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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.


Dr. Scott J Engel, MD of Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center
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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.


Dr. Engel has a 97% Patient Satisfaction Rating based on 490+ reviews.


I waited over 6 months just to get the consultation and it was worth the wait. I spent hours doing research and finding photos of what I want the results to look like. Many photos were of work Dr. Engel has performed on other patients. Dr. Engel took his time explaining options and realistic results in detail. I did not feel rushed and am confident he listened to me. I've gone to three different doctors and I booked my surgery with Dr. Engel, which I think says a lot..


Exactly what I was wanting to look like! The scars are minimal and healing nicely. Both breasts are exactly the same size now and no longer sagging. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. Scott Engel MD is truly a perfectionist in his work and cares about what his patients are looking for..


Dr. Engel was amazing to work with during this entire process. He gave me different options, and helped me choose what was going to be the best option for me and my body. He was considerate, honest, and supportive before, during and after the procedure. I could not be happier with my breast augmentation results, and would highly recommend Dr. Engel and Sarasota Plastic Surgery to anyone who is looking for quality work. Dr. Engel and his expertise was the absolute best part of the procedure. Because he truly listened to what I was wanting, he was able to give me just that..


I am so beyond thrilled with my results from Dr. Engel. I am20 years old and wanted a breast augmentation with a lift, as I had a slight deformity and was very insecure about my breasts. I had 2 previous consultations with surgeons in Tampa, but when I had my appointment with Dr. Engel, I knew he was the doctor I wanted for this procedure. He had spent over an hour with me for my consultation-listening to my wants and concerns, and answered every question I had with great detail.

Amy B.

I recently had a breast augmentation and breast lift procedure with Dr. Engel and words cannot begin to describe how happy I am. I have been contemplating having breast surgery for years but I was always afraid of looking "fake" or "too big". I am very petite and have always felt self-conscious about my chest. Dr. Engel really listened to me and understood what sort of result I was hoping to achieve. Well, he by far EXCEEDED any expectation I had. Dr. Engel and his incredible staff answered all of my questions.


Great experience and results were unbelievable.


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.


I recently had under eyelid surgery at SPSC. Dr. Engel told me what I could and could not expect. He is very patient, thorough and compassionate. I never felt rushed and no question was unimportant. The staff is also very professional, discreet and caring. I am extremely happy with my experience and my results. I feel and look 100% better!! I cannot say enough about Dr. Engel and the staff at SPSC. Thank you Dr. Engel!!

Marie I.

I was seeking consultation for a tummy tuck, breast reduction/lift, liposuction, inner thigh lifting and rhinoplasty (broke my nose a couple times). After much research, I chose Dr. Engel, as he was highly rated. I was extremely comfortable with Dr. Engel and his staff. I have underwent three surgeries since 2014 w/Dr. Engel. To say I am elated is an understatement. LOOK NO MORE....Dr. Engel is your surgeon!!


Dr. Engel is amazing! I’m 34 years old, nursed 3 children and gained 50 pounds w/each pregnancy. I lost all of the pregnancy weight but still felt I needed help in some areas (Tummy and breast) so I chose to have a mommy makeover w/Dr. Scott Engel. I am 6 months out from my procedures and I am so pleased w/my results I couldn’t be happier, I feel so comfortable in my skin and my clothes again! Dr. Engel is so talented and has an eye for detail, he was so thorough, compassionate, informative and treated my husband and I as if we were family! I highly recommend Dr. Engel and his staff! Thank you Dr. Engel!!!!.

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..

Elise Y.

After many years I finally decided to go forward with a breast augmentation! I met with Dr Engel and he by far pasted my expectations as a doctor. He was so patient and really took the time to explain the entire process to me. As well as help me select the proper implant. I am now about a week post op and healing wonderfully. I am so happy with my experience with him and the practice!.

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..

Julie P.

I had a surgical neck and mini face lift as well as facial laser by Dr Engel in October 2019. I had interviewed 5 different cosmetic surgeons before deciding on Dr Engel. All I can say is that Dr. Engel is a true master of his art- I call him The Wizard! Very professional office staff and truly capable and caring nurses. First class all the way, in all aspects. More than extremely pleased with my results..

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!.

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!.

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..

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..

Sara B.

I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Engel 7/20/22, which was a revision and exchange from a previous surgery done by another surgeon. To say he exceeded my expectations is an understatement! He listened to my concerns and gave me options!! I’m currently 12 weeks PO and loving my results!

Sally G.

Exceptional experience! You can tell his staff members are very passionate about what they do and that Dr. Engel is very detail oriented, talented and a honest surgeon.

Krista L.

Amazing experience with Dr. Engel and his staff! I was very nervous initially with this being my first surgery and being a mom (made sure I had help available while recovering) him and his staff helped me feel at ease and very comfortable with the procedure.

Lis H.

Every single employee, nurse, and dr here is incredible. They’re kind, compassionate and truly care about this practice and it’s patients. Additionally, Dr. Engle is the absolute best! He made me feel so comfortable for my surgery. I highly recommend Sarasota Plastic Surgery for any and all cosmetic procedures.

Brandi R.

I was very pleased with my surgery by Dr. Engel. I would highly recommend Dr. Engel to anyone! He was very professional and friendly during the entire process. He always made me feel like I was the only patient he had to see for that day.

Rebecca K.

Dr. Engel did a fantastic job repairing my deviated septum and full nose reconstruction for less than half of what it would have cost where we live the other part of the year. I would recommend anyone fly here if needed for his expertise!!! Very friendly and professional staff.


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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Dr. Engel: My Philosophy


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.

patient stories: Why i chose Dr. Engel

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Additional Privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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.