The Geldner Center

Plastic Surgeon

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Seeking to take the skills he provides and the services he offers to the next level, Dr. Peter D. Geldner is analytical and inquisitive, only integrating the advancements he feels will help heighten the care he can deliver. “There is a tendency to embrace the ‘next big thing’ as it becomes available, but that’s not what we do at The Geldner Center; we only integrate proven, educational and results-oriented technologies.&rdqu...
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Seeking to take the skills he provides and the services he offers to the next level, Dr. Peter D. Geldner is analytical and inquisitive, only integrating the advancements he feels will help heighten the care he can deliver. “There is a tendency to embrace the ‘next big thing’ as it becomes available, but that’s not what we do at The Geldner Center; we only integrate proven, educational and results-oriented technologies.&rdqu...
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Dr. Peter D. Geldner
Plastic Surgeon
Chicago , Illinois

Services Offered

  • Tummy Tucks
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Body-Contouring
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift
  • Necklift

A Minute With

1.
MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT
Opening The Geldner Center in 2003
2.
THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD
Minimally invasive procedures and creams can substitute for a facelift
3.
MY MOST UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAIT
Tenacity
4.
CELEB PHOTOS MY PATIENTS MOST OFTEN BRING IN
Angelina Jolie when they want their lips injected; Kate Upton when they want a breast augmentation
5.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
It allows me to combine art and science
6.
MY MOTTO
Look better, feel better, live better
7.
HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY
Paint, play the piano and sculpt
8.
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
My family
9.
WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE READY FOR SURGERY
When you have the desire to improve some aspect of your appearance
10.
MY OPERATING ROOM PLAYLIST
Classical music when I do facelifts, alternative rock during all other procedures

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Philosophy

Seeking to take the skills he provides and the services he offers to the next level, Dr. Peter D. Geldner is analytical and inquisitive, only integrating the advancements he feels will help heighten the care he can deliver. “There is a tendency to embrace the ‘next big thing’ as it becomes available, but that’s not what we do at The Geldner Center; we only integrate proven, educational and results-oriented technologies.”
 

About My Practice:

What is your philosophy when it comes to cosmetic procedures?

My goal is to bring patients into the diagnosis process and devise customized plans that target their specific objectives. It’s not about what I think patients need; it’s about what is important to them. 

How do you ensure safety for your patients?

We make sure every patient is a good candidate before any surgical procedure is considered. Safety and efficacy are our biggest concerns so procedures are performed at either nearby hospitals or surgical centers where patients benefit from advanced technologies and accredited safety provisions.

How do you ensure patient satisfaction?

Our nurse, Lynn; patient coordinators Marilyn, Agnieszka and Tricia; licensed medical aestheticians, Deanna, Lindsey, Mihaela and Beata; and our entire team, go beyond to ensure that each patient’s experience exceeds their expectations.

About Me:

Dr. Geldner: What is something your patients may not know about you?

I’ve recently been named a Top Plastic Surgeon by U.S. News & World Report and been featured in Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors, as well as on TV networks and radio shows.

Dr. Geldner: what is the best advice you’ve received?

The best advice I have ever received is to always listen to my patients—their expectations, needs, concerns and desires always must be heard and respected.

Which procedures do you specialize in?

I made my reputation in the area of breast surgery, including breast enhancement and breast lifts, also having an expertise in revising breast augmentations originally performed by other surgeons, fat transfer to the breast, and use of the new cohesive gel implants. 

Testimonials

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About Me

What can I do to enhance my body post-pregnancy?

For many women, after giving birth, it’s not uncommon for the body to change. Skin that was once taut is now lax; breasts that were once perky now sag; and formerly slim figures are now plagued by stub­born laxity that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Mommy makeovers, which consist of procedures aimed at targeting the breasts, abdomen, love handles and thighs, can synergistically give you back the body you once enjoyed.

Putting Patients First

“Whenever someone has more than one area that they would like improved, I ask myself how I can link these procedures together to maximize the patient’s experience. I work very hard to devise individualized treatment plans that reflect and incorporate the patient’s desired goals in a time-efficient and rational manner,” says Dr. Geldner, whose focus on the patient started when he was very young. At age 18, while working as a surgical orderly, he was preparing a young child for his upcoming skin graft to correct a severe burn injury. The younger Peter Geldner saw what had been previously grafted and found it unsightly. But to the child, the skin graft was his ticket to normalcy, erasing the injury from his body and his self-image. “I suddenly had incredible clarity, realizing that within plastic surgery, results are subjective. What matters is how patients see themselves after surgery and how it improves their well-being.”

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Dr. Geldner - University of Wisconsin

Residency:

  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • University of Chicago
  • Wayne State University

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATION:

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FAQ's

Q. What surgical trends are you seeing?

What our experts say:

Mommy Makeovers with patients wanting to achieve athletic, healthy-looking results; high-definition body contouring; and natural-looking facelifts.

