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Heather

Heather Treatments: Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants, Breast Lift, Liposuction Abdomen, Hips and Thighs. Bra Size 36B > 34DD Pant Size 8 > 6 Heather is an incredible woman who achieves pretty much anything she puts her mind to. And as a mother of FIVE children – that’s no small feat! She manages to…

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Why size matters…in breast augmentation!

It’s not just about looking good in a bikini. The size of your breasts can have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. Women with smaller breasts may find themselves self-conscious in how they look in more revealing clothing, while women with larger breasts may be uncomfortable due to shoulder and back pain….

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Mommy makeovers at any age

If you are a woman who has the telltale signs of parenthood on your body and want to restore your pre-pregnancy appearance, it may be time to talk to a plastic surgeon in the Westport, CT area about the benefits of undergoing the highly desirable “mommy makeover.” Dr. Ellen Mahony offers this and many other…

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Is a labia wing lift right for you?

Women who struggle with sagging skin and excess labial tissues in the vaginal area may find themselves embarrassed by the look of their genitals. They may also feel self-conscious about enjoying sexual intercourse. Others may find that the sagging, excess skin is rubbing against their clothing and causing discomfort. With procedures such as the labial…

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Tummy tuck and 360 Lipo—the perfect duo!

Dr. Ellen Mahoney and her team in Westport, CT are available to provide patients with a wide range of procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. She finds that many women who are unhappy with the shape and contour of their bodies will want to ask about procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks. At our practice,…

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The Lips that Keep on Loving You!

With Valentine’s around the corner, you want to look and feel your best for your significant other. If you deal with thinner lips and are seeking volume and enhancement, our team of professionals at the practice of Dr. Ellen Mahony can help you achieve your goals with various facial surgeries and non-invasive alternatives. At your…

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What are the benefits of liposuction with a tummy tuck?

For many women, the natural process of aging the changes that occur to their body after pregnancy and childbirth can leave the body contours changed—and not for the better! Excess skin, fat, and other issues such as sagging, deflated breasts can cause a woman to feel incredibly self-conscious about her appearance. With the help of…

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This New Year Begins With a Hair Raising Event!

Ready to start 2022 with renewed confidence? When you schedule a PRP scalp series, you can enjoy an energizing B12 8-pack on us! It’s a great way to start the New Year on the right foot. Platelet-rich plasma hair restoration is a natural, non-invasive way to reverse the effects of hair loss. It works for…

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The perils of price shopping

Westport, CT area patients considering surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the face and body may be overwhelmed at the many options available to them today. It can also be difficult to decide which professional to choose when it comes to price shopping. While everyone wants a good “deal”, there are some downsides to considering only…

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The cost and maintenance of breast implants: saline vs. silicone

Many women who are looking up the “true cost of breast implants” will often be overwhelmed with the information available online. Fortunately, Dr. Ellen Mahony can provide specific data to help with the decision-making process. Patients are often torn between choosing saline and silicone implants, and often ask a doctor about the pros and cons…

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Will a lip lift work for you?

In the world of plastic surgery, almost anything is possible! This includes the enhancement of the lips. Dr. Ellen Mahony is a plastic surgeon in the area of Westport, CT who proudly offers the upper lip lift procedure for both men and women looking to improve the appearance of the cupid’s bow or shorten the…

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The benefits of muscle repair in tummy tuck procedures

The tummy tuck procedure is a common body surgery performed by plastic surgeons to help in tightening and toning the abdominal area. Both men and women may struggle with excess fat and tissue in the midsection that makes them feel self-conscious about how they look—especially in more revealing clothing. Even with increased diet and exercise,…

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Is a labiaplasty right for you?

For many women, undergoing the labiaplasty procedure can be a potentially life-changing surgery. The best candidates for this treatment are women who suffer from excess skin tissue in the vaginal area. The elongated labia minora can sag past the labia majora. When this happens, it can result in various medical and aesthetic issues. This excess…

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Ten Ways a Tummy Tuck can Change Your Life!

A popular body contouring procedure requested by patients in and around the community of Westport, CT is that of the tummy tuck. The tummy tuck surgery, also known as an abdominoplasty, is performed to remove both excess fat and excess skin from the abdomen, where patients tend to have fat accumulate. Removing the skin also…

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What’s your BMI and why it matters

It is important for one’s overall health and wellness to be within their ideal weight range in regards to their height and body frame. What is a healthy weight for one person may not be a healthy weight for another. Dr. Ellen Mahony deals with patients on a regular basis who are interested in certain…

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Complete your six pack with abdominal etching

Westport, CT area men and women who spend hours at the gym each week trying to get six pack abs may find that additional fat that has accumulated in the area makes it impossible to see the results of one’s hard work. This is why Dr. Ellen Mahony will recommend elective procedures such as abdominal…

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The trend to smaller implants – and why

Women in the Westport, CT area who have considered breast augmentation using breast implants may be unsure as to what size implant to choose. Dr. Ellen Mahony is a plastic surgeon who is seeing an increased trend towards smaller implants. This beauty trend is picking up pace as patients want more natural and subtle changes…

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No more FUPA for you!

