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Maintenance Facelift
orionchart's Review of: Dr. Alan Engler, MD

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
March 1, 2011, 1:59 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   orionchart (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   October 18, 2010
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

At the age of 61 I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that, although I looked pretty good – and everyone said I looked great – I could see what was happening. I was getting more and more jowly, I was starting to look like the next generation of my family and, to be honest, I was starting to look older than I felt. Anti-aging creams, makeup, turtlenecks, jewelry can only do so much.

After a lot of research, I met Dr. Alan Engler. I cannot say enough nice things about him, his office, his staff, and, of course, the results. He is endlessly patient, has a wonderful bedside manner, and makes sure that all of your questions are answered. He listened to me and to what I wanted to achieve, examined me to see what the choices would be, and proposed surgery that was exactly what I wanted. Two months after our first consult we met again, and went over everything again.

At that point, I knew that it was the right choice and, several weeks later, I had my facelift. No pain at any point, no nausea (the surgery was done in his office using local anesthesia and sedation by a board-certified anesthesiologist), and no problems. Dr. Engler saw me the next morning at my home and changed my dressing, and saw me frequently after that.

The entire recovery was a breeze and now, four months later, I just look better and better. It’s not even fully healed yet. No one around me knows what I had done, but I keep hearing things like “You never change.” As Dr. Engler said, I had a “Maintenance Facelift,” which is a lot easier to go through – and recover from – a “Renovation Facelift.”

Dr. Engler 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. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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10 = Best/Extremely satisfied

My Results:
How happy are you with your results?
Did your results meet or exceed your expectations?
  (10)
Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
Does your doctor have strong and up-to-date medical skills?
Does your doctor have good knowledge of techniques?
Were you well informed by the doctor?
  (10)
Accessibility:
Was doctor accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Is there good after business hours support?
Can doctor be reached by telephone?
Can doctor be reached by email?
  (10)
Personality:
Did the doctor make you feel comfortable?
Did the doctor take time to listen to your needs?
Did you feel rushed when trying to talk?
Was the doctor friendly and approachable?
Did the doctor show care and concern for you?
Does the doctor love being a doctor?
  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
Was the office staff professional and well-mannered?
Was staff accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
Were your telephone/email messages given to the doctor?
  (10)
Appointments, Waiting Time:
Was it easy to book an appointment?
Was doctor reasonably punctual with appointments?
How was the office waiting time?
  (10)
Price:
Do you feel the price of your procedure(s) was reasonable?
Does the doctor give financing options?
  (10)
Office & Surgical Facility:
Are the office and/or surgical facilities professional, clean, and well maintained?
Is the medical equipment up-to-date?
Is the office comfortable and the dcor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (10)
Recommending This Doctor:
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