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Karol Gutowski, MD, FACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Glenview, IL

Karol Gutowski, MD, FACS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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aFresh Med Spa & Plastic SurgeryMedical Doctor2300 Chestnut Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026

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View 92 Befores & Afters for Rhinoplasty, Laser-Assisted Liposuction, Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty) and 11 more

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Top procedures performed by Karol Gutowski, MD, FACS

Rhinoplasty Before, Female 20 - 2992Rhinoplasty After, Female 20 - 2992

Rhinoplasty

Laser-Assisted Liposuction Before, Male 30 - 2985Laser-Assisted Liposuction After, Male 30 - 2985

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

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Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty) Before, Female 26 - 738Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty) After, Female 26 - 738

Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty)

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Before, Female 24 - 758Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) After, Female 24 - 758

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Blepharoplasty Before, Female 50 - 2969Blepharoplasty After, Female 50 - 2969

Blepharoplasty

Restylane® Before, Female 66 - 2187Restylane® After, Female 66 - 2187

Restylane®

Chin Augmentation Before, Male 30 - 2968Chin Augmentation After, Male 30 - 2968

Chin Augmentation

Radiesse® Before, Female 33 - 3009Radiesse® After, Female 33 - 3009

Radiesse®

Otoplasty Before, Female 32 - 682Otoplasty After, Female 32 - 682

Otoplasty

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About Karol Gutowski, MD, FACS

Our team at aFresh Med Spa & Plastic Surgery is dedicated to excellence in patient care. We pride ourselves in being innovative and patient-focused and will provide you with comprehensive care in a comfortable environment - one where you are treated like family. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your desired results!

Professional Title

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Top Procedures

  • Ablative Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser
  • Ablative Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Arm Lift
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Fat Grafting
  • Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty)
  • Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation with Implants
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
  • Brow Lift
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Augmentation with Implants
  • Butt Lift
  • Calf Augmentation
  • Calf Implant
  • Cheek Augmentation (Cheek Implants)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Closed Rhinoplasty
  • Deep Plane Facelift
  • Diastasis Recti Repair
  • Direct Brow Lift
  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Reduction
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Transfer
  • Jaw Implant
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser-Assisted Liposuction
  • Liposuction
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Transconjunctival Approach
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery)
  • Microneedling
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mini-Facelift
  • Neck Lift
  • Open Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Pectoral Implants
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction
  • Radiesse®
  • Restylane®
  • Rhinoplasty
  • SmartLipo
  • Superficial Chemical Peels
  • Thigh Lift
  • Thigh Lift Surgery
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Water Jet-Assisted Liposuction
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Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Years of Experience

23 years of experience

Education

  • Undergraduate School: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Graduate School: College of Human Medicine-Michigan State University
  • Residency: University of Minnesota, University of Texas Southwestern
  • Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages

  • Polish
  • English

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Testimonials

Having entrusted Dr. Gutowski with helping me on a couple of occasions with great success, I have nothing but high praise. You will find Dr. Gutowski is very personable, knowledgeable, skillful, and always takes the time to listen to his patients. —James K., Earlobe Surgery
I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Gutowski and the whole staff! I’m very grateful I have found him to do my eyelid surgery because I couldn’t be happier with my results. Ellen always greets you with a big warm smile, and the entire office always make me feel like I’m their most important patient. —Vilma G., Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
I’m very pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Gutowski. If you are looking for an honest talented surgeon who follows up with you he is your man! —Brannon S., Rhinoplasty
Dr. Gutowski always stands out for his humility, kindness, and overall compassion towards his patients. He is an excellent surgeon with impeccable credentials and experience, I'm so glad I went to him because my result is even better than I expected. —Daniel Z., Liposuction
Dr Gutowski is fantastic. He and his entire office staff are very professional! His surgical skills are top-notch! —Maria M., Breast Augmentation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is natural Breast Augmentation better or artificial Breast Augmentation?

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This depends on the patient’s breast make up. Those who opt for implants may choose between saline or silicone as each has its own advantages. Generally, patients who have low breast tissue will benefit from silicone implants; otherwise, saline implants are recommended. For fat transfer, the advantage is that it poses less risk since there is no introduction of foreign material in the body. However, the results do not last long compared to artificial implants as fat can be reabsorbed by the body.

Is there a risk for silicone in Breast Augmentation?

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Negative notions about silicone started back in the early 90s when there were cases of leakage and complications. With today’s advancements in engineering, the silicone-based shells are made durable and safe, and have been proven so by the FDA. Today, in fact, silicone is more preferred than saline since they last longer and feel more natural. The rates of reported complications have significantly decreased in the last decade.

What is the difference between Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation?

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Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to enlarge breasts while a breast lift is designed to tighten the loose skin of a droopy breast. Both resolve different breast issues. There are cases that the procedures are simultaneously done when it is agreed that a breast lift with augmentation is necessary.

Will the nipples be respositioned during Breast Augmentation?

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It is common in a breast lift procedure that the nipple is repositioned so that it looks proportional to the newly shaped breast. When excess skin is trimmed away, a portion of an overly stretched areola (the colored skin around the nipple) is simultaneously trimmed away. The goal is for the nipple and areola to be within a normal size and position.

What is the difference between Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

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Tummy tucks are reserved for patients who have stretched, loose skin in the lower abdomen as a result of pregnancy or obesity. Liposuction, on the other hand, is for those who want to remove excess fat in the abdomen but still have a healthy skin tone. During the initial consultation, we will provide a thorough assessment and determine if liposuction alone is all that is needed, or if a tummy tuck will provide the best results.

Are the results of Liposuction permanent?

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The results of liposuction can be seen for many years following surgery if the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise program. Removed fat cells do not come back, but patients can still gain weight if their remaining fat cells grow.

Does blepharoplasty show evident scars?

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Eyelid surgery, whether upper or lower, generally does not cause visible scarring. This is because the surgeon takes great care to ensure that the incisions are made within the natural lines and folds of the eyes. Once the surgical healing has passed, the incisions will not be noticeable even to the naked eye.

Can blepharoplasty treat wrinkles and crows feet?

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Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles are better treated with procedures such as a facelift, browlift or a cheek lift as the results of the eyelid surgery are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can also be combined with a nonsurgical procedure such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a softer, smoother appearance.

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Credentials

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Wangensteen Surgical Society

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Texas Southwestern
  • Top Doctors in Madison
  • First Place Presentation, Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumer’s Research Council of America
  • Top Doctors, US News & World Report
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, University of Chicago
  • Best Reconstructive Paper, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal

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