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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.
Dallas, TX — At the recently held Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, Dr. Jack Gunter and Dr. Spencer Cochran delivered several lectures and participated in the presentation of an anatomical cadaver lab. Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Gunter says their contributions to the conference offered a unique opportunity to promote the advancement and progression of rhinoplasty techniques and to keep up-to-date with the latest cosmetic enhancement development.
Drs. Gunter and Cochran of the Dallas plastic surgery practice the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery recently attended the 29th installment of the conference to deliver lectures and anatomy lab presentations on the latest advancements in rhinoplasty techniques. The conference, held at the UT Southwestern campus and the Westin Galleria in Dallas, TX, took place March 9-11 and was sponsored by the UT Southwestern Department of Plastic Surgery and the Office of Continuing Medical Education.
Dr. Gunter, the Symposium Co-Chairmen and Clinical Professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, says was pleased with the participation and hopes all attendees took away a greater motivation to continue their pursuit of the safest, most effective techniques in rhinoplasty procedures. As lecturer and moderator of many discussions at the conference including clinical analysis, facial balance, revision rhinoplasty, and how to avoid complications during a procedure, Dr. Gunter says each presentation discussed a unique, important aspect of rhinoplasty that can hopefully enhance future performance and results of the intricate treatment.
Dr. Cochran, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of the UT Southwestern Faculty, introduced several presentations throughout the conference on topics such as nasal tip alignment and how to decrease projection of the nose. He says he is grateful for the chance to share his experience with his colleagues and hopes the symposium provided a thorough educational approach to deconstructing rhinoplasty.
Following the conference, Drs. Gunter and Cochran say they have both returned to their practice equipped and driven to continue providing the highest quality care and satisfactory results to their patients. Dr. Gunter adds that he is excited for the future of rhinoplasty and the chance to continuously perfect its ability to provide balance, harmony, and confidence to his patients’ faces.
About Jack P. Gunter, MD
Dr. Jack Gunter received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He has completed surgical residencies in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Otolaryngology, in addition to a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and an Internship at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Dr. Gunter serves as the Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck. With over 35 years of experience in rhinoplasty, he is board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Rhinoplasty Society, Inc. (founding member), and several other professional organizations. Dr. Gunter has also been named one of the Best Doctors in America, and awarded the Simon Fredricks Award, the ASPS Presidents Award, and the Tiffany Award for best paper on his discussion of rhinoplasty maneuvers.
About C. Spencer Cochran, MD
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Spencer Cochran earned his medical degree from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed both an Internship in General Surgery and his residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgery at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cochran is the Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and a Clinical Faculty member in the Division of Otolaryngology at Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society, the American Medical Association, and several other professional organizations. Dr. Cochran has been selected by D Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Dallas.”
Located at 8144 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 170 in Dallas, TX, the Gunter Center can be reached at (214) 369-8123. It can also be contacted online via the website gunter-center.com, rhinoplasty-usa.com, or facebook.com/guntercenter.
According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the facelift is the third most common surgical cosmetic enhancement of the face. Doctors at the Gunter Center for plastic surgery in Dallas say choosing the right practice for a facelift can ensure patients receive the highest quality results and the greatest level of satisfaction with their experience. Dr. Michael Bogdan and Dr. Jack Gunter discuss the most important characteristics to look for in a surgeon for facelift procedures and how to choose a practice based on experience, qualifications, and dedication to patient care.
As a plastic surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Michael Bogdan says selecting the right practice for a facelift procedure is essential for achieving the proper results. According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), a facelift is the third most popular facial surgical procedure in 2010 (following eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty), with a 35% growth compared to 2009. Dr. Jack Gunter, founder and director of the Gunter Center in Dallas, says popularity of cosmetic enhancement is likely a result of its effectiveness in rejuvenating and invigorating skin and appearance. He adds that a successful facelift can restore the vitality of youth to patients’ facial expressions and highlight their inner beauty.
