Corrective Breast Surgery

Many women who want beautiful, symmetrical breasts find that goal can be elusive — either due to genetics, such as tuberous-shaped breasts or small, constricted breasts – or a prior breast surgery that disappointed.

A variety of circumstances require a higher level of talent like Dr. Mahony’s— an American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeon that has performed hundreds of breast augmentations and corrections over her career.

When it comes to correcting a prior breast surgery, an added level of skill and a more tailored approach is required. You can trust Ellen to address issues such as scar tissue formation, improper healing, or asymmetry.

Ellen welcomes patients who require breast surgery to correct post-operative side effects or exchange and replacement of breast implants in Westport, CT. As a female plastic surgeon, Ellen understands that unattractive breasts are much more than a cosmetic issue; they can affect your self-esteem and confidence.

Trust Ellen’s keen eye for detail to achieve real results for you. Exploring potential procedures such as a unilateral breast lift or breast reduction, she’ll even out your proportions and shape, and give you the uniform, balanced appearance that you’d been seeking from the start.*

See Ellen’s results: before and after corrective breast surgery photos.


Ellen wants you to feel relaxed and confident when you visit her for corrective breast surgery. She understands that if you’re informed, you’re empowered. Toward that goal, she has provided her personal answers to some of the questions she is often asked about corrective breast surgery.

Take the first step now. Request a consultation with Ellen to find out more about corrective breast surgery.

What are my options for breast correction?

I use a variety of techniques when performing a breast correction ranging from insertion of implants, and fat transfer, nipple placement reassignment, reduction in breast volume and scar revision. It’s only possible to develop a plan after meeting with you to visually assess your breasts and body type and to talk with you to understand your goals from the procedure. We work together to ensure you’ll walk away with the breasts you’ve always wanted.

Will the results I get be permanent?

Once we determine the right correction procedure/s for your corrective breast procedure I will make sure that your new breasts meet your expectations. However, breasts do change over the long term. For example, even breasts with implants experience some amount of sag as women age, but rest assured that the asymmetry will be improved.

How long before I can exercise?

Generally, I recommend no physical activity after corrective breast surgery for two weeks post op. Depending on your unique recovery – and after we meet for your post-surgery check-up – I will make further recommendations about the amount of physical activity you can start.

Are there age restrictions for breast correction? Too young or too old?

The FDA guidelines state that you must be 18 years of age for saline implants and 22 years of age for silicone. There aren’t any guidelines for corrective breast surgery to fix asymmetry (without implants) or nipple reassignment, as long as you have parental consent. For younger patients, even those who meet the minimum requirements for implants, it’s important that we discuss the changes your body has in store in your 20’s and 30’s, the impacts of any pregnancies and breastfeeding could have on augmentation or correction and any other factors pertinent to your specific lifestyle. As far as an age limit on these procedures, there really isn’t one as long as you are healthy. I usually require an age appropriate mammogram and standard medical tests – bloodwork and EKG – to assess overall health.