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680 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.894644 -87.616034
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
The truth - he is a fantastic doctor! – I never usually write on these blogs, but I felt I had to because some of these comments are ridiculous. After having my second child, I wanted to repair my breasts. I also have always been an A-cup and after breast feeding, the shape of my breasts had also changed. I did my surgery with Dr. Pensler and am very glad I did. Aside from great results, he is very professional. Considering surgery can sometimes be scary, and I wanted a Dr who told me the facts, not someone who promised me the world. I would recommend anyone to Dr. Pensler with a guarantee that they will be glad they went to him. It is too bad people write such bizarre reviews in hopes of some personal gain. My mother-in-law had her facelift done with Dr. Pensler as well (b/c I loved my experience!) and I told her to write her review too. The truth needs to come out – he is a fantastic doctor!
Nice Experience – Halo this is Lisa Wills a 24 year woman with some problem with my extra fat. I have consulted many doctor. Then one of my friend told me about Dr. Pensler and she also told that she got a good result after having treatment from Dr. Pensler.
So I visited Dr. Pensler and I have found that he is a proper gentleman and his behaviour is very nice with the patient. He told me about how we are getting extra fat and how can we reduce it.
After a small surgery I am stunned. I am unable to recognize myself. The extra pound had been gone. I had to buy new cloths for me. And I am feeling more agile than ever. Everybody loves my new look. MY parents, my friends, my collegues, my Boyfriend. And I am too much happy with my perfect figure. Thanks to Dr. Pensler.
Dr. Pensler is the best person for plastic surgery I have ever known. So my suggetion is that if anybody needs to remove her extra fat then you should obviously go to Dr. Pensler. Thank you Dr. Pensler.
A Really Great Experience – I am a 25 year old female and decided to get a breast augmentation and a nose job (rhinoplasty). I spoke to all of my friends who had had surgery with different doctors, looked online at different websites, read reviews, and had consultation appointments with six different doctors (i wanted to get the right guy!!). I basically wanted a top doctor and results that looked natural. I did not want scarring on my breasts, and I wanted a new nose, but one that still fit with my face.
My consultation with Dr. Pensler was by far my favorite. As everyone else says, the staff is very nice and very professional. I guess where my review differs from the others is that my results were fantastic! They were really exactly what I wanted.
My breasts are the perfect size and I had MINIMAL scarring, which was my top priority. My nose is definitely new, but it matches SO WELL with the rest of my face. My family loves it, my friends love it, my boyfriend loves it, and I am sooo happy!
The one thing that I would say to perspective patients is that Dr. Pensler is very honest, and its important that you be honest with him. I came in telling him which celebrities had my favorite noses and breast sizes. He made it VERY clear to me that a nose is individual per each face and that he isn't a surgeon that will replicate another person's nose onto you if that isn't going to look natural. He told me (very nicely haha) that if I wanted that result, it was fine, but he wouldn't be the right doctor for me. I went home, talked with my family and thought about it. Ultimately, I decided that the best nose for my face was obviously what I wanted and I went back and went through with both surgeries.
The staff care was great (as everyone says) and my post-appointments and results were really really great! I'm really glad I went through with the surgery, and Dr. Pensler was definitely the right surgeon for me!
So overall: my experience was so great! My results couldn't be better and I am so happy!
To anyone: make a consultation appointment, and be honest. Dr. Pensler will tell you if you will get the results you are looking for, and then YOU can decide to take it from there!!
Please go elsewhere.. This is the truth – For years I have been waiting the day I could get my nose fixed. I have had a larger nose, and a rather large bump. I went on the internet and typed in Chicago land doctors. The first doctor I saw was Dr. Pensler. I looked through a few websites reading about him and everything seemed really impressive. I then quickly rushed to make an appt. Like others said, he seemed perfect. Spent time with me, said rhinoplasty was his favorite procedure and so on. Also in his office there were all these plaques on the wall saying he was a top surgeon,he had went to some very impressing schools..etc. Look I bought it all. It was the scariest thing for me, because for years I have been waiting for this procedure . Well day came of the surgery and everything seemed alright. Days passed I was pretty swollen, but couldn't see much because of the splint. I kept looking at the only part I could see and it looked exactly like my old nose. Before the procedure my mother and I stated exactly what I wanted and I should of know then. He turned to me and said he was going to make the tip how he thought would fit me. He was not going to give me a little itty bitty nose, because it would not look on me and he refused to do that. I don't know why and as stupid as it sounds I continued with the procedure. One week went by until the splint was to be removed. My mother went with me. He removed the splint and it was a shock because the bump was yes indeed gone but the tip of my nose was exactly the same... EXACTLY THE SAME... BIG!! My mom could not help to say something..and when she did..oh god, it was all over. He no joke started to scream at her!! Say she knew nothing to and leave immediately. My mother did not even raise her voice at him, she simply said Dr. we are not happy with the results and went crazy!! For the next year I came alone to all my visits. Believing the lies he told me every single time..we would meet for about 2 minutes at the most and he would say "yes it's still swollen" every single time. After a year passed and nothing went down on my nose..but according to him it was swollen...it looked the same for the entire year. Im not a very outspoken person and I do not stick up for myself so for the year I prayed he was right that it was only "swollen" and it would chance. IT WAS ALL A LIE. I couldn't say anything to him.. because I was terrified he would explode on me as he did my mother. A year passed and I finally as quietly and calmly as possible, I said Dr.. the tip is just a little to big for my liking..you said if I didnt like my results you would fix it for free. He said you know what you are right I will fix the tip it is a little larger then my liking. I told him again how I wanted it and he AGAIN said he refused to give me a little nose it did not fit me!! I was desperate at this time and just wanted the nose I dreamed of. I again let him do the procedure again after waiting a year. I wore the splint.. i bruised..etc. The splint was removed.. and the result was ... THE SAME!! Listen when I say this... he DID NOT take any off the tip.. my nose looks EXACTLY THE SAME. My family.. my friends.. my bf could not tell not a single difference. Its been six months since my SECOND procedure and occurding to him ohhh itll go down alot its still swollen.. but im telling you.. there is NO DIFFERENCE!!! Listen this is the truth and i ADVISE YOU please please DO NOT SEE THIS DR..STAY AWAY!!!!!!!! I hope you al the best you has encountered this doctor and really taken what I said serious.
