Meet Dr. Joseph O’Connell®
“Aesthetic surgery is neither form nor function alone, but rather a natural, harmonious and subtle blending of the two.”
Dr. Joseph O’Connell is a board certified plastic surgeon who maintains a practice dedicated entirely to cosmetic surgery. He is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and he performed his training in plastic surgery at the prestigious New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. O’Connell is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and he has served as an official spokesperson for both organizations. He has been honored by his peers as a Castle Connolly New York Metro Area “Top Doctor” for 10 consecutive years and he has been chosen as a board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. O’Connell served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital (an affiliate of Yale University) for seven years. He has also served as a facility examiner for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities.
Dr. O’Connell is at the forefront of the latest techniques for facial rejuvenation, body contouring and aesthetic breast surgery. He has published articles on facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, and surgery of the breast.
At Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut we carefully evaluate and employ recent developments in aesthetic surgery and we combine them with time-proven techniques to optimize our patients’ results. We strive to minimize the recovery period, as we understand how difficult it is for our patients to miss more than one week from their professional and social schedules. Dr. O’Connell believes that aesthetic surgery should be subtle and we strive for a natural, rested, non-surgical look. Our preference is to employ techniques that are less complex, less invasive and more predictable.
During your consultation we will review your aesthetic goals and perform a careful examination and review of your overall health history. We will discuss in great detail the various surgical and non-surgical options, along with their potential benefits and risks, and formulate an individualized plan designed to address your unique goals.
Dr. O’Connell believes that the results achieved with Botox® and injectable fillers are greatly dependent upon the training, experience and skill of the person performing the injection. Because of this, at Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut, all Botox®, Dysport® and injectable fillers are personally injected by Dr. O’Connell. For 2012 we are a “platinum level” Botox®/Juvederm®/Natrelle® provider.
Dr. O’Connell’s Credentials
Graduate Cornell University Medical College, 1981
Memberships, Professional Organizations
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Bridgeport Hospital, Senior Attending