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RealSelf community says"In summary, Dr. Engler and his staff did an amazing job." "Recently, I experienced an accidental trauma to one of my breasts and as a result, had to replace one implant." "I felt great relief as I went into surgery knowing that all the possibilities were discussed to get the results I so desired."
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
I first heard of Dr. E from my sister who had breast augmentation surgery. At the time, my sister was attending New York University, majoring in nursing, and when she decided to do the surgery she did extensive research on different plastic surgeons who perform the procedure. She chose Dr. E because of his impeccable credentials. Little did she know that there was a lot more to Dr. E than that. After her surgery, she and I discussed the possibility of me getting a breast augmentation as well. She expressed how caring and compassionate Dr. E was and so a couple of years later, remembering what my sister told me, I contacted Dr. E for a consultation. I was very nervous because I had two children and was fearful of any surgical procedures. I discussed my fears with Dr. E and he quickly put my mind at ease. He was very patient with the thousands of questions I had asked. I also found Dr. E to be both encouraging and honest. As I'm sure many woman do, my first instinct was to have huge breasts. However, his suggestions were both honest and on point and the size that we agreed I should have were, in fact, perfect for my body. Doctor E not only looks at you as his patient, but also as his friend. I was not just a chart number to him, I was a human being with fears that he understood. He was very attentive, caring, and accommodating both pre and post surgery. 13 years later I am still very happy with my breasts, so much so that when my eldest daughter decided she wanted breast augmentation surgery, there was no doubt in my mind who that surgeon was going to be. Years later, Dr. E and his staff were very welcoming and made me feel like an old friend. My sister trusted him with her life, and I trusted him not only with mine, but my daughter's as well. I am also thinking about doing other cosmetic surgery, and I am looking forward to Doctor E guidance and ultimate exquisite, results.
5 out of 5 stars Hyaluronidase
Doctor Alan M. Engel is great on all fronts, helpful office, caring email communication, and the best: a reliable advice. he talked me out of the procedure of husing hyaluronidase and said my face would quickly recover by it's own, and it did!!! I had to pay zero $ for a doctor advice that made me feel at peace and took away my worries. priceless, real integrity. thank you so much Doctor.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
In several conversations, some of my friends whom I knew had breast reduction surgery kept talking about this caring plastic surgeon who has the bed side manner of the doctors from the fifties (who made house visits). I was intrigued and decided to schedule an appointment. The initial consultation was so personable and informative. Dr E took his time to get to know me and to understand the reason that I was seeking the surgery. Looking back, now I realized if Dr. E did not think that I was ready for this type of surgery, he probably would not have taken my case. Dr. E explained the process from insurance approval to the actual surgery and gave me two booklets concerning different types of plastic surgeries and pre-actual and post-surgical procedures. The booklets were very comprehensive. During every visit, Dr. E took his time to disseminate information and to make sure that I understood. He always allowed time to conduct a “Q & A” session either during the visit or via conference call. When you are a patient of Dr. E you have access to him when you need it. My surgery went smoothly and within two days I was up and about. Dr. E called me daily for several days to see how I was progressing. For the first time in 20 years I am able to get out of bed on the first try and I am looking forward to all the other activities that I will be able to participate in now. At my first meeting, Dr. E discussed how breast reduction surgery would be a life changing experience. Yesterday, I looked at myself in the mirror and screamed out. Thank you Dr. E! Anyone who is thinking about having breast reduction surgery and is looking for a doctor who enjoys what he does, keeps current with the leading surgical methods and practices, has “old school” bedside manners, has a sense of humor and really cares about his patients, then look no further, contact Dr. E!
