Dr. Cochran was worth every ounce of research and effort! My family of 6, flew out to Dallas from Florida for 8 days. I am now 11 days post op, and I never imagined after all the anxiety I have been through in 25 years of waiting, that my once severely fractured septum, fractured bones, and twisted nose with tip drooping could be fixed after such trauma and damage. Even with postoperative normal swelling, my nose is so unbelievably straight, with perfect symmetry, perfectly aligned nostrils and tip! For the first time since the age of 13, (now I just turned a lovely 40), I can breathe beautifully! I can also go out in public, and never feel self conscious about my profile or facial appearance ever again!
I had 5 consults in Florida, in my home state first. No offense to any surgeon here, but I required revision rhinoplasty to fix the mess of another surgeon from 12 years ago, who only attempted to fix my septum for breathing issues and I ended up with lateral wall collapse, with 100 percent airway collapse on one side, 75 percent on the other. I needed the cream of the crop, so I would never have to go in again for another surgery or revision. Dr, Cochran, with his sweet, soft, bedside manner, and stellar surgical skills performed a miracle! I was quoted from other surgeons an operation time frame of 4-5 hours, with ear graft cartilage and outside 2mm osteotomies bilaterally........was not thrilled with being put under general anesthesia that long. The longer you are under, the more likely the potential for complications.
Dr. Cochran performed a miracle of my mess in 2 hr. and 9 min. Approximately!!! Why? Because his entire practice is 100percent rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. That is all he does. He doesn't dabble in unnecessary cosmetics. So, if you want your nose fixed to perfection, he is the Guru of noses, in my opinion. Other physicians wanted to offer fillers for imperfections after rhinoplasty.........not saying its wrong, its just the way they practice. But I didn't want to mess around with that. I wanted to have it done right the first Time, and be done, and move forward with my life. I would highly suggest asking your plastic surgeon, whom ever you choose, if taking Celebrex along with minimal doses of pain medicine is right for you. Celebrex helped me tremendously for postoperative pain and tissue swelling....boy Did I need that! I was able to take smaller doses of pain pills, suffering LESS constipation, stomach upset and dizziness.
Of course any surgery hurts, and mine was painful, that was to be expected with all the damage I had. On postoperative day 4, I only took two pain pills in 24 hours, and added extra strength Tylenol 650mg, bid (twice a day). the Celebrex worked amazingly, and if you have a true sulfa allergy it may not be an option for you. I am allergic to sulfa antibiotics, but not Celebrex. It takes a true artist with aesthetic perfection and stellar surgical skills to do what Dr. Cochran does. As a Nurse Practitioner who is very anxious about being surgically operated on, because of my professional and personal work experience, I would look no further once you have found this brilliant surgeon. He is the one and only David Copperfield of rhinoplasty!