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Scott J. Engel, MD

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.

MEET DR. ENGEL

Dr. Scott J Engel, MD of Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center
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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 types 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, mini lifts, browlifts, neck lifts, 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.

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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.

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CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

Dr. Engel is one of the plastic surgeons on the medical staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. He holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. 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.

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More About Dr. Engel

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.

Selected Dr. Engel Patient Testimonials

My outcome is beautiful and exactly what I wanted! I had older saline implants and replaced them with new silicone implants. I love the way they look. I have fullness on top that I had lost and a much softer/natural feel. Dr. Engel's detailed explanation of what my options were and the care and time he took to listen to what my goals were, made me feel completely confident and comfortable in my decision to get my procedure. Not only does he provide gorgeous outcomes of your procedures, but he takes the time to really listen to what you want to achieve and seems to care about you as a patient. I highly recommend him.

Jackie HG

Great customer service! Dr. Engel was wonderful and the nurses were amazing and very gentle and helpful! Dr. Engel explained everything to me during consultation. I felt pretty good and comfortable with my decision. The nurses came through with getting me the appointment for breast ultrasound before surgery (which needed to happen before surgery can be done). On day of surgery, my nurse was just excellent!

Anonymous

Recently had facial plastic surgery. All I can say is what an incredible experience. SPSC is the most professional team assembled in the land. Dr. Engel did an amazing job for me and he has surrounded himself with some of the the most amazing team members. I am truly grateful to everyone who was engaged in my journey from consultation , to the day of the surgery, to my recovery and follow up! Thank you all!

Peter S.

Wonderful experience. From Dr. Engel to the staff and facility, worthy of a 10 of 10. Caring, professionalism, and dedication to patient care is evident the minute that you walk into the office.

Jim G.

Dr Engel was the absolute BEST! He listened to me and gave me exactly what I wanted. I feel and look 20 years younger from my facelift without having that "pulled look". My jawline and neck are smooth and completely wrinkle free and I had terrible hanging neck. I have no jowls and no lines or wrinkles around my lips. My cheekbones look higher and fuller from the fat replacement and there are no more bags under my eyes. Every follow up appointment Dr Engel makes sure I am completely pleased with the results. Dr Engel was extremely professional, and meticulous!! I could not be any happier! I would never go to anybody else for something as important as my face!!

Sheryl J.

Great great customer service. I saw Dr. Engel. He took time to explain every thing and he answered all my questions. It was a great appointment! I was treated like a queen.

Lisa S.

My “mommy makeover” has been life changing! Dr Engel has been so wonderful and has always been determined to make sure I’m completely happy with my results.

Mary B.

Sarasota Plastic Surgery is amazing. First I have to mention Dr. Engel, who did my procedure a few years ago. I have been so happy with the results. I can't thank him enough for the wonderful job he did. He is truly the best surgeon. I also see Michelle and Kimberly there and I can't praise them enough either. Simply the best! Plus I want to thank the ladies at the front desk. They are all very patient, kind and helpful. I highly recommend SPSC!

Cc B.

Dr. Engel is one in a million. He is not only a fantastic surgeon but he is downright one of the best people you’ll ever meet. He is honest and very humble, sympathetic and incredibly talented. He is a miracle worker and if you are to choose him as your doctor you undoubtedly made the best decision and you’ll love your results. I underwent breast augmentation with a lift and tummy tuck three months ago and my results are amazing. Minimal scaring, no complications and no infection. Dr. Engel and his staff are elite. They truly care deeply about their patients and go the extra mile always to insure that you are taken care of. I’m so grateful to them for helping me become the best reflection of myself!

K.A

Dr. Scott Engel is more than just the best plastic surgeon in Sarasota, he is a truly genuine person who cares about you and your desired outcome. Along with a great staff and the best nurses in town, Sarasota Plastic Surgery is the one and only number you need.

Geri B.

It’s been a little over 3 months since my breast augmentation with Dr. Engel and I fall more and more in love with my results every day. Dr. Engel and the entire Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center team were nothing short of wonderful. Everyone was incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable, even right before the procedure when I was at my most nervous. Dr. Engle was warm, professiona,l and knowledgeable, he was more than happy to answer all my questions and provide his professional opinion. I truly felt heard and that I was in great hands. Thank you so much Dr. Engel!

