Karol A Gutowski MD

Chgo, IL, US
Karol A Gutowski MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

From the moment you walk into our offices, you are welcomed, cared for, and treated with the utmost respect. Whether you’re exploring plastic surgery options for the first time, had plastic surgery before, or are interested in the advanced skincare services provided at Transcend MedSpa, our priority is your complete satisfaction by providing you with beautiful, natural results. There is no one more important than you, and our entire staff is dedicated to ensuring that your aesthetic experience is all that you hoped it would be.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Gutowski offers the following procedures and treatments for his patients:

Injectable Products and Skin Care
Botox and Dysport
Fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, Artefill, Scuptra
TCA peels
Scar revisions
Fat grafts & injections
Laser & IPL treatments

Facial Rejuvenation
Forehead and brow lifts
Upper & lower eyelid improvements (blepharoplasty)
Face lifts including midface and neck
Nose enhancement (rhinoplasty)
Ear correction (Otoplasty)
Cheek and chin implants

Breast Enhancements
Breast augmentation with implants or fat injections
Breast lifts (mastopexy)
Breast reduction
Correction of uneven breasts
Correction of breast deformities
Correction of inverted nipples

Body Procedures
Tummy tucks (abdominoplasty)
Body lifts
Arm Lifts
Thigh Lifts

Breast Reconstruction
Implant and tissue expander reconstruction
Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction
TRAM & DIEP breast reconstruction
Fat grafts and injections
Nipple reconstruction

Procedures for Men
Male breast reduction (gynecomastia)
Body contouring
Pectoral (chest) implants
Hair restoration
Facial procedures

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Gutowski received his undergraduate degree, a BS in Biology, from the University of Michigan, and his medical degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. He trained in general surgery at the University of Minnesota and conducted his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern. His fellowship and advanced training in Plastic Surgery was conducted at the New York University Medical Center.

Teaching Appointments

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin
Clinical Associate of Surgery, University of Chicago
Residency Program Director, University of Wisconsin

Publications and Presentations

In addition to being a respected practicing surgeon, Dr. Gutowski is a frequent lecturer and teacher of other plastic surgeons and is a regular instructor at national plastic surgery educational meetings. As author of over 60 publications, and book chapters on plastic surgery, Dr. Gutowski is a well respected authority in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for adults. He is a frequent contributor and consultant to the plastic surgery industry and news media.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gutowski has been recognized as a top plastic surgeon by his peers in these publications. He has also received awards for his teaching of future plastic surgeons.

Top Doctor Recognition:

US News Top Doctor
US News and World Report

America’s Top Doctors
Castle Connolly

America’s Top Plastic Surgeons
Consumer’s Research Council of America

Top Doctors in Madison
Madison Magazine

Other Awards & Honors:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Teacher of the Year Award, University of Texas Southwestern
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Minnesota
Golden Apple Teaching Award, University of Chicago
Alumni Visiting Professor, University of Texas Southwestern

Affiliations & Memberships

Offices Held

American Society of Plastic Surgeons & Plastic Surgery Foundation

Fat Graft Task Force – Chairman
Endowment Appropriations Committee – Chairman
Tracking Operations & Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons – Chairman
Quality & Performance Metrics Committee – Chairman
Patient Safety Committee
Technology Assessment Committee
Breast Implant Task Force
Clinical Research Council
Emerging Trend Committee
Venous Thromboembolism Task Force
Judicial Council
Stem Cell & Fat Grafting Task Force
Surgical Quality Alliance – ASPS representative

President, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons

Staff & Facilities

Payment Options

If you would like to consider financing your cosmetic surgery, Dr. Gutowski works with www.CareCredit. Please visit their website to learn more about them and the variety of financing options available to you. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to assist you.

"Ask a Question" Responses

Is there a simple procedure that can be done to enlarge leg calves?

I have had skinny legs all my life I would so like to be able to wear short dresses or shorts before I leave here. I am a 62 year old female. People...

Yes, calf implants are an option.

Are Lipolysis injections the answer?

I am a 53 year old woman who had Cellulaze done on my thighs. 3 years later my thighs have never lost the excess skin and now my thighs are very...

Sorry to hear about your loose thigh skin. Lipolysis is not likely to smooth your skin. There are some devices that may tighten skin such as...

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

I have been working out for over year and have lost approximately 80 pounds with diet and exercise. I carry most of my weight around my stomach and...

Congrat's on the 80 lb weight loss...

What is the cost to transfer belly fat into the breasts?

I was wondering how much it would be for belly fat to be transferred into the breasts? I am an A cup and I'm really tired of people making fun of me...

The costs may depend on how much time is required for the procedure. It may range from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on your location and the surgeon's...

Lumps after lipo, what can I do?

I had liposuction 3 years ago and I have terrible lumps down the front of my legs. My legs are worse than before. What can I do?

I'm sorry to hear about your lumps after liposuction...

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Karol A Gutowski MD

676 N. St. Clair Street,
15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611,

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