If you are unhappy with fat that has remained on the lower abdominal area, you may be dealing with FUPA! FUPA is an acronym that stands for “fat upper pubic area.” This is the area below the abdomen but above the pubic area that tends to accumulate fat or even excess skin after significant weight…

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Lipo 360 – the answer to comprehensive shape and proportion

When patients think of liposuction, they often think of removal of fat from specific, targeted areas of the body such as the arms, upper thighs, and stomach. However, there’s another way to completely rejuvenate the midsection using plastic surgery with Lipo 360, offered by Dr. Ellen Mahony. What is Lipo 360? Lipo 360 is a…

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What is an upper lip lift?

Dr. Ellen Mahony of Westport, CT is an experienced plastic surgeon in the community who offers a wide selection of cosmetic surgery solutions for patients. Individuals who are interested in enhancing their facial appearance, specifically around the lip area, may want to learn more about procedures such as the upper lip lift. What is a…

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5 Reasons Winter is a Great Time for Plastic Surgery

During the wintertime, most people think of the holidays, hot cocoa, and family gatherings. But did you ever wonder about using the winter season to get plastic surgery performed? If you’ve been contemplating plastic surgery solutions for the face and body, now is a great time to consult with Dr. Ellen Mahoney of Westport, CT…

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How to know when you’re ready for a facelift

While the process of aging has some benefits, such as added wisdom due to lifetime experiences, it also comes with changing facial appearance due to skin laxity, volume loss, and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Many men and women may find themselves self-conscious about these changes that occur, which leads them to speak…

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The difference between toxins and fillers

Dr. Ellen Mahony help Westport, CT area patients with a wide range of cosmetic concerns using surgical and nonsurgical solutions. One of the more commonly requested treatments is that of cosmetic injectables. These injections are often used in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that can appear on the face during the process…

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Facial procedures available with Dr. Ellen Mahony

Our face defines who we are, and when there are imperfections or imbalance present, patients may feel self-conscious about who they look. Because of this, plastic surgeons such as Dr. Ellen Mahony offer a wide selection of surgical procedures dedicated to improving one’s overall appearance. Facial surgery is one of the most popular procedures performed…

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Breast lift vs. breast reduction

Women who are interested in improving their appearance by addressing the breasts may be confused by the various procedures that can be performed. With breast augmentation, breast lifts, and breast reductions, women may be unsure as to the plastic surgery best needed to achieve the results they desire. With Dr. Ellen Mahony, women can speak…

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What are the benefits on cost, convenience, ease and results on in-office upper lid blepharoplasty?

When looking into the mirror, are you unhappy with the appearance of your eyes? Do you appear tired than you really are or older than you feel? Are you unhappy with the upper eyelids which may be drooping downward due to skin laxity? Do you want to find out more about what you can do…

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What is ear pinning and how is it used?

At the practice of Dr. Ellen Mahony, patients in the community of Westport, CT and beyond are welcome to learn about specific ear surgeries that can be used to address aesthetic imperfections. For patients who have ears that “stick out” from the head and makes them feel self-conscious about their appearance, surgical procedures such as…

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Liposuction vs. tummy tuck: how do I know which one is right for me?

If you are an adult struggling to maintain your midsection with diet and exercise, you are not alone. It is common for men and women to experience settling of excess fat in the abdominal area, especially if they lead high-stress lives that leave them vulnerable to accumulating abdominal fat, as well as contributions from genetics,…

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What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?

The popular mommy makeover is a special combination of plastic surgery procedures that is designed for each unique individuals. Many women who have had children and have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding may have several areas of their body that have not “snapped back” after these changes to their bodies. This increases the desire for…

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Keeping YOU in the Loop! Here’s what’s new at our end…April 16, 2020

R-E-A-L-L-Y missing all of you and the great energy you bring to the office! Looking forward to opening the office to full services in May and returning to surgery in June. Keep in mind, no hard date has been promised but ‘cautious optimism’ has thankfully made its way into our vocabulary- look forward to it! We…

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What Is a Brachioplasty and How Can It Help Me?

Patients who have lost an exceptional amount of weight from their bodies through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery are often excited to be living a healthier lifestyle. However, the excess skin left behind from fast decreases in fat and weight can often hinder one’s ability to wear more revealing clothing they have always wanted as…

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Get AHEAD of the Curve with a Virtual Consultation!

Although we always prefer to meet in person for surgical and non-surgical consultations, Dr. Mahony understands that it isn’t always possible to make the office visit.  Challenging circumstances such as (COVID19) or clients from out of town, represent the perfect opportunity to begin connecting, yet from the comfortable distance of your own home. Virtual Consultations invite…

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Breast augmentation options for a new summer body!

Summer is around the corner, and if your body isn’t beach-ready, Dr. Ellen Mahony can help! Her practice proudly offers breast augmentation procedures for women in the Westport, Connecticut area to boost the size and volume of the breasts. This treatment is known for boosting patient confidence and helping women look and feel their best,…

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Leti

Treatments: Breast Augmentation Leti lives the life that most people just imagine…  much of her time is dedicated to community service and event planning.  BUT, in between, she jett- sets to exotic beach and water destinations, avidly participates in paddle and daily running, and most importantly, is committed to be the best mother and wife…

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Improve your lips for Valentine’s day!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with the help of Dr. Ellen Mahony, you can pucker up with beautiful, healthy lips! Dr. Ellen Mahony is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is pleased to offer some of the following solutions to enhance facial—and vaginal—lips: PDO threads – PDO threads, or “polydioxanone” threads, are used…

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Breast Reduction for Men

Men with excess breast tissue may be diagnosed with a condition known as gynecomastia. This is the development of swollen or enlarged breast tissue that can impact men of any age. It is unknown the real cause behind gynecomastia, though there have been certain medications that have been known to contribute to the enlargement of…

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November 2019: Open House! Introducing NEW In-Office Surgical Procedures!