Shelby V.

I had an amazing experience. Very comfortable atmosphere and lovely staff. Dr. Engel was very professional and informative throughout the entire process!

Isabella S.

I adore Dr. Engel and everyone at SPSC. I'm beyond ecstatic with my results! At 54 years old I am able to wear a two piece swimsuit and feel confident. Menopause reeked havoc on my body and now because of Dr. Engel and his staff I look and feel better than ever. I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again. It was life changing. If you're on the fence jump off now and call for a consultation.

Alice M.

After consulting with Dr. Engel, I knew he was the right one – and not just for me – for virtually anyone. Dr. Engel took the direction I provided/what I was looking for and was completely up front about what he could and would do and how best to go about it. My only regret about opting to undergo this miraculous breast procedure with Dr. Engel is that I didn't do it sooner. For years I've been plagued with insecurity about the asymmetrical shape and size of my breasts, and this became progressively worse as I grew older and gravity began to take its toll. Now Im happy to say at 8 weeks post-surgery, I'm feeling completely transformed and absolutely delighted with my results so far, with more body confidence than I could ever have previously imagined. Although the scars are still quite visible in the photos, I can see that they're gradually fading and I'm sure they'll continue to do so, but if you ask me, a bit of subtle scarring on my breasts is a price worth paying for the vast improvement the surgery has made to their overall appearance and symmetry. So if you're thinking of undergoing any kind of Plastic surgery, please look no further than Dr. Scott Engel– a masterful surgeon, a pioneer in his field, and a very nice person with a genuine concern for his patients and an unparalleled passion for giving you the best experience and results you can possibly wish for!!

Kayla B.

I couldn't be happier with Dr.Engel and his team. When I went in for the consultation he practically knew what I wanted by me just showing an example! The day of surgery him and his staff where very nice and made me feel so comfortable. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Not only am I happy and so thankful, but I can now say it with confidence and feeling and looking great!

Amanda L.

Dr. Engel is absolutely amazing. I couldn’t ask for a more experienced and caring surgeon. He truly listens and understands his patients. My implant removal and breast lift results are better than I could have imagined, and I would recommend Dr. Engel to everyone looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, talented, caring surgeon. Your health comes first at this practice, which is the #1 thing you should look for in a physician.

Michele H.

I had such a great experience with Dr. Engel and the staff at SPSC. Professional, clean and welcoming. They helped me with all my questions/concerns regarding my surgery. I would 10 out of 10 recommend!

Danielle W.

I got an umbilicoplasty by Dr. Engel to make my outie bellybutton into a innie. Two surgical procedures and 2 steroid injections later, my results ended up being very cute and what I wanted. He was super nice and transparent throughout the experience and went the extra mile to make sure I was happy with the result.

Michele C.

Dr Engel is nothing but amazing! We have completed my 3rd surgery and I'm going in for my final post-op next month for my lower back lift, liposuction and butt procedure. I will schedule my 4th procedure with him at that time. Mind you, all these procedures are different, I just wished I had my facelift done by him as well but unfortunately, it was not, which makes me appreciate his honesty and ability more (I have I have talked to him about fixing my facelift in the future during another procedure). I am definitely hooked on the "magic" they perform on me. I have a couple more procedures in mind so I do not see myself going to anyone else. I will also add, the staff there are also amazing, knowledgeable and friendly-now keep in mind I have been seeing them for over 3 yrs so it is not a short term or only one experience with them. I have never been mistreated in any way or felt they we incompetent, they have my complete trust.

Bella R.

The best experience I have had with a doctor. It took me years to convince my husband to be on board with the surgery I had. I am so grateful that it was such a positive experience. Dr. Engel was so kind. He kept me very calm. I didn't have an fears about going under and waking up. I am still healing and everything looks amazing. The entire office is so wonderful even when I get a bit annoying with all my questions. They always treat me with so much kindness. I have recommended Dr. Engel to all of my friends who are interested in some type of plastic surgery.

Miriam G.

