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Dr. Joseph O’Connell

Dr. Joseph O’Connell

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph O'Connell is a plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. His practice, which has been in continuous operation in Fairfield County since 1988, is dedicated entirely to aesthetic surgery. He is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and he performed his plastic surgery training at the prestigious New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. O'Connell is an Active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society for 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 16 consecutive years and also honored to have 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 (a Yale affiliate) for seven years and he was the youngest plastic surgical chief in their history. He has also served as a facility examiner for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities and he has been the facility director of an independent freestanding outpatient surgical facility licensed by the State of Connecticut since its inception.

Dr. O'Connell has published articles on facelift surgery, eyelid surgery and surgery of the breast. His article on the BiDirectional Facelift was the lead article in the September, 2015 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and his most recent article, on the subject of drainless abdominoplasty, was published in the Journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2018.

The Master of Subtlety

New York Magazine

Recognized by New York Magazine as one of the city’s Best Doctors in 2018.

Castle Connolly

A Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor for 16 consecutive years

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Dr. O'Connell is at the forefront of the latest techniques for facial rejuvenation, body contouring and aesthetic breast surgery and our practice has made a significant commitment and investment in the latest non-invasive techniques and technologies.

At The Aesthetic Center 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.


Dr. O'Connell Credentials

  • Graduate, Cornell University Medical College, 1981
  • Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1992
  • Certified, American Board of Surgery, 1986
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Board Examiner, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Hospital Appointments

  • Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health, Senior Attending
  • Chief, Division Plastic Surgery 1995-2002

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.

Since 2008, we are a "platinum level" BOTOX® / Juvederm® / Natrelle® provider.

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 The Aesthetic Center, all BOTOX®, Dysport® and injectable fillers are personally injected by Dr. O'Connell.

Memberships, Professional Organizations

  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Connecticut State Medical Society

Our dedicated team of nurses and administrative personnel strive to make your visit an exceptional experience.

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Total Aesthetics

208 Post Rd. West, Westport, CT 06880

Tel: (203) 454-0044

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