Dr. Cochran has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Doctors® list as featured in Texas Monthly magazine. His selection is the result of a rigorous nomination process conducted by the national division of MSP Communications in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The process includes peer nominations, detailed independent research and a Blue Ribbon Panel review of all nominated candidates
While Dr. C. Spencer Cochran and Dr. Jack Gunter are known for their exceptional results with rhinoplasty and nose surgery procedures, the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery also offers a number of skin rejuvenation and non-surgical aesthetic enhancement treatments to help patients meet their goals. In fact, the Master Esthetician here at our practice, Mimi Morris, has recently been certified by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers / Distributors and Associations (NCEA), one of the highest credentials a skin care professional can obtain. To earn certification, Mimi has proven to meet the NCEA’s strict competency standards and has demonstrated her commitment to abide by the organization’s Code of Ethics.
The NCEA requires applicants to prove thorough knowledge and skills with advanced facial and body treatments, human physiology and anatomy, skin conditions and disorders, infection control procedures, dermatology and plastic surgery medical interaction, risk management, and other issues. NCEA Candidates Requirements also include aesthetician license verification, CPR and First Aid certification, demonstrated knowledge of professional skin care, and other components.
NCEA’s mission is to establish new standards and further define existing ones by requiring skin care professionals seeking its certification to obtain additional education. Our patients can have even greater confidence that treatments such as IPL photo therapy, rejuvenating skin peels, skin care management, and many more options available at our practice are being overseen by a Master Esthetician who has been trained and educated to provide them with the best possible care.
If you have questions about treatment options, or if you would like to set up a skin care evaluation with Mimi Morris here at the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery, please contact us today. For more information about our skin services, visit our cosmetic surgery website.
Dr. Jack Gunter Returns from Delivering ASAPS Lectures
Dallas, TX — Jack P. Gunter, MD, a plastic surgeon in Dallas, recently returned from delivering several presentations at the 2012 Aesthetic Meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) held in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 45th annual conference was held from May 3-8 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, and focused on imparting upon attendees the latest advancements in techniques and technologies used for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Jack Gunter was featured in several presentations and panels over the course of the event to discuss the performance of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, an opportunity he says was both memorable and rewarding.
Dr. Gunter, whose recent speaking topics included “Secondary Rhinoplasty,” “Noses with Thick Skin,” and a question-and-answer panel on challenging noses, has been lecturing annually for ASAPS since 1985, and for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) since 1984. He says dedicating his time to the continued education of others has provided him with a chance to share his knowledge and experience in order to help promote the further pursuit of safe practices in rhinoplasty and cosmetic plastic surgery. Because of the particular complexity and intricacy of the procedure, Dr. Gunter says staying up-to-date with the most recent developments in rhinoplasty is essential for a surgeon’s ability to perform the operation with proficiency and precision.
“In the last two decades, major advances have been made in rhinoplasty allowing us to get better results than we were getting twenty years ago. To get the best result possible for the patient, the surgeon must keep up with these advances. Reading the medical literature is one way to accomplish this, but I feel going to conferences about rhinoplasty is the best way. At conferences, presentations on advances are made 2-3 years before they reach the medical literature. The attendees can ask questions at these conferences as well as talk to each other about things they are doing differently and what is working and what is not. To me, conferences are the best for getting the latest information,” says Dr. Gunter.
Also having served as Co-Chairman of the 29th annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium in March, Jack Gunter, MD says regular participation in events like the ASAPS conference is a beneficial way for attendees to hone their skills and refine their understanding of the principles of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures such as rhinoplasty. He says playing an active role in the surgical community allows doctors to share experiences and cultivate the future of cosmetic medicine in a way that fosters attention to patient care and effective results.
“Listening to presentations by other surgeons can often result in a new idea for the listener. If it sounds good and seems safe, the listener can try carefully and slowly to introduce it into his practice. If it works, he can then present it at a meeting and the word will start spreading,” he says.
While Dr. Gunter says he certainly takes away a wealth of information and resources from each meeting he attends, he adds that the primary benefit of attendance at annual continued education conferences is for the patients. He says by staying on top of the latest developments in the field of rhinoplasty surgery, he is able to continue providing the safest and most successful procedures possible. Dr. Gunter also says he is grateful and honored to have been a part of the continued educational experience of surgeons at the conference and hopes it leads to the enhanced appearance and confidence of patients across the world:
“The most rewarding part of my involvement in lecturing at the ASAPS is that it has improved the product I offer to my patients. ASAPS is composed of the best cosmetic surgeons in the world. When I present, I know they are listening closely and know that what I say must be reasonable and truthful because I am presenting to many of the brightest minds in our specialty.”
About Jack Gunter, MD, FACS
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Dr. Jack P. Gunter completed his Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan, his residency in Otolaryngology at Tulane University EENT Hospital, and a Fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is dual board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Gunter currently serves as a Clinical Professor in both the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is a founding member of The Rhinoplasty Society, Inc. and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and several other professional organizations. Dr. Gunter has also received countless distinctions such as D Magazine’s “Best Doctors in Dallas,” the ASPS Presidents Award, the Simon Fredricks Award, and Best Doctors in America.