A True Professional – I came to Dr. Pensler after consulting my dermatologist for a removal of a skin tag. He was recommended by my dermatologist for his expertise in preventing scarring. That he recommended a biopsy of the skin removed demonstrated to me that he really cares about his patients. He took his time, and there is no hint of where the skin tag used to be. I found him to be very professional and very caring. I would recommend him to anyone looking for those qualities in a cosmetic surgeon.
Always research and interview plastic surgeons – Six years ago I chose Dr. Pensler to do my breast reduction surgery without interviewing other doctors, that was a bad mistake on my part. I unwittingly assumed he was a great doctor since he operates at Northwestern Hospital and he’s all over the net. I learned a lot about myself as a patient and about doctors from my experience with Dr. Pensler. I’ve learned to not be so gullible, naïve and trusting of doctors and I’ve learned that they don’t always know best and I will always question and demand answers when it comes to my health and care.
Dr. Pensler is cold and arrogant, something that didn’t deter me as his patient because well doctors can often get away with that kind of behavior. His office staff always struck me as remote, awkward and almost fearful. You rarely saw smiles or heard laughter while in there and no one talks to you more than absolutely necessary. Every appointment I would show up for I would be asked to wait and the receptionist would bring out a stack of magazines and they would be taken away as soon as I was with Dr. Pensler. I saw him twice before my surgery at his office, the day of my surgery and few post-surgery visits which he billed my insurance for (I found out he was not allowed to bill my insurance for the post surgical care) all of which lasted 15 minutes or less. Dr. Pensler does not like to have lengthy conversations and any question you have is typically brushed aside and he’s disdainful about it as well.
With my breast reduction he used staples and incorrectly measured the notch to nipple. The end result after my surgery was that I had Frankenstein breasts with the nipples placed too high. I can’t wear anything lowcut and forget about demi cups and I have issues with bras and bathing suits not covering up my nipples because he placed them too high and there is nothing you can do to fix that. While I was estatic about the relief of not having large breasts I was also heart broken that they looked so disfigured. I really didn’t have an idea of how they should look until I joined a breast reduction support forum and saw pictures of other reductions and I was sick to my stomach. I couldn’t bring myself to go back to Pensler for any of my follow-ups and his office never bothered to check in with me. I knew if I confronted him about it, I would just end up angrier and more upset by their attitude.
A year after my surgery I asked around, did research and interviewed 4 other plastic surgeons for revision surgery because there was no way I was going to let Pensler butcher me again. I know that there is an unspoken rule among doctors that they don’t criticize another doctor’s work, so every single surgeon I interviewed I watched their face very carefully when I was examined and they all winced and grimaced when they viewed my breasts. I could read on their faces that it was going to be a very tough fix and there was nothing any of them could do about my nipple placement.
Finally I went with Dr. Laurie Casas at Glenbrook Hospital, she worked a miracle on my breasts even though she couldn’t fix the nipple placement she made them look like actual breasts again. Dr. Casas and her office staff is amazing, I’ve never been so taken care of by a doctor’s office before and she stands by her work.
self boasting reviews – I believe that the person that wrote" great result", "highly recommended!!! ", and ''dr pensler was great to us! '' is the same person. these reviews are written and punchuated the same way. boasting about how he spent a full hour and how they referred there family and friends and how great!!!! or fantistic!!!! the results are. this guy preys on peoples biggest complexes and has a web sight for every one of them. im angry because i bought into his *ull**** hook line and sinker and will have to have the surgery redone. this guy is a smooth operator and so is his staff. its all good untill you question his work or does something you didnt expect and then you will see the true side of this ***hole. once hes got your money he could care less.
Great Result – I went to Dr. Pensler for liposuction. I had gone to 2 other consultations elsewhere first becasue they were free. I only spent a few mins with the doctors at both places so I decided it was worth it to me to pay for the consulation with Dr. Pensler once I had done my research. My consult with him was completely different. He spent about an hour with my boyfriend and I. I scheduled surgery that day because we were both comfortable and confidnent after meeting with him. My results are fantastic!!! I can fit into jeans I haven't been able to for a very long time. I have refered Dr. Pensler to my friends and family and they are also very happy with their results.
great save – I had previous surgery on my breast in Indiana and Dr. Pensler redid the surgery and saved my breasts.They were terrible and now after larger implants that were put in the right place they look great.!
too bad they don't have ratings below 1 – look around for a different surgeon... Everyone was nice until the surgery was done. Surgery came out uneven and botchy stitches; i tried talking to them about it and they did not want to take any responsibility (they said it was how my body is shaped, although it was perfectly even in the before pictures). I also made it very clear to him where i wanted the implants inserted and found out they were inserted elsewhere after the bandage was removed!!!
It has only been a couple years since the surgery and i have found another doctor to re-do the procedure. I had trouble getting my records afterwards, it took a couple wks (after having to pay) to get them... they had sent them to the "wrong address" and she did not want to fax them. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY WITH DR. PENSLER!!! research research research, do not let all the memberships and "education" fool you.
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