I had a breast lift & augmentation done with Dr Engel. I honestly now could not imagine going through this with anyone else! He is the kindest, down to earth, most caring surgeon. During my initial consultation I was nervous but Dr Engel made me feel so calm and answered every question I had with great detail. I knew I was in great hands with him. He went over every option with me, never made me feel rushed and answered all of my questions. Surgery day went just as well as all of my pre op’s. All the nurses were so sweet and once again made me feel so comfortable! Dr Engel even personally called my husband to tell him my operation was over and went great - and explained in detail everything to him when he got there to pick me up! Like I said I still can’t get over what a caring & kind doctor he is!!! As for my results.... I’m BEYOND happy! I knew I would have great results with him but I didn’t think they would be this good! My lift is absolutely perfect, my size is exactly what I wanted, & my results are impeccable. Dr Engel you exceeded ALL of my expectations! Not only did you give me the most beautiful results possible but you were and have been an absolute joy to work with! Thank you SO SO much! I will never go to anyone else!

Brooke J.

Dr. Engel is an extraordinary surgeon. He listened carefully to my wishes, took ample time to explain the procedures and respond to my questions, and delivered results that exceeded my expectations. He managed to take twenty years of age-related effects off my face while retaining its natural appearance. I am extremely happy with the result, and highly recommend him to others.

Emily S.

I am so happy I chose Dr. Engel to perform my breast augmentation. He is very skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. I was having trouble deciding on a size, I went with his advice and they are exactly what I wanted. I trust him enough to refer him to my friends and family. I love my new breasts and so happy with the results.

Tiffany E.

I would highly recommend them and Dr. Engel! He explained everything to me that made me comfortable with my decision. He did a great great job with my breast augmentation and very happy with the result. They have friendly staff and can't say enough good things about the nurses especially on surgery day. Thank you!

Lili C.

Selected Dr. Engel Patient Testimonials

Full review of Dr. Engel’s Patient Testimonials can be found on RealPatientRatings, RealSelf, Heathgrades, and SPSC’s practice Google review feed found here.

Jackie HG

My outcome is beautiful and exactly what I wanted! I had older saline implants and replaced them with new silicone implants. I love the way they look. I have fullness on top that I had lost and a much softer/natural feel. Dr. Engel's detailed explanation of what my options were and the care and time he took to listen to what my goals were, made me feel completely confident and comfortable in my decision to get my procedure. Not only does he provide gorgeous outcomes of your procedures, but he takes the time to really listen to what you want to achieve and seems to care about you as a patient. I highly recommend him.

Anonymous

Great customer service! Dr. Engel was wonderful and the nurses were amazing and very gentle and helpful! Dr. Engel explained everything to me during consultation. I felt pretty good and comfortable with my decision. The nurses came through with getting me the appointment for breast ultrasound before surgery (which needed to happen before surgery can be done). On day of surgery, my nurse was just excellent!

Peter S.

Recently had facial plastic surgery. All I can say is what an incredible experience. SPSC is the most professional team assembled in the land. Dr. Engel did an amazing job for me and he has surrounded himself with some of the the most amazing team members. I am truly grateful to everyone who was engaged in my journey from consultation , to the day of the surgery, to my recovery and follow up! Thank you all!

Jim G.

Wonderful experience. From Dr. Engel to the staff and facility, worthy of a 10 of 10. Caring, professionalism, and dedication to patient care is evident the minute that you walk into the office.

Sheryl J.

Dr Engel was the absolute BEST! He listened to me and gave me exactly what I wanted. I feel and look 20 years younger from my facelift without having that "pulled look". My jawline and neck are smooth and completely wrinkle free and I had terrible hanging neck. I have no jowls and no lines or wrinkles around my lips. My cheekbones look higher and fuller from the fat replacement and there are no more bags under my eyes. Every follow up appointment Dr Engel makes sure I am completely pleased with the results. Dr Engel was extremely professional, and meticulous!! I could not be any happier! I would never go to anybody else for something as important as my face!!

Lisa S.

Great great customer service. I saw Dr. Engel. He took time to explain every thing and he answered all my questions. It was a great appointment! I was treated like a queen.

Mary B.

My “mommy makeover” has been life changing! Dr Engel has been so wonderful and has always been determined to make sure I’m completely happy with my results.