Skin Erase . Blepharoplasty . Labiaplasty . Upper Lip Lift Earlobe Reshaping . Umbilicoplasty . Hand Rejuventation Dr. Mahony and team hosted a well-attended educational and social evening with all seats full! The hot topics included a variety of pain free, minimal downtime procedures to address common issues we all ‘face’ over time: unwanted beauty…

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Westport plastic surgeon, bodybuilder balances career and passion

By DJ Simmons Updated 12:50 pm EST, Monday, December 30, 2019 For Westport News.  Read original article > WESTPORT — For Ellen Mahony, her work as a plastic surgeon is akin to artistry. “I love the creative aspect of it and the artistic part of it,” the 61-year-old Westport resident said. “No two surgeries are…

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Skin Erase

Nothing reminds me more of my aging than my skin… I’ve become a leather canvas of mixed textures and hues, like a road map of small tan and brown towns, raised building and red and blue colored lakes.  Would have been nice to have some warning about this! Sure, part of this is due to…

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Better not pout this Season! Celebrate the Lip Lift

With the Holidays upon us, who doesn’t need a “lift” to keep up the energy and good cheer throughout the Season?  This year I have something unique to add to our menu of NEW office procedures- The Lip Lift.  Although you may be thinking that a little Volbella or Juvederm will be enough to give…

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The Modern Mommy Makeovers: Find the Right One for You

The Mommy Makeover used to be a combination of body sculpting and breast enhancement. It was a satisfactory solution for mothers who had completed childbearing and were looking to restore their figures. Today, there is something better. Regenerative Aesthetics has expanded the choices for Mommy Makeovers. Today, there is considerably more to offer women than…

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Breast Lift or Breast Reduction: The Differences

I write a lot about breasts on my blog but it’s one of those procedures that so many women have interest in and for such a wide array of reasons that it seems there’s always something to say about how and why to approach different breast procedures. This month I thought I would take some…

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Magda

Magda’s Breast Reduction Treatments: Breast Augmentation Every now and then we meet someone who is perfect for a particular type of surgery. When Magda walked in with her “girls,” we knew a Breast Reduction should be in her near future! Magda shared with us that she had been wanting to get her girls to fit…

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Taialofa

With Love from Fiji, XOXO Taialofa Treatment: Tummy Tuck Taialofa, a 39-year-old mom of three, is a magical woman from the mystical island of Fiji. She is an amazing chef and designs the most artistic and colorful meals imaginable – all healthy and organic! Her lifestyle is equally holistic, with a passion for music, dance…

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Dawn

Dawn Gets Her Life Back Treatment: Breast Reduction Dawn is a 50-year-young amazing woman, a realtor by day (and night) and a true type A personality. She is 5’5” and wore a 50H bra. She’s a person who “gets things done” and manages to take care of everyone in the process, including her 2 kids….

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Rachel

Rachel Gets Her Ear Back In Shape Treatments: Otoplasty Rachel has done it all. She has traveled around the world, including “swimming with sharks in Bora Bora, hiking Mount Fuji and walking amongst the pyramids in Egypt.” As a young, single woman, she uprooted herself from a small town in Maine and moved to NYC,…

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Anna

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My Prescription for Fall

I’m finding it hard to believe that summer is coming to a close! This summer season started slowly, with cool air and it feels the same today. While I will miss the longer days and bright light of summer, those of you that read my blog regularly know that I also really appreciate the change…

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Kathy

Kathy’s Transformation Treatments: Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation & Skin Care A 46-year-old mother who worked full time, Kathy chose Dr. Mahony after her successful gastric bypass surgery. That surgery was a part of a greater commitment to a healthier lifestyle (including diet and exercise) and a balanced life. After losing 90 pounds, she felt that…

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Patricia

Patricia’s Personal Journey Treatments: Tummy Tuck; Facial Cosmetic Surgery Patricia was very hesitant when making the decision to have her cosmetic surgery. It was especially important for her to find a board certified plastic surgeon to whom she could relate and also someone that she could trust. After meeting with Dr. Mahony, her mind was…

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Katelen

Katelen Takes Control Treatment: Corrective Breast Surgery Through most of her life, Katelen’s frustrations with the appearance of her asymmetric breasts led her to try disguising her “little secret” with padding and inserts. She wore only loose clothing and shunned bathing suits. But by the time she turned 28, she says, “I was ready to…

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Jane

Jane’s New Outlook Treatments: Tummy Tuck & Liposuction Jane eagerly plays the role of grandmother for her young grandson. But, at only 38, she didn’t want to look the part. Frustrated with having the body proportions of a much older woman, she turned to Dr. Ellen Mahony for body contouring surgery that included a tummy…

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Debra

Debra’s Path to Confidence Treatments: Tummy Tuck & Liposuction Exercise and changing her diet helped Debra lose 50 pounds and, equally important, improve her health. Still, she remained self-conscious about her stubborn midsection. As a woman with three grown children, she was ready for some appealing contours and began thinking about getting plastic surgery. She…

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Shukriyyah

Shukriyyah’s New Beginning Treatments: Tummy Tuck & Liposuction Shukriyyah, a 66-year-old health professional, had been thinking about doing a tummy tuck and liposuction for at least 30 years. Her stomach had always bothered her. It defined all of her clothing decisions, how she felt about herself and got in the way of just about any…

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Audrey

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Corinne

Liposuction

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Dial up your Fitness – and your FANTASTIC – this Summer!!

