Dr. Jack Gunter is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX. He recently delivered a lecture and joined a panel discussion at Plastic Surgery 11, the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which focused on the traditional rhinoplasty procedure, and solutions to the complex secondary rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Gunter says he always enjoys speaking at plastic surgery conferences, though especially appreciates the chance to participate in one of the premier industry events with one of the most prestigious plastic surgery societies.
At the Dallas plastic surgery practice, Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jack P. Gunter and his team of surgeons perform surgical and nonsurgical procedures of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Gunter is known internationally for his work on the rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty procedures. He recently delivered a lecture and participated in a panel discussion at Plastic Surgery 11, the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), focused specifically on his extensive experience with each procedure.
The presentation is titled, “Solutions to Complex Problems in Secondary Rhinoplasty.” Dr. Gunter delivered this lecture to an audience of plastic and reconstructive surgeons from all over the world. He says he believes his extensive experience with this procedure provides him with a unique perspective and greater appreciation for the complexity of revision rhinoplasty, which is why he felt delivering this lecture at the ASPS conference was essential:
“Primary rhinoplasty is felt by most plastic surgeons to be the most difficult operation in cosmetic surgery to get consistently good results. However, revision or secondary rhinoplasty is considered to be much more difficult than primary rhinoplasty. The reason for this is that the dissecting planes of the tissues have been obliterated by scar tissue, thus anatomical structures are often distorted, displaced, and in some cases, may be missing. A successful result in such a small area is a considerable feat and takes a large amount of experience.”
Dr. Gunter then participated in a panel discussion on “Rhinoplasty Techniques that have Stood the Test of Time.” With more than 35 years of experience performing rhinoplasty in Dallas and around the world, Dr. Gunter says joining the discussion on the long-standing success of the traditional approach to rhinoplasty was a pleasure, as he was happy to share his range of experiences while speaking with some of the top plastic surgeons in the industry:
“Panel discussions are always enjoyable especially when the panel is full of “experts”. As the old saying goes, “there are several ways to skin a cat” but the goal is to determine the “best” way. As you can imagine, there are usually several differing opinions and the discussions can get to be quite lively. Although there is not always a consensus of opinion, it simulates the audience and the panelists think about the different presentations. This can give them different and new ideas on what may work better than what they are presently doing. A good panel can be very productive for all.”
As Dr. Gunter prepares to continue his rigorous schedule of speaking engagements and lectures, he says he always enjoys the chance to meet and collaborate with the leading minds of his industry. He adds that the ASPS annual conference is especially enjoyable because the society is well-respected and attracts not only the current innovators of plastic surgery, but the future leaders of the industry as well.
About Jack P. Gunter, MD
Dr. Jack P. Gunter is a world-renowned expert in plastic surgery, and rhinoplasty in Dallas specifically. He is the co-editor of Dallas Rhinoplasty: Surgery by the Masters, a leading textbook used to teach rhinoplasty techniques around the world. Dr. Gunter is also the founder of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, an annual event that attracts plastic surgeons from around the world.
The Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery is located at 8144 Walnut Hill Lane Suite 170, Dallas, TX 75231. The practice can be reached at (214) 369-8123, or found online at gunter-center.com or rhinoplasty-usa.com.