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I am SO happy I chose Dr. Engler!!
bocamom's Review of: Dr. Alan Engler, MD

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
April 1, 2013, 7:06 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   bocamom (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):   June 25, 2012
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I'm not your average plastic surgery candidate. I'm 72, have been happily married for 47 years, work full time and have 8 grandchildren. I live in Boca Raton Florida, one of the meccas for plastic surgery and many of the women I know have had "work done." Because I'm in a position that requires socializing and meeting with other business owners and clients, I am careful to always look "professional." When I first saw a video of me doing a training program, I admit I was a bit surprised at how dowdy I looked. My stomach protruded - and where did my waist go all of a sudden? It's funny how you hardly notice your body changing as you age but suddenly there it is and I realized that my body reflected a physical condition that did not match my view of myself and my energy level.

I research different subjects as part of my job and so it was only natural to me to do the same with the decision to have a tummy tuck. I spoke to people in the medical profession, read articles and bios of doctors, and began to contemplate having surgery. Because I knew that realistically I would be out of work for a couple of weeks or more, I decided to combine the surgery with a visit to my family in New York. It didn't hurt that I'd be there for our newest grandchild's birth. I was offered the use of a relative's apartment in Manhattan for the time immediately following my surgery and that was just an offer to good to pass up. My focus changed to plastic surgeons located in Manhattan and I began to learn about Dr. Engler, his professional reputation and expertise and staff. After meeting with him and discussing the procedure, I realized that not only was this doable in the time I had available to be away from my office, but that Dr. Engler was that right person with the right skills. He acquainted me with every aspect of the surgery and what to expect, and his staff even gave me a shopping list of dressings, supplies, clothing and other items (as if I was going away to camp!). I actually went shopping with my daughters- in- law who treated the entire procedure (as I did) as a huge adventure.

Everyone from Dr. Engler and the skilled anesthesiologist he recommended to the office staff and exceptional private nurse they recommended for the first night, treated me like a super star. Their concern and warmth and good advice were, I realized, simply reflective of how seriously they took what they did and, at every point, I felt secure and well prepared. Each day, Dr Engler and his staff kept in touch with me, advised and reassured me until it was time for me to leave for home.

People at home who knew what I had had done and those who didn't agreed I look like I'd been on vacation, well rested and somehow younger. Being a very private person, I just smiled and said "Thank you." Should anyone ask my advice about a tummy tuck, however, I would probably break my silence and assure them that they couldn't put themselves in better hands than Dr. Engler's.

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