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

I had my breast augmentation done on November 4th, 2013. I am so happy that I did it. Dr. Pensler is the best plastic surgeon that I know. He is amazing.After a surgery I had no pain at all just tightness. I was up and walking the same day. The only days I took muscle relaxes was November 4th and 5th. That’s it I didn’t even have to take any pain killers, because I had no pain. All my...

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

I had my first BA with Dr. Pensler when I was 19. I've loved them throughout the years, but since the new gel implants came out, I always wanted to try them. I obviously also developed more in other parts of my body from when I was a teenager, so I wanted to go a little bigger so I could be a little more proportionate. When I had my first surgery, saline was the only option at that time. I had...

5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

Gyno Surgery a Great Success - Chicago, IL

Started getting hard lumps behind my breast at puberty,This hard glandular tissue increased with age and was quite painful and aesthetically unpleasing. A pat on the chest would almost bring me to my knees with acute pain, It also was aggravated more in the winter when it was cold. I read good things about Dr. Pensler and made an appointment. I liked everything I heard and then scheduled an...

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

I am getting breast augmentation my Doctor recommend 800Cc Hp Silicone. I decided to get 700Cc I Figure I can always buy a push up bra to give a bigger boob look. I am now 300Cc Hp Silicone my surgery was done in another country. I now want the "Sofia Vergara" Look:) but I'm little scared going big because I don't want to look fat either... Or more like a porn star. I just a nice big full...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Nose - Chicago, IL

I had a large Greek nose that always made me feel self conscious. I had Dr Pensler do my rhino after meeting with three other surgeons. I love my new look it is very natural not at all fake. My nose fits my face now. The office was bet clean and pleasant The staff were professional and not at all pushy,

5 out of 5 stars MTF Breast Augmentation

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

I am a transgendered woman. Having been on hormones for a while I had a A/B cup before implants. They were ok. I didnt look "flat". However I wanted implants for psychological reasons (don't we all?) I wanted to feel more complete and attractive. So I went in to his office and I went LARGE. 600cc moderate (or mod + i don't remember) profile silicon under the muscle. I had one...

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 had a TT done back in 2010 by Jay Pensler MD. Looking at the post op photos I'd say yes it was worth it. However, I've gained weight since then and my tummy is no longer flat. This also comes from poor dieting and exercising. I could've saved myself 9,000 and purchased a gym membership. It would've saved me the scar. Tattooing was the only way to camouflage the scar and I'm still not...

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

Lots of Cleavage/perfect in Every Way - Chicago, IL

Dr. Pensler is as good as the doctors on the Los Angeles based series Botched. Before surgery my breasts looked like they should have belonged on a eighty year old woman, deflated flat and the nippled pointed downward slightly. I'm 32. Today my breasts are perfect thanks to Dr. Pensler. I own a dress that laces up on the sides and my side boob is amazing. I look great in backless dresses and...

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

Do I need a chin implant? Also considering a direct brow lift due high forehead (Photos)

Computer imaging is always very useful in situations like this.After looking at the photos you provided I  would be inclined to offer a small chin ... READ MORE

What size implant/profile do you recommend for a woman with a short waist/long legs?

The same implant appears differently in different women.This is an important fact that is often misunderstood.I would recommend you use computer ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Pensler

Jay M. Pensler, MD has shared 68 before and after pictures with 46 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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