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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.


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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 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, 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.

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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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Before and After Photos

Welcome to Dr. Engel’s Before and After gallery. To improve the communication between us, we encourage you to use the MyFavorites feature to create a collection of images that reflect your surgical goals. When looking at a set of images, simply click the “Add to Favorites” button to begin your collection. During our consultation, we’ll review this collection together so we can discuss your specific goals and concerns.

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Additional Privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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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.

Cape Surgery Center

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Our Sarasota plastic surgery team is proud to hold medical privileges at The Cape Surgery Center at Sarasota Memorial. This outpatient, same-day surgery center is a state-of-the-art facility where elective procedures are performed. High quality care, outstanding medical technology, and a patient-centered atmosphere is what makes The Cape a preferred place to perform surgery for many surgeons across Sarasota. Although ambulatory surgery is commonplace today, the Cape remains the community leader as a multi-specialty center for outpatient surgery.