her shape-preserving blepharoplasty approach. She also has a special interest in secondary breast surgery and body contouring. Dr. Hirmand continues to conduct clinical research and has published and presented numerous scientific articles in addition to lecturing and teaching surgical and injection techniques nationally and internationally.

Dr. Hirmand is known in her field for her novel perspective on beauty and aesthetic rejuvenation. With expertise in combining cutting edge surgical and non-surgical technologies, Dr. Hirmand tailors every treatment to the individual needs and goals of her patients. Her objective is to achieve age- appropriate and person-appropriate results that are at once invisible and timeless.

EDUCATON & TRAINING

Dr. Hirmand 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 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.

CERTIFICATIONS AND COMMITTEES

Dr. Hirmand is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), where she is a member of the New Technologies Task Force and the Teaching Courses Committee. She chaired the Women’s Aesthetic Surgeon’s Committee of ASAPS for three years and is currently the Chairperson of The Leadership Development Committee of ASAPS.

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.

VOLUNTEER WORK AND PHILANTHROPY

Dr. Hirmand has donated 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 was 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 served as 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.

MEDIA MENTIONS

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 Dr. Hirmand “the field’s sharpest new talent” in their “Top Cosmetic Doctors” issue. She has appeared on ABC News, CBS, and Healthy Balance as a Media Beauty Expert. She regularly appears on the Dr. Oz show to demonstrate cutting edge technologies.

Dr. Hirmand has been named in the New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s Issue 2014. She has been profiled in the Women’s Power issue of Vogue and recognized for her approach and impact on the field of aesthetic surgery.

Presentations & Publications

PRESENTATIONS

“Shape Preserving Blepharoplasty: From Concept to Technique.” American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City, UT, February 2019

“Injectables that work for me.” International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Miami, FL, October 2018

“Women in Leadership.” International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Women Surgeon’s Symposium), Miami, FL, October 2018

“Shape Preserving Blepharoplasty.”  SOFCEP Congress (French Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), Lyon, France, June 2018

“Peri-Orbital Rejuvenation with Non-Autologous Filler.” SOFCEP Congress (French Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), Lyon, France, June 2018

“Injection Techniques for Tear Trough and Peri-Orbital Area: Minimize Complications and Optimize Results." American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 2018

“Peri-oral Rejuvenation." American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 2018

 “Combining Surgical and Non-Surgical Approaches to the Lower Lid” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, March 2018

“Silhouette Instalift Face Contouring Technique.” Advanced Aesthetic Blepharoplasty, Midface and Face Contouring, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2017

“How I Treat the Tear Trough/Infraorbital Hollow.” Advanced Aesthetic Blepharoplasty, Midface and Face Contouring, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2017

Beyond the Tear Trough: MicroBeading of the Lower Lid with MicroCannulas.” Advanced Aesthetic Blepharoplasty, Midface and Face Contouring, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2017

Shape Preserving Blepharoplasty and Peri-Orbital Rejuvenation.” Advanced Aesthetic Blepharoplasty, Midface and Face Contouring, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2017

“Peri-Orbital Rejuvenation: Transition from Non-Surgical to Surgical.” Advanced Aesthetic Blepharoplasty, Midface and Face Contouring, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2017

“What’s Hot in Fillers.” American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego, California, April 2017

“Tear Trough & Lower lid Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Filler vs. Fat.” American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego, California, April 2017

“Perceptions of Beauty: A Round Table.” Harvard Club of New York City, New York, NY, March 2016.

“Peri-Orbital Rejuvenation with Non-Autologous Fillers: Where are we in 2016? Technique, Product Choice, Cannula vs Needle, To fill or not to fill.” Non-Surgical Symposium, The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia, June 2016

“New Technology in Peri-orbital Rejuvenation.” Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 2016

“Transition from Non-surgical to Surgical in the Peri-orbital Area.” Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 2016

“Non-Surgical Lower Lid Rejuvenation.” Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 2016

"From My Practice to Yours-Take Home Pearls to Consider.” Global Aesthetic Meeting, Miami, FL, October 2015

“Choice of Filler Based on Physical Characteristics for Optimal Results: What does the science dictate?" Global Aesthetic Meeting, Miami, FL, October 2015

“State of Art in Peri-orbital Rejuvenation: Filler or Surgery?” Global Aesthetic Meeting, Miami, FL, October 2015

“Non-Autologous Fillers for the Peri-orbital Area.” Vegas Cosmetic Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, June 2015

“Cosmetic Medicine Course.” Recurring teaching course at annual meeting since 2010. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Montreal, Quebec, May 2015

“Non-invasive Lift with Micro-Focused Ultrasound.” American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Montreal, Quebec, May 2015

“Contour Restoration of the Inferior Orbital Rim – Fat Transposition vs. Fat Injection.” American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Montreal, Quebec, May 2015

“Initial Experience with Cellfina Cellulite Device.” American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City, UT, February 2015

“Choice of Filler Based on Physical Characteristics for Optimal Results: What Does the Science Dictate?” American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City, UT, February 2015

“Blunt Microcannulas for Peri-orbital Injections.” Instructional course. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 2014

