Dr. Wilfred Brown MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Wilfred Brown is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in general and plastic surgery, specializing in aesthetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Hartford and New Haven, CT. Dr. Brown has a long record of excellent patient satisfaction and overwhelmingly positive reviews. His specialties include facelift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and mommy makeover.
Dr. Brown is known for his approachable personality, calm demeanor, and warm bedside manner that help patients feel comfortable and at ease. Resoundingly, patients express how they find him to be so kind, genuine, and down to earth.
He focuses on establishing a collaborative rapport with his patients to better understand their cosmetic concerns and to assist them with making informed decisions about their care. Through this open style of communication, Dr. Brown provides a patient experience that consistently exceeds expectations.
Dr. Brown’s Approach
Simple, Direct, and Honest
Above all, Dr. Brown believes strongly in providing natural, refreshed, and balanced results that enhance and rejuvenate unique beauty without changing someone’s fundamental appearance. For Dr. Brown, aesthetic surgery is about realistic results rather than overdone and artificial modifications. By enhancing a patient’s natural beauty, he strives to put more emphasis on results that yield confidence and age-appropriate beauty.
Dr. Brown strives to foster an approachable, relaxed, and family-like atmosphere. Each consultation with Dr. Brown is calm and not rushed to ensure each patient has plenty of time to ask all their questions, then he answers them simply and honestly about how they can achieve their aesthetic goals.
With a modest and direct approach to aesthetic procedures, Dr. Brown wants to help you discover how to restore and become the you that you remember or the you that you imagine in Hartford and New Haven, CT.
Dr. Brown’s Education & Training
Dr. Brown completed his medical training at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. After relocating to the United States in 1988, he completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Jersey City Medical Center followed by a 6-year residency in General Surgery through a Yale University affiliate. During his surgical residency, Dr. Brown spent 1 year researching the viability of cryopreserved skin at the Yale University Skin Bank and Burn Unit, winning numerous awards. He completed his training with a 2-year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through Pennsylvania State University.
In 1999, Dr. Brown established his solo practice in Connecticut and then in 2010, began dividing his time practicing in both Connecticut and Manhattan, practicing at the prestigious Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York with a renowned dermatologist, Dr. Roy Geronemus. However, after years of commuting, Dr. Brown decided to focus exclusively on his Connecticut practice in 2021. Dr. Brown continues to hold privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
As Dr. Brown feels strongly about the education of the next generation of surgeons, he also instructs the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery residents at Trinity Health in Connecticut and Northwell Health in New York.
Professional Certificates, Licenses, and Memberships
- American Board of Surgery
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Northeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Board member)
- Connecticut Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
A True Artist
A talented artist with a flair for drawing and painting, Dr. Brown chose aesthetic medicine because it is a specialty where he could use not only his surgical skills but also incorporate his artistic abilities. Using surgery and aesthetic injectables as tools, Dr. Brown combines unparalleled skills and his eye for proportion and artistic balance to create beautifully natural results for his patients.
Q & A with Dr. Wilfred Brown
We have a true family feel to our practice as most of our team has been with us long-term, and we have known many of our patients since we opened the practice in 1999 in New Haven and Hartford, CT. We’re all very approachable and prioritize good communication with our patients. We have a very warm environment with a personal touch—it’s a very welcoming atmosphere. We are always available to speak to patients and emphasize our availability.
The ability to change people’s lives by improving their personal aesthetic. The appreciation that patients express after their surgical journey is, for me, tremendously gratifying. We have frequent contact with patients who come for non-surgical treatments, which really establishes great relationships, and we get frequent updates about their lives and families.
I’ve always been very inquisitive and interested in the sciences, but at the same time, I enjoyed art. When I was in middle school, one of my best friends was diagnosed with leukemia, and I spent a lot of time with him while he was receiving treatment, which really piqued my interest in medicine.
During my training in plastic surgery, one of my teachers, who had an active aesthetics practice, strongly encouraged me to focus on aesthetics, which combined my love of surgery and artistic ability. I strongly feel that without an eye for proportion and artistic balance, it’s difficult to achieve great results. This is something I try to do in every case I perform.