Chicago Plastic Surgeon
680 N Lake Shore Dr., Ste. 1325
Chicago, Illinois 60611 US
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"He is an artist and the knife is his paint brush!" "Right away, I knew I was in good hands." "You can tell from the incision, to the perfect implant placement and lift even to the shape of my belly button, that Dr. Geldner put A lot of time and really worked to give me the body I wanted...."

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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

I Dedicate This Surgery to All the Girls Who Were Mean to Me in High School - Chicago, IL

Dr. Geldner recommended a tummy tuck after another doctor had suggested just lipo. He also recommended a lolipop lift with my implants instead of the crescent lift that had been previously recommended by a doctor who knew I was very reluctant to have those procedures because of scarring. Dr. Geldner told me straight out that I would not be happy with the results if I went with the lipo and crescent, and I knew he was right. Dr. Geldner did not oversell himself. In fact he understated how good of a result I was going to see. I am ten days out and honestly am AMAZED at what I can only describe as a true transformation. My incisions look better at 1week than most of the photos I see at two months or longer post surgery. You can tell from the incision, to the perfect implant placement and lift even to the shape of my belly button, that Dr. Geldner put A lot of time and really worked to give me the body I wanted. In fact he spent 5 hours perfecting my tuck, lift, implants and abdominal vaser lipo. I look better than I had even let myself hope I would, which is such an incredible feeling. Dr. Geldner was also VERY sensitive to my extreme anxiety when it comes to surgery. He worked with a fantastic anesthesiologist and the two of them actually had me veery relaxed and confident before surgery, something that is pretty remarkable considering that a year before with another doctor for different procedures, I actually pulled the IV out of my arm and left the operating room before surgery. to go from that to feeling comfortable was amazing. For what it is worth, I am also a medical malpractice attorney in Chicago. There are a handful of doctors who I would trust to perform cosmetic procedures on me. I chose Dr. Geldner and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone.Updated on 26 Feb 2011:

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

It's About Me, Not Anyone Else. - Chicago, IL

March 6, 2015 ... Dr. Geldner Rocks! ....Choosing Dr Peter Geldner to perform my procedures was the best decision I have ever made. I have been a patient of his for several years and when the time came I knew he would be my PS and bring along his trusty team of in-office professionals. Dr. Geldner and his group made the entire experience as stress free as they could. Procedures are individualized and you aren’t treated like a number on an assembly line, as he says “it’s about you, not me or the other guy”. From the initial consult to all the pre and post op visits, I’ve always felt in the best of hands. Everyone has a kind word, a laugh and a smile, no matter how many emails I send or questions I asked … I feel more like a friend than a patient and I think that says it all. Experience, training and trust go hand in hand for this type of elective surgery and you will find that at Dr. Geldners office. It is a group effort with Dr. Geldner at the front of the pack, his warm, soft spoken demeanor is comforting. He has a sharp wit and great sense of humor too. I can’t thank him and his team enough for making this a wonderful experience.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Very Pleased with Dr. Geldner, Highly Recommend. Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery for 34 Year Old Mommy, - Chicago, IL

I felt immediately at ease with Dr. Geldner. I was a complex case, and he showed me the most complex revision cases he's done through his website. Right away, I knew I was in good hands. He was very patient with me during my duress, though his witty humor and relaxed demeanor. He was able to perform techniques other doctors couldn't offer. For instance, he has the capability to put a silicone gel implant through a periareolar incision. He also was able to successfully lower my breast crease to accommodate a larger implant. This has been an overall positive experience for me, and I am finally beginning to love my new breasts. I look forward to continue working with him in the future.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr. Geldner's office - First impression - Chicago, IL

I love Dr. Geldner's office. Everyone was very nice, professional and loved the technology used at the office. I went in just for a breast consult and left feeling more confident in the decision making process, condfident in the look I am going for and would definitely give him my full trust. I would recommend even a consult with Dr. Geldner for any questions you may have during your search...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

A Breast Reduction and Lift That Exceeded my Expectations... - Chicago, IL

Everything about Dr. Geldner and the Geldner Center deserves the highest rating. I am beyond thrilled with the results of my breast reduction and lift. Elective surgery is a serious decision and Dr. Geldner treats it as such.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox - LOVE IT

Plastic Surgeon with years of experience, compassion and an artist.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Very Informative and Delivered Top Quality Services from Consult Post-op. - Chicago, IL

I Love Love Love! Dr. G and his staff. He is an artist and the knife is his paint brush! Gifted!

