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Alar base reduction, also known as nostril reduction surgery, is a specialized cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the width of the nostrils and the base of the nose. This surgery is a key component of rhinoplasty (nose job) but can also be performed as a standalone procedure. Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eric Cerrati in Salt Lake City uses this advanced procedure to create a more balanced and proportional nasal appearance, enhancing the overall facial harmony.

Are You an Ideal Candidate? Signs to Consider

This procedure might be ideal for you if:

  • You feel that your nostrils are too wide or flared.
  • There is an asymmetry between your nostrils.
  • The base of your nose disproportionately affects your facial balance.
  • You are in good overall health with realistic expectations.

An in-depth consultation with Dr. Cerrati will help determine if this surgery is suitable for your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

The Expertise of Dr. Eric Cerrati in Alar Base Reduction

Dr. Eric Cerrati, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is renowned in Salt Lake City and Park City for his expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. Having trained with some of the best surgeons in New York City and Chicago, Dr. Cerrati offers cutting-edge and advanced treatments. His surgical prowess, particularly in facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty, ensures natural-looking and long-lasting results with minimal downtime.

What to Expect from Nostril Reduction in Park City

The alar base reduction process involves:

  • Initial Consultation: Dr. Cerrati will discuss your aesthetic goals, evaluate your nasal structure, and explain the procedure in detail.
  • The Surgery: Under local or general anesthesia, Dr. Cerrati will make precise incisions to remove a small wedge of tissue at the base of your nostrils, thus reducing their width.
  • Recovery: Post-surgery, patients are given detailed aftercare instructions. Recovery usually involves minimal discomfort and a brief period of downtime.
  • Results: The outcome is a more balanced nasal appearance, harmonizing with your overall facial features.

Schedule Your Alar Base Reduction Consultation in Salt Lake City

Ready to explore how alar base reduction can enhance your facial aesthetics? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cerrati in Salt Lake City or Park City. Discover the difference expert surgical skills and personalized care can make in achieving your desired appearance. Contact us today to begin your journey toward refined nasal contours and renewed confidence.

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Based on 141 reviews
Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!