Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants, P.A. was established in 1981 by Dr. Michael Patipa. As one of the first oculoplastic surgeons in Florida, he has built one of the premier practices in the country dedicated strictly to plastic surgery around the eye. In 2011, with the addition of Dr. Michael Connor, Dr. Patipa created the largest private oculoplastic practice in Florida. Dr. Patipa retired in July 2017, after 36 years of performing eyelid surgery.
Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants, P.A. is located in West Palm Beach, FL and has offices in Stuart and Boca Raton. The beaches of Palm Beach County provide the perfect setting to recover from plastic surgery and is a major draw for patients from around the world.
Dr. Michael Connor was born in Orlando, FL and grew up in Tampa. After graduating with honors from the University of Miami he went on to graduate at the top of his medical school class at the University of Florida. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and an ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida where he was resident of the year and inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the highest award given at the University of Florida. Following residency he moved to Austin, TX to complete a prestigious two year fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery with the largest ophthalmic plastic surgery practice in the country, Texas Oculoplastic Consultants. While there he performed over 1,200 surgeries. During that time he also trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX focusing on periocular cancers and reconstructive surgery following cancer removal. His professional interests include cosmetic eyelid, forehead and midface surgery as well as resconstructive surgery following cancer, trauma and previous cosmetic surgery. Dr. Connor and his family returned to Florida in July 2011. In 2016, he was voted by patients as one of the Top Docs in South Florida. He is married to a pediatrician, Dr. Jeanmarie Connor, who grew up in Jupiter, FL. Together, they have created the world's first, 3-step scar treatment system- Scarology, which is now in over 52 countries around the world. He and his wife have four children.
Dr. Michael Patipa is the founder of Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants and a legend in eyelid and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Patipa retired July 2017 and is busier than ever with his beautiful grandchildren. He has entrusted the care of his patients and the legacy of his practice to Dr. Michael Connor.