About C. Spencer Cochran, MD
C. Spencer Cochran, MD practices in Dallas at Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Cochran was invited to join RealSelf in 2008, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. and is a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and The Rhinoplasty Society. Dr. Cochran has hospital affiliations at Texas Institute for Surgery, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Dallas.
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Posted by OUgirl
Dr. is a phenomenal surgeon. He made me feel very comfortable when I had my consultation. He listened to my goals and also gave me his expert opinion. His experience and great reputation put me at ease to have rhinoplasty. Now I am so happy about the results of my surgery. I was so impressed by both his professionalism and his ability to be so personable. He really listened to me and was also excited about my surgery and the outcome he anticipated. It was a wonderful experience!
Posted by Har6453
I wanted to make sure that I properly researched which doctor I wanted to visit and decided that Dr. Cochran was the choice hands down. I was very nervous going in, and left feeling very comfortable about the procedure. I was surprised and amazed at how simple and affordable everything was and scheduled my surgery for the following month. Let me also say that you aren't going to find another doctor who cares more about his patients. It's a pleasure to have been under his care as it's obvious this isn't just a job for him, it's his passion! I'm thrilled with the results and ever thankful to Dr. C and the awesome staff at the Gunter Center! Thanks so much for changing my life!
Posted by lm6
As a physician, I thought long and hard about the risks of having an "elective" procedure. I have had breathing issues since I was a child, and recently began having dental issues as a result. When I decided to have these fixed, along with some cosmetic fixes, I did my research. I knew that Dr. Gunter was "The Nose Man" in Dallas, but after looking at pictures, I preferred the style/aesthetics that Dr. Cochran achieved. After meeting him, he convinced me that he could accomplish the result I was looking for. The result has been amazing.
Posted by Dallas8303
Dr. C has done a wonderful job finding out exactly what I wanted and what would go well with my face. I had a wonderful experience at the surgery facility used. Everything has been so technologically advanced from the 3d simulations to the techniques Dr. C used to correct all my nasal issues. The best thing about this Doctor and office is that they have been so responsive anytime I have had questions or concerns. When I call to speak to Jane (the nurse) she always answers my question and offers to schedule an appointment for me to see Dr.C. They never make you feel like it's an inconvenience and I really appreciate that. I would recommend Dr. C to anyone interested in nose surgery. He is so competent and by far the most sincere doctor I have ever worked with. He is so kind and caring and genuinely excited about the results.
Posted by bharris778
Dr. C was fantastic, he did a wonderful job. My only regret is that I did not have this done years ago. He was the surgeon for my rhinoplasty and I also had him pin my ears back. I am so pleased with the outcome, it has been only 4 weeks and I feel very comfortable being out in public. Honestly, I was going out to eat less than two weeks post-op and I felt comfortable. His bedside manner was great and I love the fact that their office has 3D technology. You are able to get a really good idea of what your nose will look like after surgery (especially from the profile). I found this helps me communicate with Dr. C so much better. His staff is very professional and responsive. I had a question, so I emailed the staff late one night. Dr C called me the next morning to answer my questions. If there was anyone that was thinking about getting this procedure done, I would recommend getting a consultation with Dr. C. We drove about 6 hours to have him do this, I would have driven much further (you don't want to get on a plane the day after surgery). All I have to say is thank you so much Dr. C, you have given me a new sense of confidence that I have not had before.
Posted by Heather in Fort Worth
First off, I just want to say Dr. Cochran had the best bed side manner I have ever experienced. I did extensive research after deciding to go through with my rhinoplasty/septoplasty and decided to go with Dr. C the minute after leaving the consultation. He took the time to answer all of my questions and even used software to show me what the results would look like. I am 2 weeks postop tomorrow and still very swollen but am beginning to see the shape of my new nose and am so very excited for time to fly by so I can see the final result. It just keeps getting better everyday. The best part of my experience was being able to hear the excitement in Dr. Cochran's voice as he walked into my room post op and told me how great the surgery went. That immediately provided me a comfort that no one else could at that time. I highly recommend him for anyone contemplating rhinoplasty. Remember you get what you pay for and since the nose is the center of your face I definitely recommend doing your research. Dr. Cochran is worth every penny and even though I know I won't have to (because I am COMPLETELY satisfied) I would go to him again in a heart beat. I will be starting a blog at my four month post op that will include weekly photos to show everyone the swelling/bruising process!
