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Joseph O'Connell MD

Plastic Surgeon
  •  M.D, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1981
    M.D, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1981
  • 23yrs of Experience
    23yrs of Experience
  • Average appointment wait:
    Average appointment wait: Couple of days
  • Westport
  • English

More about Dr. Joseph O'Connell


For two decades, Dr. O'Connell has been honored by his peers as a "Top Doctor" in the Castle Connolly New York Metro Area. He was also recognized as an Examination Board member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. At Bridgeport Hospital (affiliated with Yale University), O'Connell was the youngest plastic surgery chief and served in that role for seven years. Moreover, he has been an accreditation facility examiner for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities and has been the facility director of an independent surgical facility in Connecticut since its founding.

Dr. O'Connell has written a great deal about facial rejuvenation techniques such as facelifts, eyelid surgeries, and breast surgeries. His main article on the BiDirectional Facelift was the lead story in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal in September 2015. Additionally, his newest work on drainless abdominoplasty was printed in the Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2018. The CBS Early Show recently presented Dr. O’Connell performing a short-scar facelift, as well as a local anesthetic-based upper blepharoplasty. Furthermore, the August 2015 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal featured his techniques for facelifts. Moreover, Dr. O'Connell and his colleagues were the first to invent the "no touch" laser resurfacing method for lower lid blepharoplasty, which is now commonly requested in our clinic.


  • Medical: M.D, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1981

  • Residency: St Francis Hosp Surgery, 1981 - 1983

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery

Professional Societies

  • The Aesthetic Society

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • The Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • The Connecticut State Medical Society

Featured Procedures by Joseph O'Connell



CoolSculpting and CoolTone are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure used to reduce fat in the body.
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Botox and fillers are two of the most popular treatments for facial rejuvenation. Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes targeted muscles and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
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Joseph O'Connell’s Journey

Dr. O'Connell is a plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. He has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He has been in continuous practice in Fairfield County since 1988. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his plastic surgery training at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, a renowned institution.

Dr. O'Connell’s goal is to provide you with the best possible results in aesthetics with the least amount of disruption to your busy schedule. Dr. O'Connell continuously invests in the most recent technology and employs the most recent techniques in both cosmetic surgery and aesthetics to guide you through the constantly altering landscape to help you achieve your aesthetic objectives. Dr. O'Connell will tell you what works and what doesn't, and we'll guide you through the constantly changing environment. All barriers between Dr. O'Connell’s committed senior nurses and administration staff have been removed to ensure that your visit is an unforgettable experience.

Frequently asked questions

Joseph B. O'Connell, MD - 208 Post Rd W, Westport, CT 06880
At The Aesthetic Center of Connecticut, Dr. O'Connell’s generally approach aesthetic issues in a non-surgical method. With the help of modern technology, noninvasive procedures are now accessible for most aesthetic issues. This approach is frequently accompanied by shorter recovery times, less anesthetic use, smaller risks, and lower costs.
Yes, Dr. O'Connell is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.
Yes, certain kinds of appointments can be done virtually. It is best to call to see if your particular concern can be addressed through a virtual consultation.
Dr. O'Connell offers a wide variety of procedure including CoolSculpting/CoolTone, FaceTite/AccuTite, Botox/Fillers, Chin Liposuction, DefenAge, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Fraxel Laser, and much more.

Other procedures by Joseph O'Connell

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can help improve the look of sagging or drooping eyelids. The surgery can also help with wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, as well as puffiness or bags under the eyes.
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A facelift is a type of operation meant to enhance the look of the face. It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and drooping skin, and also enhance the definition of the lower jaw and neck.
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Chin Liposuction

Chin liposuction is designed to remove excess fat from the chin and jaw area, resulting in a smoother, more contoured look. It's a minimally-invasive procedure with minimal downtime, so patients can enjoy their results quickly and easily.
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