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Time to Talk Hair Loss

Hair loss. Many think of it as an older man’s problem and also that if your father or grandfather on your mother’s side was bald, you were on the fast track to a shiny dome at some point in midlife. Both are incorrect. The gene can come from either side of your family and the…

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3D Approach to Lip Lines: Finally, A Solution for the Aging Mouth that Works!

Smokers lines. Marionette lines. Barcode lip. The names are different, but the look is the same: drawn, wrinkled and a tell-tale sign of aging. There’s nothing more annoying to a woman than seeing her lips thin and take on the brittle texture that no amount of hydrating topical solution can effectively combat. Because the lips…

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Yes! They’re Ideal – 4 Reasons Why I Love IDEAL IMPLANTS

It’s a busy time of year in our office as women from Westport and Fairfield, CT and beyond seek us out for consultations on the ideal aesthetic surgery to get before warmer weather, skimpier clothes and bathing suits start to appear (I can’t WAIT for those Spring buds and longer, warmer days to appear myself!!)…

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How Cosmetic Surgery Could Completely Change Your Life

The greatest thing about my job is seeing how your confidence in your appearance shapes your life’s success. Whether it’s Nina fitting into the little black dress, or Rick finally taking off his t-shirt at the beach, I love seeing my patients enjoying their daily lives a little more. And what could be wrong with…

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Let A Surgeon Tell You About Silicone Breast Implants

You’ve asked your friends and family and all the online forums you can find about advice and experiences. You’re smart because you’re doing your research and you want to know what’s best for you. But the truth is, what worked for everyone else won’t be exactly what you need. You’re a unique individual and you…

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3 Types of Tummy Tighteners- Which is Best for You?

In my 30 years as a practicing, board-certified plastic surgeon I’ve performed more of two surgical procedures than any others: breast augmentation and tummy tuck. This is probably illustrative of much more than our cultural obsession with pert breasts and flat tummies (I’m looking at you Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine!). Notably, these two areas of…

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The Best Plastic Surgeons in Westport are Promoting Freedom

You may look back on old photos of yourself and wonder what you were thinking with that haircut, or why your mom let you out of the house in those clothes!? I wonder if my mother knew she was dressing the future best plastic surgeon in Westport. But back then we probably didn’t think twice…

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The Best Plastic Surgeons Say Cosmetic Surgery is Not For Everyone

Cosmetic surgery allows women the freedom to change their story. The anxiety surrounding their appearance and self-esteem can dissolve with a quick, life-changing surgery. It’s an exciting prospect and something that many women consider. Is it worth it? Will it make me happier? What can I expect? These are all questions you may ask yourself…

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The Pitfalls of Permanent Fillers

We’re officially in an era of Big Lips. The growing availability and affordability of fillers coupled with a proliferation of media images of over-filled celebrities (one word: Kardashian) have normalized the pursuit of out-sized goals in the lip area. What’s the result? Fish lips. Filler fiascos. Lots of lips that look more like an allergic…

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Breast Augmentation Satisfaction Can Lead to a Happier Life

If you’re wondering why your long time neighbor seems to suddenly have a new bounce in her step when nothing seems to have changed in her life, the reason might be cosmetic surgery. Studies show that patients who elect to get plastic surgery don’t have any regrets. In fact, they’re happier and more satisfied with…

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Women Need to Know Their Breast Implant Options

Tear-drop, round, textured, smooth, high profile, low profile – are you familiar with all the terms? It can be overwhelming to walk into your one-on-one consultation with me and not know what I am referencing. That’s why I’ve decided to define each term so that you will have a clear idea of what your breast…

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The Price of Your Procedure? It Depends…

One of the most common questions we get from potential patients via phone or email is “How much does procedure [fill in the blank] cost?” And while our answer, “It depends,” may sound evasive, it’s really the BEST answer we can give when we haven’t met in person and we have no idea what factors…

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Which Plastic Surgery Options are Best for Your Body Type?

