Has anyone had revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Spencer Cochran

  • racheallynn
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2 years ago

Hello, I am looking into Dr. Spencer Cochran for a third and very complicated revision. I haven't found too many actual revision patients of his and I was wondering if anyone on here has gone to him for a revision? I am extremely nervous about this next surgery and I just want to make sure that I get it right this time. Thanks.

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i had my first one with him, and i plan on a revision at the end of november...he and his staff have always been extremely nice and i have only had very positive things to say about them. I just hope my revision doesn't get botched like so many of you claim to have had.
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just so you know... i had my primary w/him.. and aftr my yr was up-- had to have a revision! it looked horrible. my mom said when she saw me after a few mos " ok,.. you have to get that redone". I was pretrified! who wants 1 surgery- much less 2. had not counted on that happening. i was so torn... with who to go with /went to other appts.. /thought about flying to CHI, CA, Seattle.. you name it.. spoke to many doc's offices nurses over the phone.. Almost didn't go through w/it up to the day of my surgery. Nightmare.., However, it turned out!!! I am so glad I went to the same surgeon/ went to him. No one knows I had anything done.. everyone keeps saying how great I look. Cannot believe no one noticed it because my nose looks so much more in proportion with my face.. it's crazy that no one said: did you get a nose job. -? I am glad it looks natural. So, all i can say is I feel your pain.. and I think it will be okay. I love my new nose!
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Plano, glad it worked out for you in the end. Rhinoplasty is a gamble and revision is even scarier. Please consider posting a review. I'd love to see before and after photos or both surgeries. Thank you for sharing your comments with us.
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Good luck. Why do you need revision? What went wrong ?
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Good luck. Why do you need revision ?
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Plano . Ur experience gives hope but I would love to see pictures just to have a idea on what had done . Than you
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Dr. Spencer is definitely a very good rhino specialist!!! I haven´t had any revision rhino yet but I will.
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This man, along with Dr. Gunter, ruined my life! Stay away, please. I hope to help one person not be at risk for the hell I went through. Dr. Gunter passed me on to him and the result was I looked like a monster...on top of it the office treated me like trash once I complained. My nostril collapsed and my nose was twisted to one side. I got an infection and the internal structures were visible and coming out. I have lost a part of my life dealing with this and will never get my life back. People give me bad looks and stare at the twisted rock on my face. DO NOT STEP FOOT INTO THIS OFFICE, HE WILL PICK YOUR POCKETS AND GIVE YOU THE "NICE GUY" ACT...THEN LEAVE YOU TO FEND FOR YOURSELF!
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I am so sorry you have to go through this .i understand the pain and thank you for sharing with us .I too had an infection after my primary with him . What s the deal with all of these infections ! I was told That my bad outcome was caused by the infection. My nostrils collapsed ( CAN t breath Well anymore) . Was yours a revision ? I truly pray that one day you find peace . My life changed as well . I ve isolated myself . Pushed my fiancé away and can t focuse or work anymore . I pray everyday that I ll find peace again . I think rhinoplasty is very risky in general . MY advice to those reading these messages stay away from rhinoplasty . The pain you ll feel if it goes wrong is not worth the improvement you might get if it goes well .
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Just to be fair, dr Cochran offered a free revision , Jane is nice , I am in morocco so the only way Of communicating is email . They do email back whenever I contact the office . Did he use rib for your primary ? Again I am so sorry . Praying for you .
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I am so sorry this happened to you. I am struggling and afraid of my own third upcoming rhinoplasty because I have moved an implant that needs to come out. I would like to message you and ask what procedure you were supposed to have done (tip rotation, narrowing, etc.) and what implants he put in your nose or what methods he failed to do successfully because at this stage I am worried about my own third rhinoplasty leading to complications like this.
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Please message me
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To all dr C very happy revision patients . Could you please respond to the private messages. Details and pictures if possible . That would really help us. Please .