Located at 8144 Walnut Hill Lane Suite 170 in Dallas, TX, the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery can be reached at (214) 369-8123. Dr. Gunter and his team can also be contacted online via the websites www.rhinoplasty-usa.com, www.gunter-center.com, or the Gunter Center for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery Facebook page.
Plastic Surgeon in Dallas Discusses ASPS Plastic Surgery 11 Rhinoplasty Lectures
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.
Dr. Jack P. Gunter was recently a guest speaker the 7th Annual QMP Aesthetic Surgery Symposium and not only gave a one and a half hour Master Class on rhinoplasty, but also participated in panel discussions and met with other rhinoplasty surgeons from across the globe. QMP (Quality Medical Publishing) is a leading publisher of medical books written for such specialties as plastic surgery, otolaryngology, spine surgery, neurosurgery, and others. The organization’s latest annual meeting was held in Chicago, and featured a variety of courses, live video presentations, and discussions.
Dr. Gunter was invited to the QMP event to give a presentation called Master Class: My Current Thoughts about Rhinoplasty, as well as participate in discussions regarding surgeons’ experiences and thoughts about PDS Plates in rhinoplasty. Dr. Gunter was also a panelist for a discussion on a range of topics regarding rhinoplasty and nose surgery.
Dr. Jack P. Gunter has recently returned from Denver, where he was invited to present and participate in the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS). Our rhinoplasty surgeon in Dallas led a presentation in front of plastic and reconstructive surgeons from all over the world, illuminating his expertise on “Solutions to Complex Problems in Secondary Rhinoplasty.” He also participated in a panel discussion on “Rhinoplasty Techniques that have Stood the Test of Time.” Dr. Gunter says it’s always a pleasure to be able to meet and speak with some of the top plastic surgeons from around the world to talk about the latest advances in rhinoplasty and discuss effective techniques.
The ASPS is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons who perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. The organization is restricted to only those surgeons who have passed rigorous requirements and encourages high standards of professionalism, ethics, training, practice, and research.
The ASMS is the oldest society in America representing maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeons specializing in the reconstruction and enhancement of bone and soft tissues of the face. More than 500 surgeons are part of the organization, which requires members to have very high ethical and professional standards.
Dr. Jack Gunter, known as one of the top experts in rhinoplasty and nasal surgery, led a number of panel discussions on the latest in rhinoplasty techniques at a recent meeting of the Rhinoplasty Society in Boston, Massachusetts. A founding member of the Rhinoplasty Society, a non-profit organization focused on sharing ideas and education among rhinoplasty surgeons around the world, Dr. Gunter spoke about topics ranging from effective techniques that have stood the test of time to ethical considerations for online marketing. Dr. Gunter says the gathering of plastic surgeons with special interests in rhinoplasty allows the organization to continue its main objective in providing a forum for colleagues to share education and ideas and advance the field of rhinoplasty.
Dr. Gunter and the Rhinoplasty Society will also be holding joint sessions with the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), an organization composed of plastic surgeons from across the globe that is also holding their annual meeting in Boston.
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) annual conference, being held in Boston from May 6-11, 2011, welcomed Dr. Jack Gunter to speak about some of the latest topics concerning rhinoplasty surgery. Known as one of the foremost experts on nasal surgery, Dr. Gunter participated in a number of panel discussions as joint sessions between members of the Rhinoplasty Society and plastic surgeons attending the ASAPS annual meeting. The Rhinoplasty Society, co-founded by Dr. Gunter in 1996, is an organization devoted to furthering education and the exchange of ideas between rhinoplasty surgeons around the world. The society held its annual meeting at the same time as the ASAPS symposium, with plastic surgeons from across the globe attending both events, Dr. Gunter was able to offer his expertise to medical professionals who focus on a range of rhinoplasty and aesthetic surgery procedures. He attended joint panels discussing Asian Rhinoplasty and the role of PDS plate in Rhinoplasty, as well as an ASAPS panel on primary rhinoplasty. Dr. Gunter also led an instructional course on “Improving Results in Rhinoplasty.”
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is one of the largest medical organizations in the world and is composed of an estimated 2,400 board-certified plastic surgeons. ASAPS is focused on cosmetic surgery education, research, and innovation, and requires member doctors to adhere to strict ethical codes and continuously pursue education in the medical field.
Jack Gunter, MD was invited to spend the early days of Spring lecturing to plastic surgeons from around the world at a major symposium held in Argentina. Dr. Gunter spoke at the 41st Argentinian Congress of Plastic Surgery, held in Iguazu Falls in the province of Misiones, Argentina on March 30th – April 2nd, 2011.
Dr. Gunter, known as one of the foremost rhinoplasty surgeons in the world and the co-author of a widely used textbook on rhinoplasty techniques, spoke about a number of nasal surgery procedures and topics related to this commonly performed treatment. At the conference, Dr. Gunter gave lectures on “Essentials for a Successful Rhinoplasty,” “Key Principles for My Basic Rhinoplasty Techniques,” “Most Frequently Used Adjunctive Techniques,” and “Secondary Rhinoplasty.”
One of the most important events sponsored by the Argentine Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SACPER) – an organization similar to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – the 41st Argentinian Congress of Plastic Surgery was attended by visiting lecturers and plastic surgeons from across the globe.
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