Cc B.

Sarasota Plastic Surgery is amazing. First I have to mention Dr. Engel, who did my procedure a few years ago. I have been so happy with the results. I can't thank him enough for the wonderful job he did. He is truly the best surgeon. I also see Michelle and Kimberly there and I can't praise them enough either. Simply the best! Plus I want to thank the ladies at the front desk. They are all very patient, kind and helpful. I highly recommend SPSC!

K.A

Dr. Engel is one in a million. He is not only a fantastic surgeon but he is downright one of the best people you’ll ever meet. He is honest and very humble, sympathetic and incredibly talented. He is a miracle worker and if you are to choose him as your doctor you undoubtedly made the best decision and you’ll love your results. I underwent breast augmentation with a lift and tummy tuck three months ago and my results are amazing. Minimal scaring, no complications and no infection. Dr. Engel and his staff are elite. They truly care deeply about their patients and go the extra mile always to insure that you are taken care of. I’m so grateful to them for helping me become the best reflection of myself!

Geri B.

Dr. Scott Engel is more than just the best plastic surgeon in Sarasota, he is a truly genuine person who cares about you and your desired outcome. Along with a great staff and the best nurses in town, Sarasota Plastic Surgery is the one and only number you need.

Shelby V.

It’s been a little over 3 months since my breast augmentation with Dr. Engel and I fall more and more in love with my results every day. Dr. Engel and the entire Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center team were nothing short of wonderful. Everyone was incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable, even right before the procedure when I was at my most nervous. Dr. Engle was warm, professiona,l and knowledgeable, he was more than happy to answer all my questions and provide his professional opinion. I truly felt heard and that I was in great hands. Thank you so much Dr. Engel!

Isabella S.

I had an amazing experience. Very comfortable atmosphere and lovely staff. Dr. Engel was very professional and informative throughout the entire process!

Alice M.

I adore Dr. Engel and everyone at SPSC. I'm beyond ecstatic with my results! At 54 years old I am able to wear a two piece swimsuit and feel confident. Menopause reeked havoc on my body and now because of Dr. Engel and his staff I look and feel better than ever. I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again. It was life changing. If you're on the fence jump off now and call for a consultation.

Kayla B.

After consulting with Dr. Engel, I knew he was the right one – and not just for me – for virtually anyone. Dr. Engel took the direction I provided/what I was looking for and was completely up front about what he could and would do and how best to go about it. My only regret about opting to undergo this miraculous breast procedure with Dr. Engel is that I didn't do it sooner. For years I've been plagued with insecurity about the asymmetrical shape and size of my breasts, and this became progressively worse as I grew older and gravity began to take its toll. Now Im happy to say at 8 weeks post-surgery, I'm feeling completely transformed and absolutely delighted with my results so far, with more body confidence than I could ever have previously imagined. Although the scars are still quite visible in the photos, I can see that they're gradually fading and I'm sure they'll continue to do so, but if you ask me, a bit of subtle scarring on my breasts is a price worth paying for the vast improvement the surgery has made to their overall appearance and symmetry. So if you're thinking of undergoing any kind of Plastic surgery, please look no further than Dr. Scott Engel– a masterful surgeon, a pioneer in his field, and a very nice person with a genuine concern for his patients and an unparalleled passion for giving you the best experience and results you can possibly wish for!!

Amanda L.

I couldn't be happier with Dr.Engel and his team. When I went in for the consultation he practically knew what I wanted by me just showing an example! The day of surgery him and his staff where very nice and made me feel so comfortable. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Not only am I happy and so thankful, but I can now say it with confidence and feeling and looking great!

Michele H.

Dr. Engel is absolutely amazing. I couldn’t ask for a more experienced and caring surgeon. He truly listens and understands his patients. My implant removal and breast lift results are better than I could have imagined, and I would recommend Dr. Engel to everyone looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, talented, caring surgeon. Your health comes first at this practice, which is the #1 thing you should look for in a physician.

Danielle W.

I had such a great experience with Dr. Engel and the staff at SPSC. Professional, clean and welcoming. They helped me with all my questions/concerns regarding my surgery. I would 10 out of 10 recommend!

Michele C.

