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Sam1995's Review of: Dr. Alan Engler, MD

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 25, 2013, 4:20 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   Sam1995 (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):   May 23, 2013
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

am a registered nurse so I have an "inside" perspective but I otherwise have the same concerns as anyone else. Since I can remember I have (now I can say I HAD) HUGE breasts. And for you who suffer from the same issue you know how I felt: I always used to stick out in the crowd, I was never able to wear nice dresses, shirts, working out was always a challenge, back pain, neck pain, any issue that involves big breasts I had it. I used to dream about having a breast reduction, but always dreaded the unknown. So I would think: I could die from anesthesia complications, I could end up all disfigured, or worst yet I could loose the feelings in my nipples (and sometimes I think that was something I was mostly afraid of :-), forget the dying part, how can I live without a nipple feeling.) So I surfed the web, looked at the pictures of people that had the surgery, dreamed about how nice it would be to have some nice clothes, lingerie, or how nice would it be to walk in front of my boyfriend without having to hold my breasts in my hands because I was ashamed of the fact that they were hanging. Until one day I spoke to one of my co-workers who had her surgery done 6 years ago, and she convinced me to do it. So one day I just decided to do it and started searching Internet to find the right plastic surgeon. And the right surgeon I did find- my hero Dr. Alan Engler.
As I registered nurse I have a privilege (if you can call it that way :-)), to work with different kinds of doctors, and I can smell the doctor with an attitude right away. I can tell you which doctor truly cares about his patients and which one just wants your money. Once I walked into office of Dr. Engler I knew that he is the kind of the doctor that really cares and I was sold. I think that I was sold when I first called his office to make an appointment. Arlene was amazing, very pleasant and just from the tone of her voice I knew that I am going to a place where people actually care about their work and don’t just have a job to get a paycheck. When I got my consultation Dr. Engler took his time to explain everything, never rushed me into making a decision, and even though I told him that I consulted with someone else but still wanted to meet other doctors, I never felt that he treated me different because of that (and some doctors would,trust me). I called back few weeks later because I had few more questions and was asked if i wanted to come in again to meet with a doctor. So we agreed to proceed with a surgery, agreed on the size and I was set to go (and not even once did I feel pressured into anything. While I was signing consents Dr. Engler said that if I needed more time to think I can hold off with signing the consents).
The surgery itself went great. I had assumed that I will be going under (have general anesthesia, get intubated and all that nice stuff that comes with general anesthesia) but instead they used deep intravenous sedation and all my concerns went out of the window. It might as well have been general anesthesia from my standpoint. I woke up with a new set of boobs, all that tension on my back was instantly gone. My recovery was amazing, I took narcotics only twice and rest of the time was extra strength Tylenol (even that was maybe 3-4 times). I was able to return to work few days later, had surgery on Thursday and back to work on Tuesday (of course no heavy lifting). I look great, for the first time ever I am actually looking into all the clothes that for all those years (I am 38) I only dreamed about having. The first time I had put on a strapless dress and looked at myself in the mirror I sat down on the chair and felt like I was about to start crying. For the first time in my life I felt like a sexy desirable woman. And as to my biggest fear (nipple feeling) it feels like sensation is even better than it was before ;-).
There is so much more that I want to write but I guess I have to realize that I am not writing a book. So I just wanted to mention one more time that Dr. Engler is my hero, his staff is amazing (I forgot to mention earlier Keity who volunteered to come in on Saturday -Memorial Day weekend to change my dressings), and I will be recommending them to anyone who is considering any kind of plastic surgery. And for all of you that like a thorough follow up, Dr. Engler is your guy. Even though he was away for the weekend (Memorial Day weekend) he called twice a day to make sure I was O.K. I actually had to force him to take a day off and try to enjoy himself (which apparently he didn’t because he kept worrying that I might have questions and concerns that needed answers,-even though I had his personal cell in a case I needed him). Thanks for changing my life Dr. E!!!!!!!
 
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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?
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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?
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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?
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Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
Were your telephone/email messages given to the doctor?
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Appointments, Waiting Time:
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Price:
Do you feel the price of your procedure(s) was reasonable?
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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?
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