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RealSelf community says"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
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
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
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
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
Plastic Surgeon with years of experience, compassion and an artist.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
I Love Love Love! Dr. G and his staff. He is an artist and the knife is his paint brush! Gifted!
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
Very professional, so far realistic with expectations that I have. Made suggestions during consultation that made sense to me .
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...
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.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
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Awards & Recognition
Former President, Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons
Appearances in numerous publications and media outlets including ABC, Fox News and NBC
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1979
Medical: MD, University of Wisconsin, 1983
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
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
Treatments offered at The Geldner Center
- African American Rhinoplasty
- Age Spots Treatment
- Arm Lift
- Asian Eyelid Surgery
- Asian Rhinoplasty
- Body Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Fat Transfer
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Implant Revision
- Breast Implants
- Breast Lift
- Breast Lift with Implants
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Brow Lift
- Buccal Fat Removal
- Butt Augmentation
- Butt Implants
- Butt Lift
- Calf Implant
- Cellulite Treatment
- Cheek Augmentation
- Cheek Lift
- Chin Implant
- Chin Liposuction
- Chin Surgery
- Ear Lobe Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Eye Bags Treatment
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facelift Revision
- Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Fat Transfer
- Forehead Lift
- Fraxel Laser
- Laser Liposuction
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Lip Augmentation
- Lip Implants
- Lip Surgery
- Lipoma Removal
- Liposuction Revision
- Lower Face Lift
- Male Breast Reduction
- Male Tummy Tuck
- Mentor Breast Implants
- Mini Lift
- Mini Tummy Tuck
- Mommy Makeover
- Natrelle Breast Implants
- Neck Lift
- Nipple Surgery
- Non Surgical Face Lift
- Non Surgical Nose Job
- Nose Surgery
- Pec Implants
- Restylane Silk
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Sculptra Aesthetic
- Sientra Breast Implants
- Smart Lipo
- SMAS Facelift
- Thigh Lift
- Tumescent Liposuction
- Tummy Tuck
- Tummy Tuck Revision
- Vaser Liposuction
- VASER Shape
- Wrinkle Treatment
Most popular answers from Peter D. Geldner, MD
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
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
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
All abdominoplasties have some nerve damage. Some nerves are stretched, some are divided. When nerves are regenerating (growing back), one of the... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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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