Dr. William P. Aiello

Meet Dr. Aiello

Throughout his career as a renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Aiello has never lost sight of his most important achievement: a happy patient. Over the past 30 years there have been many and Dr. Aiello is known as much for his enduring relationships as his surgical expertise.

In conversations with his patients, he addresses concerns and helps them understand what to expect during the surgical process and what results can be achieved. “An educated patient is the best patient,” he explains. “I don’t gloss over options, alternatives or risks. All of my patients hear that. We work as a team.”

By offering comprehensive consultations before a procedure and support through every phase of recovery, Dr. Aiello has earned the trust and admiration of numerous patients over the years. He continues to learn about new innovations in the field and to explore new techniques. Patients feel an immediate ease and rapport with Dr. Aiello, who has been acknowledged throughout his schooling and medical career as a master technician and passionate surgeon whose honest nature establishes trusted confidence.


Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Aiello completed his undergraduate studies with honors at the State University of New York in 1973. His commitment and academic excellence was recognized at Rome University Medical School, Italy where he graduated Cum Laude in 1980. He completed his general surgery residency at New York’s North Shore Cornell University Hospital in 1984 and went on to complete plastic surgery residency at St. Louis University in 1986. A general surgeon who completes a residency program is equipped with the skills to manage any situation that may arise in the operating room, including complications from conditions unrelated to the cosmetic procedure at hand.

Adding even more specialty, Dr. Aiello completed his fellowship in orthopedic hand and micro vascular surgery at Loma Linda University. In his work reattaching amputated limbs, he was the first to use medicinal leeches in Southern California in 1986! He later distinguished himself by starting Long Beach Memorial Medical Center’s Replantation Service that specialized in the reattachment of amputated limbs and Microsurgical Reconstruction.

Dr. Aiello began his plastic surgery career in 1987 in Newport Beach, CA. Then in 1989, he parlayed his extraordinary passion for creating beauty into his own practice in Long Beach, CA. In 2003, after 14 years in Long Beach, Dr. Aiello developed and built the Nautica Building, which is now home to Ocean Plastic Surgery Center at its present location in Los Alamitos, CA. In opening the Nautica Building, he additionally created a second unique outpatient surgical facility, Los Alamitos Surgery Center. Over 30 surgeons from specialties like orthopedics, podiatry, ENT, GI and pain management utilize this four state-of-the art operating room facility downstairs from Ocean Plastic Surgery Center.


For those considering plastic surgery, Dr. William P. Aiello offers the complete package. His education, accreditations and experience have made him one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in Southern California.


Dr. Aiello is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is only achieved after rigorous, technique-building internships, peer reviews, examinations and continuous certification renewals required by the board. The ABPS is the only board that certifies a surgeon from “head to toe” experience with the finer intricacies and attention to detail mandatory in cosmetic procedures.


Also as part of an elite group of national surgeons, as a double member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Aiello has become a sought-after authority in the area of breast surgery. Whether performing breast augmentation, breast lifts, reductions or revisions. Dr. Aiello is also expertly adept at body contouring techniques, and has performed thousands of successful tummy tucks, liposuctions and mommy makeovers.


In additional to achieving both these distinctions, Dr. Aiello has honed his skills for over 30 years adding yet another level of confidence that draws patients not just from Orange County, but also from the entire region to Ocean Plastic Surgery Center.

Recognition and Media

Dr. Aiello’s remarkable 30-year career and reputation as one of Orange County’s most trusted and respected plastic surgeons has garnered attention from multiple media and publication outlets, including:

• E!’s Dr. 90210

Inside Edition

• The Los Angeles Times


• The Long Beach Business Journal

• The Long Beach Press-Telegram


"This review is long over due! I am almost a year post-op from breast augmentation, I went from a 32A to a 32DD. From Kasey at the front desk (forgive me if I spelled it wrong) to Anna to Tracey and Dr. Aiello EVERYONE here is amazing! I was made to feel comfortable at every step of the way and never felt pressured. The staff here are experts and will not let you down. Thank you to everyone here for your continued support, and thank you for being there for me every step of the way. I could not be happier with the outcome of my procedure. Thank you!"



"Awesome Doctor! The office ladies were super sweet. I had 3 surgeries with Dr. Aiello. He was fantastic and I am SOOO pleased with the results!  It was been 9 months since my surgeries and I couldn't be happier! **Will write more later..."



"We love the staff at Ocean Plastic Surgery Center! Dr Aiello is very professional and does amazing work.  He did my breasts 6 years ago and just recently fixed the bump and deviated septum on my daughters nose! It looks beautiful  and totally boosted her self confidence! He took his time in every appointment to listen and explain everything to us and answered all of our 100 questions we had for him. Also, his nurse Tracy is the best- (and if you ever need Botox see her!) She was in the room during all of our appointments and is super sweet and knowledgeable.  I highly recommend this office to anyone wanting or needing plastic surgery I will definitely be back!"



"After losing 110lbs with the help of gastric bypass I got back to pre baby weight however, my body was not pre baby and I was left with horrific saggy breast and saggy tummy.  I decided it was time for a mommy makeover, and  dear friend of mine referred me to Dr. Aiello.  Come to find out 4 people I know all went to Dr. Aiello for their surgeries.  So it was a no brainer after seeing his talent!!!   I'am so grateful to Dr. Aiello of the amazing transformation he has done to my body let alone years of insecurities I had! He is truly amazing and so caring I can't say enough about Dr. Aiello.  Anna and Kasei are so sweet and so helpful!!! Nurse Tracy absolutely rocks couldn't have had a better nurse!!!!  Anesthesiologist was awesome and very thorough. Bottom line Dr. Aiello and his staff are very professional, honest, caring, and down to earth!!  Thank you so much Ocean Plastic Surgery couldn't have been in better hands!"



"I had my breast augmentation back in December 2013, its over 2 months now and I could not be any happier! I have never had surgery  and was very skeptical on how it would feel and how I would look. The consultation was amazing! I first spoke to a woman who had her breast done by Dr. Aiello and answered all of my 100 questions! lol I then met Dr. Aiello and felt so comfortable. The "rice test" that he recommends to do for a week helped me decide which size I was aiming for. My consultation was so welcoming and reassuring that I made my surgery appointment that same day before I left. I had an appointment before my Surgery date and went over any concerns I had. ONLY 2 MONTHS later and my breast feel and look exactly how I hoped for! My scars are not noticeable and I am SOOO VERY HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS. Thank you Dr. Aiello and his great staff! :)"



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