“Aesthetic Synergy: Multispecialty Approach to Combining Aesthetic Energy, Injectables and Surgery for Layered Rejuvenation.” American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, April 2014

“Injection Techniques for Tear Trough and Peri-orbital Area: Minimize Complications and Optimize Results.” American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, April 2014

“Peri-orbital Rejuvenation – When to Transit from Fillers to Surgery.” Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, Miami, FL, February 2014

“Peri-orbital Rejuvenation with Non-Autologous Fillers.” Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, Miami, FL, February 2014

“Correction of the Tear Trough and Peri-Orbital area with Injectables – An Update.”  Atlanta Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 2014

“Shape Preserving Blepharoplasty.”  Atlanta Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 2014

“Botulinum Toxin to Improve Forehead, Brows, and Smile Lines.”  Atlanta Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 2014

“Tear Trough Injections & Micro-Beading of the Lower Lid.”  Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress, Marrakech, Morocco, November 2013

“Algorithm for Combining Surgical & Non-Surgical Rejuvenation for the Lower Lid.”  Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress, Marrakech, Morocco, November 2013

“Aesthetic Synergy : Combining Aesthetic Energy, Injectables, and Surgery for Multi-Modality Rejuvenation.”  Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress, Marrakech, Morocco, November 2013

“Micro Focused Ultrasound : MFU Science & Integration in a Surgical Practice.”  International Master Course on Aging Skin, Shanghai, China, October 2013

“Non-Surgical Techniques for Optimal Peri-orbital Rejuvenation.”  International Master Course on Aging Skin, Shanghai, China, October 2013

“Cosmeceuticals : Injections, Lasers, and Surgery – Where are we ?”  International Master Course on Aging Skin, Shanghai, China, October 2013

“Lipolysis : Cryolypolysis ; Radio Frequency ; Ultrasound.”  International Master Course on Aging Skin, Shanghai, China, October 2013

“Non-surgical Treatments for the Aging Face: Maximizing Outcomes.”  Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington DC, September 2013

“Micro Focused Ultrasound: Techniques, Complications, Collective 3 Year Experience.”  Multi-Specialty Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, June 2013

“Review of Injectables and Fillers.”  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, New York, NY, April 2013

“Algorithm for Combining Surgical and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation for Peri-Orbital Area.”  Multi-Specialty Foundation, Las Vegas, NV June 2012

“Choosing the Right Tightening or Lifting Device for Your Practice  (Light, Radio Frequency & Ultrasound)”   Multi-Specialty Foundation, Las Vegas, NV June 2012

“The Power of Cosmetic Medicine Course: High Impact Results with Injectable Agents for Facial Rejuvenation.”  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Vancouver, Canada, May, 2012

“Aesthetic Synergy: A Multispecialty Approach to Combining Aesthetic Energy, Injectables and Surgery for Layered Rejuvenation” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Vancouver, Canada, May, 2012

PUBLICATIONS 

In Progress:

1. Hirmand H, “Beyond the Tear Trough: Microbeading of the Lower Lid.” Submission to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2012

2. Measuring Patient Satisfaction with Facial Appearance: Development and Validation of a New Patient Reported Outcome Measure. Study in Progress in Collaboration with Andrea Pusic, M.D. at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

3. Hirmand H, “Anatomy and Nonsurgical Correction of the Tear Trough Deformity.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal 125:2; 699-708, 2010.

4. 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. 37-45, 2009

5. Codner MA, Hirmand, H: Lid Cheek Blending: The Tear Trough Deformity. Textbook Chapter: Advances in Aesthetic Surgery edited by Sherrell Aston, M.D. 345-356, 2009.

6. Lee B, McCord CD, Hirmand H: Optimizing Blepharoplasty Outcomes in Patients with Previous Laser Vision Correction.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal 122:2; 587594, 2008.

7. Hirmand H, “Beyond The Tear Trough: An anatomic basis for aesthetic correction using a blunt injection technique.” For submission to The Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

8. Hidalgo D, Hirmand H: Deaugmentation Reduction Mammaplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 24:2;112-116, 2004.

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

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

11. 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).

12. 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.

13. 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.

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

Curriculum Vitae

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center New York, NY

Lenox Hill Hospital   New York, NY


EDUCATION:

Harvard Medical School   Degree: MD 1990

Harvard J.F.K. School of Government   Degree: M.P.A. 1990

University of California, Davis (Valedictorian)   Degree: B.S. 1984


POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center/
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1990-1997)  General Surgery and Plastic Surgery

The New York Hospital-Cornell/Rockefeller University/
University/Oxford University (1992-1993)  Surgical Research Fellow

Paces Plastic Surgery (Atlanta, Georgia) (1997)   Oculoplastic & Aesthetic Surgery

Marchac, M.D./Necker Hospital (Paris, France) (1998)   Craniofacial & Aesthetic Surgery



MEDICAL LICENSURE:

New York 
California
Connecticut 


ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS:

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGERY

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

     -Chair: Leadership Development Committee

     -Chair: Women Plastic Surgeon’s Committee

     -Member: New Technology and Emerging Trends Task Force, Teaching Course Committee

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

NEW YORK REGIONAL SOCIETY OF PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

NORTHEASTERN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

NEW YORK STATE/COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY

FELLOW, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS