Dr. Spencer Cochran successfully repaired Alisa’s nose following a tragic accident.
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FEMALE VOICE: I was in Lake Tahoe visiting my sister and got up in the middle of the night and fell down the stairs, put my head through a stucco wall, which plummeted me into a banister face first. It shattered and did a compound fracture on my nose, which split and then went up into the brain area.
I was taken to the emergency room. I was told I would need surgery. I called my doctors in Dallas. They told me that I needed to come to Dr. Gunter Center that this was the only guy in town that did noses. I was lucky enough to come here and meet Dr. Cochran who then repaired my nose and did a great job and I’m so thankful. I mean it was a tragic accident. It could have been life altering and he put it back together. It took a couple of weeks to heal and my nose is here.
Elly is glad that she chose to come to the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery for rhinoplasty. Dr. Gunter and Dr. Cochran performed her nose surgery as a team.
MS. ELLY: So far it’s been 10 months since my surgery and the confidence has gone sky high. And I just feel like I can do anything and I can take on anything. And my nose has healed perfectly. And people I haven’t seen in like five years I’ve seen they say it looks so natural and you just, there’s something about you that just looks radiant. They couldn’t put their finger on it, but it looks great.
I am more than ecstatic about choosing Dr. Gunter and Dr. Cochran. They have been amazing. They work miracles. That’s the only way I can put it. I, they, they’re like magic, magic hands. And it’s just wonderful. I’m so glad I choose them. And they seem so personable and so likable and lovable and they hug you and they’re so happy just to have you as their patient. And they, I really feel from them and their staff that they honestly like deeply care.
I am so glad that I went ahead and chose to go ahead with the rhinoplasty procedure. I feel like it’s brought out my other features that I have and you can see more of me. And I’m just thrilled. Yeah.
FEMALE VOICE: I came to the Gunter practice through my doctor in Manhattan, actually two referrals in Manhattan. I was intrigued, I came down, and they were lovely enough to fit me in at the last moment and just absolutely wonderful about it. I met Dr. Cochran after a lengthy consult that had to go on longer and longer â€˜cause I had so many questions. He was great.
And I went to surgery, it was, went smoothly. He explained everything. Spent a lot of time consulting on what I would like to look like or there, would like the result to be. At the end we came to a good conclusion and had surgery. The recovery was not painful. It’s a bit sore when you wake up, but didn’t even need full medication for the recovery.
And I’m three weeks out and I’m quite happy with it and I’m very fortunate to have met Dr. Cochran. I’m pleased enough to have referred my sister and a couple of other friends so that are coming in for consultations. So I have the utmost faith in them.
Tania loves the new look & function of her nose.
FEMALE VOICE: Well I had a lot of sinus problems growing up, all my life, you know, of course allergies too, you know, don’t help. But I had a CT scan done and I had a deviated septum. My turbinates, one of them was collapsed and they were enlarged, and then I also had polyps. So due to all of that I always got sinus infections and just felt sick all the time, headaches all the time. And I had done a lot of research and I had heard that Dr. Gunter was just awesome. And he is.
And I came in for a consultation and Dr. Cochran is the specialist who talked to me about my sinuses and chose a date. We did a drawing of my nose. And I was very scared and nervous at first but excited at the same time. Then I came in for my surgery. Everything went great. I felt great afterwards and I really didn’t have a bad experience. You know, I felt fine. Of course the congestion is always, you know, a pain, but you know it wasn’t what I expected. I thought it was going to be painful.
Taking the cast off the nose was an experience in itself because it was just pretty, it was scary you know. When you see yourself it’s a change and so you’ve got to get used, you’ve got to tell yourself that it’s going to look different and listen to everybody because it does change. It takes about a year for you to really see the full results, and about six months out you basically see, you know, where it starts looking more aligned and the swelling’s going down.
But I can breathe a lot better and everybody in the office has been great. And, you know, even when I come in for doctor visits. And that’s what I really, really liked about Dr. Gunter is that their bed side manners are just phenomenal. And here now, 15 months later, and I’m really, really, really excited and very happy with the results.
Heather had a wonderful experience with her revision rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Spencer Cochran at the Gunter Center for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery.
FEMALE VOICE: The reason that brought me here to Dr. Cochran’s office was that I’d had a rhinoplasty before and I wasn’t happy with the results from that. I also had continued problems with breathing and my sinuses. I also had worked with Dr. Cochran in the operating room and knew some of his work and how conscientious he was and that he was coming to work in a rhinoplasty practice.
