Why We're Different
Dr. Ellen Mahony understands you have many choices when considering plastic surgeons in Westport and Fairfield, CT. During your consultation, she will take the time to share how she stands out. This page outlines the important aspects of her philosophy about aesthetic surgery so that you can begin to get to know her. Ellen looks forward to getting to know you and revealing your inner beauty.
Mind, Body, Soul
Yes, aesthetics are a central element of Dr. Ellen Mahony’s cosmetic surgery practice. But she provides so much more than just a surgical solution. An exceptionally caring plastic surgeon, Ellen is deeply invested in you as a person, not just as a patient. She realizes that your decision to pursue cosmetic enhancement is part of a larger decision to improve the overall quality of your life.
By listening closely, Ellen comes to understand what makes you unique and she develops a course of treatment that reflects your personal goals and concerns, whether through plastic surgery or a non-surgical treatment. She takes the time to understand how you want to look physically, and how you want to feel emotionally. This focus on holistic healing of the mind, body and soul makes Ellen unique from other plastic surgeons in Connecticut (and all over the country, for that matter). And it’s a key component of helping you reveal the beauty within.
On commitment: “You have my dedication.”
“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 that?”
“It’s not about a body part. Usually my time with you involves capturing a snapshot of your larger, integrated life – food choices, exercise, stressors and of course, your style. Once you walk into the door of my practice, you also walk into my life. From that point forward, you have my dedication to making your goal a reality. We’ll discuss all your options, so the choices you make are well informed, confident and sensible for you. You may even wonder why so many people are confused about aesthetic surgery.”
On your consultation: “You’re not a number. You’re a friend.”
“I believe in building trust with my patients. During your consultation, I’ll encourage an open and honest discussion about cosmetic surgery, body image, and what to expect each step of the way. We’ll look at your life in the big picture. Whether you choose a surgical or non-surgical procedure, I’ll consider your lifestyle and health. Now is the time to pay attention to ways to reduce stress, an exercise program that really works, dental care/teeth whitening, food choices, hair style (and transplantation?), wardrobe, makeup and accessories.”
“I think you’ll like my office. It reflects the simplicity that I believe comes with confidence and experience earned over many years of practice. You’re not a number. You’re a friend. I’ll see you on time and I’ll look forward to a relaxed lengthy discussion. You only have three names to remember and we won’t forget yours.”
“I can’t think of anything you’ll have to say that I haven’t heard from other patients or thought of myself over the years. I’m definitely going to spend some time separating the myths of plastic surgery from the realities. I have no interest in “selling” anything to you. My goal is to educate you and give you the real deal so that your investment in yourself is well grounded and understood. I’m here to support you professionally and ethically.”
On your surgery: “We’ll be seeing each other a lot.”
“Whether we use the operating room (Ambulatory Surgical Center) or office procedure room, your experience will be a pleasure. I’m fortunate to have access to a state-of-the-art surgical facility, a dedicated operating room team, and a board-certified anesthesiologist. I take pride in performing all procedures myself, and I enjoy the detail and meticulous technique that my board certification in plastic surgery affords me.”
“I’ll be calling you at home, and I want you to call me as well, at home or on my cell. We’ll be seeing each other a lot, because your successful result depends as much on recovery care as it does on the surgery itself.”