Chicago >Dr. Jay Pensler
680 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.894644 -87.616034
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: By Appt.; Sunday: By Appt.
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
CHICAGO'S BEST!!!! – First off, let me start by saying Dr. Pensler is THE MAN!!!!!!! I went in for gynecomastia surgery a few weeks ago & couldn't be happier with the results. no more feeling self-conscious at the beach or anywhere else i had to take my shirt off...... my only regret was not not getting this surgery done earlier in my life. if your unsure about getting this surgery done DON'T BE! it'll be the best investment you EVER make. any questions will be answered by his AWESOME staff, who take care of you from beginning to end. I will undoubtedly recommend Dr. Pensler in the future to anybody I know who might need this surgery. The man changed my life.
Cleft Lip and Palate – Wow, I can't believe some of these reviews! We have been seeing Dr. Pensler since before my 8yr old was born when we found out he had a cleft during a ultrasound. Our first meeting he took the time to look at the ultrasound, explain to us the different possibilities, and what a possible plan going forward would be. He explained that with children with clefts it is not just a single surgery,it is a relationship lasting 20 years. We decided then that he would have the final say on on medical procedures on our son. We run everything by Dr. Pensler to see how things fit in the overall plan.Through all six surgeries so far he and his staff have been nothing but professional they have gone out of their way to be friendly to us and our son. When we call they know us by name. When some money challenges came along and our Insurance did not cover needed procedures Dr. Pensler even adjusted his fee but 75%! Our experience has been the complete opposite of what some of these reviews are saying.
My surgery brought out a whole new level of confidence – I was completely flat chested my whole life. I had curves everyplace else, but I didn’t feel that I was proportionate. I wanted to feel more like a woman. And, from the time I was 18 I started thinking about having a breast enlargement. I was curious about what it would feel like and what I would look like to filling out a bathing suit or a shirt. At the time nothing looked good on me. I also wanted to feel more comfortable with my body. So I waited until I was 25, because I wanted to make sure that I had stopped growing, and especially because this is a major life decision. I’m kind of sporty in general and felt a little boyish. I was not even an A. Now everything looks great. Seriously, there’s not one item of clothing that I put on that doesn’t look good. And anyone that didn’t know me before had no idea I even had the surgery. Dr. Pensler did an amazing job. They look completely natural it’s unbelievable. Mine are silicone and they feel very natural. They do not look fake without a bra. I was confident before the surgery, but the surgery has brought out a whole new level of confidence. I also feel better because when I fluctuate a few pounds with my weight it doesn’t look so disproportionate because now I have something up top. As far as Dr. Pensler goes, he’s an amazing doctor and I trusted him 100%. He made me feel so comfortable and I was back to work in three days. I was on medication for a short while just to help me with the pressure but about two to three weeks later I felt great and was completely back to normal after only 2 months. Now it’s been 5 months and I feel like they’ve been mine the whole time.
I do not recommend Dr. Pensler. I hated my results and I will need additional surgery to fix the work he performed. Also, Dr. Pensler has filed lawsuits against three former patients who have written terrible reviews about him. You can check out the lawsuits on cookcountyclerk.... Case numbers 10 CH 35238, 10 CH 35876, 09 CH 18628. He has also been sued multiple times (at least 8 times), including for medical malpractice, look up those cases as well.
Liposuction Experience – Hi this is Susan Lee. I am going to tell you about how it's feel when u can find yourself better looking than ever. Few months before I was a 27 years old lady carrying extra fat on my heap, thigh, waste, breast. Whenever I used to go outside from my home or office I can find people of my age heaving a good figure, carrying beautiful cloths.I was so jealous to see that. I could only dream of having such a figure.
Then I found Dr. Jay M Pensler on the internet that he is an excellent plastic surgeon all over the Chicago.. So I went to him. To get an appointment I did not have to wait much longer for an appointment. He suggested a liposuction surgery to reduce extra fat from my body. I got totally convinced and agreed to do the surgery. After having the surgery I have no extra fat. And the surgery is almost scarless. Whenever I get outside I don't feel jealous any more. I am just like one of them. My figure is slim and attractive too. Everybody is astonished with my sudden change and I am too much happy with the result.
