Find Info on General Surgery Residency Here

Plastic Surgery Residency


Chicago Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery ResidencyThe Institute for Advanced Plastic Surgery

The Institute for Advanced Plastic Surgery offers a range of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery services to the metropolitan Chicago area. The surgeons also have international referrals as well as patients who travel from other areas of the United States for consultations and treatment.

For more information, please go to Dr. Gutowski's Website
Plastic surgery services offered include a wide range of state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures and advanced reconstructive surgery, including pediatric plastic surgery and microsurgery.

Dr. Gutowski is a frequent contributor for breast augmentation and tummy tuck topics on RealSelf.

Aesthetic Procedures

Facial Rejuvenation

A common request for many patients is to have a more younger and refreshed appearance. Even small improvements in the face can transform a tired look to a more rested and youthful one. The Institute for Advanced Plastic Surgery offers the following nonsurgical treatments:

  • Basic skin care and aesthetician treatments
  • Laser hair removal
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • Soft tissue fillers
  • Botox
  • Chemical peels

For more dramatic facial improvements, surgical options offered include:

Breast Enhancement

For many women, an improvement in breast size or appearance can offer an improved self esteem. Breast procedures offered include:
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift (Mastopexy)
  • Correction of breast asymmetry and deformity

Body Contouring and Liposuction

The appearance of the arms, legs, trunk and abdomen may be improved using surgical techniques selected for each individual patient. The procedures offered include:

  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Body lifts (Circumferential abdominoplasty)
  • Arm lifts (Brachioplasty)
  • Thigh lifts (Thighplasty)
  • Liposuction

Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

Improvements in the size and shape of a nose can be achieved with various techniques that are included in a rhinoplasty. If there are any breathing problems that involve the nose, they can be corrected at the same time.

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Nasal airway surgery

Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)

Improvements in the size and shape of the ears are possible using different techniques that are part of an otoplasty. Improvements can be made in ears that are prominant and in ears that are deformed due to accidents or as a result of other medical treatments such as skin cancer excisions.

  • Otoplasty

Reconstructive Procedures

  • Breast Reconstruction

  • Upper & Lower Extremity Reconstruction

  • Head & Neck Reconstruction

  • Facial Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Excision

  • Wound Healing

  • Hernia Repair & Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

  • Microsurgical Procedures

  • Nasal airway Procedures

Research Contributions & Ongoing Studies

As part of their commitment to improving patient care in plastic surgery, each surgeon is involved in continued medical and clinical research. All of the Institute's surgeons have authored numerous publications in leading medical journals and textbooks. In addition, the work of the surgeons in the Institute for Advanced Plastic Surgery has been presented at national and international plastic surgery meetings and educational courses.

Current research projects include:

  • The use of nipple sparring mastectomy in breast reconstruction
  • Decreasing surgical infections by screening for pathogenic skin bacteria

Educational Opportunities

To ensure that the ongoing high level of specialist care is available in the future, the Institute for Advanced Plastic Surgery actively participates in the education and training of future plastic surgeons and other health care workers. These programs include:

  • Plastic surgery fellowships (Additional subspecialty training for fully trained plastic surgeons)
  • Plastic surgery residency (In association with the University of Chicago)
  • Medical student education
  • Physician assistant clinical training