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Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS

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Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS

Dr Karol Gutowski is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in noninvasive treatments, minimally invasive, and advanced surgical procedures to help you look and feel your best. As a leading educator of other plastic surgeons, he is affiliated with the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, and has over 100 medical publications and over 200 invited lectures to his credit. With over 20 years of experience, Dr Gutowski is recognized nationally and locally as a Top Doctor.


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Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Buttock Implants

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Calf Augmentation

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Augmentation

Chin Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Dermabrasion

Dermal Fillers

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Facial Implants

Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

Hair Transplant

Injectable Fillers

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

Liposuction

Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants

Microdermabrasion

Retin-A Treatments

Rhinoplasty

Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Spider Vein Treatment

Tattoo Removal

Thigh Lift

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Karol Gutowski participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Symmastia repair

Breast Reconstruction

Member Response:

I have fixed a few of these cases. If you are interested in coming to Chicago, please contact me.

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SAFELipo vs SmartLipo re: anesthesia

Liposuction

Member Response:

I agree with the other surgeons. Its the surgeon not the machine that delivers results. If the same areas are treated and the same amount is removed, then the recovery is the same regardless of technique. I would even add that in most cases, anyone who claims that one technique is much better than another without showing well done studies to support the claims is not being honest. In certain cases, there may be an advantage to a specific technique. Don't be fooled into thinking that "SAFElipo" is safer or better than any other lipo (no evidence to support that) or that "SmartLipo" is any "smarter" (it isn't). All techniques can be done awake or with sedation or full anesthesia. Want to learn more, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05IULCdxNyc

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Operative Report Question

Rhinoplasty

Member Response:

It is possible that the surgeon made a dictation error. If a graft was used, there may be a record of the graft in the medical record to confirm that it was placed.

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Cheek/Chin implants

Cheek Augmentation

Member Response:

An in person assessment is the best way to find out but based on the pictures, some check enhancement may help. You can start with an injectable filler before having implants.

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Is Liposuction dangerous with a lower body lift?

Body Lift

Member Response:

Based on the information you provided, liposuction of your midsection would be appropriate during the body lift. Consider discussing this again with your surgeon or getting another in-person opinion.

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Bbl by a board certified surgeon despite having lupus and kidney transplant

Body Contouring

Member Response:

A kidney transplant and lupus alone may not mean that a tummy tuck, liposuction, or BBL cannot be done. There may be other issues. However, if your transplant doctors and lupus doctor don't have any concerns, then it may be possible.

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Bbl by a board certified surgeon despite having lupus and kidney transplant

Body Contouring

Member Response:

A kidney transplant and lupus alone may not mean that a tummy tuck, liposuction, or BBL cannot be done. There may be other issues. However, if your transplant doctors and lupus doctor don't have any concerns, then it may be possible.

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SURGICAL SUBCISION Deep Acne Scar Removal

Cosmetic Surgery

Member Response:

I offer subcision with Bellafill injections under the subcised area. Learn more at DrGutowski.com

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Congenital symmastia pinellas county

Cosmetic Surgery

Member Response:

I have fixed these cases and it can be done as an out patient procedure. Please contact me if interested.

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Pancreas Transplant

Liposuction

Member Response:

Assuming you are otherwise healthy, liposuction is possible for transplant patients. There are many good Board Certified plastic surgeons in your area.

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How long will they be swollen?

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Some swelling and discomfort is common after breast augmentation. However, if you are experiencing significant pain and swelling, you should contact your surgeon right away.

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Implant type

Buttock Implants

Member Response:

Buttock implants are made of a similar material to breast implants but they are not the same. A breast implant should never be used for buttock augmentation.

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Need belly button fixed :-(

Cosmetic Surgery

Member Response:

Based on your picture, you may need to have the scar removed, then a new belly button created a few months later.

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Can I get a breast reduction if my breasts keep growing?

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

This is a good question to discuss with a plastic surgeon and determine why your breasts are growing. An in person evaluation is the best way to start. If your symptoms are severe, it may be appropriate to do a reduction now.

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Bra Line Back Lift

Body Lift

Member Response:

A bra line and back lift are both doable on selected patients and can give great results. An in person assessment is the best way to find out.

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Non-Surgical or Mini Lift?

Arm Lift

Member Response:

The best option is an arm lift which removes the loose skin. See examples here: https://drgutowski.com/before-after-photos/body/arm-lift/

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what to do in the future

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

It sounds like you may want a breast reduction in the future. However, there are times when a breast reduction can be done at your age. I've treated a few cases like yours just to make the pain improve. In some cases, it can be done with liposuction to avoid obvious scars. Learn more here: https://drgutowski.com/before-after-photos/breast/breast-reduction/

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Saline implant deflation and wait several months?

Breast Implant Revision

Member Response:

Very reasonable. I would do the same.

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Hematoma

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

This is a serious problem. Contact your surgeon immediately or seek urgent medical consultation.

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Healing after Iraq along with major weight loss

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Looks like a great result! And thanks for your service to our country.

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