Posted by summer77
Dr. listened carefully to what I wanted. Revision rhinoplasties are obviously more complicated than first-time procedures, and I did a lot of research to make sure I had the best surgeon. I'm so glad Dr. C was within driving distance, although it would have been worth a plane flight to see him.
Posted by Southern Belle
Revision rhinoplasty is much more complicated than primary rhinoplasty so I knew I needed a very experienced and skilled doctor. After researching and consulting with Dr. C, I was confident I had found the right surgeon. I am beyond thrilled with my results, he definitely exceeded my expectations! Not only is he a phenomenal surgeon but he truly is an artist and I have never met a doctor with a better bedside manner. He is a very compassionate and attentive doctor! My entire experience with Dr. C himself, his staff, and the team of doctors and nurses at the surgical center was wonderful! I cannot say enough great things about this surgeon and recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Very Happy Patient
He was not only genuinely concerned, but confident that he could help me where other doctors have not been successful. His facility was state of the art and his staff was extremely helpful and great to work with. His follow up has been great and results have exceeded my expectations.
Posted by OscarOtis
He was professional, polite and pleasant. He took time to answer all my questions and never made me feel rushed. Before the surgery, I was shown what my nose was likely to look like after the procedure, so I went into the surgery with a rough idea of what the end result would be. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a rhinoplasty.
Posted by newnose09
He's one of the best in his field, and his bedside manner is unbeatable. He truly is a great doctor. He treats surgery and your nose as if it were a piece of art he was creating--amazing! He's also very good at describing complex medical things in a way that you can easily understand. He is probably the best doctor I've ever worked with. The patient care team (Nurse Jane and Patient Coordinator Lisa) were also very, very helpful in working with me and answering every question I had. It was truly a great experience, and I doubt another plastic surgeon knows noses as well as Dr. C!
Posted by getfit4
I did a lot of research and went to several doctors before choosing Dr. Cochran for my rhinoplasty. He was actually recommended to me by another plastic surgeon. I hadn't felt comfortable with any doctor until I met him. He was confident and very reassuring. He completely put me at ease. I was not even nervous before the surgery because I had so much confidence in him. His nurse, Jane, was great and answered all my emails quickly. His office definitely makes you feel like they are there for you anytime you have questions or concerns. It's been 6 weeks since my surgery and I love my new nose. It's perfect for my face. I would highly recommend Dr. Cochran to anyone considering rhinoplasty.
I will highly recommend Dr. C and his staff to any patient considering a nose surgery!
Posted by CRide
From start to finish, Dr. C and his staff at the Gunter Center prepared me for nose surgery. The presurgery visit, presurgery preparation, insurance filing, surgery center itself and staff there, and follow up visits were the strongest of patient care and administrative flow. Dr. C has an amazing personality and the surgical expertise, which makes him easy to refer to anyone considering a nose surgery!
Posted by Dan in Arkansas
I am a well educated professional that does my research. I look back at my experience with Dr. C as working with a true professional and artist that deeply cares about the individual. He sensed my unease about surgery, called me late the night before to assure me. If you considering either, take a hard look at Dr. C. You get what you pay for in this world and Dr. C and his team is worth every penny.
Posted by VWLucky1
Dr. C is AWESOME! I had 2 other rhinoplasty consults in Ohio before choosing him after we moved to Texas. I'm very swollen as I literally had surgery one week ago today, but you can just tell that with his skills, I know in 4months-1year I'm gonna be very happy with the results. I'm praying for time to fly by.
Posted by WashingtonApple
Dr. C was an amazing doctor. He explained everything in a way that I could understand. He made me feel totally at ease not to mention the results turned out better than I could have ever imagined. My nose looks perfect. I knew that he really cared about me as a person not just a patient. It was the best experience I could have asked for.
Posted by jaxchk
My PS and his clinic were amazing. I felt very comfortable (and yes excited too) after meeting with him. Being 1.5 months out, people say they cant tell I had anything done - like it doesnt look like I had a "nose job" and litrally gush over how good it looks. I was a little high maintenance at times because I couldnt decide whether to go the insurance route or pay cash (I also had a deviated septum repair) and his office was very patient with my indecisiveness. I did not wait forever the morning of surgery to actually go into surgery either. I love that Dr C only does noses too. He is very good.
Posted by kristen03nt
I went to Dr. Cochran after 2 failed attempts so I did my research and had some different options for my 3rd revision. I stopped looking after I met him. He was norm and made me feel comfortable that he could help me. Its past me now and I am so happy with my results, don't hesitate to use this doctor he is an amazing person and amazing doctor. If anyone has questions for me and my journey just write me I always enjoy helping others through the experience
Posted by Jmel
Great bedside manner, absolutey great doctor! Very pleased with my results after 1 week post-op!