I Feel So Much Better About Myself – I had been thinking about having a breast augmentation since I was 16. But, my main concern is that they wouldn’t look good. My breasts were very small and I felt really out of place.
Now, after the surgery I am a full C/D.
I love the way I fill out my clothes – my shirts don’t look funny and dresses are a lot easier to wear.
I am happier with the way I look. And I feel A LOT more confident. It makes me feel good to be noticed.
My breasts are perfect.
They don’t sag, and they are round.
I can go without a bra and there’s no sagging.
And, what I like the most is that there are
no flaws and I look so much more proportional.
I decided to have Dr. Pensler do my breast I augmentation because two of my friends had the same surgery and they really liked him and the way they look. I liked Dr. Pensler as soon as I met him and everyone in the office was really cool and really nice.
What I couldn’t believe, is that I felt completely
fine after two days. And It only took me 2-3 days to recover. I had my surgery on a Thursday and was I was driving and back at work on Monday but I was out shopping on Sunday.
I would tell anyone who was considering a breast augmentation to go with the size that Dr. Pensler recommends.
Eventhough I am young, I have good credit and was able to finance this on my own. At my consultation, Dr. Pensler's explained all the options to finance my augmentation to make it work.
Now, my daughter likes what she sees. – As a mother, it's like, what did I do wrong? Did I not take enough prenatal vitamins? Did I drink too much milk?
My daughter Caly was born with a cleft palate. She had a hole in her face.
My husband and I, fearful of not knowing what to do, who to turn to, or trust, asked the pediatrician we had at the time. “If this was your daughter and this was her face, whom would you turn to?”
He got us the name of Dr. Jay Pensler, Children's Memorial, Chicago, Illinois. That one decision is the decision that has affected Caly’s life and will forever affect her in the greatest of ways.
We went to Dr. Pensler, scared. Caly was having problem breathing. She couldn't sleep, her tongue was hanging out and Dr. Pensler explained to us the implications of her cleft palate and scope of her birth defect.
If you've never had a cleft palate child, you don't know. It entails many, many things. It's a lot more than cosmetic surgery; it's reconstructive surgery inside of her face.
Now, when Caly sees other kids who have had cleft palates, she says, “Mom, that could have been me. Thank you. Thank you to Dr. Pensler.” Today, she is a beautiful, beautiful 15-year-old girl.
Now, when my daughter looks in the mirror, she does not see a birth defect. She does not see a hole in her face. She does not see someone who was born with this horrible thing. She likes what she sees. She likes who she is. And it's because we went to the best surgeon who took us under his wing and did something immediately when other doctors said, wait, wait, wait.
Dr. Pensler corrected Caly‘s face in such a way that you really have to look for the scar. He is a perfectionist. To know Dr. Pensler is to know that he is a perfectionist.
He told us, “Don't worry, I will treat her like she's my own.” And he has never strayed from that commitment to this day. He talks to Caly on a very personal level. He talks to her about school. He talks to her about her life. He's interested in what she's doing, what she thinks. She loves going to see him.
The decision to go with Dr. Pensler has affected my daughter’s life, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. She was never called names, she was never made fun out of, and no one treated her any differently.
With each surgery, she's looked better, and she's felt better. Don't get me wrong, she looked bad. I mean, she came out of the surgeries, she looked bad. But eventually when the swelling came down, she looked beautiful. Caly’s lips are full and beautiful. That’s what you see because Dr. Pensler hid the scar line where the two peaks are above your lip are. You don't know there’s a scar.
If you are fearful about giving your child to a doctor because you don’t know what can be done, look at my beautiful daughter today. She's blossoming into a young woman, The last thing that's on her mind is the scar on her face. She doesn't even see it. It is something that, it's not there.
