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Fabulous surgeon for liposuction
ozenigma's Review of: Dr. Alan Engler, MD

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
September 15, 2014, 7:23 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   ozenigma (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):   September 3, 2014
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I couldn't be happier with my choice of Dr Engler for my liposuction. I had planned on visiting other well rated surgeons too, but felt so comfortable with Dr Engler straight away that I knew he was the right person. He was not pushy in any way and I knew would not touch areas that didn't need it.

He was very accommodating in fitting me in for a surgery date and conversing via email while I was overseas. By the second visit I was treated like a friend. I had almost no nerves going into surgery as we had established a real trust very quickly. All his staff and the anaesthetist, Dr Douglas Kornreich, were fabulous too. My boyfriend came in with me before the surgery and has been so impressed with Dr E that he is considering surgery himself.

A couple of days before the surgery, my boyfriend had asked if I was having the small patch of fat on my inner knees done. It hand't occurred to me before and all the other surgery was at the top of my legs or higher. I asked Dr E if we could consider it and with no problem he said we'd just look at it when I came in on surgery day. There was no discussion about further payment and he just made it happen - simple and easy.

I have helped friends through surgeries before and feel this was a better process. The markings on my body were subtle, unlike some of the cases I've seen. As I woke up, I was comfortable, already girdled and the lovely nurse was on hand whenever I wanted water for my dry throat. I couldn't have been better looked after getting wheeled to the car by Dr E with a lollypop. It was nothing like the sloppy uncomfortable messes of friends I've had to deal with when they are released into my care. Even though I was stiff and tender, I was happy and found the next two days pretty easy - I mainly slept. Dr E called us regularly to check in, so I felt enormously cared for.

The following days were tougher and the twilight anaesthetic completely left my system and I found how badly my body deals with Percocet, Vicodin and muscle relaxer. In my medicated state, it hand't occurred to me to taper down faster and I ended up with a spinning head and ringing in my ears for days, but there is really no-one to blame. It is now day 10 and I have only been able to have Tylenol, as I let my body get clear of the other meds. Lipo is painful and Tylenol really isn't enough at some times yet. Dr E was as helpful as could be. At first I had thought I would need more Percocet and he went out of his way to get me a prescription - really fabulous of him. When it became clear I needed the opposite, he supported me through the come-down instead.

I would advise anyone considering lipo to clear your calendars as much as possible for the first week, which is a balance between pain and being out of it on meds. I've been reasonably active around the house in the last few days and I certainly feel it.

The bruising and swelling is starting to go down. I'm too swollen to tell about my shape, but Dr E is very happy (he really lifted my spirits during my check-up) and my boyfriend can see the difference and potential. The incisions are so well hidden on my tail bone, in the crease at the top of my legs and my knee crease.

During the check-up, Dr E asked if the nurse and great assistant could take a look while I had the girdle off and it was like having two friends so excited for me and impressed with what they had all achieved together. You never feel like just one of the many patients in this place.

While the results are yet to come, but I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Engler.
 
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