Posted by SRrhinoplasty
A couple years ago I had a rhinoplasty with another surgeon in the Dallas area. I was very unsatisfied with the result and regretted allowing this surgeon to revise my nose several times after the initial surgery. After realizing that I needed another surgery, I decided to really do my research. I decided to meet with Dr. Cochran at the renowned Gunter Center. He was like a breath of fresh air. He was patient and even met with me several times before my surgery. Immediately after the operation, even with the cast on my face, I could tell how beautiful my nose would be. I am now 2 months post op and my nose is exceeding my expectations. Dr. C is truly an artist of the face and has a caring, patient, and attentive nature unknown to many doctors today. If you're having work done on your face, you want an expert. Dr. C is the person to trust, he is worth every penny!
Posted by Sophie in TX
Dr. C and staff at the Gunter center were amazing. He was willing to answer any and all questions and is very easy to talk to. Staff is friendly and helpful. The facility was very classy and clean. I am extremely satisfied with the entire experience and would recommend Dr. C to anyone thinking about this procedure.
Posted by maggie2911
Dr. Cochran was wonderful and specializes in revision rhinoplasty. Since I had a bad experience with another doctor for my first rhinoplasty and I wasn't happy with the results, I wanted someone who specialized in this. Dr. Cochran only works on noses and uses new methods such as ear cartilage and rib cartilage grafts to rebuild the nose. I finally have the nose I always wanted and couldn't be happier with the results.
Posted by Ga912
I had a rhinoplasty in June 2012 to correct some breathing issue as well as some minor cosmetic concerns. The outcome was horrible, both functionally and cosmetically. I desperately looked for "the best" to correct the original procedure. Look no further. Dr Cochran is a master of his craft. I admit I was highly skeptical that I could not find one poor review but after meeting him these fears were put at ease. Although I am only 2 weeks out at this point, the outcome has already exceeded my expectations! My breathing is much better and I am thrilled with the cosmetic outcomes after only 11 days. I flew from GA to Dallas and can honestly say it was totally worth it. Thanks Dr Cochran. You have given me a new lease on life! I will update everyone in 6 months.
Posted by LMcWilliams
After a terrible procedure 15 years ago with rhinoplasty, I watched my nose continue to get worse over the years. I decided to go forward with a revision this past year and began my research. Over several months of extensive research, I chose Dr. Cochran for the surgery. As an understudy of Dr. Gunter, Dr. Cochran is a miracle worker. I never doubted that he could correct my huge disaster of a nose, and 4 months later I am so glad I made that decision. He turned a nightmare into a beautiful work of art, which is still not fully healed of course. If you are in need of a surgeon that will improve your appearance 100%, look no further. I wanted the Best...and that is what I got. Absolutely one of the best in the world, and do not settle for less!!! Thank you Dr. Cochran for giving me my confidence back.
Posted by ars817
Dr. Cochran is definitely one of the best. From the initial consultation, I felt like he was on the same page as me and knew exactly what changes my nose needed to make it a better fit for my face. I am ecstatic with the results! The entire process went as smoothly and painlessly as possible. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cochran and his staff to anyone looking to have a nose job done right the first time.
Posted by bleubleu
Dr. Cochran is defiantly one of the best rhinoplasty doctors! I'm super glad I found him! I highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking about rhinoplasty. It's worth every penny, LITERALLY!
Posted by SmilingForever
If I didn't live so far away it would be easier to communicate regularly, but his office staff are exemplary...so they do a wonderful job of keeping the lines of communication open......
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Posted by gina mueller
Dr. Cochran is an unbelievable surgeon. I am so happy with my result and no one can really tell that I had something done. My nose looks natural and like what I should have been born with. He is very friendly and realistic and made me feel at ease right away. I was going to wait about 6 months to have the surgery after the consultation, but I changed my mind and did it as soon as I could. I am so happy I did. Rhinoplasty is such a difficult procedure and I would not have trusted anyone else to perform the surgery.
Posted by MH75956
Dr. Cochran, a distinguished and professional surgeon, has forever changed my life. His personal interest in my case made me feel comfortable and cared for. I was shocked at what an incredible job was done, and the outcome was just unbelievable. I would absolutely recommend using his services, for he is worth every last penny! A year out of surgery today, I could not be more thrilled with the personal experience and physical change I received. His skilled staff made such an impact through-out the process, and aided in making this as comfortable as possible. Professional, polite, and endearing I am completely satisfied with the outcome, he truly is an impeccable doctor. His patience and geniune care for each patient made the whole experience an enjoyable one. His professional and friendly demeanor tied with his cunning ingenuity and brillance made for a very content patient!