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
I am now the third person in my family that Doctor E has performed a breast augmentation on – and that includes my aunt who was able to breastfeed two babies after her implants. I am a 23 year old girl and I had been wanting a breast augmentation for some time now but was nervous about several issues, all of which Doctor E put to rest. First, and foremost, I was nervous...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift
When I began my search for a plastic surgeon to perform a much needed and desired breast lift, I started by listing the characteristics my selected surgeon should possess and came up with the following: 1) passion for his/her work; 2) integrity; 3) expertise; 4) strong interpersonal skills; 5) a strong and professional support team; and 6) a good heart. I was looking for a doctor who would be a skilled medical expert and an artist. These characteristics would serve as my go, no go standard. Is this too much to ask? Since this is my body and my one life I figured it was not. Fortunately, after two years of consultations with only board certified surgeons from all over New York and New Jersey, I was blessed, lucky, whatever you want to call it to find the doctor who possesses all these characteristics and more. During that two-year search I found much of what I did not want and very little of what I did want. There was always something not quite right and I would not settle. As many of you who have had your own plastic surgery journey know, the consultation period can be very expensive and may force one to settle even when that inner voice is saying no. I admit I almost settled! I was going to have the procedure done by a surgeon who did not completely satisfy my criteria. I was tired of the “search” and the cost. Thank Mary, Jesus, Muhammad and Buddha because Idecided to do one more search for doctor reviews before finalizing a surgery date. I came across a review of a Dr. E. located in New York City that made me think, I want what she had. This Dr. E. sounded like exactly what I was looking for and the review was so heartfelt I knew this woman was honest. I jumped on the phone and was comfortable with my initial interaction with Arlene. As you know, that first point of contact has significant influence and can make or break an appointment. Arriving at Dr. E’s office I was relieved that I was not subjected to another “dog and pony show”, by this point I was tired of the hard and inauthentic sales pitch. After all, I know why I’m there, I know what I want and don’t need anyone to convince me, just show me why you are the right doctor for me. My meeting with Dr. E. was like no other, there was no barrier between us. His support team were warm and professional and not at all solicitous. They did their job and quickly, Dr. E. took over. I really appreciated the efficient and uncomplicated way they conducted business. As for Dr. E’s “bed-side” manner and follow-up care, I could not ask for more. He and his team are awesome. Someone was there when I woke up and stayed with me until I was fully recovered from the anesthesia. Dr. E. kindly walked me to my escort vehicle and made sure that I was in good hands before I left the surgery suite. He called my recovery help twice a day for the first four days to ensure that I was well and we have his personal cell phone number if we need to reach him.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal
Dr. E is both amazingly knowledgeable and caring. A rarity in the fast-paced world of today's medicine due to constraints on physicians to see more/do less per the insurance entities that "govern" how/when/where a physician performs...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision
Oh my!!! There is so much I can say about Dr. E, but I will let his work speak for itself. He is truly a gifted & phenominal surgeon with blessed hands. He loves what he does therefore will not steer you wrong. He does not sell you a dream, he tells you what is right for you based on your needs & expectations. I trusted him enough to allow him to perform my revision surgery of my breasts.
5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift
Eleven years ago at the age of 53 I had a lower facelift. I had intended to go to several doctors for consultations but after meeting Dr. E, I looked no further. He, and everyone in his office made me feel wonderfully comfortable and reassured. I had an amazingly easy recovery with calls from Dr. Engler's office just about every day. I returned to work in two weeks and could not stop...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
Choosing Dr. E turned out to be the best decision I ever made! Dr. E is truly a cut above the rest….I’m thankful everyday I stepped into his office. He’s an absolutely gifted surgeon and highly recommend him to everyone I know. I researched a handful of doctors in the area and narrowed it down to the best of the best that I wanted to have consultation with. I knew being face to face would ultimately help me decide. What I didn’t realize was how apparent my choice would be upon entering Dr. Englers office. I immediately felt at home. His staff was very warm and helpful and treated me as a person, not a number or the next business transaction like I felt at other doctor offices. Not once did I feel pressured to make a decision. And any question I could think of was answered with sincerity. Furthermore, Dr. Engler was extremely thorough in my consultation offering advice on size, shape and overall assessment not even knowing if I’d call back to book the surgery. It wasn’t until the day of surgery that I fully realized what a great decision I made. Prior to surgery, in depth conversations occurred to solidify the choice in implant size and in my case the choice of two different sized implants. Also, a differing incision height from left to right was also deemed necessary to get optimum results. I felt great relief as I went into surgery knowing that all the possibilities were discussed to get the results I so desired. I’m so thankful that Dr. Engler is as amazing and talented as he is. I could have had quite the botched surgery if I had been in the wrong hands. Upon leaving the office, Dr. Engler checked in every day for the first week to make sure the recovery was going smoothly. And if any additional questions or concerns came up he was gladly at my disposal via his cell at any hour of the day.
5 out of 5 stars Facelift
Dr. E is wonderful, and I am so happy that I chose to use him. He continues to meet with me, to reassure me that the healing is progressing on course (even though that is self-evident it’s nice to hear!). He is thorough and clearly knows his stuff, he has a great sense of humor, and he and his entire staff interact warmly with me every time I am in touch with any of them.
Alan M. Engler, M.D., is a graduate of Yale University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Awards & Recognition
Author of 4 books on plastic surgery
Holds two US patents for surgical instruments
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergaduate: BA in Russian Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Medical: MD, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, New York
General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, New York
Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, New York
Treatments offered at Alan M. Engler, MD, FACS
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How Anatomic are Anatomic Breast Implants? There are many choices that the prospective breast implant patient has to make. Aside from who will... READ MORE
What you need is appropriate wound care. You have more than an "infected incision;" you appear to have (cannot say for sure via this... READ MORE
We send patients home with appropriate bandages and supplies for the first few days. However, we usually advise that they purchase some abdominal... READ MORE
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Hi Lucy08 in Seattle, WA, I am unaware of any negative implications of liposuction on pregnancies in the future. I've had many patients who... READ MORE
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HI littleagain, These are great questions. In general, if you are having the implants removed and you have enough extra tissue left behind... READ MORE
HI Brina1234, Yes, it is possible. It's actually a combination of fluid that is still in you, and swelling that has accumulated. The scale... READ MORE
5 weeks post op wedge technique labiaplasty. Not satisfied with the result. Which technique would be best for revision? (Photo)
You should first of all wait at least 6 months following your surgery before undergoing a revision.As per Dr. Alter's answer, you should only see a... READ MORE
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