Though you may think of yourself as a certain body type, the truth is you don’t fall into a specific category of shapes or fruits. Every single body is unique and different, which is something to be celebrated! That’s why when you are looking at your plastic surgery options, you should keep in mind that…

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The Best Breast Implants Discovered in Recent 8 Year Study

The latest in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT®, offers women the best of both worlds – a beautiful natural look, and the peace of mind of a saline filled structured breast implant. Now when you purchase the IDEAL IMPLANT, you have the results of a recent 8-year study to put your breast implant safety worries…

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ALMI’s Got it All: Volume, Regeneration, Longevity and Safety

I was so excited to share in-depth information about my work in the area of regenerative medicine – and ALMI – with the room full of patients and guests at our Open House on November 13! Looks like people in Westport and Fairfield counties are interested in innovative regenerative procedures in aesthetics as the house…

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Combine Breast Implants With Other Procedures to Save Money

Moms know the time and work it takes to raise children, and the toll it can take on your physical body. Motherhood with all its joys and sweet moments, can also make some women feel like they’ve lost their identity, or can’t gain back the confidence they once had in their pre-baby body. Thanks to…

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A Protection Plan For Your Breast Implants

The latest in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT®, offers women the best of both worlds – a beautiful natural look, and the peace of mind of a saline filled structured breast implant. Now when you purchase the IDEAL IMPLANT, you are automatically enrolled in the IDEAL IMPLANT Basic Protection Plan at no cost to you….

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Eyelids, Plumping, Tightening and Energy – Oh My!

You know that feeling when you’re just starting to get into the rhythm of summer? Getting out to meet with friends and family or to exercise is one of the great benefits of long days and warm nights. And then, suddenly, the school supplies appear in CVS, followed quickly by the bags of Halloween candy…

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Connecticut Plastic Surgeon Named an IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Surgeon: Dr. Ellen Mahony joins the most experienced structured breast implant surgeons in nation

WESTPORT, CONN. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 30, 2018 – Connecticut Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ellen Mahony shared her patient’s concerns about the potential for silent rupture with silicone gel implants, so she began offering the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant in her practice to better address their needs. Her patients have responded enthusiastically, and as a result, Dr….

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What Every Plastic Surgery Patient Should Know About Board Certification

When you need help with a big life decision, such as a change in career, you may call a trusted friend or family member to get their advice. You know they’ll take the time to listen to your worries and concerns and offer you their opinion based on their personal life experience. Likewise, when you…

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Westport Plastic Surgeon Earns Award for Consumer Education and High Patient Ratings

Dr. Ellen Mahony is one of 100 board-certified doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 100 honor, recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the world’s largest online aesthetics community that connects users to doctors, cosmetic treatments and other clinicians. Read More »

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What Are My Breast Implant Options? Dr. Mahony on Silicone Implants, Saline, and the IDEAL IMPLANT®

Women who had a breast augmentation done twenty years ago were limited in their choices for implants, stuck with a choice between the two breast implant options on the market: saline implants and silicone gel implants. The FDA continued to approve saline and silicone gel implants throughout the years, but as neither option greatly improved,…

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3 Advantages of Doing a Threadlift in October

A non-surgical way to get lift and tightening of the face is perfect for Fall! The PDO Threadlift has become increasingly popular at our Westport office since introducing it this Spring!   We’re all interested in nonsurgical procedures that add value in maintaining, or improving, the quality of our facial skin and contour. And the Threadlift…

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Dr. Ellen Mahony on Breast Implants, Patient Education, Safety, and Satisfaction

We all set certain expectations for our lives, and it can be frustrating when they don’t pan out exactly as we would have hoped. As our bodies change, whether because of pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, some of us can feel like reality has failed to meet our expectations. Thankfully, we live in a day…

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Westport Plastic Surgeon Awarded “Premier” Status

In recognition of her extensive expertise with breast augmentation surgery and breast implants, a local physician is being awarded Premier Surgeon Status. Dr. Ellen Mahony, a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Westport, has been awarded the special designation for her work by Ideal Implants, a manufacturer based in Dallas. Read More >

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Westport Plastic Surgeon Awarded “Premier” Status Dr. Ellen Mahony named a premier breast implant specialist

In September, 2018, Dr. Ellen Mahony was awarded Premier Surgeon Status by Ideal Implants, a manufacturer based in Dallas in recognition of her extensive expertise with breast augmentation surgery and breast implants, “I’m glad to be recognized,” said Mahony. “There’s a limited number of plastic surgeons with extensive knowledge of all the currently available breast…

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IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants Have “The Best Safety Profile”

“Research shows that when two choices are offered, many people simple stick with them.”* In the past, women had two choices for breast implants: silicone gel or saline.  Some women were concerned about possible rippling with traditional saline implants, others had concerns with the potential of silent rupture with silicone gel. Many women and surgeons…

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Uh-oh…I think I may have “over done” it this summer!

I have to confess that after 10 years of sun avoidance, THIS summer I dove in head first…literally.  I can’t explain what came over me but I think it had to do with all of the leg surgery I had these last three years and having been super limited (crutches) from my usual summer activity. …

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Hidden Truths about Cool Sculpting: Beware the “Easy Fix!”

I see quite a few people every year who have failed Cool Sculpting and arrive in my office with complaints about contour irregularities, asymmetry, as well as insufficient shaping and slimming.  Although these issues are significant, they are not nearly as problematic as the increasing numbers of people I now treat with Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia…

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THREAD ME BABY!

Remember when I said I would be bringing the Thread Lift to Westport this Summer???  Well, it’s here and it’s awesome!  Stephanie and I were busy all day on Monday treating friends and family with PDO Thread Lifts (PDO stands for Polydioxanone, the material that the threads are made with) and, as you can imagine,…

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Transformation is on my mind!