Posted by Aus17
Dr Spencer Cochran is an extraordinary surgeon!!! I would highly recommend Dr Cochran to anyone who is considering rhinoplasty. Just have a consultation. My only regret is that I did not have Dr Cochran perform my original rhinoplasty. My sister and I were looking for a revision rhinoplasty surgeon as we had had two consultations previously both in Australia and the States, but did not feel 100% comfortable to proceed with surgery. We had given up finding the best surgeon for us. Occasionally I would search the internet for revision rhinoplasty surgeons. Late December 2012 I chanced upon an out-dated forum discussing revision rhinoplasty which Dr Cochran’s name was mentioned throughout. I searched and read every review about Dr Spencer Cochran to current and I discovered his patients could not speak more highly of him. Although I hoped that all reviews were genuine I also remained sceptical as they are all positive and did not wish to get my hopes up. What I liked and valued the utmost in my research is the fact that Dr Spencer Cochran only performs rhinoplasty surgery, is Board Certified and his background as a nasal surgery specialist. I decided to proceed with an internet consultation which was thoroughly explained on The Gunter Center’s website. Two days later I received my internet consultation which stated that I would be a candidate for rhinoplasty revision surgery but needed an in person consultation with 3D imaging before surgery. I was also pleasantly surprised about the quote I received from Dr Cochran’s office. I understand to perform a revision rhinoplasty is more expensive than an original rhinoplasty as it is a more complicated operation. Compared to what I paid in Australia to the States, especially with Dr Cochran’s experience and reputation, the facilities and staff at the Texas Institute for Surgery there was hardly any difference in cost which surprised me as I assumed that it would be considerably more expensive. I travelled from Australia to Dallas (a long flight but definitely worth it) and the next day had 3D imaging and an in person consultation with Dr Cochran. I thought if I was not 110% satisfied with Dr Cochran then I would have a holiday and not proceed with the surgery even if I could not receive a refund. However, Dr Cochran is the nicest person you could meet. He is extremely professional, personable, kind, caring, compassionate and polite. Dr Cochran never rushed us during our consultations and made us both feel totally at ease immediately. Dr Cochran really listens to what you have to say and also asked questions to gain an understanding of what I did not like about my nose. He also provided his expert opinion and used the 3D imaging to demonstrate before and after photos and also provided a copy of before and after from various views and also an enlarged side view to literally demonstrate the changes. Dr Cochran is an extremely approachable person and also realistic with rhinoplasty (creates a nose that fits your face which complements your features, not someone having a large roman nose to a small button nose) stated during the consultation that he would stay in the operating theatre as long as required in order to achieve the best result. He is not a surgeon who has an allocated time of one hour and then rushes to be finished in time. Dr Cochran is extremely passionate about what he does and it shows!! Dr Cochran was very thorough in explaining medical terms and what I could expect before, during and after surgery. Dr Cochran also advised that if I had any questions before surgery which was two days later to contact the office and he would speak to me or fit me in before then and also advised that I could also speak to him before surgery. The Gunter Centre’s staff were fantastic, very informative and helpful; especially Marilyn, Jan and Jane who ensured our consultations, follow-up appointments, queries and surgeries went smoothly. The Texas Institute for Surgery is outstanding. From having our blood taken (Thanks to Rochelle, Nancy, Cydell and Barbara), to registering and admittance paperwork on the day of surgery (Thanks Gina G) and also the lovely nurses and anaesthetist (Thanks Brad P, Susan, Steve, Meg, Nancy, Sharyn, Janet and Lesley) and staff (Ann). Whilst talking to staff at the Texas Institute for Surgery, they all advised that Dr Cochran has patients from all over the world that come and have surgery there. I thought that the majority of people would think that we were weird for travelling all the way from Australia just to see Dr Cochran. Dr Spencer Cochran has the BEST bedside manner of any doctor/surgeon I have met. After surgery (when he spoke to my sister), at my follow up appointment for splint and suture removal, and on the day of my sister’s surgery, Dr Cochran was genuinely excited about the outcome of my rhinoplasty and the fact that the swelling had subsided considerably and also what it would look like in the future. Dr Cochran treats patients like they are people instead of dollars.
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Education / Training
Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – Dallas, Texas
General Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – Dallas, Texas