Dr. Scott J. Engel - Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Engel

Sarasota board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott J. Engel, is a cosmetic surgeon offering specialized treatments for the face, breast, and body. Dr. Engel has a reputation for achieving beautiful, natural results. While regarded as a plastic surgeon who is a perfectionist, patients from around the world also appreciate his warm and compassionate care. Dr. Engel emphasizes the importance of good communication with his patients, educating them so they can make well-informed decisions, while focusing on each individual’s unique concerns.  He has been voted "Top Doctor" for Plastic Surgery in Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors and has received the Patient's Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award.

Skills and Specialties

A highly trained and experienced Sarasota plastic surgeon, Dr. Engel encompasses all aspects of cosmetic surgery in his practice. He performs breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, and fat grafting to the breasts. He utilizes all type of implants including anatomic 'gummy bear' implants. His body contouring procedures include arm lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, body lifts, mommy makeovers and labiaplasty, as well as Brazilian butt lifts and buttock augmentation. Dr. Engel rejuvenates the hands using lasers and fat grafting. He also performs the latest advancements in facial rejuvenation using minimally invasive techniques that produce outstanding outcomes.  These include standard facelifts, minilifts, browlifts, necklifts, eyelid lifts, rhinoplasty, and fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing. Routinely he uses BOTOX and Dysport, as well as dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane to achieve optimal results. In addition, Dr. Engel is a strong advocate for the use of fat grafting to add volume to the face to produce soft, natural improvements.

Education and Training

Dr. Engel is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ, and his M.D. at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Engel completed an additional fellowship in aesthetic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He received extensive training in all aspects of cosmetic surgery including facelifts, rhinoplasty, breast and body contouring, and fat injections. During his training, Dr. Engel won both national and regional awards in clinical research at plastic surgery conferences throughout the country.

Certifications and Licenses

Dr. Engel is one of the plastic surgeons on the medical staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, and Cape Surgery Center. He holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Florida State University College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Sarasota County Medical Society.


Dr. Engel and his wife, Kelly, moved to Sarasota to join Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center in July 2008. Dr. Engel enjoys golfing, scuba diving, boating, exercising, horseback riding, skiing, world traveling and spending time with his beautiful wife, daughter, and son.



"Dr. Scott Engel is a top-class plastic surgeon. He did a superb job with my haggard 60-year-old face and neck. I am delighted with the very natural results. The post-surgery care was excellent. I would like to thank Dr. Engel and his professional, caring and happy team."



"Botox Virgin No More! - I chose Dr. Engel for a previous procedure because he's an excellent board certified plastic surgeon, and then I found he is also an experienced injector. I consulted Dr. Engel about my forehead wrinkles, and he said that Botox would be a good treatment. I asked him about anti-aging treatments for my whole face as well, and he didn't recommend anything else like fillers or lasers. He said I was still young and naturally beautiful, which was pleasing. He could have made lots more money off me, but instead Dr. Engel seems honest and honorable. I feel like I can trust him to put my interests first. I like that he is conservative with these treatments, and I think we have the same goal of a natural, beautiful result. From my experience, Dr. Engel is exceptionally smart, patient, and caring."



"Beyond happy - Dr. Engel is very sweet and knowledgeable. I had my breasts done in August and I love them! I let him choose the size and trusted his expertise. He was honest and answered all my questions and concerns. I have so much more self confidence and wish I had done them years ago. VERY happy"



"Pre op Stats - Amazing doctor!! Would choose him over and over again!!"



"great experienceand results wereunbelievable"



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The board-certified plastic surgeons of Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Braun Graham, Dr. David Mobley, Dr. Scott Engel, and Dr. Brian Derby, offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results may vary. Individual results are not guaranteed.