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Facial Procedures Salt Lake City, UT

People have facial paralysis from a variety of causes. The result is devastating. When parts or all of your face cannot move, you have difficulty communicating. People nearly always react when they see you, perhaps wondering if you’ve had a stroke. A skilled plastic surgeon can repair facial paralysis.

What Causes Facial Paralysis?

Some of the most common causes of facial paralysis include Bell’s Palsy, which can strike anyone, anytime. Other causes include systemic viral infections, trauma, surgery, diabetes, local infections, tumors, immunological disorders and even drugs.

Because so many things can result in facial paralysis, the first thing any doctor should do is examine the cause, so the situation doesn’t return as a result of ongoing trauma or other problems.

How Does Facial Paralysis Affect People?

The consequences of facial paralysis vary as much as the causes. Along with losing symmetry, which is disturbing for most, different functional problems can also happen. There may be vision complications from the eyelids losing movement. Perhaps some of the most challenging issues involve the mouth. Many lose the ability to control facial expressions, which interferes with communication. Facial paralysis can bring difficulty breathing, chewing, drinking and swallowing. Many lose the ability to speak.

How Can Plastic Surgery Repair Facial Paralysis?

Facial surgery preparation begins with a consult with Dr. Cerrati. He needs to understand your current condition and your medical history to decide the best plan of action. Once that is determined, and other treatments such as steroids have been tried, surgery can often restore much of the problem. The facial nerves are the common culprit. Releasing the frozen nerves can open the eyes, straighten the lips and restore a balanced look to your face.

There is a lot of confusion with facial paralysis and what surgery can and cannot do. Dr. Cerrati will address these concerns and provide more information during a consultation. He has offices in both South Jordan and Salt Lake City. Call us today to schedule your consultation and find out how the professional and expert work of Dr. Cerrati can treat your facial paralysis.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

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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!