Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that involves reshaping the nose. It can be either a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the nose, a medically necessary procedure to improve nasal breathing, or a combination of both. Dr. C. Spencer Cochran and Dr. Jack P. Gunter offer all types of nose surgery at the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery. Primary rhinoplasty refers to first-time nasal surgery, whether for cosmetic or functional purposes, as opposed to secondary (revisionary) rhinoplasty, which indicates the patient has had one or more previous rhinoplasties.
Primary rhinoplasty is accomplished by removing excess bone and cartilage from beneath the skin covering the nose. In some cases, cartilage grafts are added to help remodel the nasal framework. After alteration of the supporting structures, the skin is repositioned over the newly shaped framework to give the nose its new appearance. The changes may be subtle or dramatic, depending on the needs of the patient.
Jack P. Gunter, MD, Medical Director at the Gunter Center, is widely recognized as one of the premier plastic surgeons in the world, and his expertise in rhinoplasty is world renowned. While practicing in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Gunter has pioneered many new rhinoplasty techniques, and his contributions to the field have significantly enhanced both primary and secondary rhinoplasty.
C. Spencer Cochran, MD, our lead rhinoplasty surgeon, is also a highly respected rhinoplasty specialist and was hand-selected by Dr. Gunter for his knowledge and skill in all aspects of nasal surgery. He offers the most up-to-date and cutting-edge techniques in rhinoplasty.
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Our surgical goal is to produce a nose that looks natural, functions properly, and is in balance and harmony with other facial features. The “operated look” is thereby avoided. The Gunter Center is the first practice in North Texas to offer Vectra 3D Imaging to simulate the proposed before and after results of rhinoplasty surgery. While each primary rhinoplasty patient’s wishes are always central to what we do, there are limiting factors. Skin texture and thickness, previous injuries or nasal surgeries, individual variations in healing, and facial proportion and contour play important roles in what can, and should, be achieved with a nose job. These and other factors will be fully discussed during your consultation.
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For your convenience, you may choose to complete an Internet Consultation to determine your eligibility for nasal surgery before you visit our office. This optional online rhinoplasty consultation helps our doctor assess whether you are a good surgical candidate, the degree to which they can ultimately address your individual situation, or can save you a trip to Dallas if you are not a good candidate for rhinoplasty.
If you live in or near the Dallas, Texas area and would like to schedule a primary rhinoplasty consultation with our rhinoplasty surgeon, please contact the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery.