Find a Select Surgeon - Plastic Surgery

Changing your physical appearance, whether for medical or cosmetic reasons, can change your life as well. When undergoing such a transformation, it’s critical to work with the most highly skilled surgeons.

New Jersey Monthly is proud to announce the 2022 edition of the Select Surgeons Plastic Surgery list, an elite grouping of the state’s top doctors performing plastic surgery across 21 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical results, and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Plastic Surgery list.

The list is based on a 360-degree analysis of potential surgeons, incorporating as much relevant objective information as possible. The selection process targets the top surgeons for 21 different procedures so patients can find the most appropriate surgeon for their needs.  View our methodology here.

Joseph A. Racanelli, DO

  • Specialties: Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, Buttocks Lift, Rhinoplasty - Non Surgical

About Dr. Joseph A. Racanelli

The essence of my thriving cosmetic surgery practice is my ability to understand patients’ expectations and produce beautiful, natural-looking results. I am a meticulous board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in all aspects of cosmetic surgery. I have gained recognition throughout NY and NJ for my achievements in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, fat transfer and high-definition liposuction. My extensive experience with injectables treatments, including Botox, Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm, enables me to deliver outstanding outcomes with minimal downtime. I serve as chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center and also lead a truly service-oriented boutique practice.


Surgical patients are given my cell phone number, and all patients receive individualized attention every step of the way from both myself and my exceptional office staff. Known for honesty and ethics in plastic surgery, I spend extra time with every patient to establish realistic expectations.


My favorite part of the job is witnessing the dramatic physical and emotional transformations that patients are able to achieve through my artistry. I have a profound respect for the patients who choose my practice. I am honored by the trust they bestow on me to perform their surgery, and I strive to deliver the best results possible.


I welcome prospective patients to visit my Instagram page (@DrJosephRacanelli). The page is replete with before and after photos, live surgical videos and educational explanations.


• DR. JOSEPH A. RACANELLI is recognized by Select Surgeons Plastic Surgery as one of the top ABDOMINOPLASTY,