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Dr. Jay Pensler

Dr. Jay M. Pensler is a top board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Pensler went to medical school at the University of Chicago, completed his general surgery training at New York University and his plastic surgery training at the University of Texas. He completed additional training in craniofacial surgery at Harvard University. He has hospital privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pensler is an Associate Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School.

Dr. Pensler is committed to offering comprehensive, personalized treatment plans for each of his patients. He emphasizes patient education, safety, and outstanding results. Dr. Pensler specializes in body contouring, facial rejuvenation and breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lifts, and scarless breast reduction.

Dr. Pensler is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Pensler has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox Television as well as local and national print including Time, Crains, and Chicago. Dr. Pensler is listed as a “top” surgeon by numerous organizations including Castle Connelly and the Consumers Research Council of America.

Jay M. Pensler, MD

680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1125

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: (312) 642-7777


Cosmetic - Face/Neck

Cheek Implants

Chemical Peel

Chin surgery

Collagen Injections


Ear pinning surgery

Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Face Lifts

Fat Injections

Forehead Lift

Lip Enhancement

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Cosmetic - Body

Buttock Implants

Buttock Lifts

Calf Implants


Spider-Vein Treatment

Thigh Lift

Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty)

Upper Arm Lift

Alternative Instrumentation

Computer Imaging

Endoscopic Technique

Laser Technique

Cosmetic - Breast

Breast Enlargement

Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

Breast Lift

Male Chest Implants

Male Breast Reduction Surgery


Burn reconstruction

Cleft-Lip and Palate

Congenital defects of the Hand

Ear Deformity Surgery

General Reconstruction

Hand Surgery

Head-Neck Cancer

Micro Surgery

Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Skull/Facial Bone Reconstruction

Reconstructive - Breast

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

TRAM flap breast reconstruction


  • Medical School: University of Chicago
  • General Surgery: New York University
  • Plastic Surgery: University of Texas
  • Craniofacial Surgery: Harvard University

Hospital Afffiliations

  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Specialty Fellowship and Plastic Surgery Section Member
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Bioelectrical Repair and Growth Society
  • Blocker-Lewis Plastic Surgery Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Chicago Pediatric Society
  • Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Children’s Community Physicians Association
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • International College of Surgeons, Fellow (Plastic Surgery)
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
  • Society of University Surgeons

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School