50 Years Young, Mom of 1 Grown Son, Ready to Be Even More FABULOUS - Chicago, IL

Dr. Geldner and his staff have been superior so far!!! He is very experienced and has an excellent bed side manner! He takes his skill very seriously!!!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Turn Back Time - Chicago, IL

Very professional, so far realistic with expectations that I have. Made suggestions during consultation that made sense to me .

Rhinoplasty and cheek implants - Chicago, IL

I've gotten fillers injected into my tear trough and cheeks before, but now I'm looking for something that's more long term. I'm obsessed with this certain look - high cheek bones paired with a perfect, sharp, defined nose. I've never had a problem with the bridge of my nose, but the tip is really prominent. I mean, Its really not that bad and Icould do a quick fix and use makeup, but I really...

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Personal Statement

Leading the charge in life-changing enhancement and progressive, patient-focused care, Peter D. Geldner, M.D. is one of Chicago’s master plastic surgeons and founder of The Geldner Center in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL. Over 20 prestigious years in the field and specializing in cosmetic surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. free if you mention

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Former President, Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons
Appearances in numerous publications and media outlets including ABC, Fox News and NBC
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Geldner has hospital affiliations at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1979
    Medical: MD, University of Wisconsin, 1983
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Chicago, 1985
    General Surgery, University of Chicago, 1987
    Plastic Surgery, Wayne State University, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1988
    Plastic Surgery, University of Texas, Medical Branch, 1990

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I am noticing the formation of a double bubble. Am I Starting to Bottom Out? (photos)

You clearly demonstrate a small double bubble deformity. This was likely due to the surgeon lowering the infra mammary fold to accommodate the... READ MORE

Can someone please clarify if a tummy tuck would qualify for time off under FMLA or short term disability?

You pose an interesting question. FMLA exists to protect an individual's job while they are recovering from an illness or surgery regarding themselves... READ MORE

What are possible health risk factors for necrosis?

You ask a very open ended question. but I can get this question started. Skin necrosis occurs when there's not enough blood flow (or enough meaningful... READ MORE

Is there a noticeable difference between Natrelle Inspira SCF OR SRF?

Let me begin by telling you that I really like the SCF (and nearly all of the C or cohesive implants) for the right patients. Inspira implants in... READ MORE

Tingling pain while sleeping. Is it normal?

All abdominoplasties have some nerve damage. Some nerves are stretched, some are divided. When nerves are regenerating (growing back), one of the... READ MORE

Is 550cc silicone too big to achieve the look I am going for?

The question of implant size is confusing. Plastic surgeons have as many opinions as there are plastic surgeons. Some quote the literature, some quote... READ MORE

Can I Undergo a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction on my Sides if I'm on Methadone Maintance?

There is no reason that you cannot have liposuction and or abdominoplasty. The sole question is how do we manage the pain. The surgical aspects of... READ MORE

How Does VASER Liposelection Affect Dark Skin and Ethnic Skin?

As in any injury, skin can develop post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Vaser disrupts the fat cells breaking some apart but loosening others. It is... READ MORE

Do I qualify for the removal of my belly apron? (Photo)

I'm glad that you are working on getting rid of your excess weight following pregnancy. It's a great idea to achieve a stable weight, ideally your... READ MORE

Had to clean up after sick pet, now I'm worried I did something. I'm four days post-op

Stuff happens even when you plan an uneventful recovery. Odds are that you're okay. But if you have any doubts, contact your plastic surgeon. Most... READ MORE

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Breast Implant Technology: Achieving the Best Results for Your Body

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Peter D. Geldner answers questions about breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

Body Contouring: 2 Procedures That Can Change Your Body

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Peter D. Geldner answers questions about body contouring. WATCH VIDEO

Remove Stubborn Fat With CoolSculpting

Live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016, JuliAnn at Dr Peter Geldner's office answers questions about CoolSculpting. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Consult: Patient Communication and Sizing Systems

Dr. Peter Geldner explains the importance of the patient/surgeon communication during the consultation process for a breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

Body Contouring: Uncovering Your Inner Beauty

Body contouring is a term that encompasses a group of machines and techniques aimed at sculpting and chiseling a patient's body in a very precise, targeted manner. This is a great alternative to such invasive procedures as liposuction. WATCH VIDEO

CoolSculpting Freezes Fat, Eliminating it Permanently

Dr. Peter Geldner describes CoolSculpting; how does it work, what is the process like, and what kind of results can I expect? WATCH VIDEO

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