The Hermitage

41 West 72nd Street Apt 1C
New York, NY 10023
(212) 535 0800
(Near Upper West Side & Hells Kitchen)

Middlebury, CT

687 Straits Turnpike, Suite 1A
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 754 4125
(Minutes from Bethany, & Woodbridge)

Dr. Moynahan, MD

The Philosophy

I treat each of the patients in my care as a unique individual. The relationship we create and keep is based on mutual respect, understanding and trust. My office staff has been carefully selected to courteously ensure that your care and comfort is always a priority and, in cooperation with me, to see that you are always fully informed.

My office environment is designed for you to feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable to help you ask questions without reluctance or hesitation. The utmost attention is given to protecting your dignity by securing your confidentiality.

I am dedicated to treating the whole individual, body, mind and soul, because I am fully aware that meeting my patient’s aesthetic goals goes beyond an improvement in physical appearance. It includes a deep sense of satisfaction which builds confidence and increases enjoyment in daily living.

Getting To Know One Another

Initially, you and I will meet in an unhurried consultation during which we will discuss at length what you would like to achieve by surgery or minimally invasive procedures. We will talk about what constitutes reasonable expectations of outcomes and final results. Your interests will always take precedence, from the time of our first meeting to when your post-surgical care is completed.

The relationship between the plastic surgeon and patient is distinct from other medical specialties. It is both personal and professional due to its holistic nature. The bond between the surgeon and patient is vital for the well-being and health of the patient. Its best expressed by Hippocrates, “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also the love of humanity.”

At our consultation, I’ll introduce myself, and share my years of continuing education, training and experience, and discuss my role in your care. My personal and professional guarantee is that I will always listen to you in an open and non-judgmental manner. My   idea of patient-centered care will be explained.

I will take into account your personal values, beliefs and decision-making processes. Complete information will be provided to encourage your free and independent choices. At Dr. Paula Moynahan, establishing the appropriate and most effective plastic surgeon/patient relationship is fundamental to high quality, safe and ethical care.

Your Surgery

Your surgery or minimally invasive procedures will be performed after precise preparations and with exacting attention to detail. The objective is an improvement in your appearance, not a radical change in how you look. A surgical procedure which lends a natural, rested and refreshed look are signs of success. The goal for my patients is to enjoy an increased belief in themselves, the greatest accessory anyone can possess.

For my part, a meaningful surgical practice is constructed on the cornerstone of trust and understanding. My care for my patients is the most important part of my practice, and gives me great personal satisfaction. I believe my work has meaning, given to me by my patients. Performing surgery of the highest caliber, in line with the principles of the medical community and understanding and empathy is what I offer in return.

Plastic Surgery Enhancements

Learn more about Dr. Moynahan’s plastic surgery and skin treatment services



"Dr. Moynahan made me extremely comfortable in my skin. I love the fact that I can go somewhere 10 years later and people say that I look younger now. No one knows I had work done – I have no scars, no pulling around the eyes – and no one believes I’m 50."

JOHN, 50


"Dr. Moynahan has taken 15 years off my face! I had a face lift and eye lift in 2003, followed by Sculptra a year-and-a-half later. My friends used to say I looked so tired, but not anymore. I feel and look great! I’ve got a perky, more youthful appearance. Through it all, I’ve had a really positive experience with Dr. Moynahan, the RNs and her very nice office staff. I’ve referred several people to her. She’s not only a great surgeon; she’s so easy to talk to. I feel relaxed with her. After just a few times in her office, I felt like I had known her for years."



"We think so highly of Dr. Moynahan. She respects your privacy, and is very caring and empathizing. She has a wonderful, easy-going personality. Although she’s extremely busy, you’d never know it when she walks into the room to see you. She makes time for you. She has an incredible constitution that way. Everybody in the office is quite obliging, and very nice. They treated us very well."

SCOTT, 64 & JANE, 62

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