Memorial Day has come and gone and we’re officially into the summer months after a long Winter and an even longer “Spring”. Seemingly overnight we’ve moved from dull, grey, cold weather to warm weather and an explosion of blossoming and green! The ability of nature to transform itself so quickly and dramatically amazes me every…

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Dr. Ellen Mahony on WGCH-AM

  Dr. Mahony had a great time this week talking about how much she loves the IDEAL implant on WGCH-AM radio with talk show hosts, Meredith Bach and Kim Berns. They had great questions about these natural feel and natural looking saline implants that are so safe!

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Say Hello to Beautiful Skin

We are happy to introduce Revision Skin C. With the help of Stephanie Oertel, PA-C, and Sarah Gentile, MA, we tested and reviewed several of the top medical grade skin care lines.  Needless to say, we were blown away by Revision. Revision products are made from naturally derived amino acids, peptides, and antioxidants. These ingredients…

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The Vampire Breast Lift: Finally, a Non-Surgical Solution for Breast Enhancement!

I don’t think I know a woman past 35 years old who hasn’t noticed some change in her breasts. The findings that women most often discuss with me include areas of volume loss, collapsed/droopy tissue, diminished cleavage, stretch marks, thinning tissue, crepey skin, loss of rosy color and reduced nipple sensitivity. Plus, there are plenty…

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When biology meets beauty: Vampire Facelift®…a picture speaks louder than words

I’m so excited that people are starting to understand, and believe in, the Vampire Facelift!   I know the name sounds hokey and the whole idea of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is tough to wrap the head around but, like everything else, pictures speak louder than words! Take a look at the lady below: She embraced…

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2018 Innovation: The Stem Cell Facelift

Would You Use Your Stem Cells as a Facial Filler? Of course!  Because stem cells offer a three-dimensional solution to facial aging that is customized, biologic and safe. The exciting science of Regenerative Medicine is growing in leaps and bounds, offering up solutions for previously unsolved medical challenges and providing new hope to many.  Although…

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Dr. Mahony discusses Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy on WICC-AM

Dr. Mahony discusses Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy on WICC-AM.

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An Attitude of Excellence: 5 Steps to Becoming an Excellent Person

As I reflect on 2017, I realize that I’ve learned a few lessons on attitude that were long overdue. These reflections may not be revolutionary to readers but for those of us who keep banging up against the same doors and wondering why they aren’t opening, well…read on and maybe you’ll find some pointers for…

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Dr. Ellen Mahony Named a RealSelf 100 Doctor for 2017

Dr. Ellen Mahony has been named a RealSelf 100 doctor for 2017! She was selected for sharing her expertise and for demonstrating a commitment to patient education, enabling consumers to make smart decisions.

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THE Holiday Beauty PREP Routine

…aka Boot Camp for the uber Seasonal Glow! While some of you may already have switched out your closets for winter, mine are still packed with sandals, t-shirts and shorts—where did the summer go?!  With that said, let me impress upon you that in a mere six weeks, we’ll be full on into another season…

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Where’s My Hair?!

About a year ago I noticed when showering that quite a few hairs were exiting my scalp.  At first I paid this minimal attention but a few weeks later, I realized that I could look ‘right through’ my hair as though each strand was standing alone in a nearly empty forest.   They were few and…

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Fall is here

Living in the northeast we have, what I think, is a lovely way to mark the different phases of the year with our distinct seasons. They bring about changes in weather, scenery (ready to see those Fall leaves!) and wardrobe that help us ease into a new pace of life and move differently for a…

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The Low Down on the “O” Shot

I have to say, I’m very impressed with the results I’m seeing with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and its application for both hair restoration and facial rejuvenation. It’s been very popular at the office, and of course, I had to try it myself.   Bottom line:  it works really well for skin and hair! Speaking of…

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PRP – The Future of Skin Rejuvenation

I get asked a lot of questions about various plastic surgery procedures – at the gym, at cocktail parties and, of course, from patients during consultations. Most of the time I find myself busting various myths or scaling back the hype that has been built up on TV and in magazines. See my blog post…

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Four Things to Consider About Breast Lifts

There is nothing more frustrating for a woman looking forward to firm, high, perky breasts and then finding out that she’s actually a borderline (or better) candidate for a breast lift, aka mastopexy. She probably thinks “How could this be?  All those pictures on the internet look just like me and they just have implants?”…

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3 Reasons Why Getting Plastic Surgery Won’t Turn You Into a Kardashian

Although I’ve never been a mom, and it’s a little late for me to join that elite class of women, I think I have at least one thing in common with all of the mothers reading this and coming to see me in my Westport office: we don’t view plastic surgery in the same way…

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The Ideal Implant:  a Game Changer for Breast Augmentation!

