Chicago Plastic Surgeon
680 N Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1125
Chicago, Illinois 60611 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation and Big Thank You... - Chicago, IL

Dr. Pensler is the best surgeon!!! His job and quality is amazing. He really knows what he is doing and I hope he will never retires!!!!! There is no words to explain how good is he, and how happy I am with the results. I am really low pain tolerance, I don't like pain at all. And after a surgery for me to have no pain it was just amazing and really fast recovery. I am really happy and I would recommend Dr. Pensler to anyone that I know. He is the Best!!!

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Great Experience. - Chicago, IL

I had lost over 70 pounds in the last three years and had been searching for a doctor for months between the San Francisco bay area and Chicago. I finally decided on Dr. Pensler because he made me the most comfortable and confident with the decision to proceed with the surgery. I had a body lift and bilateral gynecomastia. I am currently 3rd day post op and I am recovering just fine. His...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Second Surgery with Dr. Pensler and Another Amazing Result! - Chicago, IL

Dr. Pensler and his staff were fantastic! He always ran on time and took tons of time to talk with me and answer any questions I had. He also does computer imaging which really helped in choosing size, and my results turned out exactly how I was hoping from the imaging!

5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

Gyno Surgery a Great Success - Chicago, IL

He is highly recommended!

Preop for 700Ccs my 2nd BA , 1st BA 300cc's- Chicago, IL

My girlfriends reference me... They all have their work done with Dr.Pensler. My consultation- He was very nice , polite and down to earth explained the procedure, he measured me. He took pictures and then He provided me with images of my self and how would I look in different sizes, which I thought it was pretty awesome. He and his receptionist gave me a lot of information. They made me comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Nose - Chicago, IL

I have a nose that fits my face and does not look fake or done. I really love the look that I have now.

5 out of 5 stars MTF Breast Augmentation

Implants in and Good Service After the Sale. - Chicago, IL

He is a caring, compassionate, and more than competent plastic surgeon. I would recommend him to my friends. Even as my own case was physically and psychologically complicated (as I am on the transgender spectrum). The picture you see next to my name is his work. if you are a born woman and he did that for me Immagine what he could do for you.

I Do Not Recommend - Chicago

I do not recommend Dr. P. I had surgery done by him and my breasts are ugly and uneven. I will need additional surgery to fix them. When I expressed concern to Dr. P, he was nothing less than rude and arrogant. Even his staff and his wife nurse Laurie seemed to not care about me. After my surgery, whenever I look in the mirror, I am horrified and I have cried several times over the way...

1 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

I had a TT done back in 2010 - Tummy Tuck - Chicago, IL

I wouldn't recommend

1 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Choose Your Doctor Wisely

Has no business performing tummy tucks. Lacks experience. Please, please shop around. Do your research and pick a skilled doctor!!!!!! December 2016 Tummy tuck. Extremely unhappy with results. Paying $11,000 for a revision. Great person but definitely not someone I would recommend for a tummy tuck. Please shop around, do extensive research.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Pensler is a nationally and internationally recognized plastic surgeon. He has authored over one hundred articles on plastic surgery and has served on numerous national committees. A comprehensive array of procedures are available which are tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free Breast Augmentation Consultations

Awards & Recognition

America's Top Doctors
Top Doctor in the Nation, 2015
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pensler has hospital affiliations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago and Children's Memorial Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Chicago
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, New York University
    Plastic Surgery, University Of Texas
    Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, Harvard University

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I Naturally Have Close Cleavage, Will I Get Symmastia if I Get a Boob Job? (photo)

You have cleavage that is close. I would recommend sub-muscular placement of the implants to minimize the potential for symmastia. You should be aware... READ MORE

By looking at these pictures, what type of Rhinoplasty procedure would you recommend? (photo)

First you are starting at a nice point and the goal is to enhance your present appearance. With the limited photos you provide it appears a lowering... READ MORE

What can be done with my nose? (photos)

You would benefit from a secondary rhinoplasty. Your nasal tip is broad and uneven. Your nasal dorsum is curved and the nasal base is uneven , all... READ MORE

Need Revision Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty?

You should not be embarrassed to ask the number of rhinoplasty surgeries the surgeon performs each year and the number of secondary rhinoplasty... READ MORE

Implants Don't Seem Big Enough! Will They Eventually Get Bigger?

Implants settle a bit with time also the swelling between the breast dissipates which changes the appearance. As far as the size I prefer to utilize... READ MORE

Do Mentor Implants Feel Thicker to Touch Than Allergan Natrelle?

There are multiple types and shapes of implants .There are low,moderate ,moderate plus,high ,ultrahigh implants with different dimensions that... READ MORE

Do I Have Tubular/hypoplastic Breasts?

Sagging breasts do not equal tubular breasts. Tubular breast are more akin to a hernia under the nipple. Looking at your photos I do not note tuberous... READ MORE

Which Gynecomastia Technique for a Thin Male?

The type of technique utilized depends on the specifics of the patient. There are two types of tissue in male breasts, fat ( adipose) and breast gland... READ MORE

Which is the better option for me? Eyelid lift or brow lift? (Photo)

In every patient who is interested in improvement of the orbital region there is always a question as to weather the patient needs a blepharoplasty ,a... READ MORE

Will breast augmentation with implants affect sensitivity of the nipples?

There is a possibility of a decrease in nipple sensation after breast augmentation. It is unusual to have a reduction or loss of nipple sensation... READ MORE

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