Dr. Joseph O’Connell is a board certified plastic surgeon who maintains a practice dedicated entirely to aesthetic 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 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 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. He has published articles on facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, surgery of the breast and drainless abdominoplasty.
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.
Dr. O'Connell's Credentials
“Aesthetic surgery is neither form nor function alone, but rather a natural, harmonious and subtle blending of the two.”
– Dr. Joseph O’Connell
At Total Aesthetics™ we carefully evaluate and employ recent developments in aesthetic surgery and 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.
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.
- 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 2003-2013
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
- The Fairfield County Medical Association
- Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health, Senior Attending
- Chief, Division Plastic Surgery 1995-2002