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Alan M. Engler, MD, FACS


Dr. Engler has answered over 6500 questions on social media sites, including over 3500 on AllExperts alone. His expertise includes breast surgery (breast enlargement with implants, breast reduction, breast lifts), liposuction, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, facelifts, lipomas, skin cancers, cysts, etc. Dr. Engler has been listed as one New York`s Top Doctors, and as "One of the World's Most Famous Aesthetic Surgeons" (Aesthetic Surgery, TASCHEN Books, Angelika Taschen, Editor). He is the author of 4 books, including "BodySculpture" (a best-selling plastic surgery book on breast surgery, liposuction and tummy tucks), "EyeScapes" (Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids), "Restylane," and "The Slim Book of Liposuction." Dr. Engler has two US Patents for surgical instruments that he's designed, and has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Tyra Banks Show, The Ricki Lake Show (four times), the Dr. Keith Ablow Show and Jerseylicious. Videos of his appearances are available on YouTube (search for "DR. ENGLER"), and his discussion of breast implants, also on YouTube is "How to Choose a Breast Implant." His website is Follow Dr. Engler: @AlanEnglerMD

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Dr. Alan Engler is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York and the author of BodySculpture - Plastic Surgery of the Body for Men and Women (ISBN 0966382749) one of the top-selling plastic surgery books on,, as well as EyeScapes - Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids.


Dr. Engler graduated from Yale University (BA, Russian Studies) and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD). He did his residency training in General Surgery and, after that, Plastic Surgery, at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He is on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in the Departments of both Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Medicine (Dermatology), and is a Special Lecturer in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University in New York. He has admitting privileges at Beth Israel Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, both in New York.

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Recent Answers from Alan M. Engler, MD, FACS

2017-02-19 Pre-op for a procedure:

Hi Maria,    Actually, it sounds about right.  In order to do a facelift under "local" you need to be kept comfortable, and calm, and medications such as these are often used to accomplish that.  There

2017-02-02 Jawline slimming:

Hi Lourdes,    Botox provides a temporary (a few months) weakness of specific muscles.  It works by paralyzing (on a short-term basis) whichever muscles it is injected into.  The effects depend on many

2016-09-20 Puncture wound:

Hi Kay,    Sorry for the delay in answering; there was apparently a glitch in the system.    You'll need to be seen by a hand surgeon to make sure there is no nerve damage.  Assuming there isn't, though

2016-09-06 Nose reconstruction:

Hi Ash,    Rhinoplasty typically includes any and all of the aspects you mentioned; aesthetic (external) issues, the septum, lower portions of the nose, turbinates and polyps (to the extent that they're

2016-06-10 Blemishes:

It's hard to say without knowing exactly what you're talking about but it sounds like it is primarily a dermatology issue that may not be covered by insurance.  Insurance coverage depends on the specifics


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