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

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
April 17, 2015, 9:50 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   valeriansgarden (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):   February 9, 2015
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I came to see Dr. Engler for liposuction of the outer thighs and hips, and also for breast implants (my second pair). I had spent about six months searching for just the right surgeon, and when I met Doctor Engler I knew he was the one.

Not only were his reviews stellar, they were consistent. All of them seemed to rave about the same things: his warm and patient demeanor, the unrushed no-pressure consultation, and the dedicated post-op care. I am happy to say, I experienced all of this for myself firsthand.

My first consultation must have lasted at least an hour and a half. He answered every question, explained all risks involved, and made sure we were on the same page about what kind of results to expect. When I explained to him that my first pair of implants were 15 years old and due for replacement, he assured me that unless size preference was the issue, they weren't in need of replacing. It was the last thing I expected to hear, and it became clear to me that this doctor was more concerned with me making the right decision for my body, and less concerned about "making the sale". I knew before I left that day that I would be booking my surgeries with him.

Once the date had been chosen, I was given simple and thorough instructions to follow, including a very detailed packet of information that mostly reflected what we had discussed during my consultation. This was very helpful, as there are many things to remember before a surgery and it was nice to have all of the info in one place for reference. A few times before the surgery I called with a question I had forgotten to ask, and I was never rushed off the phone or made to wait forever on hold. His staff is every bit as warm and friendly as I had read about in the reviews, and they knew my name and remembered me every time I called or came in.

The surgery was a huge success, and the recovery was pretty much exactly what I expected, and just as Dr. Engler had described. He called me every day for the first week and made sure we had his personal cell phone number in case it was needed. The one time I called him off-hours, he picked up before the second ring and knew exactly who was calling! We made several appointments during the next two weeks, and he kept a constant eye on my progress as I healed. This was a pretty major surgery and so many things can go wrong if you choose the wrong doctor, but I feel that I was in good hands every step of the way.

My results are fantastic. I now have the breasts I've always wanted, and I can't believe how much softer they are compared to my first pair. The way they move and feel is much more natural than what I had before, and I am looking forward to the upcoming bikini season for sure! My hips and thighs are now slim and smooth, my lipo scars are barely visible, and there are no bumps or dimples at all. I struggled with my thighs for so many years, and for the first time in my life I feel comfortable in short dresses. I'm no longer worried about wearing yoga pants in public, and I feel as if I can wear anything I want now!

I could not have hoped for a better experience, and I feel truly lucky that I found Doctor Engler. He is professional, honest, patient, and kind. I highly recommend him, and will surely return to him if I ever decide to have another procedure.
 
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Accessibility:
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Personality:
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Does the doctor love being a doctor?
  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
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Appointments, Waiting Time:
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Price:
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Office & Surgical Facility:
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Is the office comfortable and the décor aesthetically pleasing?
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