Q. What can I do to enhance my body post-pregnancy?

What our experts say:

For many women, after giving birth, it’s not uncommon for the body to change. Skin that was once taut is now lax; breasts that were once perky now sag; and formerly slim figures are now plagued by stubborn laxity that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Mommy Makeovers, which consist of procedures aimed at targeting the breasts, abdomen, love handles and thighs, can synergistically give you back the body you once enjoyed.

Q. What new treatments are you using for facial rejuvenation?

What our experts say:

The recognition that facial volume deficits result in an aged look has led me to use fat transfers and differential soft tissue lifting to maximize the patients appearance for a youthful but natural look. Additionally, we are using Dermapen® combined with chemical peels to enhance youthfulness. 

About Dr. Peter D. Geldner
About Me

Dr. Geldner: What is something your patients may not know about you?

I’ve recently been named a Top Plastic Surgeon by U.S. News & World Report and been featured in Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors, as well as on TV networks and radio shows.

Dr. Geldner: what is the best advice you’ve received?

The best advice I have ever received is to always listen to my patients—their expectations, needs, concerns and desires always must be heard and respected.

Which procedures do you specialize in?

I made my reputation in the area of breast surgery, including breast enhancement and breast lifts, also having an expertise in revising breast augmentations originally performed by other surgeons, fat transfer to the breast, and use of the new cohesive gel implants. 

About My Practice

What is your philosophy when it comes to cosmetic procedures?

My goal is to bring patients into the diagnosis process and devise customized plans that target their specific objectives. It’s not about what I think patients need; it’s about what is important to them. 

How do you ensure safety for your patients?

We make sure every patient is a good candidate before any surgical procedure is considered. Safety and efficacy are our biggest concerns so procedures are performed at either nearby hospitals or surgical centers where patients benefit from advanced technologies and accredited safety provisions.

How do you ensure patient satisfaction?

Our nurse, Lynn; patient coordinators Marilyn, Agnieszka and Tricia; licensed medical aestheticians, Deanna, Lindsey, Mihaela and Beata; and our entire team, go beyond to ensure that each patient’s experience exceeds their expectations.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Dr. Geldner - University of Wisconsin

Residency:

  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • University of Chicago
  • Wayne State University

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATION:

A Minute With

MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT

Opening The Geldner Center in 2003

THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD

Minimally invasive procedures and creams can substitute for a facelift

MY MOST UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAIT

Tenacity

CELEB PHOTOS MY PATIENTS MOST OFTEN BRING IN

Angelina Jolie when they want their lips injected; Kate Upton when they want a breast augmentation

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION

It allows me to combine art and science

MY MOTTO

Look better, feel better, live better

HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY

Paint, play the piano and sculpt

WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

My family

WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE READY FOR SURGERY

When you have the desire to improve some aspect of your appearance

MY OPERATING ROOM PLAYLIST

Classical music when I do facelifts, alternative rock during all other procedures

Insights

What can I do to enhance my body post-pregnancy?

For many women, after giving birth, it’s not uncommon for the body to change. Skin that was once taut is now lax; breasts that were once perky now sag; and formerly slim figures are now plagued by stub­born laxity that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Mommy makeovers, which consist of procedures aimed at targeting the breasts, abdomen, love handles and thighs, can synergistically give you back the body you once enjoyed.

Putting Patients First

“Whenever someone has more than one area that they would like improved, I ask myself how I can link these procedures together to maximize the patient’s experience. I work very hard to devise individualized treatment plans that reflect and incorporate the patient’s desired goals in a time-efficient and rational manner,” says Dr. Geldner, whose focus on the patient started when he was very young. At age 18, while working as a surgical orderly, he was preparing a young child for his upcoming skin graft to correct a severe burn injury. The younger Peter Geldner saw what had been previously grafted and found it unsightly. But to the child, the skin graft was his ticket to normalcy, erasing the injury from his body and his self-image. “I suddenly had incredible clarity, realizing that within plastic surgery, results are subjective. What matters is how patients see themselves after surgery and how it improves their well-being.”

FAQ

Q. What surgical trends are you seeing?

What our experts say:

Mommy Makeovers with patients wanting to achieve athletic, healthy-looking results; high-definition body contouring; and natural-looking facelifts.

Q. What can I do to enhance my body post-pregnancy?

What our experts say:

For many women, after giving birth, it’s not uncommon for the body to change. Skin that was once taut is now lax; breasts that were once perky now sag; and formerly slim figures are now plagued by stubborn laxity that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Mommy Makeovers, which consist of procedures aimed at targeting the breasts, abdomen, love handles and thighs, can synergistically give you back the body you once enjoyed.

Q. What new treatments are you using for facial rejuvenation?

What our experts say:

The recognition that facial volume deficits result in an aged look has led me to use fat transfers and differential soft tissue lifting to maximize the patients appearance for a youthful but natural look. Additionally, we are using Dermapen® combined with chemical peels to enhance youthfulness. 

Services
  • Tummy Tucks
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Body-Contouring
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift
  • Necklift

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