Finally….the “ideal” breast implant is here!  I’ve been waiting a long time for these to appear and am delighted to introduce them to Fairfield County and Connecticut.   Get in line ladies, these are going to be a true game changer! Read all about why I LOVE these IDEAL implants on our procedures page here. We’ll…

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More Isn’t Necessarily Better

These days, many patients come in for their consultations with me more informed than ever due to the wealth of plastic surgery information and images on the internet. I love these patients because our time together in consultation – and throughout the entire surgery experience – feels even more like a partnership, with both of…

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The Straight Scoop on Plastic Surgery Trends

Plastic surgery is growing in popularity – according to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2015 report, more than 15.9 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2015 — 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures and 14.2 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures. Breast augmentation surgery leads the pack as the most popular. Clearly we’re getting…

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Report from the Operating Room

I used to think the operating room would be a scary kind of place with a lot of formality, sternness and lives’ constantly in teetering balance.  Makes me wonder sometimes how I even got into surgery with that image blazed in my mind! My first experience with ‘operating’ took place in Tanzania, East Africa.  I was in…

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December: Gratitude and Renewal

The month of December often comes along faster than most of us are prepared for. The period between the end of summer and the end of the year is full: back-to-school, change of seasons, numerous holidays and prep for New Year’s celebrations. This end of year has been especially stressful for most with a tumultuous…

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Ask Ellen about Botox Parties

Q: What exactly is a Botox Party AND How do I Host one for My Friends?? Ellen: Botox Parties seem to have evolved from pop culture’s very public awareness and enthusiasm for cosmetic procedures which can erase years from your actual age…. And everyone is talking about it. Yes it is true; Botox has now…

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Global Outreach for Women

Marita Eisenmann-Klein, M.D., is the chairperson of IPRAF (International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Foundation). In 2008, Dr. Eisenmann-Klein started Women for Women to provide to female victims of physical abuse international medical and surgical care that they would not otherwise have access to within their local communities. In various parts of the world, many…

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Is Your House in Order? Ask Marilyn Kalish

Marilyn Kalish joined us in Westport to share what having your “house in order” means for her. Her talk and art show were well attended by area women. Audrey Demetres hosted the evening, and Cris Negrin of In Good Taste catered the dinner. I was so impressed when I saw Marilyn’s amazing artwork in the…

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Ask Ellen About Tummy Tuck

Q: “Prior to having children I loved my mid section. My pre baby tummy was flat and tight and I want it back! I’m considering a Tummy Tuck. How do I know if I’m a candidate?” Ellen: The only way to know for certain that you’re a candidate for Tummy Tuck (also referred to as…

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Women on the Move

Dr. Mahony shares her secrets to finding purpose through service in the Fall 2015 issue of W2W Magazine.

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Love and Dating in Fairfield County

“Aging Matters: The Mystery of Timeless Beauty” I had the pleasure to sponsor and be a guest speaker at Fairfield County’s Love and Dating Event, hosted by Trevor Crow and Jill Fitzburgh. The Delamar, in Southport, CT, was the perfect venue for an early summer evening! It was great to meet the other speakers and…

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Join Me for The Fitness Challenge- Part II

2014 was my first time, e-v-e-r entering a Body Building competition. But as a 57 year old woman, I was challenged by the many physical changes middle age bombarded in my direction. Afterall, I ask you… who can’t relate to the multitude of aching body parts, widening mid-section, drooping skin, waning strength and look of…

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Ask Ellen About About Our Latest Technology: Collagen Induction Therapy!

Q: “I’ve heard about Micro-Needling on the TV show, “The Doctors,” described as the latest Hollywood Secret…tell me more??!” Ellen: Well you’re correct, Micro-Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a hot topic in the non-surgical skin care revolution and rightly so! It’s an innovative technology to rejuvenate the skin without injuring the…

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Ask Ellen About Dermal Fillers

Q: “Why are soft tissue fillers so popular?” Ellen: “Fillers” have become mainstream as non-surgical procedures due to their versatility in treating a variety of facial conditions. Popular uses include minimizing some wrinkles, making the lips fuller, disguising some scars, enhancing cheek shape and even minimizing the appearance of under eye bags and shadows. These…

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Hormones De-Bunked: Get the Skinny on Sex, Skin and Sensuality

“Hormones De-Bunked” turned out a great group of women! It was a pleasure to have Jennifer Boyd, PA-C, founder of Boyd Wellness, join us for an interesting discussion about the pros and cons of Bioidentical vs. Conventional Hormones. We all came away well-educated and able to make some informed decisions about our future. I was…

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Mind and Body Mastery through the Decades: A Practical and Informative Program on How to be Your Best Self at any Age

Ava Diamond, LCSW, Mental Fitness Coach and I joined forces to discuss “aging matters”- the psychological and physical strategies that make each new decade count toward creation, not crisis. I presented the multiple aspects of aging unique to each decade (20-90+) and the challenges related to each. It was also important to include the necessary…

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Ask Ellen About Liposuction

Q: “I’m thinking about non-surgical lipo, like Cool Sculpt or Smart Lipo, for my belly, hips and thighs. I heard the recovery is less time and it’s more affordable…Ellen, what do you think?” Ellen: The “Gold Standard” for liposuction remains the Tumescent Technique which is still the most successful and efficient for great results in…

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Bodybuilding Doc Drops Inhibitions, Dons Bikini

Dr. Mahony, also known as “The Bodybuilding Doc”, is featured in the March 2015 issue of Plastic Surgery News.

