Your First Visit
When considering plastic surgery, Westport and Fairfield, CT residents want a plastic surgeon who is skilled, board certified, and highly experienced. You want someone who listens to you compassionately and carefully, because her goal is to achieve the results you want.
That’s why you – like so many others – have chosen Dr. Ellen Mahony.
What to Expect
When you walk into our office, you’ll feel like a person, not a patient. Every member of our staff is personally selected by Dr. Mahony, who seeks to ensure that you’re treated with respect, and supported throughout every step of your experience.
We’ve prepared the following section to help you even before you enter our office. As you’ll see, we know your time is valuable, and the information here will help us to help you as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Preparing for Your Visit
- Visit the website and research procedures that you’re considering. That information can help you develop questions to ask during your consultation.
- Read Dr. Mahony’s résumé, because, in contrast to many other plastic surgeons in Connecticut, she shares with you not just her education and professional experience but insights into her personal interests and character as well.
- Look at the photo gallery, to see the before and after results of other patients.
- Think about your goals for your procedure, your priorities, and your desired time frame, so that you’ll be prepared when Dr. Mahony asks you for those important details.
- Dr. Mahony also will ask you about health issues, current medications, and any prior surgeries. You can help by jotting down that information before your visit.
- Thoughtfully consider your budget and financing options.
Scheduling and Registration
Ready to get started? Request a consultation online, or call us at (203) 221-0102. Just tell us 2 to 3 ideal dates, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. We will ask for a credit card to secure your appointment time.
We can answer any questions by phone or in person. Save time by downloading patient forms from our website to complete before your visit. Or, if you prefer, arrive 15 minutes before your appointment, and fill out the forms in our comfortable office. Please bring your current driver’s license for identification.
Meeting with Dr. Mahony
During your consultation, which will take about an hour, you’ll participate in an informative discussion about your interests, goals, and overall lifestyle, both short term and long term. Dr. Mahony wants to understand you as a unique individual. She looks forward to listening to you explain what you would like to accomplish.
Because Dr. Mahony is committed to designing a customized treatment plan that achieves your goals, your consultation is as important to her as it is to you. She will perform a detailed physical exam. Following your exam, Dr. Mahony will guide you through a discussion of:
- Your treatment choices, including advantages and disadvantages to each option
- Guidelines for preparing for your procedure
- What occurs on the day of your procedure, from anesthesia options to surgical techniques
- Recovery and healing process, including when you can return to your regular activities
At the end of your consultation, you’ll receive a printed copy of your treatment plan, an estimate for your procedure, and a detailed follow-up plan. You will also feel as you have developed a warm relationship with a new and knowledgeable friend whom you can trust.