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


"Positive Experience - This will be my second time having breast augmentation done by Dr. Aiello. I first went to him over 15 years ago and now its time to have them replaced with a modified lift. My first experience was great and I've been very happy my breast augmentation but after three kids and 15+ years later its time for a redo. I wouldn't go to anyone else but Dr. Aiello :)"



"I wanted to come back to say I love my results ! My surgery went great and Katie is the best ! Such a great nurse ! She made me feel very comfortable."



"Dr. Aiello and his staff are amazing. Dr. Aiello did a great aug for me in 2014 and I went back to him in 2022 for a tummy tuck because I knew I’d be in great hands. Highly recommend Dr. Aiello, he’s the best around!"



"The entire staff at Ocean Plastic Surgery is professional, knowledgeable, & great at what they do!  I had a breast lift with an augmentation. From the moment I walked in the office for my consultation, everyone was so welcoming and informative. During my consultation, I was asked what my expectations were and concerns or questions I may have. All were answered and I was never rushed. During my consultation, I was told what to expect on the big day and how the operation would be performed. For my pre-op visit & on the day of my operation, the doctor met with me and told me again exactly how he was going to go about the operation. On the day of everything went smoothly, the doctor, nurse, and patient consultant were spot on with how my operation and recovery would go. I did everything as outlined in the pre-op and post op instructions and absolutely everything went seemingly.  I would and will definitely recommend Ocean Plastic Surgery to anyone looking for a great place to have a cosmetic surgery procedure done."



"I am a long time customer of Dr. Aiello’s because I truly believe he cares about his patients. He has a wonderful bedside manner and his staff is caring and attentive. My first time at his office was in the mid-90s and even as I have moved to different places around the country, I have found my way back to him. I’m returning to have my implants replaced after 30 years to treat myself for my 50th birthday and there’s no one else I could trust more for this."



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