There are no words in the English language to express my gratitude for what Dr. Pensler has done. Dr. Pensler has give Caly opportunities for a life that she would not have had with any other doctor, I can honestly say, I could not have found her a better doctor. No way. I know I found the best.
St. Johns, Indiana
The Best – MY PROCEDURES: Gynecomastia correction with liposuction of the flanks.
RESULTS: Couldn’t be happier. Considerably less swelling or pain in the short-term, and after 3 months, much less scaring than I had prepared myself for. My recovery time was also less than I anticipated. I was working out again within 3 days of the surgery (although cautiously). It went so well that I’m afraid I may want to get something else done in the future. For now, I’m set.
DR. PENSLER: A truly genuine individual and a completely gifted surgeon. I instantly felt at ease with him, and trusted in his knowledge and skills. There is no doubt left in your mind after your first visit that the man knows what he is doing. I was concerned about the awkwardness factor but I was completely comfortable discussing something that most guys aren’t dying to talk about. When I’ve gone in for post-op appointments, we chat about everything from my job search, to his dog and family. I don’t know about you, but I want to know the person I’m trusting my body with is a real human being. Consider why I’d invest this much time cementing his reputation and advising others to consider him when researching cosmetic producers. The work has already been done, and I didn’t get a discount, folks.
SUPPORT STAFF: Simply awesome. I’d consider hanging out with any of them in “real life.” I’ve received regular check-up calls from Dr. Pensler’s Assistant (L), exceptionally caring and professional service, and have enjoyed friendly banter with the whole staff on every visit. Visit for yourself and form your own opinion. Patients don’t bring in cupcakes (as happened today) for people they don’t respect and enjoy. The Patient Coordinator (J.V.) gave comprehensive information in a timely manner upon my first inquiry by email. Of the 3 offices I contacted, she was the only one who didn’t repeatedly call/email me with the sakes of scheduling an initial consultation (and/or surgery date). She was also the only coordinator that provided cost information up front (the others made it clear I would have to come in person to hear the most basic bits of info related to my decision-making factors). I’m smart enough to do my own research, don’t respond to pressure sales tactics (I wasn’t looking to purchase a used vehicle), and wanted the process to go as smoothly as possible. It did.
THE COSTS: For the Chicago market, about average. I was willing to pay a little bit more for Dr. Pensler’s pedigree, location to my home, and the awesome follow-up care I’ve received (I’ve been in 4 times in the first 3 months for regular inspections). I understand that everyone has different budgetary boundaries. For myself, I would much rather enter a facility on the day of surgery with a certain level of confidence than save a few day’s pay. Top-notch surgeons can charge only what the market dictates. This is one time I’m glad I invested in a sure pair of hands. His services do not come cheap…for a reason. He’s darn good. There were no “hidden costs” or fees, and the Patient Coordinator disclosed total costs (in the form of an all-inclusive flat-fee) on three separate occasions: via email correspondence prior to the consultation, following the consultation with Dr. Pensler, and prior to scheduling the date of surgery.
Best Plastic Surgeon in Chicago!!! – I had a rhinoplasty by Dr. Pensler last year. I had never liked my nose, especially in my profile, but I hadn’t really thought about having plastic surgery. Then my friend had her nose done by Dr. Pensler and it looked so good. I decided to go in for a consult to see what could be done for me since my friend told me he would do computer simulations. I was really impressed by at how much time Dr. Pensler took explaining the procedure and it was awesome to see how much prettier I would look. I decided to have the surgery but I was little nervous about the recovery. One of the girls in the office told me she had a rhinoplasty by Dr. Pensler and that it was not painful and the recovery was really easy which made me feel more at ease. She was right I didn’t have any pain at all! I was bruised and swollen but I went back to work the day after surgery. Plus, the patient coordinator spent a lot of time with me to go over pre and post operative instructions and also explained to me about financing. I already had Care Credit and I was able to use it for my rhinoplasty. It was such an easy experience and I look so much better now.
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