With a facelift procedure, Dr. Bogdan says the ultimate goal is to help patients feel and look younger while still looking like themselves. While there are many approaches to performing facelifts, he adds that for many patients, a traditional procedure is the best option. During a traditional facelift, incisions are created along the sides of the face for surgeons to remove loose skin and fat from the neck and facial areas. The skin and underlying muscles are then tightened. Because the procedure requires exact precision and intensive knowledge of facial structure, Dr. Bogdan says patients should take great care to find a surgeon who is up-to-date on the latest techniques and has a wealth of experience in performing facial plastic surgery. “Because of the complex anatomy and high visibility, facelifts and rhinoplasties are two of the most technically demanding operations performed in plastic surgery. When considering either of these procedures, patients should seek surgeons who have a strong knowledge base, excellent technical skills, and sound judgment.”
Regardless of whether patients are looking for a facelift or any other type of cosmetic enhancement such as breast augmentation, both Dr. Gunter and Dr. Bogdan say that consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial for a safe and effective procedure. Dr. Gunter also recommends extensively researching a practice’s commitment to patient care and personalized treatment.
About the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery
The Gunter Center offers plastic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body for patients in the Dallas, TX area. Founded by Dr. Jack Gunter, the center dedicates specific emphasis on primary and secondary rhinoplasty procedures. Board-certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Gunter has dedicated over 35 years to the innovation of rhinoplasty and has received extensive training through fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology. He is a member of numerous professional medical organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and The Rhinoplasty Society (founding member).
Dr. Michael Bogdan chooses to focus his expertise on aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, with a particular sub-specialty in facial rejuvenation. He received dual Bachelor degrees, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland and trained in a six-year general and plastic surgery residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bogdan also completed an aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital at New York University Medical Center. He is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and several other distinguished societies.
Located at 8144 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 170 in Dallas, TX, the Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery can be contacted at (214) 369-8123. It can also be reached online via the website gunter-center.com, rhinoplasty-usa.com, or facebook.com/guntercenter.
Dr. Jack Gunter, a plastic surgeon in Dallas, has been selected by Castle Connolly as one of “America’s Top Doctors.” The doctors featured in Castle Connolly’s guide have been peer-reviewed through a survey process and screened by a physician-led research team. Dr. Gunter’s 2011 selection represents his tenth consecutive year on Castle Connolly’s list.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has announced the selection of Dallas plastic surgeon Jack Gunter MD to its list of “America’s Top Doctors.” Dr. Gunter says he is honored to be selected for the list for his continued dedication to providing quality care and excellent results. He says the selection gives him the chance to reiterate his constant efforts to achieve the highest degree of medical integrity and patient satisfaction. Dr. Gunter is double board-certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology and is also a recipient of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) President’s Award, the Simon Fredrick’s Award, and the Aesthetic Award for video of “Primary Rhinoplasty via the Open Approach.”
Castle Connolly’s initial step in the selection process for “America’s Top Doctors” begins with a survey sent to physicians and medical professionals asking for nominations of the doctors they feel demonstrate the highest degree of qualification and aptitude in their field. This year, the survey was extended to every licensed MD and DO in the country, over 50,000 physicians and medical executives.
Following nominations, Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team reviews the potential candidate’s credentials, medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, and malpractice and disciplinary history. For their selection of “America’s Top Doctors,” Castle Connolly selected Dr. Gunter in Dallas due to his contributions to rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Gunter says his selection signifies recognition for over 35 years of experience in plastic surgery and his research in the area of nasal deformities and post operative surgical problems.
At this time, Dr. Gunter has personally chosen to focus his interest on complex secondary rhinoplasty cases. He says he hopes to continue promoting the advancement of the field of plastic surgery and the level of patient comfort and care.
About Jack P. Gunter MD
Dr. Jack P. Gunter received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Fulton, MO and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan, his residency in Otolaryngology at Tulane University EENT Hospital, and his General Surgery residency training at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Dr. Gunter is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and a founding member of The Rhinoplasty Society, Inc. He has received numerous awards in plastic surgery and is a routine lecturer for national and international meetings and symposia.
About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Founded by healthcare professionals John K. Castle and John J. Connolly, Ed.D., Castle Connolly is a review resource and medical guide for doctors and patients. It provides a number of corporate products and services such as a New Movers Program, a Doctor-Patient Advisor Service, and Castle Connolly LifeStream MD service. Doctors cannot pay to be included in its online directory or guide book.
Located at 8144 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 170 in Dallas, TX, Dr. Gunter’s practice can be reached at (214) 369-8123. He can also be contacted online via the website www.gunter-center.com, rhinoplasty-usa.com, or facebook.com/guntercenter.
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.