Meet Dr Monaco

Dr JoAn Monaco is a native New Yorker trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery with advanced fellowship training in aesthetic surgery. Her practice focuses on facial, breast and body rejuvenation. She also served as the Program Director of the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship for seven years, training up and coming plastic surgeons in facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelift surgery and all breast and body contouring surgery.

Dr Monaco graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University where she also completed a Masters of Science degree in neurobiology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and is the first female to graduate from the prestigious integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She was also awarded a two-year training fellowship at the National Institutes of Health where she conducted extensive bench research in immunology in the lab of Dr. Anthony Fauci. She has presented her research at numerous national and international meetings on the body’s defense against disease. During Dr Monaco’s residency, she was awarded numerous honors for her teaching, compassion, professionalism and commitment to patient care. Dr Monaco served as Chief Resident during her sixth year of training.


After completing a six year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Monaco did an additional year of aesthetic training at Lenox Hill Hospital with time spent at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Division of Lenox Hill Hospital where she learned the latest techniques in face lifting, short scar face lifting, eyelid rejuvenation, breast lifts, breast augmentation and body contouring to name a few of her favorite procedures. During her fellowship, she worked closely with numerous nationally recognized plastic surgeons to learn the most current techniques in cosmetic surgery, which she now currently practices. She continues to work closely with these plastic surgeons in training residents from Northwell Health, and the aesthetic surgery fellows of Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Dr Monaco believes in making a patient feel relaxed and at ease during the initial consultation to help best understand a patient’s goals. Dr Monaco is fully committed to providing the best possible care for each of her patients and spends ample time creating an appropriate plan to meet each of her patient’s needs. She personally consults with each of her patients and is involved in every aspect of her patients care.

Staff Privileges

She holds staff privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Division of Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Medical Mission Work

Professional Organizations

Dr Monaco is a member of the following professional organizations:


Dr. Monaco is an amazing plastic surgeon. She is honest, thoughtful, caring and extremely talented. Dr. Monaco performed a tummy tuck on me in September 2011 and I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the results. Dr. Monaco gave me my confidence back. You cannot put a price tag on that!
Momma M.

East Meadow, NY

Dr. Monaco is BY FAR the best doctor I have ever seen. She literally saved my career. I work as a model and Dr. Monaco treated me after a botched Juvederm treatment I got in LA. You do not want to see the before pictures (that LA place really messed me up!)….but I can tell you that after I saw Dr. Monaco I looked soooooo much better! She is very competent, professional but mostly kind. She walked me through every step of the process and took ample pictures in case the horrible LA place refused to refund my money (luckily they didn’t). I’m so excited to have found a doctor I can trust to keep me youthful for the years to come!
I. M.

Manhattan Beach, CA