I got an umbilicoplasty by Dr. Engel to make my outie bellybutton into a innie. Two surgical procedures and 2 steroid injections later, my results ended up being very cute and what I wanted. He was super nice and transparent throughout the experience and went the extra mile to make sure I was happy with the result.

Bella R.

Dr Engel is nothing but amazing! We have completed my 3rd surgery and I'm going in for my final post-op next month for my lower back lift, liposuction and butt procedure. I will schedule my 4th procedure with him at that time. Mind you, all these procedures are different, I just wished I had my facelift done by him as well but unfortunately, it was not, which makes me appreciate his honesty and ability more (I have I have talked to him about fixing my facelift in the future during another procedure). I am definitely hooked on the "magic" they perform on me. I have a couple more procedures in mind so I do not see myself going to anyone else. I will also add, the staff there are also amazing, knowledgeable and friendly-now keep in mind I have been seeing them for over 3 yrs so it is not a short term or only one experience with them. I have never been mistreated in any way or felt they we incompetent, they have my complete trust.

Miriam G.

The best experience I have had with a doctor. It took me years to convince my husband to be on board with the surgery I had. I am so grateful that it was such a positive experience. Dr. Engel was so kind. He kept me very calm. I didn't have an fears about going under and waking up. I am still healing and everything looks amazing. The entire office is so wonderful even when I get a bit annoying with all my questions. They always treat me with so much kindness. I have recommended Dr. Engel to all of my friends who are interested in some type of plastic surgery.

Brooke J.

I had a breast lift & augmentation done with Dr Engel. I honestly now could not imagine going through this with anyone else! He is the kindest, down to earth, most caring surgeon. During my initial consultation I was nervous but Dr Engel made me feel so calm and answered every question I had with great detail. I knew I was in great hands with him. He went over every option with me, never made me feel rushed and answered all of my questions. Surgery day went just as well as all of my pre op’s. All the nurses were so sweet and once again made me feel so comfortable! Dr Engel even personally called my husband to tell him my operation was over and went great - and explained in detail everything to him when he got there to pick me up! Like I said I still can’t get over what a caring & kind doctor he is!!! As for my results.... I’m BEYOND happy! I knew I would have great results with him but I didn’t think they would be this good! My lift is absolutely perfect, my size is exactly what I wanted, & my results are impeccable. Dr Engel you exceeded ALL of my expectations! Not only did you give me the most beautiful results possible but you were and have been an absolute joy to work with! Thank you SO SO much! I will never go to anyone else!

Emily S.

Dr. Engel is an extraordinary surgeon. He listened carefully to my wishes, took ample time to explain the procedures and respond to my questions, and delivered results that exceeded my expectations. He managed to take twenty years of age-related effects off my face while retaining its natural appearance. I am extremely happy with the result, and highly recommend him to others.

Tiffany E.

I am so happy I chose Dr. Engel to perform my breast augmentation. He is very skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. I was having trouble deciding on a size, I went with his advice and they are exactly what I wanted. I trust him enough to refer him to my friends and family. I love my new breasts and so happy with the results.

Lili C.

I would highly recommend them and Dr. Engel! He explained everything to me that made me comfortable with my decision. He did a great great job with my breast augmentation and very happy with the result. They have friendly staff and can't say enough good things about the nurses especially on surgery day. Thank you!

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Hospital Privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital


All of our doctors have hospital privileges at  Sarasota Memorial Hospital and full admitting privileges.   Many cosmetic surgeons and cosmetic surgery clinics don’t meet the high standards necessary to have these privileges.  

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was ranked #1 on the Suncoast in the 2015-16 Best Hospitals report, by U.S. New & World Report for overall patient safety, quality and care. Our Sarasota plastic surgeons are proud to hold full medical privileges here, which is one of Sarasota’s largest employers. With more than 819 beds, 4,000 staff members, 800 physicians and 1,000+ volunteers, Sarasota Memorial remains the only local hospital consistently ranked as the region’s finest. This facility is a full-service health system offering specialized outpatient care for our cosmetic surgeons. With too many awards and recognitions to list here, our surgeon’s are privileged to perform a variety of procedures at Sarasota Memorial where they know their patients are in outstanding hands.