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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

I lie about my age and am not about to post the truth here! Let's say I am around 32! I decided I am ready to reclaim my hotness! Tummy tuck, vaser lipo and breast lift and 530cc implants will be done on February 16th. So all you girls who were mean to me in college, the kappa deltas who cut me during rush, and all my ex boyfriends who cheated on me and/or dumped me can suck it! That's...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

I, like most, have been thinking for years of getting my face done - it is time now. Botox and fillers have kept me going, but they can't do anything for my neck which this year has started to droop and wrinkle-that puckering- nor take care of the jowls (aren't they the worst?) I hate having a square face. I certainly don't feel like I look, and it is amazing what the years have done over...

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

After consulting 4 different doctors with no avail, I finally found Dr. Geldner by the grace of god. I was looking forward to the consult, it was slotted for an hour, the standard for his breast surgery consultations. Right away, I felt at ease when I arrived. The office has wine colored carpet throughout, and feels like you are in an upscale living room! I met with Marilyn, whom I had...

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

Since having my two children after the age of 40, gravity took its toll on my breasts. I wanted to have this corrected but was scared of the procedure and worried about finding the right doctor. I decided that the time was now or never and I began to research my options. Luckily, I chose Dr. Peter Geldner. Everything about my experience exceeded my expectations. His work is amazing. My new...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox - LOVE IT

I was looking tired and too many people were always saying to me "smile". I have Botox between my eyes and a brow lift with Botox. Filler in my smile lines, under my eyes and at the corner of my mouth. Love the result. It was a bit uncomfortable but no where near the pain of having dental injects. It has been 2 months now and the effects are still fantastic. Do your homework...

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

My expectations are going to be long overdue!!! Been wanting the TT, Lipo, & BBL for 21 years + It's finally becoming a reality!! Super excited and extreme nervous at the same time!!! I will be posting before photos soon. I'm excited for the after photos. 2017 will literally be the year for The New Me! Well I'm now in the countdown phase. I'm so ready to do this especially after posting...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Turn Back Time - Chicago, IL

Hi Ladies. Been following comments & reviews quite a while now. Had lipo 20 plus yrs ago for hips & was one of best decisions I ever made. Had a great butt for more then 20 years. 2 kids later & enduring lots off stress plus age I can find the time to work out. Did nutra system lost 10 lbs but now stuck. I had lipo( which included several kinds Vaso ect) this morning. Choose Dr....

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...

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 RealSelf.com

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

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

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

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

TT post op 10 days, may have an area of necrosis (Photo)

I am sorry to hear of your problems following abdominoplasty. It is possible that all may heal well, but it is possible that you may have some ... READ MORE

Does a tummy tuck look fake... will everyone be able to tell? (Photos)

Thanks for your question and photos. The answer to your question is that abdominoplasties and nearly all of the procedures we do can look very natural... 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

Upper abdominal bulge after Tummy Tuck, can it be fixed? (Photos)

Thanks for your question and photos. There are no clear cut explanations for what we see in the photos. There are many possible explanations. My... READ MORE

Does anyone know how long after having a breast lift and reduction done can I get a tummy tuck? (photo)

While breast lifts and abdominoplasties can be done at the same time, you might want to do them separately to have an easier recovery. Second... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Geldner

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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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