So I came to him for a secondary rhinoplasty and revision of sinus surgery. I couldn’t be happier with my results. I feel, I love my new nose. I can breathe better. I can smell better. It looks better. Every person in this office treated me like I was part of the family, like I was a very important person, even from the receptionist telling me directions of how to get home in bad traffic, to Dr. Cochran, you know, calling to check on me the night before surgery and stuff like that. So overall my experience has been wonderful and I’m just so glad that I did it.
FEMALE VOICE: When I was a child I broke my nose when I was about 4 years old. I was running down the sidewalk, tripped, fell on concrete and flat on my nose. So and many years later they said it’d be better to wait until I was fully grown to operate. When I started to consider getting my breathing problem corrected and knowing that I would have to face surgery for a second time after a tough first surgery many years prior to by another doctor, I started checking with doctors in the Metroplex, I started checking with friends in the Metroplex that I knew always chose the top doctors. And hands down from friends to doctors, whether it was general practitioners or a dentist, Dr. Gunter was the person that everyone recommended and they said that he is number one for what he does. In fact, another plastic surgeon in the area said that he is the person to go to for that procedure. He has a gift for what he does and what he does is a miracle, in my opinion.
FEMALE VOICE: I came to Dr. Cochran for a second opinion, basically. I had been to two or three other doctors because I had an issue with my breathing and a little nodule inside my nose. So, you know, there were some issues with that. Nobody could figure out what was going on, and I had been to about three other doctors and a friend of his dad’s sent me here and said this man will know what to do for you. And he is the only one that diagnosed me properly.
So I came for a second opinion and left with my first choice of surgeons. And I cannot tell you how much better I feel, how much better it looks. My main objective was to be able to breathe properly. My goal was not necessarily to have a better looking nose, but I’m please with it. It’s much better than it was.
What impressed me was he not only described everything in detail, made sure I understood the entire procedure and made sure I was comfortable with everything that was going on, he gave me illustrations, an overlay of my face and my profile to show me exactly what I was going to look like. And it does, and I was very impressed with that.
Dr. Jack Gunter performed revision rhinoplasty and relieved Michael of his lifetime breathing problems & deviated septum.
MALE VOICE: I actually grew up with probably a semi-non-functioning nose from the time that I was a baby. And they tried to correct it when I was 16, not Dr. Gunter but somebody else. And I had kind of a nose that whistled and it always has sort of difficulty sleeping, never woke up with energy. And I think really once I got married, which I just got married about three years ago, my wife was one of the first ones to go, like, we’ve got to do something about your nose â€˜cause she had to sleep next to me. So my snoring was probably what brought it on. That and her Bichons couldn’t sleep.
So essentially she did the research and found Dr. Gunter. And We came in and after we were referred by another doctor also, and a few people that we ran into just along the way once you started saying I need something done about by nose who had been here. And came in, got the consultation, found I had a deviated septum. What also I didn’t realize at the time that my wife was unhappy with the look of my nose, which was a little broader on my face. It was sort of early Michael Jackson.
And I realized that we were simultaneously fixing the functionality of it while doing something about the nose. And I’d run a film festival for the last seven years and had always seen people who had either done it well or not done it well as far as getting their nose fixed. So I dreaded that a little bit. But I’d heard great things and we went in and actually came in and corrected a deviated septum.
And you know it’s a painful process. Not so much, it’s just any time anybody goes in there and corrects your nose. And the staff did a great job. They really took good care of me. They walked me through the process. And Dr. Gunter was there for me throughout. And after the swelling went down everything was kind of based exactly on what they said, the timing of it, and you know, how long I’ll be uncomfortable and how to deal with that. And what I found afterwards is that I sleep well and I have better energy during the day and it’s improved my athletics and working out. So I think it’s been a big success.
DR. JACK P. GUNTER: A male nose is certainly different from female noses. And in general the male nose is a stronger looking nose than the females and it usually has a straight bridge. It’s got a tip that is more projecting than the female has and the length of the nose looks a little bit longer in an up and down direction. Whereas a female’s nose is more turned up, the tip is slightly more turned up, the bridge is lower, and the tip usually sticks out a little bit more than the bridge does, and in general looks a little bit softer. The main thing, though, in either a male or female nose is to keep it natural appearing and be sure that it’s functioning properly after the rhinoplasty.
It’s important for teens to be physically & mentally ready for rhinoplasty.
DR. SPENCER COCHRAN: Rhinoplasty is a common procedure that young adults and teenagers contemplate. And we see a large number of rhinoplasty patients who are in their teens at our practice. While there’s not any specific age cut off or requirement for rhinoplasty, it is important that patient’s be both physically and emotionally mature to undergo rhinoplasty. This is something that needs to be evaluated on a case by case basis. It’s also important that there be an open dialogue between the patients, the parents, and the doctor. This ensures that the motivations and expectations for surgery are all in agreement.