FEMALE VOICE: Dr. Spencer Cochran is a highly respected rhinoplasty surgeon who was hand selected by Dr. Gunter for his knowledge and skill in all aspects of nasal surgery. Like Dr. Gunter, rhinoplasty is his passion and area of expertise. Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Cochran embraces the most innovative, cutting edge techniques available in primary and secondary rhinoplasty. His focused background and surgical experience have allowed him to become a highly skilled rhinoplasty specialist.
DR. SPENCER COCHRAN: Ever since the beginning of my medical training I knew that I wanted to be a rhinoplasty surgeon. Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures in plastic surgery and in order to get consistent results you really have to dedicate yourself to that alone, and that’s what I’ve decided to do. But it, more than that it’s also the sense of satisfaction that I get from helping patients, being able to improve their breathing at the same time improving the appearance is very important. The two really go hand in hand, a nose that functions well should also look good and vice versa, and being able to correct those things together is very important.
FEMALE VOICE: Dr. Gunter is widely regarded as a leader in the field of rhinoplasty surgery. Since starting his cosmetic surgery practice in 1980, Dr. Gunter has gained an international reputation as an expert in rhinoplasty. The rhinoplasty techniques over the years have allowed him to become one of the foremost experts in primary and secondary rhinoplasty in the world.
DR. JACK P. GUNTER: Well after I finished medical school at the University of Oklahoma I did an Otolaryngology Residency. Otolaryngology is a big word for Ear, Nose, and Throat Residency at Tulane University. And at Tulane University I met Dr. Jack Anderson, who has had a big influence on my career. Dr. Anderson, at that time, was one of the premier rhinoplasty surgeons in the nation, and he was by far the premier teacher of rhinoplasty surgery. So I followed him around all I could to, and watch him operate, and assist him, and I became very interested in rhinoplasty there.
After I finished my Otolaryngology Residency I joined the staff at the University of Texas Medical School in Dallas and I became Chairman of the Division four years later. However, my heart was still in plastic surgery and rhinoplasty were the things that I really wanted to do. So I went back to the University of Michigan to do a Plastic Surgery Residency, and when I finished my Plastic Surgery Residency there I came back to Dallas and went into private practice.
I was board certified in both otolaryngology and plastic surgery. I started being asked to give talks at the medical school about rhinoplasty and because I had a, so-called, special expertise in that. And then I began being invited to major medical meetings and writing, I started writing articles. And that’s the way that, one of the things that helped me develop my reputation. Of course, treating patients is the main way that your reputation is established.