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Hi Not Happy, I sent you the name of a person who had shared photos with me, have you reached out to her yet? I also sent you my private email so you could send me your photos but I haven't received them yet...I'd love to see them if you're still willing to share. Thanks
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Hi faith.. Yes I did sent few messages to that person along with many others . No response .( thank you by the way ) about my pics I ve posted them on my profile . Sorry . It s just really hard to keep taking pictures when feel very ugly and you don t even recognize yourself anymore . I find it agonizing .
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I'll email her and ask her permission to share with you. I've emailed her two or three times and she always returned my emails. Perhaps that's not an address she uses often, not sure but it has been a while since we communicated. I understand about not wanting to take photos, I feel the same way...just looking at photos is difficult..both before or after.
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Thank you ..I fell like I m harrassing ppl by sending messages . I would understand if someone with bad result feels bad sharing but I don t think I will be that hard on a personne who is very happy with their results . I hope I don t sound too pushy and not offending anyone
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I sent her an email and I'll let you know if she gets back to me. Please share with me if you get any response from anyone as well as I doing my own research on him and other surgeons too. Have you tried contacting any of the posters from these reviews? There are many many more, but I'm only listing ones with photos, as I'm guessing that they are probably more likely to respond. http://www.realself.com/review/dallas-revision-rhinoplasty-amazing-doctor-staff http://www.realself.com/review/dallas-tx-rhinoplasty-happy2 http://www.realself.com/review/dallas-tx-revision-rhinoplasty-worth-love-dr-cochran-and-staff http://www.realself.com/review/dallas-tx-revision-rhinoplasty-my-long-awaited-rhinoplasty-revision http://www.realself.com/review/dallas-tx-rhinoplasty-believe-did1
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I think part of the problem is that people that are happy with their results move on as they would rather spend their time doing joyful things. The rest of us unhappy patients are still trying to find answers so we can get past this. I know its can be very frustrating and scary.
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Yes . I ve emailed almost all his revision patients who have posted good reviews . More than once . But nothing .
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Thank you faith. Sent many messages to many , I am still waiting .. I ll let you know is someone answers .....
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Nothappy, Kristen replied to my personal email. She gave me permission to share her photos with you. Please email me your personal email address and I will share with you. She said that she thinks she took down her RS account but I notice it is still there. She probably just never logs into it any longer....she hasn't since 2011.
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You can look at Dr C web site as far as his before and after pictures for revisions…..He does not have many more to show you. Of course I was there a year ago so maybe he has some more. Look for someone who is board certified in plastic and facial reconstructive surgery, and one who has at least ten years experience. That's a good start.
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You are absolutely right .. I wished I stayed away from dr Cochran .. But they keep telling you how he was selected by dr Gunter .. He managed to ruin my nose and my face .. I do not know how he can sleep at night . He is so nice but I rather have a rude doctor who knows what he is doing than a nice doctor who Doesn t care much about the patients goals and needs . He is no Gunter . If he managed to ruin my nose during a simple primary how will he be able to revise one. Please please stay away from this doctor .. He is overrated and he is not certified in Plastic surgery for a reason .
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I had revision with Cochran last week. He was awesome. Mine was a small revision but I researched and found him to be the best. Another plastic surgeon refused to work on me and recommended Cochran. I am extremely pleased with the result. I did get sick from the anesthesia and had some drug complications afterward, but Cochran's nurse was able to figure out what I needed to do over the phone. And she was right. I am extremely satisfied. One thing is so important. Communication. Dr. Cochran did the 3D digital imagery of me during the consultation and showed me what he intended to do. But, I also brought selfies with me and showed him exactly what I needed. When I saw him at the surgery center the day of my surgery, he knew who I was, what I wanted and how he was going to do it. I think us girls sometimes leave too much to the Dr. to decide. We need to communicate better so they understand exactly what we want. And then remind him again before the surgery.
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