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A Performance for Children in Need

The Dance Theatre of Harlem came to the Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, March 30, to benefit the Bridgeport-based Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, a nonprofit arts school for children and older students, including challenged and at-risk youths. The pre-performance reception was sponsored by the Fairfield County chapter of The Links, Inc., and its president,…

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Ask Ellen About Breast Reduction & Breast Lift

Q: “Ever since I hit puberty my breasts have been excessively large even though I’m super skinny. It’s so embarrassing that I wear sweatshirts to hide them. Plus, the weight of my breasts is killing my shoulders and neck. I’m in my early twenties and am devastated by the idea of living like this the…

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Ask Ellen About Breast Augmentation

Q:  “I’m in my forties and after nursing my three beautiful children my breasts quite literally look like pancakes. I really miss the days when my breasts were full and perky. I finally have the time and means to do something for myself. Is it ridiculous to get a breast augmentation at my age?” Ellen:…

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Ask Ellen about Aging Over 50!

Q:  “I just turned 50 and it’s not my imagination…my waistline is thicker! I’m eating less…doing tons of crunches–nothing’s working. Help!” Ellen:  Oh brother, that “thickening” is a topic close to my heart- and waist. First of all, I applaud you for choosing to stick to your “size!”  And here’s the deal:  eating less food…

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Ask Ellen About Blepharoplasty

Q:  “I’d love to be able to remove the droop in my eyelids and the puffiness under my eyes, but do I have time before the Holidays?  I guess it’s because there are sooo many parties coming up…everytime I look in the mirror all I see is “old and tired,” ugh.” Ellen: Yes, definitely. The…

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Surgeon Strives to Empower Women

By Vanessa Inzitari From The Daily Westport Starting and running your own business is a challenge. And for women, it can be especially daunting, says Dr. Ellen Mahony, a board certified plastic surgeon in Westport. That’s why she started Women in Power, a networking group for businesswomen. Ellen is the president of Women in Power,…

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Ask Ellen About Liquid Facelift

Q:  “Is a Liquid Facelift for me?” No matter how much sleep I get, I still feel like I look tired. My skin looks dull and sagging.  I’ve noticed wrinkles that are way more pronounced and even feel like I look a bit “jowly” around my chin.  With the holidays fast approaching, I don’t have…

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Local Women in Power

A number of years ago, I co-founded a regional group called Women in Power with the guiding principle that when women work together, we achieve great things. We support one another and enrich each other’s lives. Together, we can grow our knowledge, confidence, and power. Through our group, hundreds of women worked together to develop…

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Ask Ellen About Your Neurotoxin Procedure

We have callers all the time who ask this very question!  Here’s a quick overview for those of you who are just about to get “your feet wet” with non-surgical procedures.  I’m pretty sure you’ll find it’s all kind of a “non-event” but read on, just to be sure! First:  DEFINE THE PROBLEM You can…

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Breast Enhancement Surgeon in Connecticut Performs Mommy Makeovers for Unique Needs of Mothers over 40

Reflecting reports from the CDC that birth rates among women over 40 are on the rise, Dr. Ellen Mahony is seeing more women in their 40s and 50s for “mommy makeover” surgery. She discusses special considerations for their cosmetic enhancement. Westport, Connecticut (May 2010) – Post-pregnancy plastic surgery is growing in popularity with women over…

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Mommy Makeovers Aren’t Only for Mommies, Says Westport Surgeon

Women often combine breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery as part of a Mommy Makeover, but plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Mahony in Westport, Connecticut, says there are excellent reasons for non-mothers to have the procedure, such as weight loss. Westport, Connecticut (May 2014) — Dr. Ellen Mahony (www.drellenmahony.com), one of only a few female plastic…

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Study Finds High Level of Satisfaction Among Liposuction Patients

Dr. Ellen Mahony, a Connecticut plastic surgery specialist, discusses a recent study from the April 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. It found that patients who had liposuction recovered quickly and were happy with their results. Westport, Connecticut (April 2012) – A recent study shows that the vast majority of liposuction patients are pleased…

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Connecticut Plastic Surgery Practice Offers “Mommy Makeovers”

Connecticut plastic surgery specialist Dr. Ellen A. Mahony discusses her approach for increasingly popular “Mommy Makeovers,” which include tummy tucks as a key component. Westport, Connecticut (April 2011) – Dr. Ellen A. Mahony has noted a recent increase in patients wanting “Mommy Makeovers” at her Connecticut plastic surgery practice. Mommy Makeovers typically include a tummy…

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How to know when you’re ready for a facelift

While the process of aging has some benefits, such as added wisdom due to lifetime experiences, it also comes with changing facial appearance due to skin laxity, volume loss, and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Many men and women may find themselves self-conscious about these changes that occur, which leads them to speak…

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Ask Ellen about Aging Over 50!

Q:  “I just turned 50 and it’s not my imagination…my waistline is thicker! I’m eating less…doing tons of crunches–nothing’s working. Help!” Ellen:  Oh brother, that “thickening” is a topic close to my heart- and waist. First of all, I applaud you for choosing to stick to your “size!”  And here’s the deal:  eating less food…

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Ask Ellen About Liquid Facelift

Q:  “Is a Liquid Facelift for me?” No matter how much sleep I get, I still feel like I look tired. My skin looks dull and sagging.  I’ve noticed wrinkles that are way more pronounced and even feel like I look a bit “jowly” around my chin.  With the holidays fast approaching, I don’t have…

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