Dr. Joseph O’Connell Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Westport, CT

Westport, New Canaan, Ridgefield & All of Fairfield County

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.

The Master Of Subtlety

Dr. O'Connell is an Active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as The Aesthetic Society 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.

America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Feature
A Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor for 16 consecutive years

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

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 Total Aesthetics 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, 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 Total Aesthetics, all BOTOX, Dysport® and injectable fillers are personally injected by Dr. O'Connell.

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

Memberships, Professional Organizations

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

The first step towards a new, beautiful you is to schedule a personal consultation.

Along with providing the highest level of care, no effort is spared to create an environment where each patient is nurtured and cared for as an individual. Use our form to contact Dr. O’Connell with questions about any of our aesthetic or plastic surgery procedures.

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